MotoGP » Why the MotoGP weight limit changed


“When the minutes arrived, [it turned out] that the MSMA decision was not unanimous. It was by majority” – Carmelo Ezpeleta.

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Southerner

February 07, 2012 5:36 PM

NO Big Deal. The algorithm,gives Ben a shout. Casey will muscle the extra mass just like he did with the D16 800's 23 wins. George will prolly do the usual.Tough as nails.
Dani,I'm sure is equally nonplussed.
Why did I not mention any factory Ducati riders ?
Really! Give 'em cake and another 20kg mass + 30 litres fuel. Give 'em a 20 second head start. MotoGP handicap era has begun to raise its FAT HEAD.
Hope Rossi and Hayden heal really fast.
Sepang 2 needs it. GPC...NICE TRY. The results won't change much 2012. Misunderstanding !!! :)

Southerner

February 07, 2012 6:05 PM

Just an afterthought and I'll leave the rider mass/length issue right there.
Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts. Mick Doohan and Alex Criville.
Go figure !
Particularly the GPC. Crikey,what next ?
Some of us thought this was about man and machine irrespective of DNA.
The GPC better get back on track with our beloved sport sooner rather than later otherwise we won't have a sport to complain about.
cc..Valentino Rossi.

Dynamic Donkey - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 9:04 PM

Anyone who thinks this 4kg weight addition is going to slow Stoner down is living in cloud cuckoo land.
And anyone who thinks he is remotely worried about Rossi and Ducati are similarly dilusional.
The biggest threat to him this season is the same guy who came second last year,Lorenzo.End of.

rsvman

February 07, 2012 9:32 PM

Really Casey? Were you going to have fuel in the bike? More "much talk about nothing". Did anyone else design their bike to be 4Kg lighter. What a dork. You're lucky they don't do a Gross Vehicle Weight like Formula 1.

kpkadel - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 9:44 PM

Basic physics, folks. Until MotoGP imposes a bike plus rider minimum post race weight, any weight increase to the bike gives even more of an advantage to the riders of "lesser stature" and truly penalizes adult riders in the 98th percentile. Even with a bike plus rider min, smaller riders reap an aerodynamic advantage.
As it stands now, smaller riders have a huge compounding advantage in aero, tire degradation, fuel consumption, and overall competition weight. It is nothing short of a miracle that riders like Stoner (still not quite 98th percentile), Rossi (barely 98th percentile), Hayden, and Spies are even competitive which speaks to their tremendous skills and abilities vs. Lorenzo, Pedrosa, et al.
If there were a true weight equivalency bike plus rider, I am sure smaller stature riders would be back packers at best.

motomoto - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 9:58 PM

,, its a half-a*s attempt to slow down the gp bikes so the Superbikes errrr CRT bikes wouldn't get lapped within the first 10 laps..
That's Carmella for you .. He never provides a solution to the "soon to be extinct" gp series.. Only band-aids to fool the fools. He needs to be sacked fast.

TheTroll

February 07, 2012 10:00 PM

it makes victory all the more sweet when they keep trying to change rules to suit certain individuals and that person still loses. Looking forward to seeing Casey and Jorge and Dani and Ben getting it on this season and that other guy disappearing into obscurity whilst desperately trying to remain in the spotlight at all costs. Simoncelli wasn't a race winner nor consistent but I see the Rossi connection he had and the fact that he is now deceased gets a lot of comments about how he was going to do this or that and its just not justified guys. You guys hated Hayden because he beat Rossi to the title and were falling over yourselves when he did not adjust well to the 800cc, then hated Casey for beating Rossi on a faster bike, then hated Jorge for truly beating Rossi head to head on the same bike, how dare he! and then Casey again. The complaint is they need a new bike chassis now or hanging ballast in different places changes the handling and performance of the bike. This was never abou

TheTroll

February 07, 2012 10:03 PM

This was never about CRT's. This was about doing anything to ensure a certain individual media darling to be competitive again. If the decision wasn't unanimous and it was a mistake then why not overturn it? Sounds like bullsh*t to me.

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