Horrifying GT Crash

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Horrifying GT Crash

Post by phil1993 » 22 May 2010, 18:40

Driver has sustained serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening


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Post by JoostLamers » 22 May 2010, 22:23

OMG! :blink:
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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by kracer » 23 May 2010, 02:58

That's horrible! :blink:

Was this a recent accident? Does anyone know who the driver is? :huh:

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 23 May 2010, 18:30

kracer wrote:Was this a recent accident? Does anyone know who the driver is? :huh:

Sources on the internet say it's Giorgio Bartocci, it is a recent accident. It's from the FIA GT Weekend in Brno.

EDIT : Found a website with some pictures : Warning ! Violent images

http://www.foltyn.cz/car/lambo.htm

You can see him hanging out of the car, pictures show how hard it really was.

Crofty on Twitter tomorrow around 10 'o clock wrote:Morning from Brno. No Super Trofeo racing today. Cancelled after yesterdays crash. Giorgio Bartocci critical in hospital I'm afraid to say

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Post by dazmoffman » 23 May 2010, 22:55

Omg this looks aweful anyone know how he is doing?

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Post by Ferrariman60 » 24 May 2010, 00:48

Oh dear... I hope he's doing ok. I don't think I've ever seen a Lambo that comprehensively destroyed; that was a massive hit.
Requiescat in pace, Jules Bianchi


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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by blizzard » 24 May 2010, 10:03

Shocking incident!

I thought these times were over with todays safety standards. He nearly got thrown out of the car, which shouldn´t ever ever ever ever happen in 2010. It´s not the 70s for god´s sake.

Plus don´t they use safety fuel cells? I mean the fuel cell stood strong even in the Kubica and Glock incidents, which were horrible hits at way over 200 km/h.
In indycar the fuel cells do their job, I think even in Nascar.
Why not in this car?
Maybe no FIA homologation - and using the standard Lambo fuel cell, not a safety cell?
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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 24 May 2010, 10:54

blizzard wrote:Plus don´t they use safety fuel cells? I mean the fuel cell stood strong even in the Kubica and Glock incidents, which were horrible hits at way over 200 km/h.
In indycar the fuel cells do their job, I think even in Nascar.
Why not in this car?
Maybe no FIA homologation - and using the standard Lambo fuel cell, not a safety cell?

I don't think they use safety fuel cells. Otherwise (as you said) the car wouldn't be burning that hard. Safety in this crash was a pure shame. He nearly got thrown out of his car. So probably something with his seatbelts failed as well.

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http://www.sedmicka.cz/brno-vyskov/clanek?id=171344
http://sportreport.lidovky.cz/video-ita ... statni_ant

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by phil1993 » 25 May 2010, 08:00

The driver is reportedly awake and off a respirator with broken ribs, a broken leg and second-degree burns over 40% of his body.

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by blizzard » 25 May 2010, 10:33

well that´s good news.
I guess he can consider himself lucky, not to lose an arm or suffer serious internal injuries, like liver and kidney damage.
The way he hung outof the car was a nightmare.
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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by kracer » 25 May 2010, 10:36

Thanks for the info, Tom!

That's good news if he seems to be doing better.

I must agree that it seems like the safety standards failed. The FIA should seriously look at what happened. The car just seemed to disintegrate then go up in flames.

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 25 May 2010, 14:53

Here's an interview titled : "Babini, the hero who saved Bartocci." http://www.omnicorse.it/magazine/1508/b ... o-bartocci
And here is the translated version. It's about one of the guys that took Bartocci out of the car.

btw. it's funny to see that on much websites that I visit searching for information about the driver they linked my video of the incident on youtube. :p

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by phil1993 » 25 May 2010, 19:50

To me, it looks like he dropped it on the exit

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 27 May 2010, 14:22

This race will be broadcasted on TV this weekend. Don't know which channel though. Probably MotorsTV. Will keep checking the TV guide out. They might show a better angle of the accident.

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Re: Horrifying GT Crash

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