1923 2 Wrecks During Races At Lasarte, Spain GP of San Seb.

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1923 2 Wrecks During Races At Lasarte, Spain GP of San Seb.

Post by Jesper Hvid » 9 months ago

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I've kept the uncropped version, but the relevant items are the 2 bottom ones.

Left: Basterre's #11 wreck.

Right: Sert's unnumbered wreck. Injury involved.

Found here: http://memoriasclubdeportivodebilbao.bl ... urist.html (Scroll down almost to the end of the page).

Probably significant: "durante le carrera" means during the race. So, should be no practice incidents.

Problem is, it doesn't fit stats: http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1923.html#ss1

Three-race event. Sert listed twice, but no sign of the Basterre...
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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

As I discovered when ID'ing this photo, the results presented on Teamdan are far from complete: http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/forums/vi ... +sebastian
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Post by Michael Ferner » 9 months ago

There were more than three events. I can't seem to find a report in period papers, but a preview mentioned the following events:

July 21: Touring cars 1500cc and 2000cc
July 23: Motor cycles
July 25: Racing cars 3000cc
July 26: Touring cars over 2000cc
July 27: Racing cars 750cc and 1100cc
July 28: Guipuzcoa Tour

That was in May, though, and there seem to have been a few changes; will have to look into that. The Basterre car appears to be a Touring car, though.
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Post by Michael Ferner » 9 months ago

Okay, found something in Mundo Deportivo, but my Spanish is not so good, so it will take a bit of time to get the details. It seems Basterra was the riding mechanic in the Hispano-Suiza of Señor Vierna.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 9 months ago

This wreck is the same as the bottom right one (Sert). Click to enlarge:

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And the photo from the article was also there, in same quality, click to enlarge:

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There really ought to have been a vehicle number visible. So to me that suggests it was in fact not an accident happening in either race.

Found here: http://www.guregipuzkoa.eus/?s=CIRCUITO ... TE&lang=eu

There are other interesting items in that image gallery, and I'm securing them all as I look through everything. Brilliant photos.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 9 months ago

Here are two other angles of the one labelled Basterre, click to enlarge:

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Unfortunately, there are no descriptions to these images, only year.
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Post by Michael Ferner » 8 months ago

Hmm. That doesn't look like the famous Hisso radiator mascot! :|
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Post by Michael Ferner » 8 months ago

Okay, it seems the Conde de Sert at least started one of the races (1100cc) in a Loryc, and apparently crashed. Loryc and EHP are effectively the same, though I don't quite recall the intricate detail, and don't have the time to look it up, so just saying. That would explain the second pic.
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