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Sean Edwards

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Phil Rose, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Phil Rose

    Phil Rose
    Premium Member

    I'm not sure if this is the place to post this, but it seems that racing driver and avid sim racer Sean Edwards has been killed in an instructing accident in Queensland, Australia. He was instructing on a private test session.

    My deepest condolences to his family and for the driver and his family.
  2. This is just terrible. My thoughts also to both families - I believe the driver's family were there as spectators. A terrible, terrible time for them :(
    2013 has been a pretty awful year. It's taken away some of our biggest talents far too early. This year needs to finish up sooner rather than later :(:(
  3. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Sickening to read such terrible news.

    I feel sorry for him and his family.
  4. Shocking news, a talented guy and always came across a gent.
  5. This is a far too early end to an exceptional racing driver story. He was a worthy adversary on the virtual track, it was always a challenge to race against him and his endurance teammates.
    Many simracers must have watched his real life racing career in admiration. We didn't need to be reminded of the biggest difference between real racing and simracing this soon though. As a good racer and a great guy he will be missed on and off track.
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  6. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Damnit this is not true is it???
  7. It would appear so...

    Another death in the world of motorsport. My thoughts go out to his family.
  8. the_sigman

    Sim racer, F1 news editor... Racing is in my blood Premium Member

    Tragic, exactly two years from Wheldon's death.
  9. Dan was killed on the 16th October. Sean was killed on the 15th.

    Terrible news, saw him race at Silverstone, British GP.
  10. the_sigman

    Sim racer, F1 news editor... Racing is in my blood Premium Member

    My mistake, sorry.
  11. Don't worry about it, just wanted to point it out.
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  12. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

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    I knew him from what he was writing on his fb page and i had the honor to attend on 2 races where he, myself and other friends were racing against him on rFactor. Very friendly and very open men :/ always smilling and even he found the time to reply to me on fb on short in word or two, it was special for me.

    Very sad news :/

    Signed on the petition !
  14. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    Don't agree with that. Just like the best way to honor Allan Simonsen was to keep on racing at Le Mans. The best way to honor Sean Edwards, is to put up a great show in the last race meeting of the year. And really battle it out. Just like he would've done if he'd been there. Of course, it is "typical" that this is the seasons only double header, but I don't think a racer, would want races to stop counting because of a death.
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  15. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
    Premium Member

    i would love to know more about his sim racing career. are there any posts or info about this? i only just started catching some of his race series on sky - relatively recently. never really watched porsche races much but then saw lots of onboard of him at the front!
  16. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye?

    I actually think it's a good idea, if I was Nicki Thiim or Michael Ammermuller I wouldn't want to win the title in such a fashion.

    Can't see it happening though to be honest, would be great to hear the drivers opinions on it.
  17. I think Porsche AG is going to do a 'honor title' or something like that, and then let the other teams and drivers fight for the title .... all parts (fans, teams, drivers, etc...) will be as well satisfied IMO

    its more easy for porsche AG to make something special in the end of the season

    anyway, we are all agree that they MUST make something for him!

    unfortunately show must go on.....