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Matthew Birt  says:

Mixed reaction to F1 corner test in Catalunya

A special 30-minute test on a revised layout of the Catalunya track divided the MotoGP grid earlier this week. The majority of the premier class field, including reigning world champion Marc Marquez, carried out a short test of a slower and tighter F1 section just before Turn 10. The test was instigated with concerns that there is now insufficient run-off at the...

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  • Posted 125 days ago (18 June 2014 10:32)

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Jan 13

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RevNutz says:

I hope not

I don't like bikes racing around F1 tracks, but as long as they don't do the stupid chicane before the final corner, I guess one little change won't be too bad. Riders against it have been arguing it could lead to some big incidents on the first lap, but I don't understand why it would be any different from the current configuration. Surely the riders will still have the same opportunity to pass as they do currently? In the interests of safety, I'd say screw that, and stop ruining wonderful race tracks with 1st gear hairpins designed to encourage fake racing by F1 cars. 

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