BSB » ‘No restart’ rule enforced after Brands chaos

Following the cancellation of races at Brands Hatch, BSB organisers announce the reinforcement of a rule that prevents any rider from remounting their bike after a crash.

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rab27 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 12:20 PM

the story is a bit misleading.pekkinans bike was not leaking fuel when examined after the race,so it must have been someone else that did the damage.have to agree with this rule.i would like to see engine builders all vetted as well,spilt oil is no fun on track,and even worse on the roads.
if it wasnt for half ****d engine builders working on tigt budgets we might still have the late great david jeffries with us.

movistar - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 12:20 PM

Whats classed as a crash!!!!!!

If you run on in the gravel can you rejoin.

How will this go down in the shootout, when it happens to someone in the top six.

This rule will cause problems and fallout.


April 14, 2012 12:36 PM


"Riders who fall from their machine are not permitted to continue in the practice session or race until passed fit by a Medical Officer"

its on the story titled No restart rule Official wording

i think it will cause some problems if people fall, specially in wet weather they really should get the bike out the track and back to the pits so they can be repaired and checked. but safety is what matters at the end of the day. rather have all the riders end the weekend safe


April 14, 2012 1:14 PM

Fair enough! There could be so many things wrong with a bike that a rider isn't aware of so I am in favour of this rule. If you think about it, once out of a race, that should be it really.


April 14, 2012 2:37 PM

So if you are taken out by another rider, you are penalised for his mistake. Safety is an important thing, but their is a lot of ways when oil or fuel can get to the track, for example two bikes hitting each other without crash, or a single technical mistake. I think this last one is even more common than spraying oil by a rejoined bike.
Safety is really important issue, but maybe they do more damage with this rule than gain. Losing track time at practice, losing points in the showdown etc.
Maybe they should have thought about banning rider aids, because the last race (especially Haga's start) was THE dangerous thing.


April 14, 2012 3:10 PM

I think the rule is for riders who actually fall off their bikes rather than those that ride onto gravel, or come into contact with another bike! It is common sense really. If your bike hits the ground, it's out!!

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