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Old 11 Feb 2007, 08:00 (Ref:1838495)   #31
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Spa, in the mid seventies, 1000 km race.

Still on the old long track. The cars (group 6 beasts) leave the pit for practice. All of the sudden they radio for a stoppage after the first cars are already near Blanchimont.
Everyone thinks about a big off, but no: the CotC was still chatting away to some people somewhere between Carrière and Blachimont. Parked on the track on the fastest part of the track.

Zolder, mid eighties.

A German race. The F3s leave the assembly area for their practice, about 15 seconds later the pre-DTM cars leave the pits for their practice.
Imagine the faces from Racecontrol and the drivers.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 11:07 (Ref:1838574)   #32
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Not a stoppage, but there was a safety car period at Sebring (I think) when a certain Marshal got stuck up side down in a tyre wall!

We also had to push the Doctors car from the front of the grid iat Combe nto the pits as someone had left the lights on and killed the battery (was an Auto so couldn't bump start it!)
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 20:12 (Ref:1838884)   #33
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Wasn't there a lake invasion at that meeting too?
yes i think you are correct the kids ran accross the track and into the lake. also a F3 race got stopped i thnk due to the fire truck running into the back of a car

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Old 11 Feb 2007, 23:38 (Ref:1838941)   #34
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German meeting @ Zandvoort (allways means trouble!) and sudden heavy rain. Next race (Formula Fords) is about to start. Fellow marshal (observer) @ post 5 requests to NOT start the race untill the track dries out, or at least give the drivers the chance to switch to rain tyres. German CofC denies the request. Observer persists (several times). So does the CofC (several times) and he then starts the race.

Post 5 shows a red flag.....

The first 7 cars slide off the track at post 5, the remaining pack eases off, the red flag "goes round" and all remaining drivers stop at the startline after the fist lap.

He got away with it....

No, I'm not saying that an observer should allways make his own decision. But how right he was.....
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 07:46 (Ref:1839093)   #35
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... a F3 race got stopped i thnk due to the fire truck running into the back of a car
I still have nightmares about seeing this happen....

But it was of course his fault for stalling on the line

edited to add: reason number 32 why I don't like chase vehicles.

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Old 12 Feb 2007, 10:26 (Ref:1839219)   #36
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Last year at the TVR sprint along Blackpool prom , the only red flags were because of obstacles of the furry & feathered variety ( thankfully !!!)
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 11:35 (Ref:1839274)   #37
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This used to happen alot at Knockhill in the 90s, the water would gather close to the hairpin and they would have to pump it out or stop the race meeting entirely because it was deemed to dangerous to race on.

I remember when the fog came down when we were out on our warm-up lap, we didn't even start, we had 2 laps behind the course car and they brought us back into the paddock because it was deemed unsafe because one marshal's post couldn't see the next 1.

It was annoying for me because I was all pumped up with adrenaline for the race but when I got out of the car, it was gone and I felt absolutely shattered and I still had to drive 360 miles south to get to uni for the next morning.
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 19:22 (Ref:1839704)   #38
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Old 12 Feb 2007, 19:36 (Ref:1839725)   #39
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You ring up an aircraft retrieval firm.
Just Google for "Aircraft retrieval", but exclude 'UFO' and 'Roswell' or you'll be inundated with woowoo sites.

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Old 16 Feb 2007, 21:37 (Ref:1843450)   #40
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There was a street race in the US where the pace car hit the wall on the parade lap. Sorry, can't remember which race it was, only the laughter of workers volunteering to be the replacement driver.
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Old 16 Feb 2007, 21:59 (Ref:1843457)   #41
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Stoppages

Thruxton around 1975, practice halted when female parachutist landed in helicopter blades that were rotating. Sadly she perished as i think did the copter pilot.
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Old 17 Feb 2007, 11:28 (Ref:1843662)   #42
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Near miss

Not quite a stoppage, at a Brands Hatch combined disdipline meeting, possibly CSMA, the karts were being led round on their pace lap, for a rolling start, by the kart CoC in his venerable Volvo Estate. At the bottom of Paddock, he manages to spin through 180 degs. in front of the pack. All the karts safely manage to pass either side and then slow up to let him re-pass and continue the pace lap as if mothing had happened.
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Old 17 Feb 2007, 19:31 (Ref:1843934)   #43
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Thruxton around 1975, practice halted when female parachutist landed in helicopter blades that were rotating. Sadly she perished as i think did the copter pilot.
The same thing happened about 2 weeks after I did my jump at Thruxton in 1985. Is this the same incident or has it happened more than once?

Coincidentally, the poor woman was a housemate of a rally marshal friend of mine who I met 11 years later.
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Old 19 Feb 2007, 08:49 (Ref:1845330)   #44
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About 4 or 5 years ago a monoposto race or practice (cant remember which) was stopped because children were collecting a frisbee off the track at Lydden !!!!
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Old 19 Feb 2007, 09:18 (Ref:1845356)   #45
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Some year's ago a sandracing meeting in Guernsey had its last race stopped due to the tide engulfing the track
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