Motorsport OMG / WTF moments - Racing Funnies, Fails, Crashes, And Randomness

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  1. Barra333

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    Nobody in Russia own a fire extinguisher? (I think commentator was asking where the fire response was too).
     
  2. Liquid

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    This video has Brian Tyler's official seal of approval.

     
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    It's all going off in karting! As I understand it the attacking driver is the son of the track owner, but I'm not entirely sure.

     
  4. Samus

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    WTF. Never mind a ban, that is surely a criminal action in both videos.

    Makes Ticktum look like a saint by comparison.
     
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    Yep.

    This was the FIA World Karting Championship KZ final at Lonato. Paolo Ippolito (#22) and Luca Corberi (#61) came together in a collision that actually saw Ippolito disqualified from the race, but Corberi chucked his front wing at him during the race and attacked him in the pits afterwards. I've been told that the second chap you see attacking Ippolito after Corberi is Corberi's father, Marco, who does indeed own the track (South Garda Karting).

    Here, have the full race:



    The collision isn't caught on camera, so I've no idea what actually happened. It all kicks off on lap 10.
     
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  6. -Fred-

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    This is up there in unsportsmanship with the Moto2 rider a few years back that pulled the brakes on his opponent's bike...
     
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    I hear the attacker is 23, the other guy looks like a kid! Just wtf.
     
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    The whole of the last race is a cracker (starts 5:27:20 ish for anyone interested). Greasy track, fast karts, what's not to love?
     
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    The apple obviously didn't fall very far from the tree then.

    Hope some sort of criminal action is taken against both.
     
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    FIA statement, pretty bog standard.

     
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    What an idiot. I hope the FIA will use this incident as an example to show future junior racers that they won't tolerate such a behavior one bit.
     
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    Well in a surprising turn of events, the guy has announced he will retire, irrespective of whatever punishment he gets.

     
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    While it seems he has handed himself a just punishment, it may well be in the guise of trying not to get his dad's track banished from the rotation. Sounds like Felipe Massa (karting federation president) was gearing to throw the book at him anyway
     
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    I mean, he was never going to have a successful career anyway, he was still in karts at 23 and doing pretty badly. But still, it's absolutely right he goes nowhere near a race track again.
     
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    He should get done for assault, never mind a racing ban.
     
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    The guy who won was 33 - but Corberi isn't a full-time racer anyway. He retired three or four years ago, and only shows up in kart events at South Garda for a laugh (and because daddy owns the track). In fact that's the exact reason he was even in the races this weekend.

    It's the emptiest of empty gestures. If I retired from professional motorsport it'd be more meaningful.
     
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    Right 4 into gravel into grass, over crest maybe
     
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    Fair warning there's a lot of beeping swear words because Kimi, but this is delightful.
     
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    Big crash in Supertrofeo at Spa, incredibly no injuries.

    Mods, my sincere apologies - as I posted this I saw that there is no update on the condition of one driver.
     
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    Roboracing meets Monty Python Olympics.

    Twitch link.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Roborace has promised a lot but so far delivered very little.
     
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    Can I be a RoboRace driver? I'm sure I can at least avoid doing that.
     
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    Next time, don't programme the AI after Sebastian Vettel, Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Yuji Ide.
     
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    Huge accident in the Alpine Elf Europa Cup today, luckily everyone is okay



     
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    To be fair. For the people who watch motorsport for the crashes, it looks like it's going to deliver quite a lot.
     
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    Aron Canet lucky to get away unharmed during Moto2
     
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    Oh my God, that’s terrifying.
     
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