Originally posted by olev
It sure does.
At the recent Euros the lowest gearings I heard about were ~5.6. Someone said speeds >85 km/h were seen on the straight... I didn't see the radar with my own eyes, so I can't confirm that, but they were _very_ fast.
I was gearing around 5,8 on my Orion Core motor, but one of the other guys in the Norwegian team geared around 5,2 with a new Team Advanced motor.
(Reedy based, looked like some hybrid with a Ti can, torque armature).
This ratio was recommended to him by the manufacturer.
Jonas Anderson used the same motor in this race (finished 10th) and also in the Scandinavian Championship, which he won.
Oh yes, I saw the radar gun. Not on the long straight, but the short one on the infield, people were doing a little bit over 70 kph there.
It’s too bad I didn’t walk around and talked to other racers more than I did. I was just so tired from the long days and the weather...
It was cool to see Bary Baker walk around in the pits though!
(And I think I can say that I was not the only one who was tired....)
I hope someone took pictures