Friday, 4 May 2007

GUMBALL300 for the year 2007 CANCELED!!

I had a busy schedule, just followed up with the rally & was shocked today to read that it was canceled!!

What appears to have happened is the following:

May 2nd

1- "Nicholas Morley, 30, and Matthew McConvile, 32, both British citizens, have been arrested in FYROM (Former Yugoslavian Republic Of Macedonia) for a hit & run incident when their Porsche 911 crashed into an elderly couple’s VW Golf, killing Vladimir Cepuljoski, 67 and seriously injuring his wife, Margarita who remains hospitalized in critical condition" [from]

there was few news about this accedent the day it occured people heard of it the next day!

May 3rd

1-Team Polizei takes it easy, due to bad weather conditions they decided to slow things down.

2-Team Polizei withdeaw from the race to express their respect to the man died & woman enjured in the accident caused by one team participating in the GUMBALL3000. I like team Polozei not because of this but I do like their style & devotion.

3- The race officially canceled, there is also a Ford GT crash but I didn't find much information about it!! [also check the GUMBALL300 official site for their press releases]


More info. :

*3rd of May, 2007*
" Earlier tonight the descision has been made to cancel the rally for the remaining part, effective immediately.Therefore the rally will end in Bratislava instead of London.

We will keep you up to date." [Gumball-Live]


*4th of may, 2007*
"24 hours after the Porsche accident, the Gumball 3000 Organisation has decided to cancell the rally for the remaining part. Therefore the rally will end in Bratislava instead of London.... READ more" [GUMBALL3000 blog]
*3rd of May, 2007*

"More then 24 hours after the deadly accident on Macedonian roads, Gumball 3000 finally announced the cancellation of this years rally.......

Sponsors took their websites down and removed all affiliation with Gumball 3000, locals expressed their anger in our comments and mailbox, fans discussed the events on virtually every forum and message board out there and drivers announced their immediate withdrawl......READ more" [GTSPIRIT]

5 comments:

Commenter said...

Y'Allah sitrik :}

Farroos said...

Somehow "chill out" and "rally" can't go together :)

and I'm sorry for the bad news. I hate it when they cancel yearly events before they finish..

but I like your blog.. very relaxed and easy going..

hailing from bohamdan blog!

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Commenter

Amein :D

Farroos

Hello there from Bo-7mdan's blog :D

Well considering the accidents that happened it was a wise hmm more like a must be done move, however such an incident is expected after all its a rally in the normal streets, when things go wrong they will effect the people around. Also participants do not have perfect morals, a hit & run is the worst thing that can be done! its sad but right.

Glad u liked my blog... They can go together when gathered by me :D

offmyhead said...

Theres a Kuwaiti couplle in the gumball 3000 this year. they started in london.

Q80-Chill Girl said...

offmyhead

yes there are two Kuwaiti drivers participated in the Gumball3000 for the year 2007 I wrote a post about them

Khalid Al-Mudhaf & Fawaz Al-Qenae