Why are they risky. Isnt that one of the ideas of motorsport? Taking a few risks. With a few minor exeptions, every circuit race in Australia (and for that matter, the rest of the world)has a standing start. Its all about knowing what to do in that situation. Why should you guys be any different?
It makes me very annoyed that a minority says "we wont do it, its too dangerous" when they havn't even tried it, as well as having the evidence that it is not more dangerous than other aspects of the sport.
When our races start here, an emergency vehicle is able to follow the field around for the first half a lap or so to deal with any situations quickly. A standing start allows this to happen. I have even been involed in a serious shunt, a few corners into the race, where this vehicle was needed. If it wasn't there, things could have been a lot worse for me.
Properly prepared, your driveline can take it.
All my race cars run standard drivelines and I have found it well up to the task of several years of punishment. All the failures I have had have been while moving.
C'mon guys, give it a go. you might end up pioneers for you sport in USA. And at the same time have a s++t load of fun.
[COLOR="Red"]So many Alfas so little time![/COLOR]
80 Alfetta GTV 2.0
70 1300 GT Junior
83 Giulietta 1.8/2.0 (Track car)
73 Mercedes 280 SE (Big Track car!)
79 Alfetta Sedan (Rally Car - RIP)