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    Rally GB claims a life :(

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/moto...ly/4257438.stm

    Michael Park, co-driver for Markko Martin, has died after an accident on stage 15 of Wales Rally GB.
    Martin's Peugeot 307 crashed heavily into a tree on Park's side during the 17-mile Margam stage.

    It's a sad day when any form of motorsport claims a life

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    Very sad day.

    Condolences to his family, and to Markko who must be devastated after 5 years of working with him too

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    thats nasty

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    Sincerest condolences.

    Somedays we forget how lethal motorsport is. Not today.

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    Just heard this on Grandstand RIP Michael Park

    To be fair to the Rally industry, i can't remember the last time it claimed a life, but i suppose now people will start campaigning to get it banned because it's too dangerous

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    condolences to the family

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    I was just leaving cardiff when I heard it on the news.

    It's horrible to hear, really has put my day on a bit of a downer.

    Condolences and all that to his family, friends and colleagues. It's a sad day for WRC

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    A very sad day for rallying a well liked man with a vast knowledge a big loss.

    Gutted. Our Thoughts are with his family, Markko and team Peugeot.

    RIP BEEF

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    and lest we not forget...what a proper leson this is.

    Mr Parks terrible demise, his loss to the world of rallying, and Marko's personal grief for being at the wheel, and coming out unscathed are your first thoughts...and rightly.

    But the fact is, good people, he was in one of the worlds strongest, safest and best designed forms of car: A Rally car. Cages and harnesses abound. Rigidity and strength.

    And the driver is one of the worlds best.

    None of us are that good...and none of our cars are that strong.

    Just remember that next time you consider a risky overtake, or are not concentrating in the rain.

    My respect to Mr David Parks and my thoughts to his family. I was gutted when I saw it. And Sair's face went ashen.

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    Unhappy

    Was a sad day indeed and a terrible waste, gutted.

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    Condolences to all affected by this, especially the family and Martin.

    Does anyone have a video of the accident, its bit odd how Martin was completly uninjured, yet Park died.

    Sad, sad news.

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    I was at the rally on saturday, saw them fly past...

    Real shame that
    Tough on mirrors, tough on the causes of mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy
    Does anyone have a video of the accident
    I don't think one has (or will) be released.

    The only way I can see the accident happening is where the car slides sideways into a VERY big and unforgiving tree

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    Heard on the news on the way back home from the south east and was quite shocked

    You don't really expect it with todays safety measures, heck four people died at the great north run this year! Yet driving at silly speeds on farm tracks is somehow safe. Just makes you think.

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