Short cut!

gasser303
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6/25/2016 2:00pm
2nd moto, Savatgy goes down and cut the track.... anyone else notice that??
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6/25/2016 2:06pm
I did. I thought that was a bit weird. He jumped right in behind 10th place I think? He would've been further back if he got back in where he crashed. That doesn't seem real fair. We'll see if the AMA says anything.
6/25/2016 2:41pm
Not false. I'm talking about the guy in front of him, 10th place, which he jumped right in behind cutting down the hill in instead of taking the long way around the track. 2-3 sec shaved off that lap buy avoiding that section.

Would it make you feel better if I told you that's my 1 of my favorite riders? I still agree w/ the OP, he took a short cut IMHO.
gasser303
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6/25/2016 2:52pm
I don't think it is right, he completely cut the corner off, cut straight across the infield grass. He should have reentered the track where he crashed.....
6/25/2016 2:54pm
It was the closest place he could enter safely, he also wasnt the only one to do it.

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6/25/2016 2:54pm
Not false. I'm talking about the guy in front of him, 10th place, which he jumped right in behind cutting down the hill in instead of...
Not false. I'm talking about the guy in front of him, 10th place, which he jumped right in behind cutting down the hill in instead of taking the long way around the track. 2-3 sec shaved off that lap buy avoiding that section.

Would it make you feel better if I told you that's my 1 of my favorite riders? I still agree w/ the OP, he took a short cut IMHO.
agreed
gasser303
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6/25/2016 2:56pm
I don't think it is right, he completely cut the corner off, cut straight across the infield grass. He should have reentered the track where he crashed.....
USMCMXer
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6/25/2016 2:57pm
He definitely cut out a section, but he gained no positions and re-entered without issue or advantage. This will not be a problem, but you can rest assured the other teams will wank about it.
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6/25/2016 4:21pm
He re-entered in a safe place and didn't gain any advantage/position. What's the big deal?
wfo4ever
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6/25/2016 4:34pm
I saw Cooper Webb taking a real nice smooth line multiple times outside the yellow track markers, making up lots of time on other riders. I thought DC said the yellow track markers are not just a suggestion, if you ride outside of them you are out of bounds. AMA rules are a joke, no enforcement for some, but penalty's for others.
731chopper
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6/25/2016 4:39pm
Are you talking about the first time he crashed? He entered at the nearest point that didn't have him going backwards. That's what happens when you have banners all along the track.
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6/25/2016 4:50pm
gasser303 wrote:
2nd moto, Savatgy goes down and cut the track.... anyone else notice that??
Agreed
gasser303
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6/26/2016 6:11am
Just watched the 2nd moto posted here on vital, from 19:45, if that is not considered cutting the track then I don't know what is. It was not an issue of safety since he left the track to cut across the infield. It was plain EASIER for him to cut. Just my $.02.......
whammy
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6/26/2016 7:17am
This was ridiculous.

He goes down ON THE TRACK. Gets back up ON THE TRACK. And proceeds to go OFF THE TRACK in order to take a shortcut.
6/26/2016 8:56am
Not much of a short cut IMO and definitely safer than trying to turn around right where everyone was landing that tabletop.
kkawboy14
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6/26/2016 11:11am
Monster let him get away with it......
jhansen510
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6/26/2016 11:25am
gasser303 wrote:
2nd moto, Savatgy goes down and cut the track.... anyone else notice that??
Agreed
IWreckALot
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6/26/2016 12:31pm
I didn't really notice him hauling ass while he was off the track. Seemed like he was trying to be "safe" while he was off track. Non issue to me although I did find his detour a bit odd.
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6/26/2016 12:40pm
Yeah I thought is was a bit strange , looked like he could have gotten back on the track where he crashed but thats easy to say just watching on tv. Maybe he couldn't have safely.
6/26/2016 4:14pm
The bike was pointing the wrong direction on the track, where he was sitting he could turn 180 degrees left, across the traffic landing the last tabletop, or he could turn 90 degrees right and go down the hill without getting landed on. I would have made the same choice he did. Did he cut the track? Well, yes, but the same thing happens every weekend, and I've seen a lot worse done when someone doesnt even crash, they just go off the track and bypass a rhythm section.
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6/26/2016 4:52pm Edited Date/Time 6/26/2016 4:57pm
kkawboy14 wrote:
Monster let him get away with it......
Why? Or maybe how, it was a Red Bull sponsored event.

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