Pro ET down to 8.50 for 2021

Pro ET down to 8.50 for 2021

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Benni

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3,205 posts

178 months

Monday 22nd February
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Hello DragHeads,

I was a bit surprised when I looked at the eurodragster.com post about the upcoming MSA season,
it seems UK P/ET is now running in an 8.50 to 11.99 bracket.

On one side I can see / guess where this is coming from : racers with a car that is tagged to 8.50 specs,
who want to be the "top dogs" in P/ET instead of the slow guys in SP/ET having to get off the line first, mostly,
only to be caught JUST before the stripe by the quicker car.

On the other side I think a 3,5 second gap between the fastest & slowest car could be more dangerous at top end,
with the closing speeds of both cars having a huge difference.

I do not think any of the "continental" tracks will change P/ET from 9.00 to 8.50, but I have doubts anyway
that lots of racers will go through the carnet ( and maybe quarantine ) hassle just for "sportsman racing abroad",
which is a sad perspective to me.

NitroWars

645 posts

178 months

Monday 22nd February
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Benni said:
Hello DragHeads,

I was a bit surprised when I looked at the eurodragster.com post about the upcoming MSA season,
it seems UK P/ET is now running in an 8.50 to 11.99 bracket.

On one side I can see / guess where this is coming from : racers with a car that is tagged to 8.50 specs,
who want to be the "top dogs" in P/ET instead of the slow guys in SP/ET having to get off the line first, mostly,
only to be caught JUST before the stripe by the quicker car.

On the other side I think a 3,5 second gap between the fastest & slowest car could be more dangerous at top end,
with the closing speeds of both cars having a huge difference.

I do not think any of the "continental" tracks will change P/ET from 9.00 to 8.50, but I have doubts anyway
that lots of racers will go through the carnet ( and maybe quarantine ) hassle just for "sportsman racing abroad",
which is a sad perspective to me.
I don't believe the closing speeds between 8.99 and 8.50 will make much difference. Unlike in Super Pro when a 6.00 car is going a lot faster than an 8.99 one.

Your second point is I believe more relevant. A lot of Sportsman racers on both sides of the channel will possibly not be bothered with carnets etc and that will make the racing on all European tracks less fulfilling.

mat205125

16,210 posts

180 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Sounds like a rule change that a single individual or influential small group have pushed to see