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    Obviously the danger is in the following corner. If the driver has driven at 180 km/h for a minute, he could get speed blind. Similarly, a puncture or similar techinical defect could be more dangerous when the speed is 180 km/h as opposed to 100 km/h.

    My quick thoughts on virtual chicanes https://itgetsfasternow.wordpress.co...icane-dilemma/

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    I have no problem if the car should be stopped to 0 km/h on a stopline 75 m before corner after a long strait.

    Or why not put a moment of skills, to have the driver to park inside kones 90 degrees to the left or right, and then reverse out on the stage again ...
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    I have read the article and I have seen the onboards. And it didnt changed my mind - it is totally stupid idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I have read the article and I have seen the onboards. And it didnt changed my mind - it is totally stupid idea...
    Is it just feeling based opinion or can you explain it further? I'm not saying I like or hate them, I just want to know more.

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    Rallysport was always about to be fastest from point A to point B. To go through road designated by organiser. But road or obstacles which are visible, showing, how the crew is able to go fastest through that passages. It is basic purpose of rallysport to go as fast as possible. I cannot imagine to slow down (or stop) on one specific place "for nothing", only to allow this virtual chicane comedy. I also dont believe that checking the correct speed there should work without problems. I also dont understand giving this chicanes only to reduce the average speed in stage, it is complete nonsense. Each chicane should be there mainly for safety issues, on place, where you really want slow down crews because there is very dangerous place, too straight part or you are before entering the village. But it still should be visible by eye, that crew went through that passage correctly or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    I also dont understand giving this chicanes only to reduce the average speed in stage, it is complete nonsense. Each chicane should be there mainly for safety issues, on place, where you really want slow down crews because there is very dangerous place, too straight part or you are before entering the village. But it still should be visible by eye, that crew went through that passage correctly or not...
    I don't remember any mentions of average speed alone, I only used it as an example to show how fast the stages can be. But what Henrik Frank says in the interview is that they intend to reduce the time the cars spend with their top speed, and I would assume the need of chicanes is at the ends of long straights / fast sections or before dangers.

    And this video from 1000 Lakes Rally 1958 proves that braking tests have been a part of rallying before https://youtu.be/qnHhdAezzyc?t=622

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    But it still should be visible by eye, that crew went through that passage correctly or not...
    .It will generate many arguements if somebody punished ,while he cant check other competitors passages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    And this video from 1000 Lakes Rally 1958 proves that braking tests have been a part of rallying before https://youtu.be/qnHhdAezzyc?t=622
    Yep, it’s quite ironic to see the Nordics, who gave the sport its modern configuration, suggesting the use of virtual chicanes. Hope this BS won't go anywhere.
    Rally addict since 1982

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    On this video from Catalunya you can find stupid version of chicane - made by tyres and easily destroyable - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhoyOfjwUbA

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLuto View Post
    On this video from Catalunya you can find stupid version of chicane - made by tyres and easily destroyable - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhoyOfjwUbA
    And there's four of them...

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