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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Furinkazen, Aug 26, 2011.
These swatters have gotten out of control.
Touring car team trucks negotiating a horrendously designed tunnel at Motegi.
That doesn't look too bad....Oh, there is a divider in the tunnel.
Surely they could straighten up the approach or move the support column back?
It's bad enough that although Japan drives on the left, the trucks are approaching driving completely on the right, as opposed to swinging right just enough to make the turn if it was a less extremely profiled turn and tunnel.
I found it here. Looks like the clip is the trucks leaving the circuit entering the tunnel to go under one of the straights. Once in the tunnel, the options are to make an immediate left after exiting or to go straight ahead and need an equally horrendous left coming out of a second tunnel followed by a less terrible corner to go under the speedway. I can't even see an obvious link between the circuit and the outside world for the trucks to use the track and avoid the tunnels. The speedway complicates matters somewhat.
I don't know if you'd call this motorsport, but it's funny as hell.
EDIT: Dangit. It's fake.
It's a reworking of the Smokey and the Bandit scene, no?
It's pretty good for what it is, but it's still a long way off being not-fake looking. Apart from anything, it depicts a lorry over-taking another lorry in the outside lane in less than 5 miles... that never happens on UK roads!
Sebastian Vettel bought a... Williams?
I love the last line of the article: "...but hey, at least he’s now got his hands on a championship winning car this year."
I wonder how Nigel feels about Sebastian buying his car.
He probably turned in his moustache.
Can he lend it to PD so they can get it scanned for Gran Turismo?
First driver was fully committed. Second driver can shave some time off on the entry to the tunnel.
Makes sense, he already knows how Mansell drove it.
(I miss laughy, jokey Vettel.)
It's not often you see a wheel do that
Apparently, Lamborghini Gallardo is now a bargain bin lemon car.
In fairness this isn't quite lemon racing, but it certainly makes for a peculiar spectacle.
Not often you hear "Bargain bin" and "Lambo" in the same sentence without it involving a wreck
Well that's a new excuse
European hill climbs tend to be multiple kilometre tracks, but British hill climbs are often much shorter. One of the most famous is Shelsey Walsh, which is 1000 yards (914 metres) long, and rises over 328 feet (100 metres). Back in 2014 Jos Goodyear became one of only 3 drivers to break the 23 second barrier: the run starts a minute in to the video. For a full appreciation of just how narrow the course is, watch to the end when he returns back down the hill to the bottom paddock.
Hill climbing in an open cockpit looks so damn dangerous.
Here's an even crazier run
Unusual accident in the Mini Challenge at Thruxton today. The driver suffered only minor injuries and is chatting with the marshals towards the end.
Edit: video no longer available, so look up some combination of Clark Wells, Mini Challenge and Thruxton if you want to find it.
Oh wow, that's amazing. never seen anything like that before.
kicking the windscreen out was actaully quite a good decision, good thinking that man.
It was a bit of a bizarre one before that point too when I was watching it. As what seemed like minor side on contact with another car, was enough to cause total suspension/axle failure on Wells car than sent him into the barriers. Scary stuff but the marshalls were so quick to react, On a side note, the Mini Trophy provided some cracking action in support for the BTCC today though.
So, this happened in a lil' league.
They both seem fine, but wow was this massive.
Halo once again proving invaluable as both cars went under the barriers.