30 Jun 2002, 22:51
A LARGE Teapot
Join Date: Oct 2001
I received this to the marshals email list from Alan Green - it was in my inbox when I got home
As some of you may know, there was another fatality at Mallory this afternoon.
An Alfa Romeo competing in the second race of the afternoon was involved in an incident towards the end of Stebbe Straight, and speared head-on into the tyre wall between posts 6+7. The driver (no name available, sorry) suffered massive injuries and, almost certainly, died instantly.
Rescue units, doctors, and marshals were in attendance within seconds but could do nothing to help. As Fire 1 driver I also was requested for cover, but not required, and now am on the list for "vehicles attending incident", so may hear more somewhere along the line. Addresses of all the marshals attending were taken as well should further action become necessary.
At the debrief afterwards, reports from the marshals at posts 6 & 8 say that the speed at which the car went into the tyre wall was one of the fastest incidents they'd ever seen.
Naturally, the meeting was severely delayed while ambulances, doctors, and new equipment returned from Leicester. The Star of Midlands FF1600 ran their 15-lap race at the end of the day, but most other competitors had lost interest, gone home, or had their races postponed.
The chief MO thanked those who attended the scene for their actions, as it wasn't a pretty incident to deal with, and the BRSCC chiefs gave out contact numbers for people wanting to speak to them over the coming days.
And I decided at 6.15 this morning to go to this meeting, instead of having a weekend off to get things ready for the GP.
Finally, of course, condolences to the family of the driver involved, and fellow competitors.
Run, you clever boy.......and Remember