MotoGP » Moto2: Márquez, Redding share honours on final day


Reigning 125cc World Champion Marc Márquez and young British star Scott Redding depart Valencia with the psychological edge amongst the 2011 Moto2 pack, after leaving their pursuers trailing on the final day of testing in Spain

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Don-R

February 13, 2011 11:33 AM

@ nebar1

"I favour Redding. He has worked on his fitness, he has a bike more suited to his size"

Hmm, dunno about that, nebar. Scott is a bit big and heavy for a 600. It'll work for him on a MotoGP 1000cc but it's quite a disadvantage in this class. Plus which his style is very hard on tires. But yes, I have high hopes for him too.

mike hunt - Unregistered

February 13, 2011 11:34 AM

if there isnt already there needs tp be some rider weight adjustments in this class otherwise riders like Marquez are going to dominate as they're half the size of others like Redding.

baz - Unregistered

February 13, 2011 11:39 AM

bradley smith is 2 seconds off the pace which direction is he going.He may be too tall for the bike as anybody thought about that.Perhaps he should ask valentino if he's free one weekend.

Don-R

February 13, 2011 11:39 AM
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@ mike hunt

Yep that's exactly the problem, mike. Scott will be riding with all those extra kilos, slowing him down out of turns particularly. It's a hard deficit to overcome when you have a guy like Marquez who is so light.

Mick - Unregistered

February 13, 2011 11:42 AM

I would not read too much into these times, yes we know that Marquez will be there anyway, but they are not using spec engines. These are the teams own engines some run supersport spec (nowdays very high 450 miles and need a total rebuild) some use almost standard as Tech 3 do.

nebar1

February 13, 2011 1:26 PM

Don-R, maybe I was a bit hasty putting the suitable size thing in.

It's a shame the big lads are penalised but I can't think of a handicap system that would work on levelling things out. Imagine Dani. for example having the freedom to put some ballast on his bike wherever he wanted to suit various tracks.

I saw a great picture of Scott recently with his elbow firmly on the ground, wow.

billithebill - Unregistered

February 13, 2011 1:31 PM

didn't Antony Waste say last year that he Finlay found his "Category" to race in????
WTF is going on with him?
he was half good in MotoGP i was sure he'll shine here, BUT NO!!!
i guess he isn't the rider i was hoping he was!!!

Gooooo ADA

Southerner

February 13, 2011 2:32 PM

Marc Marquez is doing as well as I expected and having read the interview with him,he is just working his way into the new class and Estoril testing on Tuesday.
Good job by Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone.The pair of them have a huge height,weight and reach advantage over Marquez,which may or may not be an advantage in this game,but hell,that didn't stop other big and lengthy blokes winning titles in 125/250 etc.

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