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by most, you of course mean the one incident at Mid-Ohio, correct?
that would have been a red flag anyway, there was no way to get the bike out of the impact area, the guy could have jogged back to the pits and it still would have been red flagged. Unless there was a helicopter waiting to airlift the bike out of the gravel trap, it STILL would have been red flagged and for the billionth time, AMA does not provide the corner workers the track does, most tracks have very good corner workers but Mid-O brought in their car workers (though they were trained to work the AMA event).
AMA doesn't have the resources to haul the same cornerworkers everywhere, and before you say "you gotta spend money to make money" go look at the poll for whos an AMA member. People wanna bitch about why AMA doesn't have billions of dollars to spend on the races but most of them don't give enough of a **** to actually join the AMA. Everybody thinks AMA racing should be "fixed" at any cost. As long as it doesn't actually cost them a few dollars a year that is...
Too dependent on the EMT? think about this, if a rider is injured and the EMT can't get to them without driving on the track and stopping the race, what are the cornerworkers supposed to do with the rider??? what does having a stretcher matter if they can't actually take the guy anywhere until the EMT comes to them? If somebody does need a stretcher, its probably not wise to sit that person on the ground next to a corner worker station until the races is over... It all comes back to track design and like it or not, motorcycle racing isn't as popular as nascar and car racing in the US so it doesn't get top priority with most of the tracks. Dumbasses that "boycott" AMA racing think they'll convince somebody to do something but all it does is lower the ratings. Good job, lets make it look like motorcycle racing is less popular and see where that gets us with TV coverage and track design...
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Last edited by airforce101t; 08-24-2007 at 09:39 AM.