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      10-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Ouch indeed!
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I watched this same video not long ago. It's good. You've got to feel for the innocent ones who get smashed into by the out of control fools, the E46 at Spa hadn't even done 100yds, unlucky!
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I watched this same video not long ago. It's good. You've got to feel for the innocent ones who get smashed into by the out of control fools, the E46 at Spa hadn't even done 100yds, unlucky!
And this is why I would never take my car on a track day.

I wonder how many of these cars weren't adequately insured and the horrid realisation.... Ohhhhhhhhhh SH!T!!!!!
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seen it so many times at brands, they do 3 laps and think they are MS. its so different driving fast on a track to just driving fast on a motorway. one word for them Boyracers!
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Guy gets dropped off home in a cab,

wife sees this and walks outside,

where is my audi a6 avant??

um... it was stolen..
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Those barriers sure know how to make someone sorry !!
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Yeah let's do a track day lol. Feck me the guy in the Audi then the bm after that. How sick would you be.
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And this is why I would never take my car on a track day.
Ditto..
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      10-12-2012, 04:43 AM   #10
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Track days are clearly best left to your track toy if you can afford one.
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Come on guys,
Accidents happen everywhere. Yes it was hugely unfortunate for those in the video and many, many others have crashed and not been filmed.

But in the context of accidents waiting to happen, how would a video of a train crash, or bus crashes or motorway pile ups be any different? Some one could very easily turn around and say, hey that is why I dont use the M25 etc....

Personally some of the footage above, kind of makes me think of inexperienced heavy footed holliganism similar to that of sainsbury's carparks on a friday night.

If you look at some of the more comprehensive track day packages which are run by clubs (I.e MSV). They approach the event with thoroughly thought out procedure and strict rules all in a professional package.

Im not saying there are not accidents that happen at these events either, I just personally think they provide a safe environment to enjoy ones in a way that simply would not be possible on the road.
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