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Re: [RC] WEG 2006 - k s swigart

From: "Truman Prevatt" <tprevatt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

It's a race. The WEC is a race. To win at this level - the rider has
ride on the edge. If he doesn't he won't win because that is what the
competition is doing. There are some might good drivers and mechanics
NASCAR, Grand Prix racing, etc., but you still see a lot of blown
engines simply because they are operating on the hairy edge.

What this means is that NASCAR drivers are willing to sacrifice their
engine to win the race as winning the race is more important than an
engine that can easily be replaced.  And they are right, engines CAN
easily be replaced.

However, it is absolutely WRONG for FEI endurance riders to ride with
this same mindset; although I agree that there is every indication that
currently many do..and the format of the event actively encourages it.
If FEI endurance has a poor public image, it is because it has been

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[RC] WEG 2006, k s swigart
Re: [RC] WEG 2006, Truman Prevatt