Related:
Create New Tag
philG philG
10/3/2020 10:23 AM

So on the Qualy feed, they said that Jordan Jarvis was 5th Alternate ( 9th in the LCQ) and got to ride, as 4 guys didnt start moto 2.. which is great for her , and i have no issue with that, them's the rules, and thats what you do.

However i am aware that a lot of Moto's dont start with a full grid, especially 2nd Moto's , so i can only assume that riders arent prepared to sit their on the off chance?

We have attended races where we were an alternate to even get a start, and and have had to sit in the box to see how many are in when the gate shuts..

And that begs the question , how did Dungey get to start that race late back at Millville, if he wasnt on the gate, shouldnt an alternate have been put in ?

| Quote
Hoks Hoks
10/3/2020 10:43 AM

Pulp mentioned it was a newer rule.

| Quote
Nairb#70 Nairb#70
10/3/2020 11:07 AM
philG wrote:

So on the Qualy feed, they ...more

I think you meant Southwick. But I'm fairly sure the rider declines riding the 2nd moto (or 1st moto) well in advance of the start, and essentially "opts out". Once you're on the gate its a done deal.

| Quote
aeffertz aeffertz
10/3/2020 11:13 AM
Nairb#70 wrote:

I think you meant ...more

Just because I love this photo...

Photo

| Quote
jorgechavez jorgechavez
10/3/2020 11:22 AM

I believe the rule has changed in the past few years to allow alternates into the second motos. I believe back in 2011 they only allowed alternates for the first motos and whoever started the first motos were the only people able to start the second. I could be wrong, though.

| Quote
MauriceR MauriceR
10/3/2020 11:28 AM

i think alternates are only for the 1st moto, once the 1st moto is run there are no more alternates, for Dungey that was the 2nd moto and he barely made it, if Barcia had had of made 1 lap before Dungey entered the track he would not of been allowed to start

| Quote
Johnny Ringo Johnny Ringo
10/3/2020 11:30 AM
philG wrote:

So on the Qualy feed, they ...more

Nairb#70 wrote:

I think you meant ...more

aeffertz wrote:

Just because I love this ...more

Epic race. Metty won, Chad DNF’d both motos, mudder, Dunge’s charge

Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

| Quote
Nairb#70 Nairb#70
10/3/2020 11:32 AM
aeffertz wrote:

Just because I love this ...more

Just imagine watching it first hand!w00t w00t w00t people couldn't even believe their eyes

| Quote
philG philG
10/3/2020 11:40 AM

Even with all that , i still think there have been empty gate spots this year.

Its why we have a closed parc at races, and if you arent there in time, the alternate gets the start.

And agreed, the Dungey thing was epic, i wasnt 100% sure of the track, and totally forgot it was on the Suzuki

And respect to Jarvis for being there and being ready .

| Quote
wreckitrandy wreckitrandy
10/3/2020 11:52 AM
philG wrote:

Even with all that , i ...more

Also, she finished 32nd in that moto.

| Quote
lumpy790 lumpy790
10/3/2020 11:56 AM

I think if the alternates are there ready to take the spot on the line when someone does not show up they get in.

Great rule IMO

| Quote
ElliotB16 ElliotB16
10/3/2020 4:21 PM

Agreed, it allows some privateers the chase to gain experience.

| Quote
Chris_Buehler Chris_Buehler
10/3/2020 4:47 PM
Nairb#70 wrote:

I think you meant ...more

aeffertz wrote:

Just because I love this ...more

Nairb#70 wrote:

Just imagine watching it ...more

Yup awesome race. Got great bleacher seats. They were empty. Only time I've ever gotten to sit in the bleachers at the Southwick National

| Quote

Post a Reply

Cool Wink Smile Tongue Laughing Shocked Sick Angry Blink Sad Unsure Kissing Woohoo Grinning Silly Pinch Sideways Whistling Evil Dizzy Blush Cheerful Huh Dry