360 Crash @ Nordscheife, Nurburgring

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Obidos, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Obidos

    Obidos Rookie

    Mar 13, 2004
    How sad, this proves the Nordschleife is a dangerous track.
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  3. Korr

    Korr F1 World Champ
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    Ouch! The Ring is notorious for its danger!
  4. Mako99

    Mako99 Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2003
    The absolute BEST story I've ever heard about the ring is about the frequency of motorcycle crashes. Basically there have been multiple cases where a rider goes off the track, or is thrown off the track at very high speeds into the dense forest that surrounds most of the course.

    The amazing part is that there have been multiple times over the years where THEY DIDN'T FIND THE BODY FOR WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKS.

    Dogs, inspectors, you name it, nothing works, because the bodies get flung so far out of bounds that they don't turn up using normal methods.

  5. Obidos

    Obidos Rookie

    Mar 13, 2004
    Indeed, several people died at the ring.
    In the summer, when im every weekend at the ring, there is allways a crash.
    90% of the time its a motorcycle.

    Thats why allot of car drivers want the bike's of the track.
    I dont mind, as long as they watch out!
  6. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Sean Salter
    how many miles is the ENTIRE track? i heard one part u can reach your top speed no?
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  8. Obidos

    Obidos Rookie

    Mar 13, 2004
    22 km. I dont know the miles :)

    There are several parts where you can reach about 260/280 km/u
    On the straight a Murcielago did 340 km/u
  9. JH

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    Nov 14, 2002
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    Jonas H.
    Oh man, reminds me of Jens and Amar. :(

    Con Saluti Cordialissimmi.
  10. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Thank Goodness no one was seriously injured.
  11. 62 250 GTO

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    Jan 9, 2004
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    Aprox 13.5 miles

    340 kph is 210 mph!
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  13. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Thats a day I will never forget, please be safe everyone.
  14. Tyler

    Tyler F1 Rookie

    Dec 19, 2001
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    I was thinking the same thing Jonas. :(

    Be safe out there.
  15. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Al-Al Cool J
    We should all burn a candle and say a prayer to our respective gods for the safe return of that Ferrari's soul to that great scuderia in the sky.
  16. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Joe Mansion
    When i saw the thread title..:( :(

    What a terrible day !
  17. taunus

    taunus Formula Junior

    Jan 24, 2002
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    Sorry Obidos, that is impossible.
  18. Obidos

    Obidos Rookie

    Mar 13, 2004

    Hmm, i have a little movie of it.
    You see the parking-lot on the right when they fly by.

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