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Why stopped Fredrik Lindgren‘s bike in the final heat?

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Any ideas what was the technical reason? What was wrong with his bike just after the start? Must be a minor problem as he could use the same bike for the run-off.

Something to do with his fuel (methanol)? Fueltap ?

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33 minutes ago, Navigator1900 said:

Any ideas what was the technical reason? What was wrong with his bike just after the start? Must be a minor problem as he could use the same bike for the run-off.

Something to do with his fuel (methanol)? Fueltap ?

KT on commentary suggested that his back wheel had not been tightened properly and that caused the chain to come off ..

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That was said of someone else in an earlier race, can’t remember which. If that was Freddie’s fault too that would be strange, two in one meeting.

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1 hour ago, Navigator1900 said:

Any ideas what was the technical reason? What was wrong with his bike just after the start? Must be a minor problem as he could use the same bike for the run-off.

Something to do with his fuel (methanol)? Fueltap ?

Lindgren would have sealed the silver medal with a top-three finish on the night, but he suffered a mechanical failure at the start line in the final, forcing him into a run-off with Woffinden, which the Brit won.

The Orebro-born ace revealed a curburettor issue halted him at the cruellest of moments. But he takes heart from matching the bronze medal he achieved in 2018 and was pleased to mount a strong title challenge throughout 2020.

From SGP website  https://www.speedwaygp.com/news/article/8591/zmarzlik-standing-with-sgp-giants

 

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4 minutes ago, Hasbeen said:

Lindgren would have sealed the silver medal with a top-three finish on the night, but he suffered a mechanical failure at the start line in the final, forcing him into a run-off with Woffinden, which the Brit won.

The Orebro-born ace revealed a curburettor issue halted him at the cruellest of moments. But he takes heart from matching the bronze medal he achieved in 2018 and was pleased to mount a strong title challenge throughout 2020.

From SGP website  https://www.speedwaygp.com/news/article/8591/zmarzlik-standing-with-sgp-giants

 

Not fuel tap closed???

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Has anyone else found it strange how we get fewer engine failures in the sport?

Kind of ruins the entertainment.

Nothing more exciting than seeing a rider leading until the last lap and their engine blows up. 

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While we're talking technical, nothing to do with Freddie, but when the riders fiddle with something just under the saddle what are they doing?

And on a completely unrelated topic... has anybody noticed that more often than not in the Swedish televised meetings heat 1 is a false start must be a good 75% of the time (seems like it anyway)!

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Turning on or off the primary chain oiler.

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On 10/6/2020 at 8:00 AM, KeirStarmerFan said:

Has anyone else found it strange how we get fewer engine failures in the sport?

Kind of ruins the entertainment.

Nothing more exciting than seeing a rider leading until the last lap and their engine blows up. 

Maybe your next username could be DaveJessupfan? 

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On a slightly different note, I was surprised Freddie performed so well at weekend knowing his wife had gone into labour on Friday in a foreign country on her own. 

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