Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: S. Texas, US of A
Well, I can't vote since I have NEVER done a race start but in talking to some racers, I was suprised to hear some of them say that they do start in second gear on a liter bike. I would have to question the wisdom of that. I can't see how it would be an advantage in most cases unless it would save you a shift going into turn one on the course. I am not sure that is really an advantage under most circumstances. It seems like the extra abuse on the clutch wouldn't be worth it.
Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.