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Re: Racer morality?

I've always thought...on fast corners in rallying you shouldn't permit crowds to gather as something like this may happen. The guy is in a race, unless he's a dr also then why stop. There should either be barriers or not permit people to stand in those dangerous areas.

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Gotta do what it takes to win I guess. Maybe he figured they sort it out after the race and that they did.

Really though, I never understood the mentality of being that close to a race track with no barriers. That's nuts and it seems to be common in Europe. Not a chance you'd see anything like that in America. Too many hungry lawyers for starters!
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Gotta do what it takes to win I guess. Maybe he figured they sort it out after the race and that they did.

Really though, I never understood the mentality of being that close to a race track with no barriers. That's nuts and it seems to be common in Europe. Not a chance you'd see anything like that in America. Too many hungry lawyers for starters!
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Re: Racer morality?

It's a real race, it's not just breaking the speed limit of a public road. Caveat emptor, in this case the buyer of the thrill of watching from up close.
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Re: Racer morality?

its a rally race, even in the WRC events held in the U.S. spectators stand along the side of the road and most commonly gather around corners without barriers, ya it sucks people got injured but the driver should not be held liable for the injuries, everyone at the event knows its a race against time and the drivers are pushing to the limits to complete that stage .01 faster than the last/next guy, its one of the chances you take
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