Never mess up your start!!

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  1. Enword

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    Some very lucky riders

     
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    I was in a 20 bike pile-up at Snet in 1982. Marlboro Championships. I was on second row in pissing down rain and couldn't see naff all. Flag dropped, I went, lad in front stalled, I swerved to miss and colided with lad next to me.

    Most of third row hit the melee, quickly joined by fourth and fifth rows. Riding into a sea of rain.

    By the time they sorted it out, the leaders were round again and had to swerve ;)
     
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    Pretty impressed with Thundersport when they ran the British Sidecar Championship, looks like they still have a great response crew (y)
     
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    Looked nasty
     
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    Copied from the vid statement, So True(y)

    "ThundersportGB - Donington Park - 24th March 2018
    Blackbird Corporate Golden Era Supersport/Steelsport
    This video is posted in order to implore you to engage in practice starts on a machine that is new to you, has had the gearing changed, or has been fitted with a new clutch etc. Adrian didn't, but he got away with it, you might not... Please share the post around for safety's sake."
     
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    As i said on the video when they posted it, their idea of getting away with it and mine are not the same.
     
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    I'll bet you're happy you're not there this weekend
     
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    Looks nasty when,I was racing chairs 90% of the time you could not see but that is what made the difference between winning or loosing keeping the throttle open no matter what.
     
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    Thats why i like MX starts, if you stall , you just sit there on your todd looking stupid... obviously you can make it entertaining by burying the front wheel in turn one, while leading , in front of 39 others, but at least the ground is soft.
     
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    2 of my friends family were in that race, luckily they missed the pileup
     
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    I've seen a few start line incidents over the years caused by stalling or chain's breaking when banging the clutch out, everyone taking avoiding action :eek:.
    Had one at brands I still have no idea how we got between the pit wall & the stationery outfit!! Not a start indecent but, back in the 90s on F2's we were slipstreaming at Pembery start/finish straight for a pass into the hairpin, when I saw the gear change drop down on the outfit in front of us, so just swerved as I new when he went for 6th it wasn't going to happen & we would have collected them:eek: we only just missed them.
     
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    I snapped a throttle cable on pole at brands. Sat there shitting myself Never been so scared.
     
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