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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Nick636

September 18, 2012 12:16 PM

So Jimmy, you do realise that not everyone is built the same. A guy at 174cm with a slight build will always weigh more than a guy that is heavier set at the same height.

There is only so much weight a guy can lose before the effects become negative. Even cardio cuts fat, but still adds muscle. And muscle is heavy. And trust me, if he wasn't fit, he wouldn't last a full race. It is HAAAARD work getting a bike around a circuit at that speed, with that heat, for so many laps.

conrod - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 12:27 PM

Thought about this one and and have to agree that
it would not be a bad move if scott had a year or two
in world superbikes. I believe he would make a big impact say on ducati.

Makrus - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 12:32 PM

Its like smith. Smiths bike is terrible but everyone knows what he has and rate him on what he can do with it now he has a gp gig. Redding is a bigger build which would slow him down but Ducati still called him in for a test and I'm sure he will still get a look in the future.
I'm sure teams look at everything when taking on a rider. I think he should just keep his head down and not complain or next year he could be classed as the new moaner hahaha.

Just Watch - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 12:34 PM

Since Moto2 is not prototype. Its truly hard to "combine weight limit". Total bike weight centered in its machine, wheel & fuel. anything else are pretty lightweight. So, should his bike made by super light weight material? Or maybe Marquese & others bike light rider should be load with 20kg sand bag? Or may be rider coat should 20kg weighter? Not funny.

wadcutter - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 12:37 PM

It would seem that the rules were meant for a certain spaniard.
Strange that moto3 with open engines gets a minimum combined weight and the moto2 with the same control engine doesn't. Also rings true up to moto gp for Dani.

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