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 Post subject: Horrifying GT Crash
PostPosted: 22 May 2010, 18:40  
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Driver has sustained serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening


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 Post subject: Re: Horrifying GT Crash
PostPosted: 22 May 2010, 22:23  
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OMG! :blink:

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 Post subject: Re: Horrifying GT Crash
PostPosted: 23 May 2010, 02:58  
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That's horrible! :blink:

Was this a recent accident? Does anyone know who the driver is? :huh:
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PostPosted: 23 May 2010, 18:30  
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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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PostPosted: 23 May 2010, 22:55  
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Omg this looks aweful anyone know how he is doing?
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PostPosted: 24 May 2010, 00:48  
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Horrifying GT Crash
PostPosted: 24 May 2010, 10:03  
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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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PostPosted: 24 May 2010, 10:54  
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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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PostPosted: 25 May 2010, 08:00  
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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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PostPosted: 25 May 2010, 10:33  
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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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PostPosted: 25 May 2010, 10:36  
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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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PostPosted: 25 May 2010, 14:53  
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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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PostPosted: 25 May 2010, 19:50  
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To me, it looks like he dropped it on the exit

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PostPosted: 27 May 2010, 14:22  
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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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PostPosted: 28 May 2010, 08:24  
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