That and it makes it fair to other racers who do not have reverse..
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything" - Wyatt Earp
"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" -Sgt Bob Lee Swagger
"I feel safer on a racetrack than I do on Houston's freeways." - A.J. Foyt
“I love this kind of racing, but these guys sure change their personalities in race mode. They’re like Doberman pinschers with a hand grenade in their mouths” -Boris Said