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Re: Shelsley Walsh

Post by swoakes » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:05 pm

:shock: Wow lucky guy. Another to the list of big crashes at this venue :!:


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Re: Shelsley Walsh

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:16 pm

nature of most hillclimbs, little or no run off. If you want run off, some sprints/circuits afford a lot more, but it doesn't stop you having juts as big an accident. That's why we should always push the safety of our Championship and cars, as what we do with them has the possibility of big accidents through failures, driver mistakes and proximity of obstacles.


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Re: Shelsley Walsh

Post by philhoward » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:20 pm

Is that the section which had a digger sat on it only a few months ago?


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Re: Shelsley Walsh

Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:25 pm

pretty sure that was lower down Phil, the bank gave way due to flooding/landslide. Initial thoughts are LH rear suspension failure apparently, although could have just bottomed out through low ride height/downforce pressure and lost rear end imho. All the big single seaters run a 3rd spring at the rear (some front too) which allows a softer (relatively...) rear suspension in bump and roll to give excellent mechanical grip on the slower parts of the track, but when the downforce loads start to add up, the 3rd spring basically comes into play and adds rate to both sides of the suspension so the thing doesn't drag it bum along the track


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Re: Shelsley Walsh

Post by philhoward » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:35 pm

Only got a quick look at the video (small screen and sneaking a peak at work..).


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