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Russians On Dakar 2019

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by 10thSFFD, Jan 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM.

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    Dakar truck driver excluded after collision with spectator
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    View: https://youtu.be/T433NVYzHLs
    "Andrey naturally didn't see this - it was an ascent and all you can see through the windshield is the sky and the top of the mountain."
     
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    That's great, so here's a question from somebody who doesn't know much about those class of vehicles. Given their size, would you have even felt that from inside the vehicle? Or assume it was anything else?
     
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    That was a flat area.
     
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    I gathered that much which is why I didn't bring up the part of him not seeing them. Because even if it was an incline as stated he was just at ground that was at a level a higher level with plenty of visibility over the the incident area.
     
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    That guy looked like a younger, blonder Putin. Looks like the cloning program is coming along...
     
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    No way he didn't see those guys, probably didn't know he hit someone though- not that he appeared to try to avoid them.
     
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    I've been offroad enough times to know what the driver said above is a true statement, when you're going up, all you see is sky and not what's below you. Also, a video shot from a high vantage point will severely lessen the appearance of the slope. Video's/pictures in general lessen the appearance of slope. Google vids or pics of Mt Snows "Ripcord"...and then go try to ski it, for example.
    Anyways, I guess anythings possible, the video makes it look like it was flat, I doubt it was, but honestly it really didn't look that bad...

    I don't understand the appeal of this big-truck racing thing, definitely not an American thing.
     
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    Stand corrected, it’s just another dumb spectator gets run over.
     
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    I don't understand why people need to be that close? but Darwin is happy.
     
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    “Darwin is happy”
    ^That
     
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    Why should he have stopped??????? There were plenty of people there to take care of the jerkoff that got in his way. Now they're trying to pussify off road racing????
     
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    I'll take a Kamaz in Olive drab...
     
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    Spectator went looking for racing action and found it. He should thank the great Russian driver for running him over/only half sarcasm.
     
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    Dumbass shouldn't have been standing there.
     
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    Sorry, No sympathy at all for someone standing on a rally course who gets hit. If he could see those guys he probably thought they all got clear. Pair of squishy legs in the sand under huge squishy tires was probably indecernable from the scrub at that spot, and he certainly wasn't going to see anything in the rear view with all that dust. That dq is bullshit.
     
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    Spectators die or get injured at Baja almost every year. It's the cost of doing business in this type of motorsport.

    Dakar 2019?
    Go Team Speed!
     
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    Unless your this guy


    View: https://youtu.be/QbDwYCvRky8
     
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    He only got 1? Take points away for turning up hill to avoid the nitwits and losing speed enough to miss overtaking the truck who took the longer way with firmer ground.
     
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    They should just call it the...

    "Kevorkian Grand Finale Memorial Race"
    and let them sign up as Human Pylons...
     
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    There’s a lot of people that can’t drive to begin with and have no clue what side of the track is safer.
     
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    I would love to drove one of those. It has no business doing what it does, which makes it so much fun.
     

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