Board: Motor Sports Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    Rally driver injures 7 spectators

     and continues the race:

    Re: Rally driver injures 7 spectators

    As a former rallye pilot, I think this guy was an idiot BUT it wasn't his fault. He just did the wrong thing after it happened.

    Rallye racing spectators are mostly idiots, some of them can even be called retarded. Why retarded ? Well...would you stay that close to the street/track if you know what can happen if a car looses control ?

    Part of rallye racing is drifting, steering with your throttle foot and trying to turn around a curve without actually braking. Things can go wrong, this is why there was and is always a warning to stay FAR away from the street/track to avoid situations like the one seen in the video.

    While I think that the driver is an idiot because he continued his race, the spectators were even more idiots and got what they deserved, as harsh as this might sound.

    For me as a driver it was always very stressful to see those spectators along the street/track because, if I wanted or not, they slowed me down. I'm a sentient being, I'm human, so I always drove slightly less fast than I actually could.

    I never understood these spectators, they can watch this from 20-30 m away, why do they need to stay one meter away from a sliding 1 ton object ? Just plain stupid, sorry.


    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    Re: Rally driver injures 7 spectators

    I agree RC, the spectators are stupid and also those who allowed them to be there. The spinout is something that can happen to every driver, sometimes you have to increase the risks to gain an advantage.

    But continuing the race after hitting this crowd? As you said, drivers are sentient beings, and as a sentient being you should have stopped racing and at least check if you can help.

    What do you think: is driving out of the crowd in that situation a good idea or causing more harm than good?

    Re: Rally driver injures 7 spectators

    the guy is doing his

    the spectators are being well........downright stupid standing on the outside apex.

    from a professional point of view, he did the right thing. i.e. continue racing as it was not his fault.

    from a humane standpoint it's wrong of him to continue racing and not stop to check the people.

    it's not that black or white i think....

    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

    Re: Rally driver injures 7 spectators

    Personally, I would have been devastated if something like that would have happened to me. I remember that I once applied the brake too late and although the street pavement was dry asphalt, the car started to slide because the other cars ahead me had carried a lot of dirt/sand and "lost" it on the pavement, making it very slippery. I didn't expect it and I was sliding with around 20-30 kph towards a woman holding a camera in her hand. Luckily, I did the right thing and reduced brake pressure, so I was able to avoid her by around one to two meters but it was close in my opinion and afterwards I was good to give up the race because of the shock. I drove very slowly afterwards, coming in 16th (!) in a group of twenty cars. In the first two parts (it happened after the third checkpoint), I was on 7th place.

    I just HATE this dumb spectators because I just can't completely ignore them. Like I said, I'm human. Maybe this is why this wasn't the right sport for me. Smiley Smiley


    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    Re: Rally driver injures 7 spectators

     intouch, there was no way for him to know that nobody was pinned under the car. He could have killed someone by driving away.

    Re: Rally driver injures 7 spectators

    There are no areas of grey here - you hit someone, you stop to see if they're okay or in need of help....full stop..!!






    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 5/18/22 6:36 PM
    613607 1306
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 8/6/22 1:00 AM
    247917 1183
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 8/10/22 7:55 AM
    139030 1117
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 7/2/22 7:50 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    135398 408
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 8/10/22 8:51 PM
    116286 538
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Cayman GT4 RS (2021) 1/15/22 10:41 PM
    53119 1
    Porsche Cayman GT4 10/5/21 7:04 PM
    540818 3587
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 9/28/21 3:25 AM
    452896 3507
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 2/1/22 10:14 PM
    448516 3954
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/17/21 5:18 PM
    414267 3256
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 2/1/22 9:49 AM
    403492 2655
    Porsche 992 GT3 8/1/22 9:33 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    387631 3694
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 9/29/21 1:59 AM
    314172 1587
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 7/30/22 11:46 AM
    162633 1446
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 2/10/22 9:08 PM
    160609 772
    AMG AMG GT R 3/13/22 8:52 PM
    132604 834
    Lambo Aventador and SV 5/20/22 5:24 PM
    130573 710
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 8/5/22 9:15 PM
    CGX car nut
    119918 1765
    Porsche GT4RS 8/11/22 6:02 AM
    111573 1011
    Motor Sp. [2021] Formula 1 4/19/22 10:08 PM
    97757 1590
    Others Bugatti Chiron 4/12/22 9:24 PM
    96157 520
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 6/12/22 5:09 PM
    93198 535
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 2/28/22 7:42 PM
    82745 409
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 8/11/22 7:28 AM
    76372 488
    Lambo Urus (SUV) 6/7/22 1:20 PM
    76267 593
    Porsche Dave and Gnil @ Nürburgring Nordschleife 7/4/22 10:42 PM
    74912 722
    Others Corvette C8 7/18/22 12:40 PM
    71100 443
    Motor Sp. [2022] Formula 1 8/9/22 8:10 PM
    52924 1200
    Others Toyota Yaris GR 4/13/22 8:33 PM
    46382 640
    Lambo Huracán EVO STO 7/21/22 8:37 AM
    45804 335
    205 items found, displaying 1 to 30.