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Missing a Grand Prix practice

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I was under the impression that riders had to attend the practice sessions but notice that Tai Woffinden was missing from the practice with Robert Lambert getting fourth fastest. Tai was missing due to a rearranged Polish fixture. I have to ask if a British club would be able to stop a rider from attending practice and if not how does a Polish club get permission to do so?

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Riders practice has not been mandatory for years now....it is now entirely up to the rider.

 

Take a look at the GP thread Chris. Its all in there.

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1 hour ago, andout said:

Riders practice has not been mandatory for years now....it is now entirely up to the rider.

 

Take a look at the GP thread Chris. Its all in there.

I looked in a number of places but missed the relevant information. Thanks for your answer, at least we have a level playing field. 

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Who cares about timed laps ?

Very little difference between the fastest and the slowest and in a 4 lap , 4 rider race does not have any real relevance other than picking your draw number.

I doubt if Tai cares about not picking as do many others

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Armando Castagna admitted in a Speedway Star interview at the start of the season that he did not want to put the riders in a position where they had to choose between a Polich league meeting and a GP practice, because he knew that by missing a league match the riders would lose so much money, he knew what their choice would be. That tells you everything you need to know about where the power lies in speedway.  

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7 hours ago, topsoil said:

Armando Castagna admitted in a Speedway Star interview at the start of the season that he did not want to put the riders in a position where they had to choose between a Polich league meeting and a GP practice, because he knew that by missing a league match the riders would lose so much money, he knew what their choice would be. That tells you everything you need to know about where the power lies in speedway.  

And has done for quite a while

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So if the FIM knew riders would be missing for a few GP timing sessions why have them on the Friday, can they not sort out the tracks if this was on a Saturday morning?

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6 hours ago, Trees said:

So if the FIM knew riders would be missing for a few GP timing sessions why have them on the Friday, can they not sort out the tracks if this was on a Saturday morning?

would they still be able to put it on tv? they must have some arrangement with bt sport at this point to show it on fridays. 

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9 hours ago, Trees said:

So if the FIM knew riders would be missing for a few GP timing sessions why have them on the Friday, can they not sort out the tracks if this was on a Saturday morning?

SGP is the highest rank in the World of track racing on the globe. It has first pick of dates. Then FIM takes the other dates for U21's and such. Then FIM Europe takes it's picks. Then national feds pick whats left. So why did Ekstraliga take GP practise dates knowing they were GP practise dates?

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