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Old 25 Apr 2012, 22:19   #46
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4acwTj4shA
dopnt worry matey, not a race but the marshals trackday at oulton a few years ago i had the dubious honour of being called to race control first. very first two laps out span each lap at druids.
i was complaining saying there was oil, the old excuse, but i had gone in the 2nd lap nearly 20mph slower and still snapped. the clerk was stating i was the only car off so it must have been a lack of talent, as we were discussing this calls comin in and another four or 5 cars. my answer was well at least i kept my car off mr palmers grass!! not a happy looking clerk, good job he was a mate.
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Old 25 Apr 2012, 22:21   #47
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can i just add a thanks to everyone for posting on this topic. this was another famous slightly drunk monkey idea, had a few and posted them on here but not back fired yet. i wake up in the morning and think, oh god why did i post that, but then every one joins in. remember one about the pork pie theory the other year, was dreading lookin on here for all the bad comments only to find it had turned into a 10 page discussion. so again to all, thankyou.
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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.
An excellent idea. A good way of keeping the unemployed off the streets.

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How many figures Dave?
Fingers?
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Old 26 Apr 2012, 06:55   #50
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Indeedy, dyslexia rules k.o.
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I seem to remember seeing a bent FF1600 in the Oulton Park paddock many years ago after it made a bid for freedom out the back of a truck.

also had the misfortune myself of spinning whilst exiting Silverstone pitlane during practice a couple of years ago. . Luckily got away with only slightly damaging a rim.
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Old 26 Apr 2012, 11:19   #52
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In July 2010 I was asked to compete in a charity kart race at Buckmore Park in memory of Henry Surtees. I was given the Number 1 kart and was allowed to be the first kart on track. I then span at the first corner of the first lap and stalled, becoming the first kart to get a push start. So embarrassing!
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4acwTj4shA
Haha, remember that one. You were a little surprised when one of our gang spotted that there were no nuts and the thread was entirely undamaged. If I remember rightly, you told me the electrics were off too, when they weren't
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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!
I once witnessed an RTA (and got involved in sorting it out. The other bystanders must have wondered who I was, barking orders and asking if the electrics had been turned off). Plod said they would come and take a statement in a few days so I thought it would be a good idea to make a few notes. The only paper I had with me was a BARC report form so I completed that, including a sketch of the "incident". Sergeant Plod was very impressed!
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How many figures Dave?
All of them - very ladylike!

(Thanks to Jim I now understand the question!)
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I once witnessed an RTA (and got involved in sorting it out. The other bystanders must have wondered who I was, barking orders and asking if the electrics had been turned off). Plod said they would come and take a statement in a few days so I thought it would be a good idea to make a few notes. The only paper I had with me was a BARC report form so I completed that, including a sketch of the "incident". Sergeant Plod was very impressed!
So I'm not the only one! After witnessing a t-bone from someone running a red, I did one on a Vancouver Indy CART report form, complete with drawing and (I must have been on autopilot) my name and SCCA license number! I remember "coming to" and realizing what had stopped me was the form asking for the car numbers involved, turn number and flag conditions before and after incident. I had already filled out track condition as "dry, clear."

Unlike Sergeant Plod above, though, the RCMP officer attending was suspicious as to why I had such a report form in my glove box, and "Gee, I dunno," wasn't the right answer. Sigh.

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Old 26 Apr 2012, 18:19   #57
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Surely one of the quickest incidents must have been the 2011 Birkett at Silverstone? Not sure if the whole grid had passed the startline when the race stop was called.
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rta, last year on way home from anglesey, dual carrige way, two young girls and a child in a 206, hit the armco an roll infront of me. there car in outside lane on its roof leaking fuel. mine on the hard shoulder. still in orange, ran to them, got the three out the car as people just swerving round it. went back and killed engine then went about filtering traffic. first fire engine on scene, walked up to incident cheif an gave full de-breif including injuries and accident details, lookin at me puzzled i turned round to show him the marshals incident badges to which he then replied, awesome, well done.
unfortunatly then went to have to show the police were the tyre marks and impact marks were on the road as they couldnt see them, they wernt as complimentary as i helped in their job
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Haha, remember that one. You were a little surprised when one of our gang spotted that there were no nuts and the thread was entirely undamaged. If I remember rightly, you told me the electrics were off too, when they weren't
Like they say, you never forget your first time! Cheers for being gentle with me
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Startline @ MIRA, Roy Salsbury and I were holding a Jedi back (Downhill sloping start), the driver gave it full beans, popped the clutch, and the drive chain shot off between us and headed towards the car in the warm-up area... Does THAT count?
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