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Cars Storm Ciara damages race circuit’s famous ‘Scary Tree’

12:00  12 february  2020
12:00  12 february  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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While some are defeated by Storm Ciara ' s boggy mess, a few manage to make the corner and can be seen quickly flying over jumps along the track. During the race severe weather warnings were in place around the county and rain continued to lash down further weathering the track.

Floodwater has been sweeping through streets damaging homes and businesses across the Calder Valley. Communities along the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire are assessing the damage following severe flooding caused by Storm Ciara .

a car driving on a road: Storm Ciara Snetterton scary tree © Provided by Motoring Research Storm Ciara Snetterton scary tree

A post on the Snetterton circuit’s website is titled ‘Motorsport in mourning’ after Storm Ciara damaged the famous trackside ‘Scary Tree’.

The Scary Tree was christened as such by motorsport fans and racing drivers, as it looked like a giant person with arms in the air. Some also referred to it as the ‘Victory Tree’, given the arms could be outstretched in celebration.

a tree in a park: Storm Ciara Snetterton scary tree © Provided by Motoring Research Storm Ciara Snetterton scary tree
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The reaction to the damage has been widespread, with characters from across motorsport expressing their sadness. The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship called it ‘tremendously sad news for a popular landmark’ on Twitter. W Series racer Alice Powell simply remarked ‘NOOOOOO’.

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Image caption Storm Ciara hit Lyme Regis, Dorset, on Sunday. Southern services between Ashford International and Ore are running at a reduced speed due to a tree blocking the line and trains are also at a standstill between Horsham and Dorking due to a fallen tree on the line at Holmwood.

Trees were toppled, buildings were damaged and some homes had to be evacuated as rivers burst their banks. One journey was made easier by Storm Ciara , however: a British Airways flight made the fastest subsonic New York to London flight as it rode a jet stream accelerated by the storm .

The tree was suffering somewhat before Storm Ciara blew through on February 9, liberating it of its arms. The circuit’s press release referenced ‘years of poor health’, saying ‘the tree’s once-mighty arms were already beginning to suffer a little before the winds of Storm Ciara brought them crashing down’.

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a red race car on a road: Storm Ciara Snetterton scary tree © Provided by Motoring Research Storm Ciara Snetterton scary tree
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Snetterton’s closing statement reads: ‘We approached the tree for comment, but it refused to say anything’.

In all seriousness, it’s never nice for a landmark, to lose a defining feature. In any racing shots, if the Scary Tree could be seen in the background, you knew it was ‘Snetty’. Is it up there with the tragedy of the Notre Dame cathedral? Probably not. But it’s a loss nonetheless.

The post Storm Ciara damages race circuit’s famous ‘Scary Tree’ appeared first on Motoring Research.

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