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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 10:43 AM Thread Starter

 
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Safety car in WSBK

Why does WSBK have that goofy safety car follow the pack during the starts? Does it do a full lap? I never see it after two turns.

Whats the deal.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 12:31 PM
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I've often wondered this myself, the amazing part is that in the years I've been watching they've never run anyone over. Still very strange though.
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Im sure it goes on the sighting lap, and would report back if there was oil or gravel all over the track prior to the start. Then it pulls into pit lane and waits for a full-course caution..
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 02:14 PM
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Yup..... runs the sighting lap to insure the track is clear and clean, exits
at the end of the lap while the bikes are on lap #2.

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No they actually start the race with a pace car behind the field. I don't know how much of the first lap it runs, but when the green flag drops it's in the background and takes off with them.
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