So I'll start by saying sorry, because I'm hoping for some help but have nothing really to offer in return. I guess many people register on this forum with the same intent as I, I have no way of knowing whether there is a group consensus as to whether this is:
a) Extremely annoying behaviour to be discouraged at all costs
b) Just fine, we're all really helpful and just LOVE helping complete strangers with their problems
c) All part of life's rich tapestry - what goes around, comes around
So - my problem. I'm looking for a way of assigning grid positions in Kart racing to be as fair as possible. 35 Karts, 12 events, assume a purely linear grid with just 35 slots. I've tried incrementing each grid position by 3 for each of the 12 events and the results aren't bad, average grid position is 18, worst average was for Kart 35 which had average grid position of 20.6 (approx)
Is there a better way? Can the average be somehow "smoothed"?
Thanks in anticipation