Originally Posted by Clive Loynes
When I looked at the replay and saw that you had cleared the fence I was impressed to see you still running later on.
Same with Dom. I think that he ended up the wrong side of the fence at the start of the straight.
With a little help from my friends...
Originally Posted by rookiedaz
He did, following contact with me.....I've checked the replay, and there was a big lag that ended up with our cars no longer alongside each other but actually sharing the same bit of road, the result of which was Dom flying like he'd been hit by a Tomahawk Cruise missile. I waited because I suspected this was the case, although I felt no contact, utterly ruined what was a really good, close battle we were having.
Not really. Initially my poor Mini was just rolling. It was only when it got right up to the fence that it actually jumped over it. Even for me it's quite hilarious in the replay. Equally funny was my consequent cross country excursion with only the Mini's little head bobbing in and out of sight of the tarmac bound contestants.
I told you to 'Go' because I'm of the opinion that in a case like this, where the disadvantaged party has no chance of a speedy recovery at all
the offending party should just continue their normal race when given the blessing of the disadvantaged party. What's the point of having someone idling around a race track for a whole lap? It's immersion killing, puts two people out of the race rather than one and might even hinder other drivers.
I'm the first to support gentleman racing but I think in a case like this, it's taking it too far. When the situation is irreparable, a 'lap of shame' is not going to undo it. We're all old farts
grown-ups. We should be able to recognize when it serves no purpose for the offender to just hang about and greenlight them in such a case.
As a compensation the disadvantaged party gets needling rights for at least a month. Which you will