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Carrera GT Crash Settled for $4.5m

The lawsuit was recently settled for a reported total of approximately $4.5 million. The contributions to the settlement were about 49% from the estate of the driver, 41% from the track owners and the event organizers, 8% from Porsche, and 2% from the driver of the Ferrari that was claimed to have triggered the crash.
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http://www.sportscarmarket.com/content/carrera

Original story:
http://www.knbc.com/news/4562562/detail.html
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there's something that's just a bit unjust about that whole story.
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So Porsche paid out US$360k - which incidentally, is about the price you can pick up a CGT for now... :scratchchin:

Will have to check through Ben Keaton's posts on Fchat/6speed to see if he mentioned anything about the car prior to the track day.



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Interesting to note, is that the legal expert for the Rudl insurer is the same lawyer who won the famous (infamous) judgment against Porsche in the 1980s that kept the 930 out of the US market for 5 years. They 'proved' that the 930 was unsafe due to its 'throttle lift' oversteer tendencies.



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This was said at the time - prior to any investigations etc:

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I witnessed the whole thing.

IT WAS NOT BEN'S FAULT!!! THE ORGANIZER HAD PICKED THE 150MPH ZONE AS THE ENTRANCE TO THE TRACK AND THE F-CAR DRIVER PULLED IN FRONT OF HIM NEAR THE END OF THE STRAGHT. THERE WERE NO CORNER WORKS AND NO FLAGS!!! HE TRIED TO AVOID HIM AND SPUN OUT AND HIT THE WALL AT NEARLY THAT SPEED.



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