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Old 27 Jan 2002, 10:31 (Ref:205126)   #16
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I think it's better to talk about the less serious crashes people.

My first race I attended at Knockhill in 1999, where half the field ended up going all ways down Duffus and up to the chicane!!!
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 10:42 (Ref:205133)   #17
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the funnist crashwas muller hitting thompson at snetterton in 99.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 16:02 (Ref:205334)   #18
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Those crash videos you can get, ie - Havoc, Car Wars, are all fine because they assure you that no one was seriously injured in any of the crashes. Buying a video to see the crashes on it is no problem to me.

I will admit that i am interested when there is a big accident in F1, Touring Cars or whatever. At first i am like - wow that was a big one. I always expect the driver to get out, and usually they do - ie Burti's somersault in F1 in Germany this year. If i realise that a driver hasnt emerged from the wreckage then I am not happy and I am worried. Luckily i havent experienced an actual death live on TV since 1994.

So i am easily able to comment on what I think were the 'best' crashes in the BTCC:

The best one i saw live was Gavin Pyper's barrel-roll down cascades in 2000. One's i have seen on TV include Tarquini in 94 at Knockhill, Burt in 96 at Oulton and Tarquini/Plato in 2000 at Croft.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 16:33 (Ref:205355)   #19
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I think Matt Neals in a Mazda in 94, was one of the worst ever, I remeber seeing Manuel Reuter have a big one infront of me at a DTM race one year and that was quite horrific, fortunately both of these drives escaped pretty much unheart and have done some brilliant racing since.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 17:16 (Ref:205387)   #20
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The crash Matt Neal suffered in '94 injured him badly didn't it? He didn't appear again that season.

Plato/Tarquini at croft 2000
Thompson at Brands 2000
Eugene O' brien Thruxton 1994
Coxy at Thruxton 1995

They are probably the worst ever crashes.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 19:02 (Ref:205432)   #21
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The crash Matt Neal suffered in '94 injured him badly didn't it? He didn't appear again that season.

Plato/Tarquini at croft 2000
Thompson at Brands 2000
Eugene O' brien Thruxton 1994
Coxy at Thruxton 1995

They are probably the worst ever crashes.
What about Rustad's 2 shunts at Thruxton in 1998?
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 20:28 (Ref:205457)   #22
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The second shunt that Tommy had looked like a big one, by looking at the car damaged, but we didn't actually see it happen on our TV screens as the race was broadcast live.

His shunt in round 2 was a harmless spin into the wall.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 20:53 (Ref:205478)   #23
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Accidents in practice.

The Arena run Laguna of Mr Spence.
His off at Oulton was the worst i have witnessed in practice for a time,
The one to tickle me,Mr Muller ,warm up Brands 99, a harmless roll.
One to add to the bacon he had earlier.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 21:30 (Ref:205494)   #24
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I think Muller's little roll at Brands could probably go down as one of the most embarassing for a driver Or at least he could compete with the Toyota boys in '93 - a lesson in how not to make yourself popular with the team
As for Spence, I was at Oulton that day and I've still not worked out quite how he managed to park that car the way he did. One of the most worrying aspects of that was not just the fact that he put the car in a spectator area, he put it in the disabled viewing area. I certainly think the consequences would have been a lot worse had that happened on race day.
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Old 27 Jan 2002, 23:12 (Ref:205554)   #25
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1.tarquini 1994 knockhill 2.1993 steve soper oulton park 3.1996 kelvin burt oulton park 4.1995 charlie cox thruxton 5. 1994 john cleland oulton park 6.1994 matt Neal silverstone
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Old 28 Jan 2002, 01:23 (Ref:205597)   #26
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His shunt in round 2 was a harmless spin into the wall.
That incident was pretty spectacular. I love the in-car footage of that, it sounds something like this
"WAHHHHHHH-EHAHHH-SPEATGHCRASH-BAM!" That's my rendition of it
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Old 28 Jan 2002, 04:59 (Ref:205644)   #27
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Not strictly BTCC, but in the 1984 Tourist Trophey ETCC round at Silverstone, the 5 or so car pile up at woodecote? Involved were some of the factory Jags, Rovers and BMW's.
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Old 28 Jan 2002, 07:42 (Ref:205674)   #28
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One of the biggest (and Scariest) was Keith O'dors Donnington Roll, where the car slid off at the Old Hairpin and dig into the gravel. This sent the car flying OVER the sponsor boards and into the crowd. Luckily,the car landed in an empty area.

Another one was when Mansell hit Starkey's Bridge; again at Donnington; after being touched by Tiff Neddell in the '93 TOCA Shootout. That knocked him out!
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Old 28 Jan 2002, 15:38 (Ref:205792)   #29
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One of the biggest (and Scariest) was Keith O'dors Donnington Roll, where the car slid off at the Old Hairpin and dig into the gravel. This sent the car flying OVER the sponsor boards and into the crowd. Luckily,the car landed in an empty area.
Yes, that one was very scary .
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Old 28 Jan 2002, 17:04 (Ref:205827)   #30
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That incident was pretty spectacular. I love the in-car footage of that, it sounds something like this
"WAHHHHHHH-EHAHHH-SPEATGHCRASH-BAM!" That's my rendition of it

It was quite a high speed spin, but what I was saying is that I wouldn't call it a horrific crash, like the ones I mentioned before.
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