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Old 10th May 2013, 16:55   #16
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This has been a huge shock to me.
True leaders own up. If one is in control, its that persons responsibility.

The arrogance and insensitive inhuman reply really puts one off.

Is this how someone would react if their own kid died? I have lectured to so many kids not to race on street and go to the track.

Well atleast now we know, its far less safer to do track days at this track than a street. Kari must be a better option?

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Old 10th May 2013, 18:27   #17
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R.I.P Dinesh. In addition to Medical services, tracks should also have guard towers and someone monitoring all vehicles(like a lifegaurd). Atleast will come to know of a crash much earlier and quicker medical attention can be provided. Like they say, first 10-15 mins after an accident is the most critical period.
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:32   #18
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shocking to hear such a tragedy, may all friends of dinesh be strong and supportive to their friends family,

as a team its high time to realize and learn managing emergencies and insisting the same wherever we are
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RIP Dinesh. Hope god gives the strength to the grieving family in these testing times. Why does it take a death for something so basic to get implemented? Only in India can something as necessary as track paramedics be skipped in the name of cost cutting. Heard that he rolled into a ditch after taking bend 3 in the track(is this true?). Why on earth would a ditch be dug up on the side of a track of all places?
This is saddening. Another young life lost.
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May his soul rest in peace.
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Old 19th May 2013, 19:04   #21
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This is sad news indeed. :(

Coming to the track and its facilities:
I've driven quite a lot on MMSC and have been fortunate enough to not have really ventured much into the run off areas. I would like to say that the track has improved over the past 3 years. The earlier kerbs were downright dangerous and they have given way to much better kerbs.
However, the run off areas continue to remain a mess.
Corner 1 is a very fast sweeping right hander and its very easy to go off there. There is a 6 inch high cement block there for some drainage. And it is surrounded by high grass so one cannot see it. This thing is totally capable of killing someone. I think there is a similar one at turn 4 too. The ditch at turn 7 has already taken its toll.

It is not difficult to remove these and they shouldn't have been there in the first place. It is unfortunate that it has cost a life for people to realise that these are dangerous.

About snakes, dogs and pigs. Well, i don't think there is much anyone can do about them. Animals are a reality that people just have to live with at race tracks around the world.

On an ending note:
I think atleast some marshal posts should be manned during all sessions or a CCTV system must be put up. And an ambulance should also be made compulsory for all sessions.
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What we all can learn from this is that we should all NEVER ride bikes.

I am surprised to see so many people shocked about the lack of Safety in Motorsports. I have seen it for many years all around the world.
It is no use of having an ambulance if basic things as drinking water are not in it(Personal Experience).

Just remember that whether the road or the track, Death is waiting for us all at every turn.

I wish for the boy's family and may they find the strength to carry on.

The 20 year old's wish for appearing in newspapers came true though not the way he had wished for.

I will only say one thing that he died in a way he was happy in.
Motorsports is intoxicating. You forget that you are made of flesh and bone and you try ever harder to be the best and then accidents happen.
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