Keep the re­mounts

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment -

One of the weird­est things I’ve no­ticed about BSB is the way rid­ers can­not con­tinue even af­ter the mildest low­side. There seem to be some mis­guided souls who want to ex­tend that to in­ter­na­tional se­ries too. It’s clear that the nanny state ’elf ’n safety cultists ten­ta­cles are reach­ing into ev­ery area of our lives and per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity is to be ruth­lessly quashed. We have reached the stage here in the an­tipodes that the po­lice closed a street race be­cause it rained be­fore the meet­ing started. The aliens that give us so much en­joy­ment in what must be the most dan­ger­ous mo­tor­sport are the only peo­ple who are en­ti­tled to de­cide if they should con­tinue rac­ing af­ter a spill. It’s their lives and ca­reers at stake, not some white coated job­sworth sit­ting in a com­mit­tee. Bug­ger off and leave our sport alone. Lou Gi­rardin, New Zealand

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