checkerz wrote:As promised, my opinion for whatever it is worth.
Wilcox did move 100% out of the way eventually.
It did take awhile and could've happened easily after the whoops with losing .5 second or less; however, doesn't seem malicious.
If he hasn't had a warning, IMO, it's warning worthy before penalty worthy. If he has... it's penalty worthy because the timeframe staying in front.
It isn't IRL with lappers because most the time lappers aren't as skilled as a Wilcox and they wad they leaders... but from my time at least, the job in MXS rF is to get out of the way.
My feelings, no talking or judgement from anyone offical at all. I'm just a random player who has been around some spots with the game.
Its just the inconsistency between all the protests. I see your points and agree he could have done a slightly better job. Maybe i was overreacting, i still stand by the statements made though. But the fact that there have been so many other terrible decisions all year and super blatant things NOT getting punished while im watching people get screwed over every week is what makes me so angry. Then they go and drop a 2 week ban like this just seems way out of left field.
And if Jeremy doesnt do protests (which he says he does), then thats my bad. But he IS running this, so if there is a problem with the system, then the fault is still on him IMO. And the names of the people that DO decide protests that he has thrown around definitely arent people that i would trust with that power anyways. Its hard to stay out of it when there have been 12 weeks of protests with very questionable outcomes and the stance that they have on certain racing incidents is just seriously flawed.
I wouldnt have really been mad at all if they had a 1 week suspension to prove a point and then started to get more strict with future incidents. But since they want to hand out 5 different warnings to every rider all year up until this point, the jump to a 2 week ban for something like this seemed out of line.