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Given the wheels that are fitted, the location, and the owner's propensity to use the car on track, I have a feeling it was this one. Red calipers are also a match.



I'm sure the owner won't appreciate this mishap being played out as 'news' on Jalopnik. :rolleyes:

>8^)
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Sucks but no one was hurt and it happened on the track where it should. Live and learn. Also, I would never put those crap 888 tires on another car. After using three sets on the track and street I have learned to hate that tire.
 

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I wonder if having after-market wheels with non factory offsets affects the cars computer and therefore its handling?
 

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I wonder if having after-market wheels with non factory offsets affects the cars computer and therefore its handling?
Plausible theory and deserves investigation. I'm sure the insurance company will look at all non standard items on the car in its assessment.
 

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Plausible theory and deserves investigation. I'm sure the insurance company will look at all non standard items on the car in its assessment.
This presumes the driver had track day insurance coverage. Is it readily available in the US?
 

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This presumes the driver had track day insurance coverage. Is it readily available in the US?
Not sure how it works in the US but in Australia you would be hard pressed finding an underwriter that will insure an exotic during track days.
 

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Per my USA dealer racing and solo hot laps not covered, "classes" covered easily. So now every track day is a class.
 

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If you are tracking your 12C or any other high end car you better ABSOULTELY POSITIVELY make sure you either have track insurance or else realize that the car is basically self insured.

I wouldn't believe what your agent says. I would either get it in writing(that a DE/track wknd is covered) or else get the insurance contract and have it reviewed by your attorney!;)
 

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I know for a fact driver walked away with out a scratch. The car, obviously, not so much: he hit the wall doing 70-80.
 

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The catch 22 here in EUROPE is that when track day insurance becomes widely available ( predicted in 2013 ) there will be a £20,000 excess. So still a big sting for most folk!
 

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The catch 22 here in EUROPE is that when track day insurance becomes widely available ( predicted in 2013 ) there will be a £20,000 excess. So still a big sting for most folk!
RIC was that you driving ? :):)
Was that your car with a wrap on it ? :):)
SORRY FOR THE OWNER ! :(:(
 

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New Jalop article says it was Gripforce-McLaren who wrecked. Hope he's doing ok!

As for insurance, my AAA insurance covers "non-competitive and untimed driving events" - verified in writing by my agent.
 

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I took my car out Sunday to show a couple of house guests what it was like in a Mac. Every bloody warning light pinged as we left home into some cold Autumn fog including front wheel problem Sir, please check with your friendly service centre. Tyre pressure and temps even.

However at one point brakes pulled left badly but my intervention with the steering wheel saved the day, but not my passengers nerves as all colour drained from his face. We retired, eventually, for a couple of pints down the local.

Hitting a track wall is bad news, nightmare really.
 

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Yes, that was me. I'm still in disbelief I walked out without single scratch in a crash this magnitude.
I will keep you all posted when things sort out... But wow, I'm lost for words on things people talk about on Jalopnik.
 
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