World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Aug 2008
I Ride: 07 ZX-6R & 08 ZX-6R Tracky
So True Power, Just got to work and read your post 100%
The inexperience on track days can be concerning.
This is fairly interesting, in Sydney, you can't film or lap time full stop.
The emphasis is its a ride day, not racing practice.
It is bought up in the morning riders brief and lap timing or filming discovered on anyone's bike they will most likely be questioned on it and potentially miss sessions or be asked to leave.
Plenty of people I've seen ask, the 'Why Not!?' being fairly disgruntled.
THIS, This right here is the reason! Distraction. Bugger me my track bike has a nice piece of stick tape over my speedo cause I don't want ANY Distractions on my laps.
There is always a Paid Cameraman at the track and you see guys focussed on looking for him on the day... And yes... my avatar is me being cheeky this guy one day... but this was taken behind back markers moving along at snails pace so took the opportunity to give him a wave.
Power, you may want to add on the etiquette that most riders briefs will inform attendees to not stop if there is an incident and there are trained people (like yourself) that will attend quickly. Also to get off the tarmac if you slide, forget the bike last thing you want is to be cleaned up after minor low side, in haste to trying to pick your bike up in the corner for someone to come around and hit you!
I swear we had a thread on this from ages ago... probably worth finding it. Taking the best bits and making a new post and making it a sticky...