MotoGP » Redding: Size more important than skill in Moto2

“It's stopped being about who's the best rider in Moto2, because physical size seems to be more important than skill” – Scott Redding.

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Mal Groinhigh - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 9:49 AM

Disagree. Redding would say that because he hasnt won anything and yet he actually came second at Silverstone which is a speed circuit.

To be honest 70 kilos isnt that heavy at all. There have been many riders heavier than that.


September 21, 2012 10:53 AM

The introduction of electronics made weight a big issue.

Having traction control allows the lightest rider to out accelerate heavier riders.

Makes you wonder how in the hell Rossi has enjoyed so much sucess.

Oh and yes... whinging pommy.

Brian C. - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 2:12 PM

The best thing DORNA can do to even up the fields, in addition to homogenized electronics, is to make ALL of the rider/bike weights meet and minimum and maximum range. That way the midgets such as Pedrosa, who weighs less than most adult females, will not have a power/weight advantage. Slap a 50lb backpack on him and see how things even out.

If you want fun, exciting racing in MotoGP, level the playing field!

Brian C. - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 2:15 PM

By the way, Super Sic weighed far more than Pedro and you could see, even though Sic was on a Factory ride, Pedro-midget could just blow past him out of a turn and down the straight.

PS: I raced at 160lbs (180-200 with leathers). That's heavier than Hayden and 60lbs heavier than Pedro-midget, even though I was on 600s, the lighter (re: midgets) were able to blow past me on the straights.

tobecis - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 10:03 PM

Look anyone who has watched Moto2 can see that riders who are smaller and lighter are quicker on certain tracks. However there are more tracks with long straights and this is where Scott loses out. Courses where there are fast corners Scott becomes more competitive. We all know he has talent but things do need to be equal to show true bike skills. last race showed the problem from the grid he lost three places before the first corner and on every straight he was losing ground Scott i s not .5 sec slower than Marquez.

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