Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: the business end of a CAD station.
why thank you sir! *takes a bow*
There's been topless grid girls before, just the TV doesn't generally cover them, lol. There was a couple at the WSBK race at Portimao that were "dressed" in bodypaint, Demi Moore style.
And ya, on the prototype vs production vs hybrid... it's a mess. Personally I don't see a problem with this, it's not like it's a spec engine a la Moto2/Nascar, I mean the WSBK engines fit the rules other than the "not from 'production processes'" rule which is awfully slippery from a legal concept anyhow. I mean I used to work at a prototyping aluminum foundry, and what we cast there would be considered "prototype" but 9 times out of 10 it was indistinguishable from one made across the street at the production plant, but we needed it for a control group. I seriously wouldn't be able to tell it from a production one, and if the engineer that's cutting them apart can't tell the difference, how's the FIM guy supposed to?
Also, the traditional rules (1949 until Dorna takeover) didn't make any caveats about what "process" the engine had to come from. Infact if you wanted to pull up to the grid on a bike that still had turn signals on it that was perfectly legal until Dorna bought the place out. Ofcourse now with IMS owning the rights to WSBK it's... sticky, to say the least.
HAIL TO THE KING!!
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