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December 29th, 2021, 05:33 AM   #1
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Stoner: Increased runoff worst thing to happen to MotoGP

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I agree with him.
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December 29th, 2021, 06:58 AM   #2
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Interesting. Never heard that expression “bust him” used in racing. Not certain what he means by that.

As to making the junior classes safer, a good start would be - less riders on the track. That swarm of riders is insane. Especially in light of those kids being so young and inexperienced. Those first few turns in the first lap are like watching a game of Asteroids. And the riders being so young, have little to no sense of potential for mortality, so you can bet, they view the whole thing like it was the video game they practice on in their trailer.

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December 29th, 2021, 02:20 PM   #3
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Totally agree with Stoner's comments and these are not new as he has been saying that the tarmac areas have made racing more unsafe in terms of rider behaviour for years and to me, if they look at sorting that issue it will help with junior class safety (not solve but help).

My start, would be that in any 1 race allow one track limit breach only and then, implement long laps for breaches 2 and 3 followed by full pit lane excursions for any subsequent. Yes there may be times of a track breach caused by an incident but these are easily defined (ie. did the track limit breach occur under a yellow flag etc).

Additionally I would have cumulative penalties such that every breach deemed rider error/unnecessary through a year equals 1 penalty point with a defined number of points meaning specific penalties such as rear of grid start, pit lane start, suspension etc as well as team financial penalties.

As for improving safety elsewise, start to crack down on the poor and dangerous behaviours (such as the capability to use another rider as a berm as you have tarmac to save both of you) and you will start to get there as riders will start to slow due to the penalty applied (will need to see a few applied for it to happen)

Safety will improve under draconian rule implementation but then people will whinge and whine but to Stoner's point, the fact that they have gotten away with it for so long means the change needs to be swift and brutal and supported by all classes.

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