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Old 24 Apr 2012, 21:02   #31
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Not a racer, but had a marshal have an accident on the road to the circuit, basically clipped a van, van went off the road and got a flat, marshals car had a lot of front end damage.

Phones the B&B where the rescue crew and unit were overnighting and basically the unit attended along with a few other marshals that had been passing, jacked the van up, changed his tyre, pushed marshals car off down a side road, swept up the glass/debris and then back to the circuit in time for sign-on.

The look on the van drivers face, when this lot "descended" and basically cleaned up the whole scene in a highly organized manner, was priceless.
This is absolutely fantastic! Was there any flag marshals on hand to wave a yellow flag to passing motorists?!? (and presumably a green flag after the event). Maybe we should propose to the government that we take over the signals on the motorway, or maybe not...
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Nice to hear of Sytner putting himself in the gravel....
Sadly Clive, I think that (as usual) Mr S came out of this incident rather better off than the other car (which I think he effectively T-Boned)!
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I remember the Astra. Can't recall the driver's name but I think it was white with coloured stars all over it. Must have been at least ten years ago.
That sounds like Graham Millwards road saloon car...
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That sounds like Graham Millwards road saloon car...
ls that the car that also barrell rolled several time exiting the Old Hairpin at Donington several years ago? The more it rolled, the higher & faster it went! Luckily he was unhurt, but it was a heart stopping moment!
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Driving my road car at Silverstone closing the circuit after the lunch break I came into Becketts and found oil, after a couple of 360's I returned to Race Control with my face as red as my car
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I've seen a few race cars actually drive to the circuit (a Lotus Elise passed me on the road to Silverstone a couple of weekends ago, I later saw it race). I wonder if any of these have crashed en-route? Having an off before even reaching the circuit would be impressive/downright stupid!
I remember a Lancia Fulvia at the Birkett Relay a couple of years ago that had been driven to the circuit and had been rear ended by a van on the M1 if iirc it still raced
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This is absolutely fantastic! Was there any flag marshals on hand to wave a yellow flag to passing motorists?!? (and presumably a green flag after the event).
Not far off it..... EvilPumpkin was directing traffic around the incident.
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A few years ago. Forget the event, might have been the BTCC (Oulton Park) or the Gold Cup.

Lady in Porsche Carrera spins at Druids on the formation lap. Spins again in exactly the same place on the next green flag lap. Spins again in exactly the same place on the first racing lap.

Funny that that was, the funniest part was the 16 point turn she had to do each time to get going again (due to the very narrow steering lock).

Rumours that a display hoarding announcing World of Leather Autumn Sale was visible from Druids-in are, sadly, unfounded.

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A few years ago. Forget the event, might have been the BTCC (Oulton Park) or the Gold Cup.
Your advancing years appear to be affecting your memory!

It was the Gold Cup, your first day as Post Chief.

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Lady in Porsche Carrera spins at Druids on the formation lap. Spins again in exactly the same place on the next green flag lap. Spins again in exactly the same place on the first racing lap.
She gave us a very friendly wave in response to our applause on the cooling-down lap.
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How many figures Dave?
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Who are you? Have we met before?
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That sounds like Graham Millwards road saloon car...
Can't remember. A google of the 216 series that was racing on the same bill suggests 1991, middle of the Esses.

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ls that the car that also barrell rolled several time exiting the Old Hairpin at Donington several years ago? The more it rolled, the higher & faster it went! Luckily he was unhurt, but it was a heart stopping moment!
I remember a Sierra Cosworth doing that. Went off on the inside and hit the gravel sideways. Driver's response when I got to it parked on top of the wall at the exit of the Old Hairpin was "Where am I?". I started the usual checks for a bang to the head and he said "I'm not hurt, I know I was at Donington when it started, I just wondered if I was still there by the time it finished!".

However that doesn't count towards the thread since it was at least a couple of laps in.
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Not a racer, but had a marshal have an accident on the road to the circuit, basically clipped a van, van went off the road and got a flat, marshals car had a lot of front end damage.

Phones the B&B where the rescue crew and unit were overnighting and basically the unit attended along with a few other marshals that had been passing, jacked the van up, changed his tyre, pushed marshals car off down a side road, swept up the glass/debris and then back to the circuit in time for sign-on.

The look on the van drivers face, when this lot "descended" and basically cleaned up the whole scene in a highly organized manner, was priceless.
You see, I have often thought that there should be groups of marshals lurking underneath motorway bridges for just this reason. Incident, deal with it, clear it up under localised traffic caution and re-open the road quickly. Far better than the several hours whilst measurements are taken to determine who was at fault, and the obligatory H&S two-lane closure, despite the incident being on the hard shoulder.
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You see, I have often thought that there should be groups of marshals lurking underneath motorway bridges for just this reason. Incident, deal with it, clear it up under localised traffic caution and re-open the road quickly. Far better than the several hours whilst measurements are taken to determine who was at fault, and the obligatory H&S two-lane closure, despite the incident being on the hard shoulder.
I 100% agree. In my other job (claims handler) I read many police reports and they are as useful as a wet paper towel! The best information we ever get is who the other person was and who they are insured by! The rest really is just speculation based on what both drivers said at the scene (which we have anyway). Clear the road and get going again!!!

Other point would be to put a PC at each bridge who will write a proper account to go to each insurance company!

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Not sure if its bad form to mention yourself - but I fell off on the first corner of my first flying lap of my fist ever race... Lesson well learnt about not letting someone else torque wheel nuts.

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