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Silverstone GP

Postby arty cameron » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:24 pm

I forgot to mention- I thought the marshalls were unbelievable- who would stand in the cold rain all weekend for no money?! Without them there would be no racing. Interesting seeing all these comments about safety through visability. No one did anything intentially, sometimes things happen! We did everything to try and rectify ours in literally minutes before the start. Looking at safety in general, a more common danger is the use or 'non use' of mirrors! Motorsport can be dangerous, Live with it !

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby lee » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:15 am

Agree 100%
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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby Nat Filmore » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:28 am

arty cameron wrote:I forgot to mention- I thought the marshalls were unbelievable- who would stand in the cold rain all weekend for no money?! Without them there would be no racing. Interesting seeing all these comments about safety through visability. No one did anything intentially, sometimes things happen! We did everything to try and rectify ours in literally minutes before the start. Looking at safety in general, a more common danger is the use or 'non use' of mirrors! Motorsport can be dangerous, Live with it !


Many drivers have commented on the 'non use' of mirrors by certain monoposti. The marshals remark reminds me of the old joke about a bloke who is paid nothing to clear up Elephant droppings in the circus, frequently getting covered in them. Someone offers him a paid job and he says; "What and leave Show Business?" Seriously though we should never forget the marshals, especially as apparently they can influence a formula's accepabilty with race organisers; who would have thought of that? PS Well done Arty, but do check your speling.....and rain light.

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby jimblockley » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:48 am

I would think the opposite excessive use of mirrors is a problem. when racing for a
position the driver in front seems to spend more time looking the mirror andtrying to block the challenging driver, which often results in both going slower and allowing slower competitors to catch.Also how many times has it end in tears with excessive weaving and blocking.

I know u were probably referring to lapping slower cars but in mono it has always been the case espsecially with speed differential in the classes.

By the way Arty mega driver on those first laps of the second race where did u find the grip.

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby Nat Filmore » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:51 am

Safety is one thing, but correct English usage is a much more serious issue. "Excessive use of mirrors" is an oxymoron and falls foul of both concerns. One could at least hope that "classic" racers could write and spell; they at least have the benefit of a proper education.

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby Paperman » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:11 am

I have deleted a post by Vincent Fox.

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby RedRedWine » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:24 am

Agree 100% with Arty re marshalls. Slightly dazed (mentally, no physical injury), I stepped from my car on Hangar Straight and a marshall was there to urge me to get over the wall. If I could have gone off so could somebody else, they did a great job on Friday looking after us all. Thanks, chaps.
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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby Vincent Fox » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:43 am

I suggest Simon buys and reads this book

http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSear ... 07051.html

A reminder of his obligations

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby Nat Filmore » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:16 pm

....and I suggest the Club buys him this

http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/book ... en+(No.+90)

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby jimblockley » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:55 pm

Sorry Nat i had to leave school early to earn a living, so i did not hone my english language skills like the did in NZ

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby Nat Filmore » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:17 pm

It's never too late. After his recent birthday Tony C enrolled here:

http://www.u3a.org.uk/home.html

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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby broadside » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:57 pm

I'm glad to see some support for the marshalls at last, I can't believe people airing such comments on the forum, none of us could race without them. I for one think all of them deserve a medal.

Thank you marshalls all over the UK, 99.99% of us hold you in extremely high regard
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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby stevengriffin » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:40 am

Im reelly sory that their our some people who are takking the miq becose some member of monopisto cant’ spell. Its’ a disgrace as for bad gramer, well…..
Not everyone had the benifet of a expenseve educashun like me (state school-free university in my case).
We are a race club not a literay society.
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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby andrewcliffe » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:21 am

Am uploading the photos from the Britcar24 swimming and canoeing competition to my site now.

Direct URL is http://www.racingexposure.com/mono2010/nc_britcar/

My lens died during the event, dispite using a rain cover. Its at the repair shop now and hopefully I'll get it back in time for Silverstone, otherwise I'll set up an easel and use watercolours if the weather is nice...

Still got to sort out Oulton Park photos.
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Re: Silverstone GP

Postby samier » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:28 am

hope you get it sorted mate great pics!... Btw what lens do you use?


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