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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Gp rules

What determines when a rider can change bikes.
On dry races, they never change bikes.
During wet, ive seen all sorts of scenarios where a rider will change a bike.
After a wreck, they can change bikes?. Is that only if a bike makes it to the pits on its own power?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 04:32 AM
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Somehow the FIM has determined it's either safer of better for the sport to change bikes rather than change tires in dry-to-wet or wet-to-dry conditions. Possibly the suspension settings and electronic aids need different parameters and the same bike is no longer safe with just a tire change.

As far as coming out on a backup bike after a crash, I'm not sure, but there certainly wouldn't be any competitive advantage and they may have determined it's safer to be out there on a bike that has not crashed.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 04:50 AM
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I think certain organizations allows them to switch bikes; different rules too. After a wreck in Moto GP, I don't recall allowing the riders to switch bikes but if they (the crew) can fix it then they're allowed back in but often don't.

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