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Franchitti forced to retire from motorsport

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Howard, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Howard

    Howard
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    Howard Choularton submitted a new blog post:

    Franchitti forced to retire from motorsport

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. Jimlaad43

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    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Premium

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    Wow, a career ending crash in the new generation Indycar. It's sad that Dario has to stop, but it's better this way than if he had been killed.
     
  3. Bram

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    Thats tragic really :( Wish him all the best in his recovery and I am sure we will see him back in motorsport in some form.
     
  4. Shawdad

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    Wow this sucks...:cry:
     
  5. Marian Zelenka

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    The downforce is strong with this one. Premium

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    Yeah, that's too bad.
     
  6. betterstranger

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    That's sad. I really always liked his column at EVO, despite that I was never interested in american racing.

    First Kubica, now Dario. That's sad that such a great talents won't be racing in top series.
    I only can hope that Dario will can someday make comeback into motorsport like Kubica, who just won WRC2 series winning 5 from his first 7 official starts in rally.
    Hope Dario will also find something new! Best luck to you mate!
     
  7. Mattross

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    Very sad news, but I'm glad he is following his doctor's advice.
     
  8. Tony Gentile

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    All the best Dario
    will be sadly missed on the race track
     
  9. Colin Doessel

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    wonder how the older spec car would of faired in the same incident

    nice to see him quote greg moore. about 14 years since his crash.

    great driver and great all round personality

    he's a great asset to indycar and will be sorely missed next year
     
  10. M1GHTY M4VS

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    Classy Guy, won't be out of Motorsport, I'm sure he'll come back in whatever position :)
     
  11. puffitheone

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    I am proud to have accompanied him in the years ... as a big fan.
    See you....and thanks!
     
  12. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

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    Tough news! But I hope and believe he will stick to racing and maybe run his own team?
     
  13. Jimlaad43

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    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Premium

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    Read it all until I saw the word "winningest". Eugh, it's not a word.
     
  14. Rikki Jenkins

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    Sad news indeed. Dario is one of my favorites, and one of the only Indy drivers worth his weight in gold. Glad he is going to stay in the sport in a consulting capacity and I am sure he will be a great asset for advise and counsel to whoever replaces him. Gods speed on Dario's recovery and all the best.



    Danica is available, since she just cant seem to drive fast with fenders...:)