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Date: 05/04/09 03:01 PM

50 Responses to How A Phantom Oil Leak Will Ruin A Motorcycle Race

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    Link: How A Phantom Oil Leak Will Ruin A Motorcycle Race - Instead of stopping the race, the race marshals at the Nurburgring just stand and watch as top riders crash horribly.
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    sewermonkey Male 30-39
    281 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Incompetence plain and simple.
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    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    Wow. I wonder if they are allowed to stop the race or not. The least they could have done is clean the track after the first one broke down.
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    HorsesRule Female 13-17
    368 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    wow, 5 minutes of annoying Australians/Englishmen saying "rubbish"
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    jrm5016 Male 18-29
    74 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    wow, seriously putting racers in danger.
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    Douchebagman Male 18-29
    6 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Lol american tools dont know how european racing is done. Its not an oval track where the racers just go in circles. Nurburgring is a huge track.. it would be impossible to stop the race even if they wanted to. Also there isnt someone with a caution flag at every turn of this huge track.
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    That is just awesome. Man, I bet they were sore.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Bloody hell...I remember watching this as it happened 10 years ago! It was pure incompetence of the highest order!
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    I would have been livid!!!
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    "wow, 5 minutes of annoying Australians/Englishmen saying "rubbish""

    wow a sentence from an imature southern american

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    LTimeLurker
    Female, 18-29, Midwest US
    295 Posts Monday, May 04, 2009 3:26:58 PM
    I would have been livid!!!
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    And then some. Those bikes cost a small fortune!

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    HorsesRule
    Female, 13-17, Southern US
    304 Posts Monday, May 04, 2009 3:13:27 PM
    wow, 5 minutes of annoying Australians/Englishmen saying "rubbish"
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    Oh look..one annoying post from someone who can neither tell the accents appart or read the word "Euro-sports" in the top right of the vid (which for some would be a huge hint)!

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    gunslinger Male 30-39
    228 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    worst race officiating EVER!!!! one lame ass flag man waving a yellow flag in the apex after the spill and where was an official when the guy went down in the corner with a little help from his friend?? yellow, red and then black flag the effing rider!!!!!!!!!!
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    @ Douchebagman
    "Lol american tools dont know how european racing is done. Its not an oval track where the racers just go in circles. Nurburgring is a huge track.. it would be impossible to stop the race even if they wanted to. Also there isnt someone with a caution flag at every turn of this huge track."

    I believe they said it was the 4th corner of the track so that means they shortly before hand crossed the finish line which i am 100% sure they had someone manning with flags at which they could have stopped the race. Not to mention the guy also said it should have been stopped 8 laps ago....So they had ample time to stop the race.

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    hoboriffic Female 30-39
    153 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    "Lol american tools dont know how european racing is done. Its not an oval track where the racers just go in circles. Nurburgring is a huge track.."

    Hey now, for those of us yanks that have played Grand Turismo...we know EXACTLY how big that #"!%¤ track is. ;-) LOLOL. It`s a BEAST!

    That said, jeez...how could they have stood there and allowed this to happen. They`re lucky all that happened was some skids...could have been much worse, especially with how many were going down at the same time and it being right on a curve!

    No matter what, they allowed it to get to the point that winning that race loses all credibility, when you know the level of competition was wiped out compeletely. It`s like running a foot race with a sniper popping off 75% of the other runners. Sure, you may win, but how awesome were you really considering most of your competition got thrown out through no fault of their own? Bad officiating indeed. ._.

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    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    Are the officials allowed to take a lunch break? Doesn`t seem safe to walk away from a race like that...
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    Leiaisluf Female 13-17
    192 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    "wow, 5 minutes of annoying Australians/Englishmen saying "rubbish"

    I only heard "rubbish" once . . .

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    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Six spills, all the fault of the marshalls. Great TV. Your man Chili was walking back to the pits like he`d crapped himself
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    "wow, 5 minutes of annoying Australians/Englishmen saying "rubbish"

    better than damn americans saying trash and awesome all the time. and then doing replays 10 times of the same thing.

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    Webz Male 18-29
    542 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    "Lol american tools dont know how european racing is done. Its not an oval track where the racers just go in circles. Nurburgring is a huge track.. it would be impossible to stop the race even if they wanted to. Also there isnt someone with a caution flag at every turn of this huge track."

    Lol canadian tool doesn`t know how european racing is done. They could have the teams radio their drivers and stop the race until they get the track cleared up. This corner is right beside the pit lane so they could easily get someone waving a flag. In fact, at 0:33, someone is waving a yellow warning flag off to the right of the screen. Also, these commentators are English, not American.

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    Yokel1337 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    i never really like superbike racing. to dangerous for me.

    NASCAR has much higher saftey standards. you would think that ater ONE wreck, they would have at least done something.

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    tuxman4 Male 13-17
    368 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    NO NOT THE DUCATI!
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    Steyene Male 18-29
    112 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    @Yokel. NASCAR is an oval track, which you go around in one direction, and is cambered for the turns. It aint racing.
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    MrGuy Male 18-29
    138 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    that could make a good day get really crappy...
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    did anyone else watch all the way through the video?
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    paradix Male 18-29
    143 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    Ahh... good times at Nurburgring last summer. Rock am Ring 08.
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    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    oil or anti-freeze? Well, unless your a dumbass, bikes, Especially in races do not use anti-freeze... and those flag holders are crap. fixed race.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
    2508 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    I watched all the way, so what, the bikers could sue right?
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    aduan Male 18-29
    46 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    dude i would be SOOOO pissed
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    That was very entertaining.
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    Veggieman Male 13-17
    338 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    that was surprisingly fun to watch..
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    May 4, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    Since when did everyone start being so nationalistic and start fighting about how each country is?

    and this race was ridiculous, shoulda been called

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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
    352 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 12:19 am
    i wanna watch the rest of it
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    LordNick Male 18-29
    284 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 2:07 am
    Wow, this is the problem with the internet... you can never get the conclusion. I want to see when they tied that flag guy to the back of one of their bikes and dragged him around.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 3:09 am
    Race was ten years ago and people are still getting riled up over it. Hehe.
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    Binary101 Male 13-17
    846 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 5:13 am
    should have restarted the race..idiotic 1st crash
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    Pyroo Male 18-29
    108 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 5:43 am
    I was waiting for the leader to wipe...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 6:03 am
    Racing a waste of time, money, gas, tires and land.
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    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
    525 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 8:04 am
    Racing rules
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    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 11:58 am
    I like the doctor going: "What did I do? I`m a drating doctor!"
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    gozirra Male 40-49
    375 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    So, did they ever actually call it? 5 minutes of wipeouts and they just kept going?
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    Bo_SHhaYeB Male 18-29
    276 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    They walk funny .. anyone noticed that
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    BlackDragonB Male 18-29
    69 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    @Bo_SHhaYeB
    Ever tried walking normally with motorcycle boots?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    "someone could get hurt" :D yep. Total carnage.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    "oil or anti-freeze? Well, unless your a dumbass, bikes, Especially in races do not use anti-freeze... and those flag holders are crap. fixed race."

    My Girlfriends CBR600 uses antifreeze as it is WATER COOLED, my 1200 bandit streetfighter does not use antifreeze as it is OIL COOLED. My old Z1000A1 had neither it was AIR COOLED. Live and learn "dumbass" but S.T.F.U. unless you have a clue what you are talking about. Blimey, that was a proper ignorant flame wasn`t it? Yes I would say that to your face.

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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    But yeah, i see your point, not likely to freeze up during a race, so you may as well just put water in and forget the old poly-ethylene glycol, so sorry.
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    F1r3w0lf Male 13-17
    19 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    I wish they showed this type of racing in America, NASCAR is so boring and requires no skill whatsoever.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    I remember this well. Was gutted for Edwards as he`s one of my favorite riders.

    Max, they don`t use antifreeze in racebikes, cause it`s too slippery in a crash if it gets on track. They just use water.

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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    Also the marshalls were crap, especially as it is a German track, so you would expect them to be well drilled and super efficient.

    If memory serves me right the race director got a bit of a bollocking after the race finished.

    Ah well at least Foggy won. Guys a legend.

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    mene1in Male 18-29
    75 posts
    May 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    Looks like someone`s been playing too much Mario Kart...

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