Unknown Renault 5 accident - Road Atlanta - possibly fatal

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Unknown Renault 5 accident - Road Atlanta - possibly fatal

Post by hollie3sa » 6 days ago

Found this one on Facebook:

Road Atlanta 1981. If I remenber the crash was fatal.
-Rui Coutinho

Immediatly, Patrick Jacquemart's fatal accident in 1981 at Mid-Ohio came to my mind. But it can't be that. Trees too far from the track. No white line at the end of the Mid-Ohio straight where Jacquemart's accident happened.

I think he's spot on with Road Atlanta. More exactly: the approach to turn 6. As seen in the following video from 5:45 - 5:55.

But there's no record at motorsportmemorial for a fatality in 1981:
http://motorsportmemorial.org/query.php ... 91,1189,26

What do you think?

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Post by Michkov » 5 days ago

Looking at the cars in the background it looks like private testing or other non race session. Cant imagine why else everyone is leisurely standing around the incident.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 days ago

And I would bet non-fatal too.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 5 days ago

PTRACER wrote:
5 days ago
And I would bet non-fatal too.
I was thinking that.... especially as there is a guy in a driving suit standing in front of the car looking at the wreck, and no other race cars around.

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