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Daniel White



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Turn 3/4 accidents Reply with quote

As a spectator last year, I don't recall there being as many first lap T3 and T4 accidents as there have been this season, particularly in Rotax. Is my memory bad? Is this acceptable to everyone? Should I just warm up to the notion that it's going to happen a lot?
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KevinFrench



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that just means we're making it through turn 1 cleaner this year Laughing
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Gary Head



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel,
I don't think anyone would say any accident is acceptable,generally no one wants to tear up his or another guys equipment.I think sometimes the adrenaline surpasses the drivers ability in knowing what he and the kart is capable of.
IMO to be a smarter,faster and safer driver there's two things that a driver needs.... seat time and practice,practice,practice ( a good coach goes a long way too! )
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed an increased amount of karts on pole spinning while leaving grid to start.

sorry Jaimie....Patrick is rubbing off on me Wink
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Patrick French



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw man, that's just wrong.....

Funny! But wrong....



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Daniel White



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I was laughing at Jamie I managed to loop it myself.
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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer lies in a word... BONSAI!

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brandon danke



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:46 am    Post subject: rotax Reply with quote

If everyone would just slow down a little, it would work out great.
I suggest 3/4 throttle from now on.
This should help me pull away from the fright train behind me, too!
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Michael Jackson



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two things come to mind. Drivers are more aggresive and comfortable with each other on the starts leading to a close pack for the first lap. With everyone bunched up it will cause some bumping. That is why we moved the start of the races closer to turn 1. Everyone has adapted now and we have moved it further down the track to the next turns. Once the pack spreads out things calm down to a certain extent.
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Ihor Bilyy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last race in Cadet's final Michael was behind Nick for all 15 laps trying to make a pass. He was at least 2 times half kart on Nick before the eSSeS. I asked him why didn't he wait split a second before braking, take a side by side position and make a pass inside. He answered because I was not sure Nick see me and I didn't want to cause damage to our karts. If rotax drivers would think like this, we would have less accidents there. It happens every race in lap 1. Turn one is much safer to dive inside, wider and more time to finish the pass.
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