Weird accident at Vila Real WTCC round

Discussion in 'Other Racing' started by donthaveanickname, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    On his first lap in the first practice session of the weekend, Tom Coronel lost his left-front wheel, causing him to leave the track and crash into a firetruck.

    Look how close he was to hitting that lamppost as well. I think this is called ''FIA safety standards''.
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  2. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    It looks like he fell asleep at the wheel. Lol.

    The wheel snapped off? Odd
  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    All 5 wheel studs failed. That isn't supposed to happen.
  4. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    I guess if you are gonna crash, take the crash to the rescue team
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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner


    In all seriousness this is pretty terrible from the FIA. I'd have to have seen what an open-cockpit car would've done there. Just a total disregard for safety in so many aspects.
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  6. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    They don't care about WTCC anyways, the field is only getting smaller.

    I would give my right nut to get into Touring Cars, they look like a ton of fun.
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  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    BTCC and TCR are really where it's at right now.
  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Stupid track design... Can't believe the FIA gave that the green light.

    What sanctioning body is TCR?
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  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I believe it's its own thing. The promoter/rights holder is some small company in England I think and they license out the regulations to a bunch of different series and events, in addition to their own series. PWC started integrating them this year and IMSA will start integrating them into the CTSCC next year, and it should replace the ST class fully in 2019.
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