NORRA Mexican 1000 - 2013 Rules / Updates

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Anders Green, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. az45

    az45 Adventurer

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    Never done that, never been penalized for it, never seen that page! I have to assume they were filling it in at pulling it out at the end of the day.
  2. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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  3. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    what new ??
  4. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Here is an example of the new streamlined time cards I've been working on. Please note that this card has made up data on parts of it, nothing about the times/distances are official.

    Anders

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  5. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    Does that mean during the race you do not want any GoPro footage?
  6. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    No, it means that I've already tested gopro footage, as it's pretty readily available. :)

    Anders
  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    If you come to rally with an open mind, you might have an easier time figuring it out. It's just a time card, nothing special. If Rally is confusing, stay away from a Northeast Enduro race, you'll be in the fetal position rocking back and forth at every time control:lol3.
  8. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    Ok, I'll have my GoPro just wasn't sure how to save all the footage since I won't be bringing a computer and don't have a huge SD card.
  9. bajaboundmoto

    bajaboundmoto Been here awhile

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    Question (I'm sure this is addressed someplace in the rules but I'm not good at studying) - How are the vehicles going to be limited, or are they limited, for speed in sections that are paved such as the 28 miles out of San Ignacio, start of Special 2 Day 2 ?
    I doesn't seem right or safe to be unlimited on that stretch. It's all pretty new pavement, whale petters use it, locals, etc... It's desolate and an area you could go stupid fast.
    It's unlike going thru La Purisma & San Isidro where IMO if you're doing 60 that's super sketchy so I think most everyone will be cool.
  10. Baja Dad

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    I was woundering that also?
    there area few pavement places that I can think of the will be sketchy.
  11. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    I don't know of any limits on the speed during the racing stages, regardless of the road surface.

    Transit sections between stages have both penalties for speeding, and penalties for arriving early.

    Anders
  12. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    This is soooo a new guy question but after a transit stage if your on time not too early or late what is your time window for gathering your thoughts, grabbing a protein bar, rubbin one out :eek1, etc......
  13. az45

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    30 minutes.
    You have the specified transit time, which is enough transit time to get to the beginning of special + another 30 minutes if you choose to use it. If you sit around for the 30 minutes, the guys you passed in the previous special can get by you again if they dont use the extra time.

    I say gather your thoughts on the transit, then start the special as soon as possible. The sooner your day is done, the sooner you can drink!
  14. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    Now that is sound advice, Thanks :clap:freaky
  15. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    How long you wait is all about strategy and making a smart plan. Lots of unusual things can come up. Let's say you get to the start right on time, and a big truck takes off right when you get there. Probably better to wait as long as you can so you're not in their dust... so wait until ANOTHER car shows up in your rear view mirror, and pull in and start just before they get there, giving yourself maximum dust reduction.

    Of course, this might change if you think the car behind you will pass you, and you know who they are before they get there.

    Of course, this might change if the sun is getting low.

    Of course, this might change if it's the second or third stage of the day.

    The biggest thing to realize is that every time you get a choice to do anything (like when to check in), that's an opportunity to make a strategically better/smarter decision than your competitors. :evil

    Anders
  16. bajaboundmoto

    bajaboundmoto Been here awhile

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    Yeah, what Anders said.
    Or if you are entering a section with possibly tricky navigation and you know someone near you is using GPS (you on roadbook or nothing like some do) then you can try to enter directly after and sponge off that person or if you want to avoid someone following you you can possibly make that happen.
    OR, if you have what you think is a perfect plan to stop at a certain Pemex in Felipe (the one leaving town, but who would do that?) and that station happens to be closed and you have to double back to another station and it costs you just enough time to be, say, 2 minutes late to the start of the next Special maybe that was a piss poor plan...
  17. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Yes, but also, consider the alternatives: You arrive at the closed station, and panic, thinking "Oh crap, I won't make the check in, I have to go!" instead of thinking, "Ok, now I have a choice: full tank of gas plus a 2 minute penalty, or empty tank and no penalty."
  18. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    I just can't wait to go racing! Jeremy if I had a place to use you, you know I would! But I thought you were out anyway :dunno
  19. Scotty Breauxman

    Scotty Breauxman Baja Breaux

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    Or if you happen to blow your crank after breaking a speed record while racing 100% unsupported...hopefully your dad just happens to show up outa nowhere:rofl
  20. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    So, what do you do? Ride the transit at 70 & hit the first Pemex n of San Felipe. Then hit the last one on your way out. If your lucky you'll get gas at both. Remember, racing is 1/3 skill, 1/3 prep & 1/3 luck. Good luck to all! :lol3