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A look at lap time consistency in 500cc/MotoGP

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Mikeyy - Unregistered

December 09, 2011 4:55 PM

Looking at the little bits of stats on this post just proves that the current MotoGP bikes with all the electronic aids makes the bikes faster and easier to ride at a consistent fast pace they need to scrap the rider aids so the more talented riders will come to the front. Look at BSB thats what they need in WSBK's and MotoGP.

slider - Unregistered

December 09, 2011 4:58 PM

There has definitely been a drop in small mistakes during races, like small slides bobbles caused by getting on the throttle too early, and that means less action in the races.

Paddles - Unregistered

December 09, 2011 7:38 PM

Yeah, good article but again using lap times that aren't necessarilly relevant. During a race there's any number of things (usually influenced by other riders) that can give you a bad lap time. The real place to look at consistency is practise and qualifying where the guys are spread out a bit more and not all on the track at the same time. And when you look there, you'll find that Casey Stoner is king!

Paddles - Unregistered

December 10, 2011 12:42 AM

@ oh dear ................ what point have i missed. all i'm saying is that race consistency is one thing but where consistency really counts is setting the bike up during testing, practise and qualifying. that's where you'll see the cream really float to the top, no pressure all out speed.

Thunder - Unregistered

December 10, 2011 5:04 AM

This really shows how much of a king of the 500cc era Doohan was. To be that consistent is amazing!

Then again how hard was he having to push? That was the race where Biaggi was black flagged while leading so I think Mick was on cruise control.

some1 - Unregistered

December 10, 2011 5:25 AM

So, the statistic tell us that the 800cc has better consistency than the previous MotoGP machine as demonstrated by Lorenzo and Pedrosa?

Probably, the 800cc bike just produce the right amount of usable power for the elite riders that meet the GP circuits challenges these day as KR Snr mentioned back then in the late 990cc era.

Why not stay in this format and transfer those electronics aid results into the mechanical solution and makes thing cheaper to produce?

In old days, the bike was so difficult to ride and riders develop their own skillful riding techniques. In present days, the bike was so easy to ride, the develop a skillful whining and asking for more power.

When come to the day they had to ride a difficult bike, they become stupid for the whole season.

Fella's, let's not lose site of the fact that this is the off season and we're all looking hard for some news where none really exists. I applaud Crash for coming up with a decent, researched, factual article for a change, rather than just publishing press releases or trying to stir up their whinging pom fan base over what Casey's said lately. Sure it's hard to compare various seasons results for a multitude of reasons, but at least it's an interesting perspective. Usually it's Italy's GP One website or the USA's Superbike Planet site that's publishing articles of relative interest at this time of the year. So well done to Crash for lifting your game. I hope you continue to do so, and ROLL ON APRIL.

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