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Post by Dell on Wed 02 Sep 2009, 5:35 pm

Saunders crash a pain in the neck

By Rob Batiste

NICK SAUNDERS was back at his IT job yesterday after surviving a 100mph smash rated as one of the biggest shunts seen at the top of the Val des Terres.

Saunders, 35, currently the quickest man on four wheels in local racing, smashed into the grass bank at the top of the hill after a wheel inexplicably fell off the back of his blue Reynick racing car as he came into the last corner. The wheel bounced spectacularly over astonished fellow competitors standing by an ambulance at the top of the slip road before coming to rest in the bushes behind.

In July Henry Surtees, the son of former world motor racing champion John Surtees, was killed at Brands Hatch when a loose wheel smashed into his head.

But local racing officials are adamant that such incidents are very rare and all the safety measures in place on the Guernsey hill are very adequate. Bill Cohu, president of the Guernsey Motor Cycle and Car Club, which staged Monday’s meeting, said losing a wheel in such fashion was ‘very, very rare’. ‘It is very unusual for a wheel to leave the car. It was just one of those things. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often.’

There will be an investigation.

Article posted on 2nd September, 2009 - 2.30pm (This is Guernsey)


Spectacular crash, thank goodness Nick is OK!! Fab picture from Andrew LE POIDEVIN at LINKEY.





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Post by karma on Wed 02 Sep 2009, 11:07 pm

.....and after the investigation can we expect 'elf and safety to put their oar in??????/
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Post by plimmerton811 on Thu 03 Sep 2009, 1:50 am

yep it will be who can drive up the hill the quickest staying within the recommended Island wide speed limits.

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Post by Dell on Thu 03 Sep 2009, 7:16 am

An air of cynicism........







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Post by karma on Thu 03 Sep 2009, 9:32 am

Moi mon Vieux??? cynical???? no just living without the scales on my eyes!!! :-) I am suprised that they allow it anyway - it is carbon foorprint heavy and very very dangerous!!!! :-) and the worst thing is it allows people to enjoy themselves doing things they like and that can never be condoned in this age where we all know better than to enjoy ourselves.... :x :-) :x
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Post by Dell on Thu 03 Sep 2009, 5:23 pm

and so..... back to our cage Karma.....





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Post by karma on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 11:08 am

............mustn't forget to take these in with us

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Post by karma on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 11:09 am

................or maybe these would work better

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Post by karma on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 5:25 pm

Nice Dell Boy
PRETTY PLEASE
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