Besides, the rules are actually not there to provide the highest possible level of safety for all racers (I can hear the screams at this one already). They're actually there to set a minimum standard of safety equipment without which one cannot participate. All racers can improve on those rules if they believe their particular class or speed attempt warrants it. But why should the slow guys on tiddlers have to suit up like they're going into battle? The rules should be set for the entry level. It is a minimum requirement.
It is absurd to set minimum safety standards for racers doing 60mph which are designed to fully protect racers attempting to run at 300mph. One size does not fit all.
I had planned to address this when it was time to update the rulebook this year. There are different standards for cars in different configurations and different speeds. And it would make sense to apply similar standards to motorcycles. There were a number of rule change applications submitted in the weeks before the meeting, unfortunately, this left it a bit late to change the the leathers rules and allow a greater choice of leathers. However, I asked for, and gained the permission of the club president to have a "moratorium" on leathers and this http://www.dlra.org.au/forum/viewtopic. ... 0&start=33 was supposed to be added to the newsletter so that all active members would know what was going on. Unfortunately that didn't happen. So, if anyone contacted me they were told, "if you wore them previously, they would be OK this year."
Further to that, I had also planned to ask that all rule changes be put to the active members that had run motorcycles.
I don't see the point of members who are car people voting on motorcycle rules or vice versa . As it stands, whoever is in charge of motorcycle tech approves or knocks back any rule change submissions.
I was concerned about Brett's helmet when I saw it due to it being a cheap brand, however it was one of the things that appeared to stand up quite well in the incident.
I cannot see how a SFI hood would have helped in Brett's case as I think it would've been pulled out the way anyway
I am however no longer the chief, I was unable to attend the secret meeting and got voted out.
the good news is that Ross is a Bike guy, and although I work in the motorcycle industry, my only DLRA entry has been in a car. That is however another story