Anybody know in what part is this?

Gabriel Garcia

Well-Known Member
Hello, i just curious about this zone, the pic, courtesy of Durka Durka viking is in the last Baja 1000, is looks the jumps near to Ojos Negros, but im not sure, the deal if this, i gonna make too much articles in the newspaper i work in Ensenada for try to make conscience in the spectators about the risk of put so close of the race course and make the stupid booby traps.
The last 250 was crazy, with one people dead and almost 300 people in front of the trucks and buggys, i saw the in car camera of Pistol Pete and was insane, is time for get stop this, i know about this gonna take time, is not a easy work, but is better drive and race something near to safe like hear the Weatherman talking about too much red codes in Baja.


Links of the pictures
http://durkadurka.net/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=32057

http://durkadurka.net/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=32054
 

ettiwkram

Well-Known Member
That was us and it was (I may be a mile or three off) right around race mile 30 in at the 2008 Baja 1000.

Here's a link to the in-car movie


[video=youtube;QKiOu_lOQvQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKiOu_lOQvQ[/video]
 

Gabriel Garcia

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Thanks Mark for the video, is crazy this thing man, i remember saw this video before and i watching more times right now, and i don´t get the point of the people and the driver of the car of spectators, is stupid, if that car go in the middle of the way, i can´t imagine the chaos and maybe one person dead, i gonna try to make something about articles, go with drivers to the schools in Ensenada and try to get all the mexican media and of course american for stop this, Baja is a great place for run, but race risking the life, is not possible, not any more.
 

Gabriel Garcia

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As I recall it was RM36. Only a couple miles from the Ojos gas station and a few hundred meters down the course from Jorge the Queso guy's house.
Thanks Matt, all the pics of this move was amazing, i gonna put something tomorrow in the newspaper i work in Ensenada, www.elvigia.net, i just curious if i can get one pic of this, high resolution with your credit and the website www.durkadurka.net for talk about the dangerous of make this, i wait for your opinion of this, thanks in advanced, is only for editorial use.
 

Tipracer

Well-Known Member
That is one reason they(sal, police ect...) have made so difficult to get in to that area...
 

GunnSlinger

Captain Backpack
Hello, i just curious about this zone, the pic, courtesy of Durka Durka viking is in the last Baja 1000, is looks the jumps near to Ojos Negros, but im not sure, the deal if this, i gonna make too much articles in the newspaper i work in Ensenada for try to make conscience in the spectators about the risk of put so close of the race course and make the stupid booby traps.
The last 250 was crazy, with one people dead and almost 300 people in front of the trucks and buggys, i saw the in car camera of Pistol Pete and was insane, is time for get stop this, i know about this gonna take time, is not a easy work, but is better drive and race something near to safe like hear the Weatherman talking about too much red codes in Baja.
I (and many others) Think your doing a great thing!! keep it up! ... dont be afraid to ask the people here on RDC for some help! :)
 

1fastbean

Rookie
That was us and it was (I may be a mile or three off) right around race mile 30 in at the 2008 Baja 1000.






I can't believe that idiot driving backwards on the course wasn't bombarded with beer bottles and cans! One thing the local fans down there hate is when someone drives backwards on the course to potentially slow down a race car.
 

Double Down

Well-Known Member
Hello, i just curious about this zone, the pic, courtesy of Durka Durka viking is in the last Baja 1000, is looks the jumps near to Ojos Negros, but im not sure, the deal if this, i gonna make too much articles in the newspaper i work in Ensenada for try to make conscience in the spectators about the risk of put so close of the race course and make the stupid booby traps.
The last 250 was crazy, with one people dead and almost 300 people in front of the trucks and buggys, i saw the in car camera of Pistol Pete and was insane, is time for get stop this, i know about this gonna take time, is not a easy work, but is better drive and race something near to safe like hear the Weatherman talking about too much red codes in Baja.


Links of the pictures
http://durkadurka.net/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=32057

http://durkadurka.net/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=32054
I'm very happy to hear you are doing something to warn the spectators of the danger. People don't know what they don't know. They see other people on the edge of the course and they think it must be safe if everyone else is there. They don't think about potential mechanical issues or 140 lbs wheels coming off a vehicle at 90 mph. I look forward to helping you with this cause Gabriel. My team manager was run over in this accident and he along with several others were injured severely and one person died, RIP. He spent six months in the hospital. It's all about educating people about what has happened before in other races and what could happen.

 
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Double Down

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This was the worst crash in history. In 1955 a Mercedes racing at the 24 hours of Le Mans crashed and the engine mowed through the grand stands killing 86 people. Until an event like this happens, people are unaware that this could even be possible.

[video=youtube;IuKP-rNyiOQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuKP-rNyiOQ[/video]

 
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Double Down

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Monza 1961, 15 spectators died and many more wounded.

Extended material about the crash and the aftermath in Monza 1961. Narration in German.

Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips and eleven spectators were instantly killed and many were seriously injured. The following days four of the wounded spectators passed away in hospital. (RIP)

This is an example of mechanical problems causing an accident.

[video=youtube;w0-9Mls-5E0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-9Mls-5E0[/video]
 
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Double Down

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Rally of Portugal, 3 spectators dead.

It's not nearly as dangerous if you know the possibilities.

This appears to be driver error but may have been a mechanical problem.

 
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Double Down

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One dead and three seriously injured. RIP

Spectating on the outside of a turn can be extremely dangerous.


(6.12.2008) at 7:52 happened this horrific accident. British Co-pilot (Craig Perry) and Polish driver (Leszek Kuzaj) spun on wet road and shot into the spectators. They hit 6 spectators. The driver killed one of his friends who happened to be standing on the outside of the turn:( and 3 spectators were seriously injured (one is an 8 year old girl) and 1 spectator walked away after this accident. Car was Peugeot 307 WRC. People were in a prohibited area. Driver is innocent. RIP





 
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Double Down

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Rally of Finland, 2007?

Do not stand on the outside of the turn! RIP


[video=youtube;Un_xQcaCgbM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_xQcaCgbM[/video]
 

michael_loomis

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Sadly, now matter what you tell people, they just dont seem to get it. It's like the running of the bulls for some people. Hopefully these videos will open the eyes of some, thanks Roger!
 
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