Race Drivers and Specators killed in 2010

Sonia Natalia Gallardo: The spectator was killed after being hit by a race car during the Dakar Rally.

Unknown Spectator: A Spectator was killed at a Tape Delayed TV NHRA Race on 2/21/10 at Firebird International Raceway. The female was hit by a tire that flew off when NHRA Driver, Antron Brown, seriously crashed in to a wall after going airborned. He was shaken but uninjured. [1]

Neal Parker(58): An NHRA Driver killed on 6/11/2010 after a single car wreck after he crashed in to barrals at the end of Raceway Park in Old Bridge, NJ. He was going in excess of 300 mph when his parachute failed to deploy. [2]

Mark Niver(60): An NHRA Driver killed on 7/11/2010 after a single car wreck when he impacted a net at the end of Pacific Raceway. His parachute deployed but instantly ripped off. The crash didnt look that bad on tape(to me) but apparently it was. [3]

Peter Lenz(13): A Red Bull Indianapolis GP motercycle driver who was killed on 8/29/10 during a warm-up lap at Firebird International Raceway(Yep its at the same track an NHRA Spectator was killed a few months back). Lenz fell and was struck by another rider, a 12-year-old. Paramedics immediately placed Lenz into a cervical collar, intubated him, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rushed him to the Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, where he later died of his injuries.Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi fell four times at the track during practice and warm-ups and other top riders acknowledged the track was difficult. [4]

Shoya Tomizawa(19): A Japanese Motorcycle driver killed on San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit on September 5, 2010 in Italy. Tomizawa was competing in the eleventh round of the inaugural Moto2 World Championship. On lap 12, Tomizawa fell at the Curvone, a fast right-hand corner, when he was forced wide and lost grip in his rear tyre. He was then struck by the motorbikes of Scott Redding and Alex de Angelis, and suffered cranial, thoracic and abdominal trauma. Tomizawa-sama’s treatment was brought in to question… [5]

Jimmy Girvan(56): A racing driver who died on 9/29/10 when his Subaru Impreza collided with boulders and went into trees at the side of the track while taking part in a race in memory of his friend, rally legend Colin McRae. [6]

Honorible Mentions:

  1. Paul Dobbs- Killed on 6/10/10 at the 2010 Isle of Man TT
  2. Martin Loich- killed on 6/10/10 at the 2010 Isle of Man TT
  3. Jamie Adam- Killed on 9/1/10 at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix.
  4. Chris Bradshaw- Killed on 9/1/10 at the 2010 Manx Grand Prix
  5. Simon Exton- Killed at the Snetterton
  6. Myles Byrne- Killed at the Skerries 100
  7. Stephen Larkin- Killed at the Kells Road Race
  8. Victor Gilmore- Killed at the Killalane
  9. Pascal Grosjean- Killed at the Dubai Autodrome
  10. Brian McCosker- Died on 4/3/10
  11. David Bryant- Died on 4/4/10
  12. John Cross- Died on 11/28/10
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