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2024 Daytona 200 aka Big D

Discussion in 'General' started by Pneumatico Delle Vittorie, Jan 11, 2024.

  1. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    1.28.4 b 11.

    The final race classification will be established according to the position and the number of laps of each rider at the time he crossed the finish line for all laps completed.
  2. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe I know nuttin!

    "For all laps completed" in this instance being just the final green flag to finish it seems.

    So yeah even the officials are saying the prior 150 miles dont count as part of the race lol.
  3. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    So you could do a lap, come into the pits with "mechanical problems" and then go out on the last green and win the 200? What a load of bollocks.
  4. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe I know nuttin!

    Riders need to complete 75% of the laps of race 1 to be allowed to grid up for grid #2, and so on. So theyd have to complete 150+ miles to be on the final grid and win.
  5. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    What happens in the event of multiple red flags? Still race one?
  6. Dave Wolfe

    Dave Wolfe I know nuttin!

    I think to start race 3, you need to finish 75% of race 2.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2024
  7. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    So as a rider or team, do you really want to risk your possible win / podium on the chance that there will be a late red flag? When do you assume it might be the last one? After 90 miles, 110, 130, 150, 170? Some other magical number? Sounds like a pretty risky strategy for a big investment to me. Not to mention the lack of TV coverage for your sponsor(s) as you putt around down in 30th place.
  8. regularguy

    regularguy Always Krispy

    I have asked for clarification. Standby...
  9. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Might be a pretty good strategy for a not very well funded individual.
  10. rafa

    rafa Well-Known Member

    What are the odds a not well funded individual can beat the guys that were leading on a sprint?
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  11. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    If they can finish in the top 10 they'll still get a fair wedge.
  12. MrGooch

    MrGooch Well-Known Member

    If 1st can’t break away from the guy in 30th, I’ll start worrying about some NASCAR-esque game theory.
  13. tawzx12r

    tawzx12r Influencer to none

    95 % of the questions here can be answered by RTFRB.
    That other 5% will always be open to interpretation.
  14. Yama-saurus

    Yama-saurus Well-Known Member

  15. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Wonder if it'll still be the squidhunter team.
  16. KneeDragger_c69

    KneeDragger_c69 Well-Known Member

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  17. voss555

    voss555 Well-Known Member

    Was wondering the same thing, no mention of them in the release.
  18. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Yeah, not going to read anything into it though as it seemed more like a press release toe promote the sponsor - which is cool - than one about the entire effort for the event.
  19. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    I could be wrong but I think it is what you read in the release.
  20. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne Indy United SBK

    Agreed. Sounds like he is running his own R6 with a primary sponsor plus those that have always been with him.

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