RZS10 wrote: ↑
Sun May 30, 2021 10:40 pm
Thanks for the info ... that system is just terrible, it might be more consistent than F1 but completely ridiculous at the same time if it allows for such nonsense like dropping behind competitors who had no chance to race you.
Why? If you can't stay on the track, why should you have any advantage over someone who does?
If the leading rider runs over the track limits he gains enough to prevent an overtake, so the rider behind has to run over the track limits to keep in contention.
When there still was some ambiguity over what was allowed there were overtakes into the last corner just because the rider behind was running over the limits.
What should be the proper penalty for running over the track limits? Since you get a long lap penalty after 5 infractions and a long lap costs about 3s, it should be 0.6s. So that is equivalent to losing a place anyway in bike racing.