BSB » Race 2 cancelled on safety grounds


Slippery conditions and a contaminated track surface force race organisers to cancel the remainder of the Brands Hatch meeting, including the second BSB race.

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swam - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 5:33 PM

I was there and weather was really bad,but i think when a bike goes down then they shouldn't be allowed to carry on it messed up a good day of racing by spilling fuel all over the track its not the first time this sort of thing has happend they put all sorts of crap on the track after they have been off

MM - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 5:36 PM

So, the second BSB race has been cancelled due to the mix of oil and detergent turning the circuit into a skating rink. Many, myself included, were lamenting the loss of the last 2 strokes with the start of Moto3 on Sunday as the "ripping calico" sound of a well set up two stroke was replaced by the wet farts of the 250 four stroke singles. But another unfortunate consequences of the manufacturers' relentless determination to completely eliminate 2 strokes, even from prototype racing, is that, predictably, we've had a massive increase in the number of races cancelled thanks to the "diesels" spreading their slippery contents over the track. And how many people have been injured in incidents directly caused by leaking sump oil? Getting back on a crashed 4 stroke and rejoining a race without a proper check for oil leaks, endangers everyone's life and limb, just for the outside chance of a point.

Mason

April 09, 2012 5:53 PM

unless your on about the moto 3 in the moto gp series which has no connection to bsb, 125's are still screaming round the British tracks in the motostar championship, they just have the option to run 250'd but no1 has, kyle ryde will be running a 250 but not untill oulton i think

MM - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 6:10 PM

@mystic meg. It's simply much less likely for two strokes to cause such a problem. If a two stroke throws a rod through it's crankcase, it doesn't result in several litres of oil being dumped, nor does a two stroke have the four strokes' number of pressurised oil lines which are fairly exposed and prone to damage. It's easy for a loosened pipe to spray oil or even a damaged valve to cause oil to be lost through the exhaust. Even the dubious value of the catch tanks in the lower fairing are negated as soon as the track gets wet because they have to remove the drain plug to let out the water thrown up by the front wheel.

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