MotoGP » Portuguese Moto2, Estoril - Race Results

Race results from the Portuguese Moto2 Grand Prix at Estoril, round 3 of 17.

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obvious - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 12:58 PM

"If Marquez has a better engine We can't say,"

Try opening your eyes man, plain as day and has been all three races so far.

Today Espargaro was epic out of the last corner but even with the run onto the straight AND a slipstream he still couldn't get past. Contrast that with Marquez passing Luthi, didn't even need the draught!

nick redding - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:10 PM

a lot of you out there think it is all right to keep running riders down but 90% of you keyboard jockeys couldn't get within 15 seconds a lap of scott redding or bradley smith. scott also carries a 20 kg weight disadvantage to m m. Dunlop don't make a tyre that will last the whole race given scott the same grip as mm. and until the weight issue is sorted out in moto 2 the racing will remain uneven. posted nick redding


May 06, 2012 2:11 PM

Since all bikes have the same engine, all accusations against Marquez having more horsepower are rubbish.

It's the rider that makes the difference in the straight, by doing the long last turn better or worse.

M1M - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:11 PM

As the engines are equal, the rider's size and the aero package are important in determining top speed. Remember that Elias questioned how Iannone's bike was so much faster than his in a straight line in the first year of Moto2. Elias was fined for running a testing session to improve his bike's aerodynamics to a similar level. It's not just the aerodynamics but also the way the fairing design and ducting aid airbox pressure which helps top end.

M1M - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:27 PM

Just seen Smith on MotoGP extra confirm that the Tech 3 bike is losing out on top end because it's not "slippery enough". It's a pity a lot of the posters' memories are so short that their comments are based only on a rider's last result.

easy way out - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 2:32 PM

"Since all bikes have the same engine,"

So how do they do that then, get one engine to power forty something bikes at the same time???????

What you meant to say was that all the bikes have engines to the same spec, anyone with any mechanical knowledge at all will know that is a completely different thing!

Then make the effort and go to the FIM web-site and read up on rules for Moto 2 and see what hoops a team has to jump through to get an engine changed if they're not happy with it's power output and you will soon realise that Moto 2 is certainly MORE equal but there is still a lot of scope for a rider to have a faster machine.

OR, just be a tube and hit the disagree button even when you don't have a clue, I s'pose it's easier!

sloppyfngz - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 5:39 PM

if scott has a 20kg disadvantage maybe he should go on a diet. or go superbikes. nicky hayden put off 7 kg a few years ago to be more competitive.

im sick of people trying to play down marquez. sick of the rubbish. the guy can ride around the whole moto2 field fairly easily. if he was on a kalex he d be even more insultingly superior.

jessyjay - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 9:33 PM

Scott Redding weighs 15kg more than Marquez, not 20, it's on the official Motogp website. I guess the 20kg difference that people seem to quote as "fact" seems to come from last year when one of the BBC commentators quoted this to be the case. But i would take facts like these with a grain with salt when coming from those guys. They make sooooooo many mistakes during their commentary it hilarious. But yeah Scott should lose weight if he is convinced his weight is the sole cause of his problems. But that being heavier doesn't stop you form winning, was proven by Simoncelli, who many numerous races and a title to boot on the 250cc's

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