MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


"For me it was dangerous for a few reasons" - Jorge Lorenzo.

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shamarone

July 13, 2014 4:56 PM

re: "We will speak with Race Direction and maybe make some kind of change at the end of pit lane"

i'm on it, a standup starting gate will be installed. i hear the old one from the defunct nationals at Southwick 338 is available...?

shamarone

July 13, 2014 5:07 PM
Last Edited 36 days ago

re: "now when everybody goes in to change the bike it does not matter if you were on pole positon"

correct, but nobody said it wasn't a gamble. that's the risk. if you leave the grid (for any reason), you effectively FORFEIT your qualifying position. the organizers have gone through great pains to "organize" a structured race.

well guess what...?

it began over on the STARTING line. we in race direction and the TV boys have a schedule to keep. (see Bradl gets it)

RaceRoad

July 13, 2014 5:30 PM

JimmyTheRealOne: Moaners!
BTW Lorenzo should have been penalized, he crossed the pitlane exit line.


no not yet. we have learned from 2013 it takes several dangerous situations. so no rush if jorge keeps acting like this for 6 months then yes. but seen from 2013 its still along way

mrfill

July 13, 2014 5:38 PM

14 riders went in to change to dry set-up, carbon disked bikes.

One had a problem at the first bend, blaming the brakes.

And the other 13?

If the pit lane start was dangerous, whose fault was that? The man with the flag or one or more of the 14 riders? Perhaps if they only permit 3 bikes to be in the pit lane at any one time, it would solve the problem.

crashnetdummies

July 13, 2014 6:06 PM

No pitlane starts anymore, period.
I still can't believe the race direction didn't allow another formation lap. A complete mess of a start, looked like your routine track day session, embarrassing.

Most importantly, we got lucky once again.

cfsteezy

July 13, 2014 6:31 PM

These dry/wet races look so silly. The chaos is comical. AMA has good rules concerning wet races and arent afraid to throw the red flag to give everyone a proper chance to choose a tyre, do a warm up lap, line up again, then go for it. AMA isnt nearly what it used to be but atleast they have solid safety rules concerning dodgy weather.

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