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AMA needs to only go to the safe tracks in the country, how bout 6 rounds at both of them! lol
seriously though, everybody I've talked to says Mid-O is flat out deadly in wet conditions and the new track surface is supposed to REALLY suck in any kind of damp conditions. Saying "race anyway" is great when your sitting on your couch but try going 120mph into a corner with zero traction looking at a big wall 15ft from the edge of a track but not being able to slow down because there is a championship on the line. These guys are not wimps, they're not afraid of rain, its the track that is the issue.
Calling these guys "pussies" it about the most retarded bullshit I've ever heard. MotoGP, WSBK, etc run in the rain because the tracks they run are designed to be safe with tons of run-off and plenty of nice soft gravel traps. Unfortunately most of the tracks aren't that safe so guess what, they don't ride in those conditions. And as wuclan said, Mid-O has problems with rivers forming on the race track, MotoGP tracks do not.
The same riders ran in the rain at Road America without having this issue because its not nearly as unsafe as Mid-O. Racing in the rain is fine with these guys but doing it at tracks that are flooded and are barely safe enough to race on in the dry is just STUPID.
Do you honestly think MotoGP would run at Mid-Ohio? why not? THIS IS THE ******* REASON BECAUSE ITS NOT SAFE
AMA does not have the luxury of choosing to only go to tracks that meet those standards because as I said earlier, that would only take them to a grand total of MAYBE 2 tracks and then you really would never stop bitching about it... But they would be able to race in the rain
Here is what I don't get Chemikaze, you make such a big deal about corner workers and having stretchers, seemingly because you understand safety concers but you can't seem to see that the track itself is a much bigger issue? If they raced there in the rain, they would definitely need a good supply of stretchers and a lot more cornerworkers and I do mean the would NEED them.
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Last edited by airforce101t; 08-08-2007 at 10:10 AM.