Lammers speaks out against new bumpers
Bas Lammers posted the following on Facebook earlier today:
Dear followers, teams, drivers and sponsors,
The new "drop down bumper system: is it the final solution to the problem of racecontacts or just another difficult rule to apply that will turn people away from karting?
We (drivers) are not able to do anything anymore. We are scared to overtake our concurrents, we are scared to be close as possible behind our concurrent because we are scared to loose our front bumper because if the concurrents wants to win and is clever, he just have to brake a little bit more or miss his gears and we loose our front bumper, we get a penalty (30sec) for the mistake of the other driver. We are scared to pass a curbstone because we can loose the front spoiler with that, if that happens we get a penalty for it (30sec).
Karting is not a contactsport, we all do know that but i’m sure that most of you agreed with me that with this kind of rules people will turn away of karting!
Teams, sponsors and karting manufacturers are spending so much money for racing, REAL HIGH LEVEL RACING.
IT’S TIME TO STAND UP AND STOP ALL THE NONSENSE AND BRING BACK THE KARTING TO IT’S VALUE!
Please I would like to ask to all of you to share this message and to stand up againsts to the nonsense rules!
With best regards, Bas Lammers