Following the furor and the gossip and guesswork resulting from the over-exuberance of the referees, is it time speedway joined other forms of motorsport and put up a list of offences and the penalties dished out at the conclusion of the event? V8 Supercars do it, NASCAR does it and I'm sure there are others out there too. It would provide transparency, remove all the guesswork and gossip and shut down a whole lot of conjecture over a whole raft of incidents.
Considering the amount of speedway races run on any average weekend (more than those other sports mentioned race in a season), I'd say no as it'd take an extra staff member to type it all up after every weekend!! But after major events such as Teams and NZ title meetings, where interest is much higher, perhaps.
“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, HE was a genius.”.........."Just think how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are even stupider!"
I'd agree with this idea. Major meetings like NZ's Grand Prix the island champs and both teams events where the "calls" are made could have a referees summary for the weekend then speculation and opinion can revolve around actual facts?
Post by judge10tpt on Feb 12, 2014 14:47:33 GMT 12
i agree somewhat there, transparency is the key
but hey what about a list of offences and the punishment associated with the offence,
i.e. hitting opposition is stationary = withdraw from race 1 wheel over pole line without contact = 1 lap etc etc this then at least gives people the information before and after as to what has happened at the meeting
leaving things open gives in to much to ones interruption, standardised penalties makes life easier