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Ferrari crash at Powercruise...

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ramone_johnny, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. ramone_johnny

    ramone_johnny Rookie

    Apr 19, 2004
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    I just saw this on supraforums.com.au and wondered who owns this car and if they are ok. Hopefully they have insurance and can have the car repaired soon. Apparently the car is from Wollongong. Anyone know the owner?

    I cant stand to see a ferrari like this!

    http://www.supraforums.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=7628

    RJ
     
  2. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    I read about this on another forum a few days ago and it mentioned that he broke his toe :D
    I would hope you have insurance when you buy an expensive car like that :)
    Thanks for the vid :)
     
  3. stephens

    stephens F1 Rookie
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    It is highly likely that he wasn't covered.
     
  4. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran
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    50-60k, .... Sam Newman/Algadrie and others did that to them all the time when racing 360C in Nations Cup!
     
  5. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    why's that?
     
  6. T0nyGTSt

    T0nyGTSt Karting

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    It happened on a racetrack. Insurance does not cover motorsport.

    T.
     
  7. stephens

    stephens F1 Rookie
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    Most insurance policies do not cover vehicles at track events.
     
  8. FFOUR

    FFOUR F1 Veteran

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    thanks for the answers guys, although I assume for a higher premium you can get insurance for racetrack usage?
     
  9. maurice70

    maurice70 F1 Rookie

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    Did this guy know how to drive a car in general?By watching the video it looks as if it was staged although I don't believe that.LOOOOOOOOOOSER
     
  10. Spyder-Man

    Spyder-Man Formula 3

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    Mmmm, after watching the vid, I'm amazed that the guy is on a track day and NOT wearing a helmut.
     
  11. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Wow..What happened ?? How did he lose control like that ?
     
  12. mhh

    mhh F1 Veteran

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    If you were an underwriter, would you be interested in writing a policy with such a high risk? If an insurance company ever offers cover for a track day, I would read the detail of the policy very carefully. On the track, the risk is all yours.
     
  13. scud

    scud F1 World Champ

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    i think you will find he removed the helmet in haste after the prang. how he lost it has me f****d. the grunt isn't that hard coming out of the rear wheels but a bit too much correction from the front tyres will snap the arse out straight away.once you are on the grass , you are toast. i don't think pumping the air with your fist after the event is a good move. keep him off a track for his own good.
    rock on
     
  14. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ

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    I dunno for Oz, but here in Europe , some companies cover you for track days as long as its not a competitive event ( no race , no winner , no prize etc.. )
     
  15. ramone_johnny

    ramone_johnny Rookie

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    Exactly. What sort of moron would celebrate crashing a car like this into a concrete barrier?

    RJ
     
  16. ashsimmonds

    ashsimmonds F1 World Champ

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    what sort of LSD setup does it have? from take-off he's spinning the wheels a bit, and then it appears the right side just grabs the tarmac and he's unable to lift-off fast enough (or thought he could recover it) before hitting the grass.

    it's reasonable to assume there'll be somewhat uneven grip on the track, and the left tyre just didn't bite. it appears he's dialled in a little bit of opposite-lock, but the car at that point is only steering from the back.
     
  17. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ

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    I think he was just shwoing he was ok ...
     

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