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Spectator Fatality at VLN...

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Sad news here:
http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/nissan-gt ... 1694239772

Made worse by the idiocy of Taki Inoue:
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That's terrible!!


But, why add insult to injury? I'm sure it wasn't intentional!!
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A bit tactless by a former F1 driver who it seems spent more time being run over by course cars than racing!
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sagi58 wrote:That's terrible!!


But, why add insult to injury? I'm sure it wasn't intentional!!
Stephen wrote:Made worse by the idiocy of Taki Inoue:


I think it was intentional, Mardenborough was the winner of GT academy a couple of years ago, like fame academy for racing drivers where the initial rounds are contested on the playstation, before that he hadn't raced professionally.
Until its been investigated and the cause found there's no cause to make comments like that though.
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stonemonkey wrote:I think it was intentional, Mardenborough was the winner of GT academy a couple of years ago, like fame academy for racing drivers where the initial rounds are contested on the playstation, before that he hadn't raced professionally.
Until its been investigated and the cause found there's no cause to make comments like that though.


But, he would need a license to be able to race professionally and there must be criteria met before he could get that license... right?
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sagi58 wrote:
stonemonkey wrote:I think it was intentional, Mardenborough was the winner of GT academy a couple of years ago, like fame academy for racing drivers where the initial rounds are contested on the playstation, before that he hadn't raced professionally.
Until its been investigated and the cause found there's no cause to make comments like that though.


But, he would need a license to be able to race professionally and there must be criteria met before he could get that license... right?

Yes, but I'm saying Taki's comment is intentional as he obviously has issues with drivers coming into the sport that way.

It's pointed out in the article though that some of the spectators seats appear to be on the wrong side of the barrier. A car shouldnt be able to clear the fence but the spectators might not have been supposed to have been where they were either but we'll only know after an investigation.
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stonemonkey wrote:Yes, but I'm saying Taki's comment is intentional as he obviously has issues with drivers coming into the sport that way.

It's pointed out in the article though that some of the spectators seats appear to be on the wrong side of the barrier. A car shouldnt be able to clear the fence but the spectators might not have been supposed to have been where they were either but we'll only know after an investigation.


So, he's basically adding insult to injury!! Wow... some people just love to kick others when they're down!!

As for who was in the right or wrong place, it's academic because, in the end, someone died. Obviously, the
track will want that information; but, that's only for liability purposes.
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It is now my understanding that the spectators killed or injured were allowed to be sitting between the two fences (which doesn't make much sense to me) on the outside of Flugplatz which is a 140mph+ corner in some cars. The German authorities have rather naively banned the following classes from taking part in events until an investigation has been completed:

SP7, SP8, SP8T, SP9, SP10, SP-Pro and SP-X

This will mean the N24 will lose one third of the grid...
http://www.dmsb.de/active/detail-view/? ... 840b3f768c