Originally Posted by troy safari carpente
A little dissappointing that the MOTO's do not run with official trackers/transponders via the IRC Tracking (only trucks/buggies have them this year) which makes for following the Hon/Kawa/KaTooM battle a little less "real time" than it could otherwise be...
Guess we'll have to rely on the weatherman and breauxman for as many checkpoint spots as we can...
good point for sure- heres the reason (not an excuse):
The top teams have been offered free devices from IRC but they come up with lame excuses like (its unproven, might not work with our handlebars, its extra weight, etc.)
I had an epiphany and realized that HON KAWI and KTM do not want each other to know where they are on the course and in relation to one another.
If KTM has a bike problem or crash, the news will eventually flow out to the competing crews. but with trackers, the other teams can capitalize on the information sooner- ie back of the throttle, save the bike and take less chances.