In most cases a dangerous situation means that a colleague competitor crashed within the next section of the track. Upcoming riders should anticipate by slowing down and avoid jumping. Especially the landing area behind a jump is extremely dangerous, because a rider cannot adjust the bike's route until the moment of the landing.
What's the problem?
Organizers experience more and more difficulties finding (a sufficient number of good) people for this important job. At international and national races they still succeed most of the time, although it may cost effort and money. At free practices and small club events there are no people available or the price is too high for the track owner.
As a result there are free practices and club events without (a sufficient number of good) flag marshalls. This means a high risk for all the competitors. In various countries, legislation is being prepared to make flag marshalls mandatory during free practices.
The system provides warning light signals for the competitors at a practice or race in case of a dangerous situation on the track. This works completely automatically and without human interaction.
The Movit Yellow Flag system is based upon a small sending device on each motorcycle, with sensors that detect gravity and acceleration.
In case a competitor crashes light signals get automatically activated, so upcoming riders know that a vehicle of their colleague competitor is on the track within the next section. Riders can anticipate by slowing down and avoid jumping.
At the moment the vehicle starts moving again the light signals are switched off automatically.
When will the system be available?
The system is available for track owners now (delivery in cooperation with national federations).
Information about pricing: