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Why the hell, motorcycles are not allowed to use their mirrors while on the racetrack?
Cars do keep all their mirrors.
If cars can see whats going on behind them, why not bikes? ha?

Why? why? why?
 

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Why the hell, motorcycles are not allowed to use their mirrors while on the racetrack?
Cars do keep all their mirrors.
If cars can see whats going on behind them, why not bikes? ha?

Why? why? why?
The rider in front has the right of way. You shouldn't be worrying about what is going on behind you. Not to mention you should easily be able to hear if a bike is close.

You don't need mirrors on the track.

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On the track you have no need for mirrors. On a bike you are normally required to remove them as if you come off the first thing to happen once the bike goes down on it's side is the mirror shatters and covers the track in shards of glass. Cars don't fall over on their side during a crash, so mirrors not a danger. Also car mirrors are very difficult to remove as they are usually electrically controlled etc etc.
I also know they like you to remove your mirrors to stop you looking in them. On a track it's all about whats in front, not behind.
 

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Enzo Ferrari once said, "Whatsa behind you isa not important."

Or something to that effect.

Your job at a track day is to not hit the guy in front of you and be predictable with your lines. In a race, F- the guy behind you.
 

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On a motorcycle, you're moving all over the place, so mirrors would only be useful on the straight and if there is someone behind you, you'd hear'em.

Plus, mirrors that arn't blurry going 200mph, don't really exist unless they're pretty heavily supported.



 

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Because you want to look where you are going, not where you have been.
 

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If you have time to look in your mirrors.. there is about 10 other things you're NOT doing...
 
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