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      10-05-2019, 09:50 AM   #21
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Gravel is not safe

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Originally Posted by M5theonlyone View Post
Very good vid..I did see a bit there on running on gravel.
The main deterrent is as the commentator says is for the drivers to STAY on the track but we know that's easier said than done seeing the ferocity of the racing.
Yes - if you watch the gravel segment it shows why it does not slow the car down when the car is driving straight - it does slow the car down when the car is sliding sideways, but this can easily cause the car to roll over - it goes on to state gravel is dragged back onto the racing surface and causes unintended punctures and potential crashes.

An asphalt runoff area and the significant friction to slow the car and utilization of bollards that the driver must negotiate to return to the racing surface in a more controlled way and is stated to be the best option at this time.
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