Originally Posted by CypressMidWest
I dunno, who's the one that's not being sportsmanlike in this situation? I feel it's the slower driver's responsibility to move over, more than the faster guy. As stated, in IFMAR quals you're only racing the clock. IMO, it's far better to move over and lose two tenths than it is to put your self in a position to be punted and potentially lose far more.
I'll tolerate blocking at a club race, and I'll try to make a clean move. At a big race I treat it like baseball. 1st corner is strike one, 2nd corner is strike two, strike three and your OUT.
I've been on both sides of that coin.
Blocking isn't something I tolerate, that will earn a fender.
However, any time I've caught someone when truly faster, it hasn't taken any more than the exit of the 2nd corner to make a clean pass unaided.
When someone catches me, I try to move over for a clean pass by the second corner.
Guess you really just need to ask yourself how much time you think you're really losing, and whether it's worth taking it from someone else trying to turn as many laps on the clock as possible, just like you.
I don't see the need to punt someone at any time, qualifying or mains.