Re: Oiling the track incident during the "warm up" for the Supersport race at VIR this past weekend
What kind of Mickey Mouse tech inspection does they AMA have when they allow someone on the track who does not have their oil drain plug wired? That oiling of the track Peris(?) caused during the warm up for the Supersport race and the resulting delay (aggravated by the weather) was a joke. Jeez, if there is one item on a bike that should be safety wired it's the oil drain plug. How'd they guy pass tech missing such an elementary thing as that? Also, aren't bikes in the "top level" classes supposed to have belly pans (which may have reduced the severity of the oiling of the track)? I'd be interested in the details of how this guy passed tech.
(I'll confess that part of the reason I'm bitching is because of the delay they didn't or couldn't run the Superbike race until Monday and consequently it wasn't shown on TV. Bummer.)