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Old 04-07-17, 23:43
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Because Liam doesnt have a msa licence due to the issue above. He wasnt aloud to run in the shootout.
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How do they time the cars at Goodwood? Couldn't see any timing gear on the track at all
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Old 06-07-17, 11:35
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How do they time the cars at Goodwood? Couldn't see any timing gear on the track at all
I wondered that, back a few years timed cars had timing struts on the front but didn't spot any this year. TSL were however doing the timing. Perhaps as it is not really a competitive event they just use the front most bit of the vehicle to break the beam, like they do with bikes.
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I wondered that, back a few years timed cars had timing struts on the front but didn't spot any this year. TSL were however doing the timing. Perhaps as it is not really a competitive event they just use the front most bit of the vehicle to break the beam, like they do with bikes.
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The timing gear is probably hidden away in the gaps between the straw bales . You wouldn't want to spoil the aesthetics of the track

Also can you imagine how much a strut would cost for a 'supercar' let alone the wind tunnel time to recalculate the aero parameters on the F1 cars .

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Old 06-07-17, 13:14
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Gald you posted that before some clown suggested they were using transponders like they always do in Ulan Bator or where ever
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Here we go again, why do you need a timing strut, same bit of the car will break the beam at both ends of the hill.....
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Old 06-07-17, 19:41
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I imagine the main benefit of a timing strut is it make it easier for the start line marshals to position the car.

If they have the two beam system where the car is located so one beam is broken and the second is not it is probably better to have a straight vertical bit doing the blocking. I can see it would be more problematic setting the car in the right place with a pointy bit of bonnet or wing.
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I imagine the main benefit of a timing strut is it make it easier for the start line marshals to position the car.

If they have the two beam system where the car is located so one beam is broken and the second is not it is probably better to have a straight vertical bit doing the blocking. I can see it would be more problematic setting the car in the right place with a pointy bit of bonnet or wing.
but if you've got a multi million pound car you maybe don't want to start nailing stuff to it for a run up Goodwood!
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but if you've got a multi million pound car you maybe don't want to start nailing stuff to it for a run up Goodwood!
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In last night's programme Nick Heidfeld showed the viewers where the beam was at the start. It appears to be some 2 foot ahead of the point they line the cars up. So like in Europe the cars are moving when they break the beam.
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