MotoGP » Pedrosa hopes for the best

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FATE - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 7:09 PM

Rossi, after Simoncelli's (and other not mentioned riders) complaints of consumption at Quatar commented at the security commission yesterday that a minimum weight for bike/rider should be imposed for parity's sake.

Pedrosa vented off when an italian asked him a question about it and he said: "It seems like it really pisses them off that I'm in front. It's so damm annoying".

I'm starting to like this kid.

KingKenny - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 8:36 PM

Things are not as simple as Rossi lobbying something... Pedrosa weights 20 kilos less than Sic, 19 less than Spies, 16 less than Rossi. As fine tuned as this bikes are, it is difficult not seeing huge advantages in fuel consumption -which allows lighter riders to get more power out of their engines-, acceleration, and also aerodynamics. He has less weight to use to change the direction of the bike. He claims to have less weight to control de bike when braking, but he also has less weight to control when braking. To me, the main issue here is fuel consumption and I think that as long as it is so tight as it currently is, there should be a minimum weight for bike-rider.

FreddyJ - Unregistered

April 02, 2011 8:47 PM

Its not pedrosa's fault he is small. The others should just deal with it. Yes, being small has its advantages in terms of power to weight, but it also has its disadvantages when it comes to handling and changing direction, so it all balances out.

Anyway, i think Pedrosa will have his work cut out to hang on to the last podium spot given his current fitness. It was clear he was uncomfortable in pratice and qualifying. he could easily find himself losing the 3rd place to spies, sic, dov or rossi, so i think 4th or 5th would be a good result.


April 02, 2011 8:54 PM

"Its not pedrosa's fault he is small. The others should just deal with it. Yes, being small has its advantages in terms of power to weight, but it also has its disadvantages when it comes to handling and changing direction, so it all balances out."

+1. Less weight = less muscle also. Looks to me like Rossi wants a ligther bike lol. The rule regarding the bike weight should be kept as it is IMHO.


April 02, 2011 9:10 PM

comical, danny weighs slightly lest than jorge or even dovi and elias yet they are not getting a big leap from the extra power. Dani has a lack of weight to pull/push the bike around or brake so he is doing well really!!! sad and very poor way to hide behind a safety issue like this makes any safety concern to anyone??!!?? Well done dani/stoner and jorge but still think danni will lead the first half and then fade in the second!! stoner's to lose again i feel.

KingKenny - Unregistered

April 03, 2011 12:12 AM

@Darkwalknight: if by "slightly less than Jorge" you mean 13 kilos, then yes. Lorenzo weights 65, Pedrosa 52. Compare Pedrosa's 52 with Simoncelli's 72 and tell me they can get the same out of their bikes: no way. Sic needs to downtune his engine more than Pedrosa to take the bike to the checked flag. Also, and because of Pedrosa, the Honda is the smaller bike of the grid, which further plays against Sic because he is 23 centimeters taller than Dani. No matter how you look at it, Simoncelli has a point here.

philippa rees - Unregistered

April 03, 2011 12:57 AM

Have to ask --- why has this been brought up now? Marco is in his second season and no comments have been shared during the last one regarding his concerns around an 'unfair advantage'. Oh! wait a sec - he's friends with Rossi, who's not doing so good at the moment. Bullets to fire from his friend I guess!!! Danni is going well (also with a bad shoulder, that he doesn't use as an excuse)so stop kicking people when they are doing much better than you. Kick a*** Danni and show them all it is possible to win a race when your shoulder is injured Good race I think!!!!!!

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