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#1 GeoffR

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:54

So what is the most extreme form of motor sports .. ??

 

 



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#2 paulstevens56

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:10

Icelandic off road!!



#3 Peat

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:13



#4 7MGTEsup

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 14:15

I think in terms of equipment you are hard pressed to beat a top fuel car, in terms of danger it has to be the Isle of Man TT....



#5 krapmeister

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:39

While it's hard to beat nitro burning Top Fuel dragsters, funny cars and bikes, when you see what they do with monster trucks at the Monster Jam shows they can be pretty extreme as well...

 

Tractor pulls can be pretty crazy too!

 

 

 

 

:eek:


Edited by krapmeister, 08 February 2019 - 10:34.


#6 ernestomodena

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:44

Those almost vertical hill climb are creazy to.



#7 MrMonaco

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:11

Dune climbing (or whatever its name is).

 

Despite being gradually civilised, the idea of Dakar is pretty extreme to me.

 

Speedway takes place on very short ovals with close battles due to very short sprints without any brakes. 

 

Seems to me that the rule for the most extreme sports is that they are the niche within a niche.


Edited by MrMonaco, 08 February 2019 - 10:14.


#8 Kalmake

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:56

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#9 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:07

Coal trucks

 



#10 Henri Greuter

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:11

For me: F1, because......


...of the extreme and insane amounts of money spend, sometimes on items that provide just a minimal improvement on downforce level and /or drag reduction....

Extreme if it comes as a spectacle to see and thus in appearance, no opinion

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#11 krapmeister

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:17

Coal trucks

 

 

:eek:

 

The most extreme thing about that for me (apart from the amounts of black smoke) is the crowd safety or lack thereof!



#12 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:24

It's probably not FIA sanctioned...

 

Another extreme event: Sprint boats



#13 Dolph

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:24

:eek:

 

The most extreme thing about that for me (apart from the amounts of black smoke) is the crowd safety or lack thereof!

 

Is that more dangerous than standing next to a motorway, though?



#14 krapmeister

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 12:32

Is that more dangerous than standing next to a motorway, though?

 

Do you see crowds like that standing next to freeways often... or at all?



#15 Jambo

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 13:01

 

It's the TT.



#16 Draken

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 14:55

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It's the TT.

 

Agree...one death every few hours of racing unfortunately :well: Those guys are crazy but have my respect. RIP William. Off to watch this now.

 


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#17 paulstevens56

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 15:20

The thing is, the TT is not fearsome because of the spectacle, it is fearsome because it is dangerous.

 

it is a spectacle yes, but after a few decades of finding out every year someone else you admire has died, it gets tiresome.

 

Amazing event yes, but far from extreme in terms of bikes.

 

I would suggest Erzberg Rodeo an off road event over the rocks of an old quarry, watching the top men navigate there is insane, but in bike terms, nothing, not even the TT compares to Dakar.  Or for daftness, the crazy hill events in France and Austria where they throw bikes with massive swing arms up am impossible to climb dirt hill that you can't even walk up!



#18 Jambo

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 17:56

I would say heading down Bray Hill, flat out on a Superbike is more extreme than that.



#19 Radoye

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 18:22

This is pretty nuts:

 



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#20 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 23:30

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#21 paulstevens56

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 13:47

Good shout Ross, forget about ice speedway.

 

How about sidecar motocross!  



#22 Henri Greuter

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 18:53

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I now remember the stories about a World championship tournament, held in Russia and one of the competitors in a heat literally being torn apart by his opponents after he had lost control. A part of the Ice rink top layer (ice fragments) was red from then on. There still had to be a world champion.....

One of the reasons why I never watched these events, too scary for me

 

Still can't understand entirely why Eastern country drivers were so good in this, guess that the moto GP equivalent of that era back then was not `bothred` by Russian drivers. Who nown how the list of champions in the different categories may have looked if there had been russians....



#23 Donkey

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 20:06

Coal trucks

 

Bloody hell, wouldn't like to be the starter guy standing in a narrow space between two trailers squirreling about...

 

My vote goes to motorbike road racing, just because the the number of deaths and serious injuries in an era when most other motorsports have been getting much safer.

 

Honourable mention to powerboat racing and water speed record attempts, lots of deaths on the water as well although not sure if that counts as motorsport.



#24 paulstevens56

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 21:10

Not quite sure the numbers of deaths make any sport more extreme, to me it just means there is no real effort being made to make it safer, which borders on odd at the very least!



#25 Jambo

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:16

Honestly go stand at the bottom of Bray Hill and say it isn't a spectacle, I personally don't call it extreme because of the deaths, I call it extreme because of what they are doing.



#26 BuddyHolly

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:31

Isle of Man TT for me.



#27 Spillage

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:23

Figure of 8 racing!

 



#28 paulstevens56

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 13:44

I am not doubting that a TT race is extreme on the senses.

 

But for spectacle there are plenty of other motorsports that offer more in my eyes.

 

TT is an easy choice. a good one, but an easy one.  I for one remember the first teim I stood within 20 yards of a top fueller or a Funny car and will never forget that in a hurry. Or watched a 35 car closed grid of stock cars on the first lap of a big race thinking "you could not pay me any money to be in any of those cars"

 

We all have differing things that appeal it seems



#29 Dolph

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:12

This is pretty nuts:

 

 

Swamp version of the MonacoGP. The guy in front at the first corner always wins.



#30 krapmeister

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 21:42

Figure of 8 racing!

https://www.youtube....h?v=Zdjc4dZGGmM


Forgot about this one - pretty mental!