Added reply in a thread Is there a stat for most passes in a season? 6/21/2020 2:40 AM

I've been keeping track of actual passes made this year, as opposed to the difference between lap 1 position and finish position (like Chargers vs Anchors/Movers and Shakers). Unfortunately I only started doing it this year, and it's a lot of work so ... more »

Added reply in a thread Spoke with my...oh to hell with that....I picked up a double 450 yesterday 6/19/2020 10:34 PM

It'll be Thai built. They've changed their plan a bit and have moved nearly all production to Thailand, and it seems like eventually no assembly will be done in the UK. They're planning on moving all the UK assembly line machinery to Thailand if I recall

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Started new thread Daytona Pass Counts (including season totals to date) 3/8/2020 9:38 PM

Daytona is always refreshing - something new in the middle of the season. There are a few interesting quirks in the numbers too, due to the long lap times. In the 250s it was the second lowest passing race of the East region so far (only Arlington main

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Added reply in a thread Atlanta Pass Counts 3/3/2020 11:02 AM

That's an interesting thing to look at for sure! Although I guess like Skuzzy pointed out, it'd be easy to miss things unless you take in the whole picture. The few things I don't like about the pass count stats only arise when you start trying to attribute ... more »

Started new thread Atlanta Pass Counts 3/2/2020 6:46 PM

Atlanta has come and gone, and with it - more pass counts! The 250 East class is still a lot less active than their west coast competitors. This week the race featured 4.05 passes per lap, notably lower than the west coast average of 4.73 and only the

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MX Pit Bits: Arlington 2/26/2020 1:06 PM

"Apparently, Chase Sexton likes to slap his helmet repeatedly"........gold right there! laughing

Thanks for the pictures, that roost one was perfect timing!.

Started new thread Arlington Pass Counts 2/26/2020 12:59 PM

The triple crown format brings more racing, more passing, and therefore a lot more data to sort through. This weekend saw the highest amount of passing this year in the 450 class with 199 total passes (the previous high was 143 in Glendale). Normalised

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Added reply in a thread Pass counts - San Diego, Tampa and the Season So Far 2/26/2020 12:35 PM

As promised, the total passes conceded for the season so far are below. These stats are inherently flawed, as they favour riders who have missed mains. Don't look at it as a leader board, but as a list of passes conceded (organised in ascending order.)

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Added reply in a thread Pass counts - San Diego, Tampa and the Season So Far 2/22/2020 10:46 AM

Gimme another few days and I'll run up the totals for passes conceded. That's a different list, and somehow I don't thing reed and Roczen will be tied...

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Started new thread Pass counts - San Diego, Tampa and the Season So Far 2/21/2020 11:19 PM

Apologies to the 6 people who are following this stuff - I was busy riding mountain bikes over the past 2 weeks, so am only getting round to posting now. San Diego wasn't a big numbers night for passing, with both classes recording quite low pass counts.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MX Pit Bits: San Diego 2/11/2020 1:28 PM

Nice to see Josh Hansen is still superstitious and drops his freshly painted helmets

Started new thread Oakland Pass Counts 2/2/2020 12:23 AM

Some good racing from Oakland I think. Certainly in the 450 main, at least. Interestingly, the 450 passes were a little low compared to previous weeks - a reminder that good racing can't be measured solely by passes. 250s:

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Started new thread Glendale Pass Counts 1/28/2020 4:20 PM

Glendale brought our first triple crown of the year, and with it came a lot more passing. Three starts gives a lot more opportunity to get caught up with other riders in traffic, and lose plenty of positions in the process. With the way races settle

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Added reply in a thread Anaheim 2 Pass Counts 1/20/2020 10:52 AM

I'm not sure that I agree that more mistakes makes for better racing. I'd much rather have seen Bagget dice it up a bit with Roczen and Tomac to end up with a pass count of 2 or 3, instead of making a mistake and ending up passing 7 guys in the back ... more »

Started new thread Anaheim 2 Pass Counts 1/19/2020 11:22 PM

What a night of racing at Angel Stadium! Yesterday's track was very challenging, giving races heavily influenced by mistakes, especially in the 250 class. This was reflected in the pass counts with season high numbers everywhere. 250s:

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Added reply in a thread St.Louis Pass Counts 1/14/2020 1:58 AM

Haha, it felt a bit rude to suggest something without knowing exactly how viable it is. The way I do it is not very elegant, and I'm sure someone with a little more excel skill might be able to speed it up. However now that I have a spreadsheet template ... more »

Added reply in a thread St.Louis Pass Counts 1/13/2020 10:31 AM

It was actually GD2's Vital Stats article that prompted me to look into passes (which uses the same info). If you only look at first lap vs last lap positions, you lose out on some information. For example at Anaheim 1 Alex Martin's fall from 5th to ... more »

Added reply in a thread St.Louis Pass Counts 1/13/2020 1:23 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys. It looks like I'll have to keep going so! It would definitely be interesting to see if you can actually quantify the effect of different track characteristics on the amount of passing. Seems like a bit of a reach for sure

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Added reply in a thread St.Louis Pass Counts 1/12/2020 6:41 PM

Looks like no one is as interested as I was, but in my tired state last night I didn't catch that my spready was wrong - it didn't count the last lap of the 450 main. Thanks to Cianciarulo's last lap mistake Tomac actually made 8 passes, and Cianciarulo

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Started new thread St.Louis Pass Counts 1/12/2020 3:28 AM

I was interested in this enough to spend the last couple of hours dicking about on a spready. Some of you might like it too.

Points of note: - There were roughly the same amount of passes made tonight as there were last ... more »

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