MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP rider times: 800cc v 1000cc


A comparison in race times for MotoGP riders that finished both the 2011 800cc Qatar night race and last Sunday's 1000cc Losail season opener...

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Darkwaknight

April 12, 2012 9:58 AM

Overal race pace does not tell that much really.

More telling is the fastest race lap which was Stoner last year and again this year only last year he was faster 0.2 1'55.366 vs 1'55.541 but other than him (and Cal) everyone was slower by alot this year. Cal set the 2nd fastest lap of the race on Sunday, 1'55.984 which would have put him 7th last year (infront of rossi) Danni was .6 slower Jorge .35 spies was 1.1 slower this year than last, Dovi .4 slower. Tyres are most likely the biggest diff here more so than the bike's (except rossi's!!)

Yo mamma - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 11:49 AM

So if randy de puniet Signed for Suzuki last yr and rode the 800cc machine he may have won the race!!!! That would have been fantastic.

If I was Rossi I would buy the 4 Yamaha 800cc machines and ride them for the rest of the yr then get a good ride next yr!

What you guys think?

DDD - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 12:58 PM

Give it a few years.

See Ellison's comments on the front tyre being on a knife edge. Explains it quite well.

Casey and chatter is because he likes a bit of roll time into the corner, Ellison expresses on this well

ak10 - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 2:33 PM

the 800's ran for 5 years, giving them/ the riders 5 years of developing time/ riding time. the 1000's are slower at the moment but once more race data gets picked up they will get faster, come back in 5 years and see which will be faster then!

Darkwaknight

April 12, 2012 3:17 PM
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Sorry 1motion I left rossi out on purpose as it is a given he did bob this year and was slower (hence the Rossi bike gag!).

Rossi sucked as ben with a just shy 1.1 slower lap!! No surprise there though!

EDIT by CRASH.NET - reference to deleted nuisance post removed.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 8:00 PM

@Yo Momma - "If I was Rossi I would buy the 4 Yamaha 800cc machines and ride them for the rest of the yr then get a good ride next yr!"

Presumably a joke Yo Momma? One bike will have been saved for the Yamaha museum and the others will have been crushed.

some1 - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 8:18 PM

Imagine what would happened if Hayden shave up 2 tenths for every lap as he recovered from his injury and familiarize the bike?

He just need 2 tenths to return his 2010 regular top 4 finishes or better. More likely Barbera will become his wing man in the race soon too.

funnstuff - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 8:43 PM

Allow the CRT's to be up to 1500cc's no weight or fuel restrictions, then we'll see them being competitive to the prototypes.

We all know the public market is headed towards larger cc and faster bikes anyway so if GP goes all CRT, just loosen the stupid limiting rules and the CRT's will be as fast/fast enough.

funnstuff - Unregistered

April 12, 2012 8:46 PM

Forgot to say no rules on electronics.

personally I think I'd rather have Ducati drop the price of their bikes by 7 grand and pull out of GPs than to continue throwing money away on bad bikes and riders who can't get it done.

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