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You may have seen a video on Facebook, or were at the track, or caught the live BSSO race feeds yesterday. If so you’ll have witnessed an unprecedented series of scooter crashes. Two separate incidents on two different parts of the track caused scooters to go down like dominos. Thankfully no major injuries to the riders themselves (well the odd broken bone) but the damage to the scooters is much more serious and costly. Here we have on-board footage from one of the incidents.
Read on to see if you can help out…
The Darlo Destroyer
SLUK former Production Class Champion Barrie Braithwaite is truly the Darlo Destroyer. He was back on track only long enough to take part in a horrendous crash that not only destroyed the scooter he’d borrowed from Dave Marsden, but also took out all three scooters running for privateers Team DSC.
The crash was caused after 2017 Production Class champion Justin Price was edged onto the grass as the front runners entered the straight. Justin’s scooter pinged him off before it flipped back taking out team-mate Steve Wright’s Runner. Then it was hit again by team-mate Stephen ‘Hammy’ Hamilton. As scooters went everywhere to avoid the carnage Hammy’s static Lambretta was then collected by unsighted Barrie Braithwaite.
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Thankfully, apart from Hammy who broke a collar bone for the 10thtime, all of those involved are walking wounded.
The same cannot be said for the scooters however. After massive impacts at least three machines are needing GP forks, headsets, bodywork and even possibly frames.
If you have any parts that you’d like to donate to fix Dave Marsden’s or the DSC bikes, you can contact us here at SLUK and we’ll pass your messages on.
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Words and photos: Sticky
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