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    Manfeild long track, and racing thereon?

    I race sidecars, so this wouldn't really affect me greatly...unless of course a club ran the long track for nationals. Anyway, I want to know if there's a possibility of the full circuit becoming used again.

    The reason (as I understand it) is that there is too great a risk when rejoining the back straight of the original track, of plowing into the barrier separating the hairpin from said straight.

    I think that is absolute fucken bulshit, and that it presents no more risk to riders than several other areas on any track you wanna name.

    Is it an MNZ forced thing, or is it just the clubs that listened to brain damage induced twadle?

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    Oh no what have I stirred up. LOL

    Is there enough air fence stored at the track to do both spots ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    Oh no what have I stirred up. LOL

    Is there enough air fence stored at the track to do both spots ?
    No idea on the air fence quantities on site.

    I'll marshal every time the long track runs, fuck, I'll even do the MNZ training so I can flag un-assisted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I race sidecars, so this wouldn't really affect me greatly...unless of course a club ran the long track for nationals. Anyway, I want to know if there's a possibility of the full circuit becoming used again.

    The reason (as I understand it) is that there is too great a risk when rejoining the back straight of the original track, of plowing into the barrier separating the hairpin from said straight.

    I think that is absolute fucken bulshit, and that it presents no more risk to riders than several other areas on any track you wanna name.

    Is it an MNZ forced thing, or is it just the clubs that listened to brain damage induced twadle?
    Hey there's a guy wanting to see about attending committee meetings and helping out, put him onto getting it sorted out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Hey there's a guy wanting to see about attending committee meetings and helping out, put him onto getting it sorted out
    Hahahahahaha, he's probably forgotten that he played quite the role in getting the long track scratched from use in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I race sidecars, so this wouldn't really affect me greatly...unless of course a club ran the long track for nationals. Anyway, I want to know if there's a possibility of the full circuit becoming used again.

    The reason (as I understand it) is that there is too great a risk when rejoining the back straight of the original track, of plowing into the barrier separating the hairpin from said straight.

    I think that is absolute fucken bulshit, and that it presents no more risk to riders than several other areas on any track you wanna name.

    Is it an MNZ forced thing, or is it just the clubs that listened to brain damage induced twadle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrivy View Post
    Raced on it in '93. Was mint!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Fuck you're old.
    Not really, I was only 7................

    But I did win the Jock Taylor Trophy for it!!!
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    Yep, I really liked the long circuit, especially that luuuuverly long left hander, felt like you could make passing someone around the outside take 10 seconds

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    They have funding to close off the back section.

    Then they can run two events on the same day.

    Maybe we will see buckets back in PN..

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    I think its too close but would be happy if it had air bags. Its true that other tracks are just as bad though. Timaru is the worst IMO. The worst has happened which I thought might inspire a change but it didnt

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    Id say it would be around 140k corner
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    long track is awesome!

    i think the other safety concerns were that, its entirely flat with no camber so if it rains its quite unsafe.

    it also requires additional marshals too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHOPPA View Post
    I think its too close but would be happy if it had air bags. Its true that other tracks are just as bad though. Timaru is the worst IMO. The worst has happened which I thought might inspire a change but it didnt




    That was what I said Choppa, with Air fences it would be fine, but as is if anything was to happen, it would not be pleasent. Apparently since I raced the Isle of Man I am NOT allowed to point out potentuall serious risk spots bahahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto-Dynamix View Post
    That was what I said Choppa, with Air fences it would be fine, but as is if anything was to happen, it would not be pleasent. Apparently since I raced the Isle of Man I am NOT allowed to point out potentuall serious risk spots bahahahahaha
    And apparently, because fuck all people have raced there we aren't capable of deciding where and when we will race.

    Got fuck all to do with Isle of man, and everything to do with hypocrisy ya silly old cunt.

    Choppa says he'd race there if there was an air fence, and that Levels is more dangerous. He's a popular lad, people will follow suit..HE'S FULL OF FUCKEN SHIT! He races Levels without anything being done about his concerns, and he'd race Manfeild long without question.

    So, anyone actually got something in the way of answers to my question? Was it an MNZ forced thing, or can it be used?

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