Here are some thoughts on the Worlds. +/- and some random thoughts.
+ The track made for great racing. Many mains ended in last lap battles!
– The track was too narrow according to the rules.
+ The track got bumpy and difficult, different line choices were possible, you had to think, not just drive.
– The watering of the track made it very inconsistent, depending on what time of day you drove. Not a fan.
I had this same beef with the European Championships, and I believe I actually caused EFRA to make the change. I think that a junior race is far more valuable than an old mans race. Wouldn’t it make more sense to let the youngsters, say 17 and under compete in a junior WC final, instead of the old guys? And if you want to have old guys race, make it 40 and over, not 35. The youngsters will definitely appreciate it more, and cherish the memory. Even though the old guys make the rules, I think we should remember who the most important drivers are, and where the future of the sports lies. HOLD A JR RACE!!!
+ Is this a new record amount of countries? 42 countries is impressive!
– Drivers had to marshal 😦 But the real question is, why did the oldies marshal the main?
I think most will agree that from a racing perspective this was one of the best worlds in a long time. It was exciting, and apart from Ronnefalk pulling away the last half of the main, the last few mains were awesome to both race in, and to watch. Please let this be the beginning of going back to racing on real 1:8th offroad tracks, that blow out and get bumpy and tough. 1:8th offroad is supposed to be motocross, not supermoto.