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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dansoarr - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 3:15 PM

So what constitutes a "fall from their machine"?

if you stay on the seat, ride in to the gravel and topple over, are you deemed to have fallen off, even though you are still on the bike?

I assume that any situation where the rider dismounts (intentionally or unintentionally) and the bike comes to a halt, will be deemed to have crashed?

sgt crash - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 5:11 PM

Now I think about it why do bikes have to pass scrutineering when after the race starts some bozo can wobble round with a trashed bike they just chucked up the road? not suprised they decided this. Maybe only in a wet race though.

bri t

April 14, 2012 8:35 PM

Gotta say there is a lot of sense to this rule and I'm not surprised there has been no resistance to speak of.

Yes, unfortunate for anyone taken down by another rider's error but that's the cut and thrust of 'racing'.

But its unfortunate for multiple accidents caused by a crash damaged bike leaking fluids (often unseen and beyond the riders abilities to respond as quickly as another rider's racing error - ie its not 'racing') because that's lack of race meeting management.

pp916 - Unregistered

April 14, 2012 9:12 PM

Good move in theory but I can foresee all sorts of fall-outs with the one bike rule and defining a 'crash' as actually warranting exclusion.....there will need to be some common sense discretion applied and I'm sure it will be 'interpreted' if it adversely affects 'the show'......

polyz - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 10:10 AM

Two bike rule wud be best ...rushing rebuilds rush rush and back thru tech
there will be more human error.
Teams effectively have a second bike in bits with them so it doesn't save costs ???

taken me out - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 9:28 PM

If you get taken out by another rider then that's just tough luck in racing, often the person at fault comes off best like Rossi and Stoner last year. At least this way the perpetrator doesnt gain an advantage.

Steve - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 10:25 AM

I agree completely with Movistar, this rule, being very knee-jerk, will lead to a joke at some point.

So say last race of the season, rider x needs 1 point to win the title but midway through the race, whilst in a battle for the lead, is nudged by rider y and low sides the bike. No damage, bike perfectly fine, but because of this rule he will have to walk away. Would that not make the whole thing a laughing stock?

Its the big problem with blanket rules, especially those that come from knee-jerk reactions.

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