Dude, thatís pretty bad.. itís almost like he wasnít even aware of his own braking points and completely fixated on the other guy.
I am really on the fence about endurance racing, I have had a few teams friends reach out to me but I havenít taken the plunge yet.
Was your R3 the bike yíall were riding? Is there any issues with it??
During the first start I basically made the same type of mistake, except for luckily there was nobody in my way to hit so I just ran way wide lol...it's harder to figure out your braking point from a start because you're not going the same speed as you usually do. Most times I brake way too early at the start, so now I purposely held off and did it later and then I overcooked it a bit. Guessing maybe this guy did the same.
Yeah this was on my R3. What do you mean by issues? Other than the bike dying at the end with only like 2-3 laps to go, no everything was fine lol I gotta figure out what's wrong. It's an electrical bug that I've tried to chase before. 3 times in 1.5 years...thought I had it fixed last year but evidently not.
Personally though, I'm gonna just stick with sprint races. I don't think endurance is really for me. Not only that it's tough physically and mentally, but you also run a higher chance of missing out on racing and/or good results whenever something goes wrong. During sprint races, if you're signed up for 4 races in a day and something goes wrong with the bike in the first race, you miss that one but then maybe you can sort it out and you can still do the other 3. In an endurance race (especially 4 hours, or 6 hours like CMRA does), if something happens early on your race is basically over. I mean sure you can hustle around in the pits with your team and get it fixed but you may end up being like 10-20 laps down by then and at that point your chance for a podium or a decent result is now long gone. During sprint races if there is a red flag, usually you don't lose that many laps. It just ends up extending the day and then some races will be cut short by a lap, which is not a big deal. But for example in this race, last year the winner ran like 67 or 68 laps if I recall. This year was only 42. So everyone paid for 2 hours worth racing but only got about 2/3 of that.
I think I'd much prefer to do multiple sprint races in a day/weekend than an endurance race. But I will say it's a fun experience, just because it's different. I certainly do not regret doing this, and maybe at some point I will do another one, but it's not something I'm going to pursue. I'll stick to sprints for now.