When I have competed on a mixed grid i have found it to be the other way round - the b.e.c are faster on the straights and the 2000 winged cars quicker in the corners. But I did this many years ago and it has all got a bit pro now so might be different.karl wrote:
They state that while general testing throughout the year they have found 2lt cars can be a pain. The b.e.c cars charge through the corners and they get held up, I guess the 2ltr cars are quicker else where? I have been told it can get dangerous and have hurd of several crashes this year at general testing involving 2000cc type cars, a formula ford etc... with the 1000cc type cars involving corner speed.
I don't think this has anything to do with any one being scared of other cars/drivers in other classses....if we were all seriously competitive and worried about coming up against a faster driver we'd have all been in the Cooper Tires BF3 race at Donington not Mono!
My understanding was, perhaps incorrectly, that the concern was one of safety and trying to avoid cars which are clearly fast in different parts of the track (whichever way round that may be) to race a flowing race with reduced risk of tripping over other cars.
If that is not the case and it actually really doesn't bother anyone lets put 'em together race in race out and see what happens. My guess would be a record year for the spares department .
Mark E Harrison.