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Thread: On restart, no overtaking until crossing the start/finish line?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2019

    On restart, no overtaking until crossing the start/finish line?

    Been watching a bunch of GT racing lately, and this was a significant difference I noticed from what we do. I believe that for ICSCC (and correct me if I'm wrong!) that on a restart, as with a normal start, the instant the green flag waves, the whole field is free to race, overtake and so on, even before they cross the start/finish line.

    By contrast, TC America and GT4 America (who recently raced at Portland) allows cars to change position and speed as they wish, but they may NOT complete an overtake until that car has crossed the start/finish line. I believe the same is true of the Blancpain GT series. Note this is only on a single file restart after a safety car - on the standard double-file start they do the same as us. I'm not sure why they decided this, and I can't see any real advantage to it (especially as they all have radios), but is there any interest in changing simply to agree with this wider standard?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Never write a rule you can't enforce. Professional series have multiple timing loops around a racing circuit, television cameras, and a bank of monitors to review multiple camera angles. More importantly they have the people to do it. A lot of time we're lucky when we can get enough people to staff every turn station around the track with the ICSCC minimum of 2 people per turn. We need to focus on finding more people to staff the turns, so that we can improve the safety of our racing.
    What would Johnny Canuck do?

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