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Old 12-04-2009, 08:51 PM
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Default DTM Roll Cage????

Look at this debris hit Ralph Schumacher's car. And it just buckle. Then watch at about 5:25 how they just pop it back out again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeJwP6sgDcg


Where is the cage???
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:07 PM
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Pause it at 5:49 as another Mercedes pulls out of the pits. You can see the cage is a foot or more behind the A pillar bodywork. The driver is *way* back too, his head is behind the B pillar.

But yeah, that was odd.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:07 PM
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The cage doesn't extend up to the windshield. The driver is in the back seat, no reason to have all that weight up there. Freeze the video at 5:49 and look at the bars through the door. The front bar is about a foot behind the top of the windshield.

Edit: I type too slow.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:12 PM
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At the front roof line and the top of the dashboard, where the windshield collapse stopped.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:16 PM
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HAHA, good point, I didn't notice the guys were riding hooptie style with the seats all the WAY back.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:42 PM
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I Love DTM, but its still funny that there is probably not a single peice on the car that is used from the factory car. Still some of the fastest and most advanced cars in the world IMO.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:02 PM
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^ agree DTM racing is good to watch!
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:33 PM
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Why did he pull in the garage for that "work" when it looks like a guy could have just reached in and popped it up like they did with a stop and go?
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:04 AM
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Love the DTM races. SpeedTV is going to have the May Hockenheim race on tomorrow at 12 noon EST.

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Old 12-05-2009, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by jslindst View Post
Love the DTM races. SpeedTV is going to have the May Hockenheim race on tomorrow at 12 noon EST.

Jeff
Man, that's almost live coverage...

Can Speed be any more ****ed up? Good thing HDTheater is picking up the ball with WRC etc.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:08 AM
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Can Speed be any more ****ed up? Good thing HDTheater is picking up the ball with WRC etc.
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And there is www.casttv.com
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British Touring Car on right after the DTM
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Flying Finn View Post
Can Speed be any more ****ed up?
I'm sure they are excited about the few thousand people who will actually tune in to watch. Besides, DTM is just NASCARized road racing with CF instead of metal...nothing shared with an actual street car. Sounds like a series that belongs on Speed.
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I just watched it on TV, they cut out the shot of the mechanic reaching in and popping the roof out.
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I watched it (the event with Schumacher's car) and wondered the same thing...
Only I didn't get to see the crewmen pop it back out.
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