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My experience of Elvington on the Stay Gold effort was of a long strip of perfectly smooth tarmac. I drove my road car along it flat out much to Malcolm's annoyance as l kept posting superfluous times on his timing gear, then l walked along a long stretch of it at the far end looking for a piece that had come off Stay Gold and it was smooth underfoot too. I think suggesting there's an inherent problem with the track is like suggesting there's a problem with the sea because Carl fell foul of it.
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thunderer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:36 am
Either way, a tragedy and not the first incident to occur there, which in and of itself raises serious questions.
Just to clarify the intent of this part of my previous post..

It was intended as raising questions about how safe the vehicles are/were for the intended speeds, whether suitable safety equipment was installed in the vehicle/s and what safety equipment the driver/s are/were using being fit for the intended use/speeds.

It was not intended to raise questions about the location.
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thunderer wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:59 pm It was intended as raising questions about how safe the vehicles are/were for the intended speeds
There are now two ongoing inquiries and the matters concerning you all will be revealed in the Coroners Court. The vehicle remains under the control of the police, they took control of the accident scene and everyone on site was kept away.
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Elvington Crash update: The Police informal interviews of those who were present on the Airfield are on-going (17/10). Once completed the Coroner will receive a report from the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police. Motorsport UK (the governing body) and the HSE are running parallel inquiries. Both the Coroner and HSE may make recommendations, at some future time. Motorsport UK can of course alter their Speed Record rules.
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Nice to hear Dave Warby has had a safe day of trials. They had a 10knt cross wind on the lake so there were some issues keeping the boat straight (sounds familiar) today’s speed was 170 mph.
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Good write up before the practice and summary https://www.smh.com.au/national/new-att ... 56ayh.html and equally impressive from their FB posts
https://www.facebook.com/warbymotorspor ... 23971/?t=9
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