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  • Reply to: Dashboard Messages Approved For MotoGP From 2018   3 min 4 sec ago

    I think the concern is that a rider might take their eyes off of the road to look down at a message rather than looking a bit to the side along the longest straight. Certainly the message length would need to be very short to prevent them from looking down for too long. But I agree that even pit boards can be dangerous -- many riders have almost hit them!

  • Reply to: Dashboard Messages Approved For MotoGP From 2018   22 min 35 sec ago

    the message when I was learning to ride for my bike licence 33 years ago is the same as now, you don't want to take your eyes off the road if you can help it. you might head check, mirror check, but - read some sort of message on a display doing up to 350kmh on a motogp bike ? Sounds crazy.

  • Reply to: Dashboard Messages Approved For MotoGP From 2018   52 min 12 sec ago

    The race last year allowed for a rider (Marquez on this occasion.) To make a difference, by luck or judgement, doesn't matter.

    Maybe with this technology he would still have made this choice but with immediate reaction to it by teams rather than riders would it still have been enough to make a difference?

    Some teams might not even wait to see if it was wise to pit, they might simply mirror a championship rivals move. The safe move. Which I'm fine with if that's the riders calculation but because a team decided to played it safe?

    It feels like it takes something away. We like to say the rider makes the difference. This way that will feel just that little bit less true.

    But hey, maybe it's not that different, they can just ignore it right? Easy to ignore a pit board that says 'BOX!!!'

    Harder to ignore a full message saying 'BOX LOSING 5 SECS A LAP' or 'RIVAL 7 secs faster BOX'

  • Reply to: Dashboard Messages Approved For MotoGP From 2018   2 hours 31 min ago

    I can't wait until Miller or Crutchlow ignore their messages...

     

  • Reply to: Dashboard Messages Approved For MotoGP From 2018   3 hours 9 min ago

    It's a really good thing they didn't approve the use of a large board with things written on it held out on track by a member of the team and often shook up and down isn't it. I mean trying to read that could be dangerous.

    /end sarcasm