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Sorry just noticed my typo.. should be Marshal and not Marshall... make them even less relevant I guess!

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18 minutes ago, AndyO said:

Sorry just noticed my typo.. should be Marshal and not Marshall... make them even less relevant I guess!

Quite right... give 'em a metal star badge and a gun, that'd get the riders to the tapes!

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Start marshal's what?

(Apostrophe misuse irks me)

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They have important job  in Poland,they seem to be in contact with Ref,and do a good job of straightening up riders who line up at angle,and moving up to tapes.

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I thought all start marshalls had to be in radio contact with the ref!??

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49 minutes ago, Fromafar said:

They have important job  in Poland,they seem to be in contact with Ref,and do a good job of straightening up riders who line up at angle,and moving up to tapes.

I quite like it when a rider is pointing inwards, shows aggressive intent. Is it a rule that the rider has to be straight at the start? It may well be in Poland, I don't know but you often see the start marshal applying this same ruling (?) in GP's also

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8 minutes ago, iainb said:

I quite like it when a rider is pointing inwards, shows aggressive intent. Is it a rule that the rider has to be straight at the start? It may well be in Poland, I don't know but you often see the start marshal applying this same ruling (?) in GP's also

Apparently Travis McGowan was renowned for it? Remember the 1986 World Final where Neil Evitts off gate one put Erik Gundersen off as the tapes rose and Erik's defence of the title ended at that point!

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7 minutes ago, iainb said:

I quite like it when a rider is pointing inwards, shows aggressive intent. Is it a rule that the rider has to be straight at the start? It may well be in Poland, I don't know but you often see the start marshal applying this same ruling (?) in GP's also

They certainly straighten them up in Poland don’t know about rule though.It appears the ref is telling him through headphones.

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50 minutes ago, Fromafar said:

They certainly straighten them up in Poland don’t know about rule though.It appears the ref is telling him through headphones.

Yeah Tai controversially got excluded in a GP a few years back (Torun I think, when the title was boiling down) after they'd brought the rule in, in Poland. 

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1 hour ago, Skidder1 said:

I thought all start marshalls had to be in radio contact with the ref!??

In Poland they are.

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On 7/31/2021 at 4:52 AM, Sotonian said:

Start marshal's what?

(Apostrophe misuse irks me)

You sound exactly like me...

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