I am not talking about street riding on Mulholland drive, I am talking about in a controlled environment.
Body position is important, Dont try to discredit what I said. Getting the line down is a lot more important, if someone told him this before he might not have pulled out in front of that control rider like he did. He was unpredictable.
Body position is relative, and it changes along the course of the learning curve. The proper line stays the same.
Speed does not come with good body position. It comes when EVERYTHING is done right. Is being reckless and fast correct? No. That is why its called being reckless.
Anyone who rides on the street or the track that rides in such a manner that a slight body position mistake causes a wreck, they are riding over their head. I ride at about 50% on the street and 85-90% on track. It gives me room to make mistakes.
I have to say body position and riding line are both important, as a novice track rider, I do need to work on both, no doubt about.
But I would strongly disagree that I drift into CR's riding line, which sounds like I am the one to be blamed. This sounds totally crap to me. In the video, you would clearly see that I am trying to pass the guy (A) on my left and I move to the right trying to keep a safe distance between me and A, so I wouldn't scare him or in case he change his line without any reason (as there is no one in front him). That's me trying to say, I change my riding line with good reasons, and I am not forced to do so because I took the wrong exit line or anything like that. I change my line to keep me and A safe.
Then from another perspective, as a experienced track rider, being a CR. He is expected to predict and detect the situation before he bump into me. I wouldn't try to pass a guy that is trying to pass another guys at the same time. The space is limited, you wait and find another time to pass! This is not a race. Even without me changing my line, He would have been so close to me, leaving no room for error for three of us on the same line. I would say the CR is either having too much fun on his own and forgot what role he should play on the track day. Or being a total arse trying to show off his close passing skills in front of novice riders.
I wouldn't be so pissed if he said something sincerely, without any proper apologies he just kept saying "It is one of those things". To be fair, he did try to use a zip tie to fix the broken lever, and he does not look like a total arse to me in the end.
I don't want to make a big deal about it, motorcycling is dangerous, I expect certain level of risk is involved, you would meet stupid people one day or another, and you would sometime being stupid. But in this particular incident, I am not the one being stupid! and IMHO, my riding line is much better than my bad body position.