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Another missed yellow flag

A few weeks ago I posted a video from Beaverun racetrack of an accident caused by someone failing to slow on a yellow flag. This is the link to that thread, and here is that video:

https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46641


Here is another amazing video of someone causing an accident by missing the yellow at Brainard International Raceway.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=r8VmSCgfSQI
Watch out for yellows, and the people behind you!

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That is terrible!

They should have put the red flag out if there was an actual obstruction on the track. Normally yellow flags are put out as cautionary, but it doesn't mean come off the throttle a whole lot...maybe dial it back 10%-20%. Red flag normally indicates something serious such as a down rider or bike on the track or in the way.

Wonder if the guy that saw the yellow thought to slow down...not that there was actual debris on the track.

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Originally I thought that was a rider slamming down on top of the rider, but it was a bike. These accidents are nuts.

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The last time we went to Beaver run now Pittrace there were a lot of accidents some of them were pretty bad
Someone high sided themself in front of me right in the middle of the track at the bottom of the hill. I'm glad I didn't have a camera and wished I could erase it from my mind.
Every riders meeting they tell you not to chop the throttle because the guy behind you may not have seen the flag.
Were going there next weekend I'm hoping for a enjoyable day.

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Come on guys, the CBR just wanted to show the Duci that it had Ohlins too

What do ya think? The CBR high sided do to a rear tire skid release then was kicked up and over the duci by the ducs rear tire?

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That is terrible!

They should have put the red flag out if there was an actual obstruction on the track. Normally yellow flags are put out as cautionary, but it doesn't mean come off the throttle a whole lot...maybe dial it back 10%-20%. Red flag normally indicates something serious such as a down rider or bike on the track or in the way.

Wonder if the guy that saw the yellow thought to slow down...not that there was actual debris on the track.
Yellow is appropriate for debris.
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Not only did he chop the throttle he was cutting across the track not maintaining a line. There were people standing on the side of the track this should have been red flagged for that alone.
I was at Beaver when it was still Beaver a guy had crashed on the back straight and was picking up parts on the side of the track and the session stayed green. This was a brand new BMW
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