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      10-05-2019, 10:02 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by racerbruce View Post
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.
That may be so though if a car is carrying excessive speed into a bend the gravel will slow the car much quicker sideways to a point UNLESS it's crazy speed then it's in danger of flipping.Again as the commentator says if the driver approaches a corner at that speed knowing he may go off it's his bad decision and should optimise to keep the car within the track limits.