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    #46
    The thing about a Yaris or something similar is that it would be smart to use all the safety gear around because there is not much crumple zone in front. Olde fashioned long bonnet cars FTW.
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      #47
      I venture to say that this fellow may have been lucky he was in a modern small car like a Yaris and NOT an ancient old car like a Mini.

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        #48
        Originally posted by Marlin View Post
        I venture to say that this fellow may have been lucky he was in a modern small car like a Yaris and NOT an ancient old car like a Mini.
        Yep, they're far better designed to take big impacts. It's unfortunately why little cars like that are much heavier than they used to be but they are massively better at taking shunts.
        It's also why when I drove past it when leaving the track I didn't think it was that bad; with an 'old' car it would have been a prang maybe half that speed.

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          #49
          Wehther it's a Yaris, a 280ZX, a Silvia, a Escort, what is very common to this is that,
          Lakeside Park is, and always has been, one of a number of circuits that can cause car damage, which, in a lot of cases, causes human damage, some bad, some not so bad.
          If we have the ability to give ourselves a little more capability to reduce human body damage, we should avail ourselves of this.
          Unfortunately buying the items is costly, in Austealia, but the benefit of the WWW's gives access to lower cost same items.

          QR management ( third hand news!) is negotiatiing to buy a large qty of the USA NexGen brace units, these are, i think SFI rated, but not sure on FIA rated, QR is purported to be selling them for approx $500+ AUD

          SFI or FIA, anything is better than nothing! However, until the NexGen units are FIA rated, not sure on what a CAMS scrutineer will say, re elegibility due to lack of fire capability, the tethers, the fixing items, again better than nothing!

          You can purchase direct from USA the NexGen, around $300 USD.
          if you get this far after reading the above, good on you!
          If i make spelling mistakes, syntax errors, or just mss letters in words, it is because i am lw vision/vision impaired.
          Dont drive or race no more. Bit of a cunt of a thing.
          I cant see what keys my fingers hit when i type.
          Its called Cone and Rod Dystrophy, un fixable, i get worse, its a hereditary cunt f a thing.

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            #50
            Originally posted by Glenno View Post
            Must be pretty clever lights, the ability to instantly recognise an issue on the track and be the first responders to the incident.

            Oh and a one way audio communication system.
            Ah, I'd hazard a guess that they are still using people at the flag points, just they push buttons instead of waving flags.

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              #51
              Originally posted by irsa76 View Post
              Ah, I'd hazard a guess that they are still using people at the flag points, just they push buttons instead of waving flags.
              Could be they do activate the lights, but there is/was no blue flag waving. Driver briefing advised that it is QR policy that the overtaking driver is fully responsible for the safe pass. One way radio comms for basically red/yellow/black flags to back up the lights.
              Question though, was it AASA policy to wave blue to all vehicles being passed or only lapped ones?
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                #52
                My experience at the sprints is flag points are manned if they have enough men. If not then lights only with look outs at the tower and exit of karosel as its obstructed.

                edit:
                Looking around at harnesses that work with HANS. I noticed there are 3/2" shoulder belts that say HANS compatable. The HANS website says 2" and 3" belts are ok, just the 3" belts curl up the brace a little. So I cna pretty much grab any 2", 3" or 3/2" harness and be fine with either option? HANS website pretty much says I can drill posts into any helmet provided I follow their guide to fine the hole location?
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                Originally posted by brasher
                I'd have no qualm about punting a kid into the fresh produce section if it meant the difference between getting a set of night vision goggles or not.

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                  #53
                  HANS work fine with 3" belts, strapped plenty of drivers into cars with them.
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                    #54
                    Here's the video. Nasty shunt.

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                      #55
                      What did he hit at the end?

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                        #56
                        Mk 1 escort parked on the side that had blown a motor on the previous session. Impact is at 164kph and 52g.

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                          #57
                          Fark that was one solid hit. Last few seconds leading up to the impact must have been terrifying!
                          Mallala Motorsport Park - 1:11.71 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY85CK31if8
                          Wakefield Park Raceway - 1:05.31 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PREI-jK4L98
                          Mt. Alma Mile Hill Climb - 41.67 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTmaG8jn3Tw

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                            #58
                            Farkin Ouch !!!!!

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by Race Spec View Post
                              Fark that was one solid hit. Last few seconds leading up to the impact must have been terrifying!
                              Longest 5s ever I bet.
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                              Corolla
                              Originally posted by brasher
                              I'd have no qualm about punting a kid into the fresh produce section if it meant the difference between getting a set of night vision goggles or not.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by DCR View Post
                                Mk 1 escort parked on the side that had blown a motor on the previous lap. Impact is at 164kph and 52g.
                                !!! Wow. Absolute miracle he is alive.
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