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Video: Porsche lands on barrier in huge ALMS crash

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    Keith Collantine

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    One of the more shocking crashes I’ve seen in a while – this is Eduardo Cisneros and Marco Holzer tangling in the ALMS race at Virginia International Raceway earlier today. The oblivious cameraman was nearly flattened by a flying Porsche:

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    Biggest crash I’ve seen in a while. After Cisneros landed right in front of the camera, I was sure of the worst, I didn’t think anyone could get out of a car that crushed. I couldn’t believe that he got out of their alive. Shows just how well built those cars are, because it looks like he went roof first into the guardrail.

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    pstaffan

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    oh my god that was scary! This will be one to talk about for years to come.

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    Carlitox

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    Whoa, they couldn’t have done it if they tried!

    Seriously now, that was veeery close. The camera placements needs to be revised, at least in corners like that one. Maybe a catchfence could’ve come in handy.

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    Fer no.65

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    Is it me or some of those American circuits are really not up to standard?

    It amaizes me that they don’t have catch fences alongside such a fast circuit.

    #242765

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    Watched it live. Terrifying to say the least, especially after being in Baltimore when that huge pileup happened. I’m I the only one surprised by how much the roof caved in? I guess it was because it flipped onto the tire wall right where the greenhouse met, but still.

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    Delta Golf Sierra

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    @fer-no65 If by “not up to standard” you mean it doesn’t meet FIA standards with huge asphalt run-off areas and gravel traps at every corner, then yes, it is not up to standard. However, VIR is a beautiful track that produces great racing.

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    Oh, that was big!

    Thank God nobody was hurt.

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    Fer no.65

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    @cumulonimbus don’t see why a catch fence and proper run off area (not saying all tarmac, i hate that too) would make the circuit less beautiful and produce worse racing.

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