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BJR

July 25, 2014 5:27 AM

F1 » Massa critical of FIA stewarding


In some respects it's a bit like the old pedestrian on the crossing, Yes the cars have to give way to him BUT stepping out in front of a driver who isn't going to (or can't) stop means you're going to lose out anyway. I think on many weekend we see a driver put their car where they probably shouldn't and it's only because the other driver who may be entitled to hold his line yields is what prevents the accident from happening. It's a judement call from the lead driver really, do I hold my line and have the crash so the other guy crashes out as well and goes to the stewards and learns not to do that again, or do I yeld when technically I don't have to, continue the race and every other driver now knows I can be bluffed out of a corner?

BJR

July 23, 2014 12:49 PM

MotoGP » ‘Thumb brake’ appears on final day of Honda test


Don't forget those NSR's also knew what gear they were in and had different ignition maps for each, so "full power" wasn't available even though "full throttle" may have been. Given that after only a handfull of laps you'd know what gear and which rpm you'd be pulling in every corner on the track, one would be tweaking the ignition maps to soften the power where necessary.

BJR

July 15, 2014 11:19 PM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


When you choose to undertake a pitlane start you forfeit your grid slot and by that very action you're accepting a back-of-the-pack start from pit lane with everybody else. However, the rules already give the starter the option to invoke a delayed start if they feel the safety of the start is prejudiced and let them go for another warm up lap whereby all the guys in pit lane would then form up in their correct order at the back of the grid. There is already a rule in place that they chose not to invoke for whatever reason.

BJR

July 13, 2014 11:32 PM
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MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


They were lucky it was a pit exit like Sachenring (~250m into a slow corner) and not something like Phillip Island where pit exit is 500m long into a 200+km/hr sweeper. All that it needs is that the bikes line up in single file in the order they arrive at the end of pit lane, and the bikes must stick to the pit lane speed limit until they reach the line like usual...

BJR

July 14, 2014 5:10 AM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


Actually, having a look at the written rules there is already an option for the starter to invoke a "Delayed Start", "should there be a problem that might prejudice safety at the start" So the current rules already allow the starter to think "14 bikes piled into the pit exit isn't safe, so I'll invoke a delayed start.!!" They'll then run another warm up lap and all the machine in pit lane will start from the back of the grid in the order in which they qualified. It's already in the rules, the starter simply didn't apply the rule..

BJR

July 14, 2014 1:29 AM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


But riders make their decisons with fixed rules in play. Imagine forming up on the sighting lap while all the other bikes file into the pits behind you. Suddenly you're out there by yourself and realise that the other guys now no longer have to start from pit lane (like you would have if you were the only one to pit) but can start at the back of the grid?? It'd make you want to back your bike up and come in as well. Bradle was stuffed anyway as he would have had to swap to a bike with wet tyres.

BJR

July 14, 2014 12:39 AM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


kenfaustus:Think the only reasonable solution is to re-grid once a certain number of bikes pit in. After all it was surreal that the starting grid was empty.
That's a tough call as it creates the situation that if enough riders stuff up then they don't get penalised, just the guys that didn't stuff up. I agree, the current rules don't properly address the situation where more than 2-3 riders enter the pit lane at the end of the sighting lap and it needs to be addressed on safety grounds... I also noticed two bikes behind the safety car on the sighting lap?? I didn't think riders could form up on the grid in their proper positions if they were overtaken by the safety car on the sighting lap?

BJR

July 11, 2014 1:09 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


The pressure on the track would be nothing compared to the political BS running in the background. Brain is 100% right that Dorna want a Rossi vs MM show and that's what they're working on. Slow down the Honda's and speed up Rossi's Yamaha. Jlo's not stupid, he got a hand up from Dorna and Bridgestone in 2012 and he knows it. He also knows he's just an extra now that Dorna got Rossi back on to a competitive machine like they promised they would when it was clear the Ducati storyline wasn't paying out. He's probably getting Ben Spies's end of the pineapple now as it's contract time and Yamaha want to sign him up for less. I know I'd knobble his ride this season and make him look bad so nobody else would want him if I were Yamaha so I could sign him cheap for another 2 years..


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