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Everything posted by Mark

  1. Early TV matches for Nice League. Someone with a better translation can list the matches. https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/805125/znamy-juz-mecze-telewizyjne-czterech-pierwszych-kolejek-w-nice-1-lidze-zuzlowej
  2. where will the transponder be fitted to make sure everyone gets the same deal ? if the referee is using the transponder to determine who wins in a close finish it opens a can of worms if two bikes have a transponder fitted in a different position on each bike. For recording individual lap times it could be put anywhere on the bike. Assume the timing starts when the transponder goes over the start line by sending a signal to a fixed point and the same happens to finish the lap.
  3. will have to be exactly same placement on every bike. maybe on the front wheel cover providing they are all standard length I foresee a big can of worms being opened.
  4. You are right. I should have said stats on most tracks are worthless as a couple of trappers paradise tracks will have a large bias. But I still stand by the point that only recording who wins a race and from which gate is worthless in any race where over taking has been seen.
  5. I asked for an advantage of timed practise. Riders wanting it is a preference but I can't work out what advantage it gives them. Reckon when they spend a few Friday's watching a tractor grade the track after each one minute time trial they'll soon get fed up. Agree with the use on race day fopr close finishers or jumping a start.
  6. Practise in Formula One is vital. Fastest car gets an advantage on the grid. But you're saying speedway riders don't know the best gate in advance nor how the track will ride. So what's the point of the timed practice day if there is no advantage to be gained on race day.
  7. Past stats are probably worthless. They give the winning gate but there is no record of who was leading after the first bend. That must be a better indictor of which gate was the best for starting. Many riders come from behind to win a race - but this doesn't make there gate the best option.
  8. modesty always was your biggest strength
  9. I can't see the starting position pick having too much effect on GP results at the majority of tracks. No one has provided any statistics to prove a certain starting number or numbers have an advantage. If a rider gets Gate 1 in his first ride but doesn't drop the clutch then he'll get beat.
  10. Mark

    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    fat fingers = 12 EDIT - was adding the track reserve
  11. Mark

    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    thanks. 12 riders miss one practise with 3 riders available for the lot. decent spread. Can't see that being a catastrophic problem.
  12. Can't see this having much effect on the racing We have all seen riders having 1st/2nd pick in the semi final and final get well beaten. Tracks rarely ride they same as they do in practise so I think this is a pile of croc. Having transponders is great for knowing who did the fastest lap and close finsihes are no longer left to the naked eye. Thats about it.
  13. Mark

    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    Only Leszno miss out on Friday while Lublin have two. I knew the fixtures from a link you posted before but not the 2019 team for every GP rider. With a fairly even spread of Friday fixtures (have Lublin a GP rider) maybe this is a problem maybe its not. Any Leszno rider, happy days if they want to practise. Unless the stats fans tell me different I'm not sure picking a 1-16 start position will have a huge effect. Its how quick they drop the clutch on the night. Riders always say the track rides different in practise. How often do we see 1st/2nd gate picks in the semi and final ed in disaster. They don't get it right even after racing 5 heats on the track.
  14. Mark

    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    See your point as it's not a level playing field. But a random draw didn't stop Tai winning pretty easily last year and I doubt they will , granted no injuries, in 2019. He had 3 x Number 1 draw's didn't he ? I don't have the 2019 team sheets so do you know what riders would be racing on the two Friday nights before a GP ? Is it evenly spread across the main riders ?
  15. http://www.speedwaygp.com/speedway-qualifying this is better. it says Start Position not gate.
  16. Badly written isn't it. But we know what it really means.
  17. Mark

    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    Be a arm wrestle now. Will the Polish move the two Friday night pre GP evenings to another date ?
  18. Fastest rider in practise has first choice to pick a number between 1 to 16. Slowest rider gets the last available number. Simple.
  19. we need Smolinski back in the GP, he said even when he sits on the toilet he is thinking. the crafty German would find a mathmatical advantage in all the stats.
  20. the quicker riders will love it as they will get a bigger advantage over the slower riders on gate picks. what is the point with that if we want to see exciting racing.
  21. http://www.speedwaygp.com/news/article/7269/ Agree with Keith. We are now giving the fastest rider the chance to pick the best staring position. No sense in that to give open and close racing. Formula One puts the fastest car at the front and we have zero over taking. Rubbish. This is a statisticians dream to calculate the best gate permutation at each GP track. Can there be a No1 best gate pick at any track ? If there isn't any advantage this seems a waste of time and effort. Unless I'm convinced by other posters I'm thinking riders will only be wanting to avoid having a particular gate twice at some tracks. Or more importantly any starting number that means they have to ride all 5 races after a track grade. EDIT - told this is Postion 1 only After the 2019 season I'll be interested to know what effect having first pick or last pick on gates has on overall results.
  22. from Grudziadz website Speedway Ekstraliga in agreement with TV stations, which in the season 2019 will be broadcasting the matches of the strongest league in the world gave the opening hours of matches. Let us remind you that all the PGE Ekstraliga matches will be seen in nSport + and Eleven Sports. Friday's meetings will be broadcast by Eleven Sports. Fixed opening hours throughout the season will be 18:00 and 20:30 . Slightly different playing times will be on Sunday, those broadcast by nSport +. In April, May, June and September, the start of the meetings is scheduled for 16:00 and 19:00 . In the summer months, i.e. July and August, the start of Sunday duels will take place half an hour later - at 16:30 and 19:30 .

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