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Seems perfectly sensible that new x rated drivers have to pass the written test in some form before they are allowed to race.
At least then they will know what to do with a blue flag etc.
With large cadet fields and huge speed differences between karts it must be scary for the little guys.
Perhaps splitting the field between rated and unrated is a good thing if there is sufficient numbers.
There is plenty of time for them to race with the fast guys when they have a bit more experience.
I agree with what Ethan said, X rated cadets should be run as a seperate class and be shorter races.
I think it would be a good idea if X rated cadet drivers should pass the paperwork first, at least the blue and yellow flag anyway.
many clubs already have 2 separate classes. for cadets. i think you will that its not the x rated karts as such that are the problem but those who have just taken off the x from the kart. they have not actually been grided before and its very scary on your first races to be gridded against those who hold race wins. perhaps we should still have a way of them not being on pole for the first few times to allow them to cope with the new pace , like a L plate. i know many people who still find grids hard to do, me included, its very scary when your driving against people who have been driving for many years.
perhaps on observation day to have the x taken off, they are gridded with the other drivers, to see how they cope before the x is allowed to be taken off. that way the other drivers automatically know to give a little more room to the x plate.
just a small thought