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Starting Gates Shuffled

Posted by Atashi at 2015.10.15 10.59 in Racing

We’re halfway through our sixth series, and one thing that has been noted a few times with our starting gates is that the 3-1-2 order was not entirely equitable.

That is, the 1st position, despite being infront of the others, was not in fact the ‘best’ position from which to start.

In deosil races, the 3rd gate seemed best, while the 2nd gate offered a better position when we raced widdershins.

I’ve now shuffled the gates so that the #1 position, and all subsequent slots, are in what seems to be a fairer arrangement.┬áSpace between the rows has also been increased.

If this new arrangement doesn’t work out, we’ll try something else. Feedback is welcome of course.

Starting Gates