richwagmn said:Yep, true though I'm for ending this stupid unwritten rule too. It's a race. Have a problem? Deal with it.
Name another racing event that stops racing when the leader has an issue?
Name another racing event where inter-team and inter-rider alliances can change on a daily basis yet are so integral to success in the event.
Plus, it isn't uncommon in motorports for a team to loan another an engine or trans due to an incident in qualifying, etc. Not entirely without precedent.