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Very sad...

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It is shocking when the reality that Motorsport is dangerous for competitors and spectators alike even in the day and age of super safety. Nothing can ever be 100% safe in the field of motor racing. My sympathy's and condolences to those affected.

 

I hope there is a rational response in the aftermath :(

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'd like to add my condolences to all families of the dead & injured, tragic news.

Obviously we don't know the reasons or causes of these fatalities but I happened to be watching some classic rallying on TV the other day & commented to my Wife about the inappropriate places some of the spectators where standing. One particular chap was stood with his back to the track on the inside of a corner ( at the point where a car that had over-steered would have exited ) & to make matters worse there was a young girl of about 10 ( I presume his Daughter ) actually sat in the grass nearer to the track than him. I know part of the excitement of watching these types of events is being close to the action but unless people start being a bit more sensible on where they stand & the attention they have on the cars then events like these will be closed to the public or we'll end up only being able to watch them at organised places with grandstands & safety fences like F1, something I for one would hate to see.

I attended the Roger Albert Clark rally last year & the officials near to where I was standing threatened to halt the event unless people moved behind the tape that had been put up to ensure spectators where not in danger, within minutes of their backs been turned most of these people had moved to exactly where they where told not to stand & their were quite a few young children among them, unbelievable !!

Any motorsport is potentially dangerous to watch but a lot more common sense needs to be applied to minimise the dangers & people need to take responsibility for their own safety.

Phil.

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MSA statement on Jim Clark Rally

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MSP, that the Scottish Government will commission a review of motor sport safety in Scotland following the terrible of events of the weekend.

As detailed by Mr MacAskill, the review will call upon the knowledge and expertise of the motor sport community and the MSA will play a full role in this, alongside Police Scotland, Scottish Borders Council and other key stakeholders.

The MSA’s over-riding concern as the governing body of UK motor sport has always been the safety of participants, whether competitors, organisers or spectators. 

There is an ongoing investigation by Police Scotland. Like all connected with this incident, the MSA must respect that investigation and is fully cooperating with it. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we have been advised that we are unable to respond to media enquiries until it has been completed.

At this time, we can only express once again our heartfelt sorrow at the loss of these three people and send the thoughts and prayers of the motor sport community, to which they belonged, to the families and friends of those affected by this tragic accident.

Release MSA14-022: 4 June 2014

 

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