Menu
Card image cap

HANCOCK REVVED UP FOR 2020 CHANGES

Greg Hancock isn’t fazed by the introduction of rev limiters as they become compulsory in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series from 2020.

14 / 03 / 2019, 10:00

American star Greg Hancock says he isn’t fazed by the introduction of rev limiters as they become compulsory in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series from 2020.

The FIM confirmed the change in the rules over the winter months and advocates riders using the device to stop their bikes over-revving this year. But their use will be mandatory next season.

There are a lot of guys out there who have a different opinion and theory on how it works. The rev limiter will be more of a challenge for them than it will be for me.

Greg Hancock

The move has been made in an effort to reduce riders’ maintenance bills, with over-revving machines at the start line potentially causing serious and expensive damage to engines.

Hancock is known for not being too aggressive with his throttle hand or over-revving his bikes – contributing to one of the sport’s best reliability records.

And while the changes may force some riders to adapt their starting techniques and setups, Grin feels the changes will have little impact on him.

He said: “We all ride differently. I’m not a full-throttle kind of guy at the start. I ride a little bit old-school; I try to feel the engine and get the most out of it without beating it up.

“There are a lot of guys out there who have a different opinion and theory on how it works. The rev limiter will be more of a challenge for them than it will be for me.

“Most of the riders have tested or ridden with a rev limiter of some kind at some point. Some ignition systems are set up that way and other guys are playing with ignition systems that have limiters with a programme in them to adjust the ignition.

“I don’t think I’m the only guy who has tried them. I have tried them many times over the years with different tuners and I know how they work. I know the good points of them and the points you’re trying to avoid.”

 

Card image cap

EKSTRALIGA | MAGIC RETURN FOR JANOWSKI

Polish racer Maciej Janowski roared to 11 paid 12 points on his racing return to inspire Wroclaw to a 49-41 triumph away to Czestochowa.

Card image cap

LINDGREN RUES WARSAW SLIP

Freddie Lindgren admits he was gutted to let Boll Warsaw SGP victory slip through his grasp, but was content with a strong start to 2019.

Card image cap

LAMBERT SEEKS MORE CONSISTENCY

British champion Robert Lambert admits he’s still seeking more consistency at the top level after reaching his first SGP semi in Warsaw.

Card image cap

MIXED FEELINGS FOR FINALIST IVERSEN

Niels-Kristian Iversen was pleased with his best ever start to an SGP season, but admitted “I just blew it" in the Boll Warsaw SGP final.

Card image cap

BARTEK BAGS MAX FOR VETLANDA

World No.2 Bartosz Zmarzlik blasted to a 15-point maximum for Vetlanda as they defeated Rospiggarna 52-38 in the Swedish Elitserien.

Card image cap

MILIK IN SIXTH STRAIGHT CZECH SGP

Vaclav Milik handed ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix wild card.

Card image cap

LAMBERT GETS KRSKO CALL

British champion Robert Lambert will get a chance to build on his Warsaw semi-final appearance after being called up for the Slovenian SGP.

Card image cap

NICHOLLS MAKES PANTHERS SWITCH

Seven-time British champion Scott Nicholls is on his way to Peterborough as Panthers make a double change.