Lind Breathing On His Own Again, Recovering From Laguna Crash

Lind Breathing On His Own Again, Recovering From Laguna Crash

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Racer Bruce Lind has been taken off the ventilator and is breathing on his own again in Monterey Community Hospital, where he is recovering from injuries suffered at Laguna Seca.

Lind apparently crashed in his own water on the first lap of his AMA 250cc Grand Prix heat race 10 days ago, bringing up the question: Why not require two-stroke racebikes to run the fluid-containing fairing lowers used to contain oil with great success on four-stroke racebikes? While the fluid-retaining lowers do not work in every circumstance, for example when one of the engine covers that protrudes from the fairing sides of a GSX-R750 is leaking, they have proven to greatly reduce oil spills and related clean-up time.

There is no reason why such a fairing lower would not be equally effective in containing water lost by a TZ250.

Fluid-retaining fairing lowers were first required by AMA Pro Racing several years ago and rank as one of AMA Pro Racing Director of Competition Merrill Vanderslice’s greatest technical innovations, being cheap and effective.

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