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HiTone
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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  16:35:14  Show Profile Send HiTone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My thoughts go out to the family.

http://www.crash.net/world+superbikes/news/177066/1/superpole_cancelled_after_support_tragedy.html

The first World Superbike Championship Superpole session of the 2012 season has been cancelled after a serious accident during the preceding Australian Supersport/Superstock claimed the life of one of its competitors.

The incident occurred during the early stages of the race, with a multi-bike collision involving a number of riders. Among those involved was Oscar McIntyre, who was fatally injured in the tragic accident.

Superpole had been due to get underway at 15.00 local time, but having been delayed by more than an hour as medical teams and police worked on the scene, the decision was eventually taken to cancel it altogether.

It means the grid positions will be determined by the results at the end of Q2, which means Kawasakis' Tom Sykes will start the opening round from pole position, ahead of Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa and Jakub Smrz.

Crash.net wishes to extend its condolences to Oscar's family and friends.

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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  17:48:44  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
damn :(

makes me that much gladder now that B12 is on as I would have made an effort to be there today at PI otherwise.

thoughts with the family and friends.

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HDT05
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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  19:55:04  Show Profile Send HDT05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Thought something was wrong when they delayed it for so long, sad news thoughts with the family :(

Peter Brock 1945 - 2006 RIP #05
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Crikey
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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  20:25:24  Show Profile Send Crikey a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Never nice news

Thoughts with the Family and Friends.

Holden 2012 Champions, Thanks Simon, you were right all along
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Sonic
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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  20:39:48  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
damn... and only 17 :(

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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  21:36:05  Show Profile Send Whatthe a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply

Sometimes it's good to be BLUE!!!!!!
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HDT05
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Posted - 25 Feb 2012 :  22:01:01  Show Profile Send HDT05 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Sonic

damn... and only 17 :(


Really? That's sad :(

RIP.

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Posted - 26 Feb 2012 :  12:12:06  Show Profile Send Darren351 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Condolances to his family. Tragic news.

'Down the straight they go. Car one, car two. An absolute demonstration of the crushing victory to Ford here and the Allan Moffat Dealer team.' Evan Green, Bathurst 77.
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Mach24
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Posted - 28 Feb 2012 :  21:01:30  Show Profile Send Mach24 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
What was not reported in detail was the accident happened when Oscar ran off at turn 1 and could not slow enough before re entering the track between 2&3 where the collision was unavoidable.

There was a large temporary fence erected just beyond the sand trap before Sunday morning.

Another lost in pursuit of motorsport dreams. RIP O.Mc

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HiTone
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Posted - 28 Feb 2012 :  21:44:40  Show Profile Send HiTone a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
It was reported mate, you just had to know where to find it.
http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewsArchives/2012/February/McIntyre_RIP.htm

I personally at the time chose not to put the details up thinking it a bit macabre. If people wanted to know the details, they could google it. But I suppose after a few days the rawness has gone and it's a good thing to start discussing safety.

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Mach24
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Posted - 28 Feb 2012 :  21:57:40  Show Profile Send Mach24 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I know where to find it Hi T. The nature of the incident has to date been mostly missed by the mainstream media outlets.

The issue is that a decision was made after the fact and I wonder what this means for the ongoing safety at PI T1. Could there be track alterations required to continue with international license? After all, the fence which was erected then poses another danger for bikes exiting the circuit at high speed as Jakub Smrz did in practice, before the fence appeared.
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PVDA
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Posted - 02 Mar 2012 :  13:21:14  Show Profile Send PVDA a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Was very similar to Cam McConville's effort in 2009 but bike riders aren't protected by roll cages.
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Mach24
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Posted - 15 Mar 2012 :  21:50:43  Show Profile Send Mach24 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by PVDA

Was very similar to Cam McConville's effort in 2009 but bike riders aren't protected by roll cages.



PVDA, what is the general concensus regarding T1? Will there need to be a fence at all times? Is there a real possibility of changing T1?

Mach.
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Sonic
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Posted - 15 Mar 2012 :  22:34:39  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
will a tyre barrier leading into and around the inside of turn 2 prevent something like this? in the cars, they just keep the boot sunk in and join somewhere down there instead of backing off and getting back on track... for the safety of those on track it could be worth looking into something like that i think but those who understand more may have a different opinion.

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Posted - 19 Mar 2012 :  13:44:36  Show Profile Send PVDA a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I don't know what can be done with turn 1 as no matter what they do someone will find a way to get hurt down there.

When the track was rebuilt back in the early 90's they used to have an earth wall separating turns 1 & 3, this was removed and the current set up put in.
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Sonic
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Posted - 19 Mar 2012 :  14:16:57  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
would have thought a 3 tyre wall would be better than running straight into traffic? at least slow down a car and stop a bike before re-entry? agree removal of the earth wall was a good call..

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