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Old 28-09-17, 14:32
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Better still, would be to put 1 Practice run in the regs in the first case. Then you know.
I'm not sure if they can do this kind of practice without putting it in the regs and possibly not allowed anyway.
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S.2.1 Practice/Racing Restrictions
2.1. Practice. With the exception of Drag Races and Time Attack, all Competitors must receive the following opportunities for practice:
2.1.1. Where the course and braking area is straight: two practice runs
2.1.2. Where the course and braking area is not straight, and before the competitive runs: two practice runs.
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Old 28-09-17, 15:19
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Aren't we missing a point here? We enter sprint and hillclimb events to "race" against the clock and other competitors. There is already too little seat time involved therefore I regard practice as an opportunity to go as fast as I can while also keeping within my driving capabilities and (improving)knowledge of the course. I don't think having to slow down in practice could be considered as fun, competitive or in the spirit of sprinting! Also if we are not allowed to attempt to drive at competitive speeds in practice then preparation for timed runs is compromised. Speed should be something built up during the event from P1 to T2/3 surely?
If there is a problem giving competitors what they pay for and expect, then surely the problem should be solved at source, however painful that may be. If that means having fewer entries then surely the end justifies the means - better to have 120 satisfied competitors than 150 unhappy ones.

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Old 28-09-17, 15:36
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There be the crux of the matter - finance I suspect. They need the numbers of entries to make the event pay but cant fit the number of entries in to the day. Next option is a price hike and reduced numbers is my guess hence why they have probably tried with this option first
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Old 28-09-17, 16:51
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Just to let everyone know, I have made Longton aware of this thread so hopefully we can thrash it out before the event.
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Old 28-09-17, 20:52
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Now back to normal but up for discussion after sats event.
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Old 28-09-17, 22:00
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Sanity has prevailed, or so it now seems.

The one practice format works well at Combe in murky March (my opinion, usually a derided entity).
There was a time when that one practice involved three laps (i.e. an additional one). It also incurred an additional amount of grief.
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Old 29-09-17, 10:03
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If they are trying to reduce the practice time used in the morning why not do a convoy run in batches with enough cars to run convoy batches 30 seconds apart and then give just 1 timed practice to get you in the mood and psyched up for the timed runs.
Convoy runs are a complete waste of time. Chugging along at a reduced pace having to keep back from the car in front teaches you nothing about the track at 'racing pace'.
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Old 29-09-17, 11:45
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I do wonder whether the MSA are aware of this and if they would allow it to take place?
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Old 29-09-17, 13:45
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Yes discussions with MSA was ongoing.
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