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Old 26th November 2007, 05:48   #1
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Exclamation Another Racing Death on Noida Expressway...

It has happened yet again, this time taking lives of two very young people. The article has some very shocking statements:

"none of those with whom they were racing stopped to help"
-that is just pure shocking.

"Amit Chopra, 21, and Sanjiv Raj, 23, MBA students"
-What a waste of young talented lives!

"Chopra, featured in magazines and television for his motorcycle stunts"
-Apparently not a rookie either!

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Its a sad day! :-(




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Old 26th November 2007, 07:16   #2
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Really a sad day indeed - It is said, 'Hindsight is always 20:20' - But couldnt help telling, how I wish they had an eye on safety as much as they had on fun and racing :-(

Peace for their souls.
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Old 26th November 2007, 07:54   #3
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Which bike is that?

Is it just me, or is it a superbike? (Orange alloys look like a Repsol Honda to me)

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Old 26th November 2007, 08:29   #4
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Really sad to hear all this. How can someone do drag inside city that too at 8AM?

May their souls RIP
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Old 26th November 2007, 08:35   #5
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Which bike is that?

Is it just me, or is it a superbike? (Orange alloys look like a Repsol Honda to me)
Yes thats a Honda 1000cc super bike.

Very sad to know this, May their souls RIP.
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Old 26th November 2007, 09:01   #6
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Very sad.!
May the souls RIP

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Really sad to hear all this. How can someone do drag inside city that too at 8AM?
Abhi
It happened on the expressway which is 23.5kms in length and once u enter u have no chance of turning back until u cover the whole stretch. Mostly barren land on both sides and its a very wide road almost 6 lanes on each side i think.
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Thats very sad to hear.. Came to know today morning in the TOI.. A part of the Expressway is under maintainance currently as i saw a couple of days back. Was it the reason.?

May their souls RIP...
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May their souls RIP.

Sad to read that the persons they were racing with didn't stop to help them :(
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please for gods sake its never encouraged.thats why we are conducting track days ,to shed some of the adrenalin rush .any ways,RIP for the two friends .
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RIP two of you :(
friends please drive safe,as our roads are getting dangerous day by day.
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Its not the first time street racers have come in the news for the wrong reasons.
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Oh that's very bad !!!

But Racing on Expressway !!! Isn't that Bad ? That too by two young guys on a bike ( 1000 CC ).

I have seen some bad driving last time when I was in Delhi. I was on the greated Noida Expressway and saw some people driving bikes at maddening speeds and I thought to myself that these kids are going to get themselves injured someday and look what happened.

Also I was in travelling from gurgaon to delhi on the newly constructed flyovers. I was opposite the Convergys Building ( In my Accent ) and this kid on a Hayabusa ( wearing a Backpack ) zoomed past me with only a pin's distance between us - he must be doing 180 + ( I was about 90 ) - I mean within 4 - 5 seconds he was away and I could not spot him again. It's crazy really !!!

May someone give these people some Brains of how to drive carefully and Race in proper places rather than Public Roads.

RIp you Guys - My sympathies with the parents.
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Guys,

A word of caution: Media ALWAYS portrays such things negatively. Without knowing the person or the incident, let us NOT bash racing.

TBHP is FULL of triplogs of guys doing 140-150 in cars on public roads only, and of "spirited driving' (remember jammu in 8 hours? or of hvk's uber high speed runs). Till we know truly what happened, let us not give well meaning but uninformed comments.

It is very easy to sit behind a screen and lament. But till the picture clears up, let's say a quiet prayer instead.

@Mods: I strongly request you to change title to "SBK rider dies in taj expressway crash". To the uninformed, any vehicle doing 100+ on roads is racing. tbhp should be better than that.

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Well said phamily man.....you just cannot trust the media these days ,they have a habit of blowing things outta proportion.!
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Old 26th November 2007, 14:03   #15
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I knew sanjiv.. he bought the Honda around six months back.. never imagined that this could have happended... will mis you bro!! may your soul RIP
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