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11-08-2007, 05:13 PM
At the ring in the Peugeot 306 Rallye, starting to get some good laps under my belt.... when the engine blew up. Nice line of oil up to Galgenkopf. Steve W stopped behind me (thanks mate) and we started flagging for ages. One bill for sand and sweeping later (230 Euros thanks very much!) and a transported car off to ADAC Central. Just waiting for the recovery people back home to phone me back to tell me about getting me home.

Such is life :angry: :(

11-08-2007, 06:07 PM
Bloody bad news, Mark :(

Hope that you get sorted asap.

11-08-2007, 09:09 PM
stupid french clutter - never had a prob with the scooby!

11-08-2007, 09:22 PM
Bad news Mark. :huh: At least you were able to flag in time to stop anyone going off on your oil which would have make things far more complicated...

11-08-2007, 10:09 PM
very true - keep telling myself that to cheer myself up about it

11-08-2007, 10:47 PM
We were very lucky. I could smell the oil before WarrenM realised what had actually happened. Off line fortunately but a lot of oil.

99% of drivers were great but 1% were complete knobh**ds & did not slow down or went through the oil so they could spread it through to the racing line. :blink: :blink: :blink:

I found myself shouting at some drivers as I waved the yellow flag. W*****s.

12-08-2007, 08:38 AM
Firstly bad luck Mark :( I have a pug and that died very quickly too. It wasn't even on track :angry:

Secondly, those knobjockeys who refuse to slow may not know what a yellow flag means. Probably because they are max power newbies or just (Oops I said the F word)wits. :angry:


12-08-2007, 09:52 AM
Have sent a PM to Steve - if anyone sees him, could they mention this. Also if anyone has his number could they PM me with it, I need to talk to him


12-08-2007, 11:07 AM
If i see him i will tell it to him

12-08-2007, 01:10 PM
OK panic over, the insurance company is sorting it all out. So far so good with them

Thanks for all the offers of help

12-08-2007, 01:23 PM
Mark, why is an insurance company involved? :unsure: Did you crash too?


12-08-2007, 02:30 PM
Im back from Ring but no Steve seen :(

12-08-2007, 04:54 PM
european breakdown recovery insurance - I've learnt my lesson before!

They're getting the car home and flying me and the wife back to Stanstead to then pick up a hire car

Gary Kinghorn
12-08-2007, 07:03 PM
Suprised they are recovering it for you. It must have been marginal whether it was worth their while to take it home or to a local dealer for you to get it repaired......

12-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Who are you with, Mark? Most European recovery co's do not recover cars back to the UK if the value is considered less than 5K.

12-08-2007, 07:31 PM
Sorry to hear this hope you get it all sorted.


13-08-2007, 08:10 AM
Yeah we did go through that bit but it was deemed worth it. Im with Europ Assist

13-08-2007, 08:14 AM
Good result, Mark. Worth the extra initial outlay for you :thumb:

13-08-2007, 09:30 PM
Back home now!

13-08-2007, 09:35 PM
Car to follow in a few days? I take it that you will get it fixed and be back?

14-08-2007, 08:33 AM
Part of the deal with the ins company is that I get it fixed within 4 weeks. Expecting the car back within 14 working days

14-08-2007, 08:36 AM
Why do they care when it gets fixed? :unsure: