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Onboard Crash / Collision at Maggotts/Becketts, Britcar 24Hr 2011 - Civic Type R & Ginetta G50
I have held off publically uploading this video until I was 100% sure the marshal who was injured in this collision was well on his way to recovery and he and the rest of the marshalling community would not be distressed by it’s release. I have spoken to many marshals and senior figures in the marshalling community and the consensus is that there is no problem publishing this video. I have been able, by a 3rd party to pass on my best wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured marshal and esnure that he has no objection to this video being posted.
These guys do a fabulous job and ALL racers were shocked by this injury and I know they echo my thoughts.
To the incident itself I was going through Maggotts at over 110mph when the back of the car just ‘snapped’ the next thing I know I was looking at the wall, thankfully missing it and ending in the gravel tracp at Becketts.
It was clear I couldn’t drive out so the marshals were attempting to recover me when another car, a Ginetta G50 driven by a good friend and ex team mate of mine came hurtling towards me at high speed and smashed into the front end of my Civic Type-R. The camera was mounted on the passenger side (see inset) so doesnt give my view which was that the Ginetta was coming straight for me. I really thought i’d be waking up in hospital after this but thankfully the gravel had turned the Ginetta a little as it headed towards me and the impact was lessened, registering just 1.3g.
Both car were back out in the race a couple of hours later and we both finished. I have sought information on the marshals condition and am told he is recovering very well.