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    This just in . . .

    World Speed Trials Australia
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    No races today, too much wind and 43 degrees😞
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    [QUOTE][/QUFIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme added 2 new photos.
    12 hrs ˇ
    Valerie Thompson Racing and Team 7 Racing suffered a crash at speedon Monday 19 March, at Lake Gairdner during day three of the World Speed Trials Australia. Fortunately Thompson walked away from the stunning wreck with only minor injuries.

    Conditions were ideal in the morning, as anticipated, and Team 7 Racing set out to make their attempt at the all-time FIM World Record, aiming for speeds near 400 mph. Thompson had passed the four-mile marker and reported being at 299 mph when the trouble started. Chase vehicles saw the tail end of the streamliner come up in the air, but the chutes were deployed which helped stabilize the resulting crash. The wreckage was spread out along nearly a mile of the course.

    The team is currently assessing the damage and reviewing the incident. Owner Denis Manning and the rest of Team 7 Racing are relieved Thompson was able to walk away from the crash, and were glad to report that the safety equipment all performed as intended.

    The streamliner left an impressive trench along the edge of the course, but there was no major damage to the track, which remains in near-perfect condition. Cleanup has taken place and racing is back underway for the rest of the contenders at the final day of the World Speed Trials Australia.OTE]
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    Wow. That could have been catastrophic.
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    FIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme added 2 new photos.
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    Valerie Thompson Racing and Team 7 Racing suffered a crash at speedon Monday 19 March, at Lake Gairdner during day three of the World Speed Trials Australia. Fortunately Thompson walked away from the stunning wreck with only minor injuries.

    Conditions were ideal in the morning, as anticipated, and Team 7 Racing set out to make their attempt at the all-time FIM World Record, aiming for speeds near 400 mph. Thompson had passed the four-mile marker and reported being at 299 mph when the trouble started. Chase vehicles saw the tail end of the streamliner come up in the air, but the chutes were deployed which helped stabilize the resulting crash. The wreckage was spread out along nearly a mile of the course.

    The team is currently assessing the damage and reviewing the incident. Owner Denis Manning and the rest of Team 7 Racing are relieved Thompson was able to walk away from the crash, and were glad to report that the safety equipment all performed as intended.

    The streamliner left an impressive trench along the edge of the course, but there was no major damage to the track, which remains in near-perfect condition. Cleanup has taken place and racing is back underway for the rest of the contenders at the final day of the World Speed Trials
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    Thompson inspecting her damaged projectile (bike). She was doing 343 MPH at the time of the wreck.
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    Damn! Glad to hear she walked away to try again another day.
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    It's not everyday you walk away from a 343 mph wreck. I hope we get to see the video from inside and her comments afterward. Good luck on the next try, Valerie!

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    Good thing the chute worked keeping the bike from tumbling for a mile.
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    good video
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    More details and pictures here
    https://www.morebikes.co.uk/44622/wo...-343mph-crash/

    as gleaned from todays post to BR&TMR - thanks Mika
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Ya, what a poser she must be. To date, she has only gone 304 MPH and 217 MPH on a street bike. A guy like you probably does that once a week.
    She had an accident. That is news.

    What she was trying to do, and failed at, is fake news. Substitute 600 mph and the story doesn't change.

    What she has done in the past is old news.

    BTW, that is the most contrived ad hom I've ever seen.
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    With any luck this is a troll we can skip
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