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This is gonna be wild

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    This is gonna be wild


    Night racing without headlights!

    http://images.motogp.com/multimedia2...21790_1245.jpg

    It'll make for some incredible photos to be sure.

    BTW, I forgot Marlboro even sponsored the duc anymore. Very few venues allow them to advertise...

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    Simmer down. NASCRAP does it, so how tough can it be? And hell, no rising or setting sun on the horizon to deal with.

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    In a car with fat wheels, you don't need to see the surface! in bike racing, I needed to see a LOT of detail in the surface of the track to go to my limit. One little thing, like the wrong visor, could be a serious destraction. i'm betting it's a LOT tougher than riding in the daylight.

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    isnt the track lit?

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    yeah, but have you ever skiied at night? Can you see as much contrast? Try going 200 mph...

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    Quote Originally Posted by geg View Post
    NASCAR.. same guys who won't run in the rain.
    turn left pussies

    Yeah and I bet they say "Motorcyclists... the same guys who won't do more than 30 laps. Pussies!"

    (I hate Nascrap)

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    I think they have tested it...Rossi? Hayden? forget who really....but they seemed to think it will be OK.

    Think baseball under the lights...not night skiing!

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    i'm pretty sure the riders said it was okay AFTER dorna made it a done deal so they really had no choice.

    will be interesting for sure. they spent some obscene amount of cash on the lights, probably look like daylight, ha.

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    This is what I'm talking about:
    Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Scot Honda: 1m 56.121s
    "At the beginning it was a little difficult to identify the individual points of reference. When I was a child and I was riding pocket bikes at night I remember that I had to make only small variations to my riding style. Here instead it's much more demanding because the track is a bit up and down and the points of reference change colours from one point to another because of the reflection of the lightning. As for the bike I'm happy because I can adapt quite easily to every new track even if I have no point of reference."

    Reference points changing color is pretty trippy. I'm sure they are going to go just as fast, but it is definitely different.

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    "WHAT WAS THAT???"
    "That was your turn-in point for turn 1..... it's gone to plaid"

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    was there a rule pass where they cant run a headlight? There is alot of reference on some of the rc51 boards about endurance racing where they only have one headlight in the race fairing. but im assuming there is a rule that says no on that.

    should be cool to watch though.

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    Re: This is gonna be wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Yeah and I bet they say "Motorcyclists... the same guys who won't do more than 30 laps. Pussies!"

    (I hate Nascrap)
    LOL NASCRAP

    i think they setup the car to turn left within the tyrods....

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