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Henry
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Posted - 15 Oct 2013 :  17:49:12  Show Profile  Visit Henry's Homepage Send Henry a Private Message
One man has been killed and another flown to Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition with significant burns following a crash at Queensland Raceway this morning.

The accident occurred at approximately 11:30am, when the Porsche race car containing the two men left the track at high speed, hitting the retaining wall on the outside of Turn 6 head-on, and bursting into flames.

The deceased, a 26 year old professional racing driver was a passenger in the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his identity withheld while family in the UK were notified.

It took several hours to release the driver, a 20 year old Brisbane man, from the wreckage.

The deceased man was conducting driver coaching during a private test day, on a stopover en route to a race meeting in Asia.

Sad news; thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two men, and to the rescue teams who worked so hard to extricate and comfort the driver.

Dad once said "son, arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. Even if you're a grand master, playing at your best, the pigeon is just going to **** on the board and then walk around like it won".

Edited by - Henry on 15 Oct 2013 17:50:44

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Posted - 15 Oct 2013 :  17:51:08  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Already here Henry.


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