Dundrod Ulster Grand Prix difficulties

swansty

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what about "ride to the conditions"? if its very wet, then ride slower? Note: Im not a motorcyclist and have no experience of it. i do accept the risks will be higher in the wet but its road racing in Northern Ireland - surely riding in the wet is going to feature?
 

svensktoppen

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When the consequence of getting it wrong is a stone wall or a tree and lights out then you might take a different view... It's not a race circuit with nice big runoff and gravel traps.

Riders' call at the end of the day, it's their lives on the line.
 

big-lew18

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It's the riders choice as said, so when the race is called to go ahead they can still choose not to race. Happened this year, although it eventually ran several of the riders packed up and left. The risk outweighed the reward in their eyes
 

swansty

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When the consequence of getting it wrong is a stone wall or a tree and lights out then you might take a different view... It's not a race circuit with nice big runoff and gravel traps.

Riders' call at the end of the day, it's their lives on the line.
To be fair thats always the consequence, its not like dry racing is risk free. if there is less traction, slow down, then you hit the obstacles slower. Im not stupid by the way, of course i know the likelihood of crashing is higher and i also know that racers cant just "go slower" as thats not how it works. Im just saying that unless the weather is extreme, all efforts should be made to run the races
 

domo gti

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Got a couple of the spots for the ride out around the course for me and the brother.
Should be a good day out and only 2 mile from me 😊
 
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