Official Noob Greeter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Humboldt Native, Sacramento Captive
Bike: stupid ones and a Prius
Re: 1st time I drag raced my r6!
There are a couple of reasons for the mirror request. First, they are adding drag and can cost you up to a couple of mph at the far end. Second, and a marginal concern, is that its possible that if you crash it could add litter to the track, but again, they clean up after any incident, so not as big a deal. Lastly, some people will complain in competition that it adds an unfair advantage in bracket racing because you can see your opponent coming and pedal them. Essentially, what that means is that if you see they are way behind you, you can take that to mean you are either breaking out or they are running an off pass, so you can roll off to avoid any potential of breaking out. Basically brackets are handicapped so you cross the finish at the same exact moment, and any variation from that, means you didnt run your dial in or have a perfect reaction time. Some people cant track calculate that fast, but some can, so you tend to get whiners that dont like mirrors.