fossilfuel Posted May 1, 2012 Report Share Posted May 1, 2012 A rider was killed during a track day at Barber yesterday. I can't think of a better way to honor him than to remind fellow track riders to know the track you are going to ride. I don't know all the circumstances of his death but do know from a fellow rider where it happened, between turn 16 and 17 down the short chute before the front straight. I think it is important to use the sighting lap for just that. Many times we get so caught up in riding, the first time at a track, the first time at a school, or just so excited to be on our bike we forget certain aspects of a track that could hurt us or save us from injury. There are places that are safe to pass and places that call for patience. We should be aware of where we are and where our fellow riders want to be. As a drill, take your favorite track and analyze what would happen if someone were to come over into your line and force you off the track in every corner and every straight. Would you reconsider where you would overtake? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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