The distance from the grid to the point where Savva pulled his stunt in 1969 is over two miles...
A staggered grid is not going to make any difference at all over that distance. But the crash did show that there was a need to be more aware of the speed and closeness of the big cars which had emerged in numbers since 1967.
I'm sure there were no specified penalties announced.
Cheating or bending the rules?
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 18:45
Among those blokes scratching a living racing bikes on the Continental Circus, some, should the correct size bike was knackerd for some reason, would chop and change their 7R's/G50's, 350/500 Manxes in order to claim their all important start money. Etiquette and self preservation dictated that if one was using a big engined bike, the gremlins would force a retirement before the race ended. A 350 7R was indistinguishable from a 500 G50, and most cannot pick a 350 Manx from a 500. A similar situation occurred later with the appearance of Yamaha strokers; many a 350 morphed into a 351/4 for the 500 race.