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    Default Reasons for this????

    I would have a tendency to think there are dollars/euro's changing hands someplace. The sanctioning body surely knows that this could be potentially harmful to the teams and sponsors now supporting them, although looks as though most of the upcoming races for 2011 are in the Middle East oil producing countries, and also China. Maybe the interest on our debt to them is financing the racing there.


    Wonder what effect this will have on our lone American participant, Tim Seebold, if this is really the way they plan to go??

    Sometimes organizations throw out info like this kind of as a "teaser", just to see the reaction and how the wind blows, when "political" decisions like this are made or contemplated. Can't imagine there are any politicians in UIM though.

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    You can't stop the march of technology. In 2002, the FIM allowed 4 stroke 990cc GP bikes to race against the longstanding 500cc 2 stroke GP bikes because the technology of the 2 stroke 500s had quit advancing (much like F1 boat motor technology). The next year there wasn't a single 500cc 2 stroke fielded in MotoGP. In 1997, Yamaha fielded the first 400cc motocross race bike to compete against the longstanding 250cc 2 stroke bikes and at the last Supercross race of the year, Doug Henry won the Las Vegas Supercross, beating the 2 strokes on their own turf. Within the next few years, 4 stroke motocross bikes dominated both motocross and Supercross. Racing classes change due to technological advances in every motorsport you can name. Why hold raceboats back?

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    Well put!
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    It's not about holding back and not allowing technology to advance the sport. It is about outboard vs inboard. This boat is not an outboard, This is an outboard class.

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    Tim Seebold is not Racing the UIM F1 more this year.

    Well..I remember when Jackie Wilson was racing F1 with this boat
    they made a consol to make it qualify as an outboard.

    If you read the role book there is a possibility to call this new engine an "outboard"..
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    Actually F1 has not been a "class" for some time, its an entertainment circuit that the owners of the circuit make the rules for, slightly varying from UIM rules as a standard.

    Now they will take their entertainment circuit (or now circus) away from the rules a bit farther.


    Greg may be correct, it is possible that Cauldwell and F1 are both actually funded by Al Thani money ... generally if something smells ... just follow the money, and it will start to make sense.
    Since 1925, about 150 different racing outboards have been made.


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    I think Jackie Wilson tried something like this years ago with a Mercruiser stern drive and a Cosworth engine.

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    Check post # 15 for pictures..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Van Steenwyk View Post


    Wonder what effect this will have on our lone American participant, Tim Seebold, if this is really the way they plan to go??

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    Tim is not racing, but .."Jay Price of the Qatar Team who was quickest all day until the final session"

    Jay is starting fifth in tomorrows F1 race
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    Thanks for the info about Tim Seebold. That was a "short lived" adventure.

    I had forgotten about the other American, I guess because I don't know him at all, and especially since the F-1 races are so hard to find on TV here anymore.

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