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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kenlucky - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 6:55 PM

"....but in bike racing there is a simple fix!! A'la minimum weight limit...

...but intrinsically the championship rulings are geared towards the Spanish (money talks) pressure from the majority of riders, teams, sponsors and fans... Not corruption, just the way it is!! If the majority of sponsors, riders, teams and fans were British it would swing our way
Posted by Chris

First of all weight is just one aspect. Down the straights weight makes no differance, it is drag. A larger rider will suffer, than a smaller and more tucked in rider. Angel Nieto would strap himself down for hours to be as small as possible.

Second the rules, or rather lack of, been around for decades and in fact during the British "dominance" and I challange you to come up with any - blatent or not- rule change that is beneficial to the spanish riders.

Gumo - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 8:42 PM

No te preocupes scott, tambien estaran beneficiados en Motogp ya que Pedroza y Marquez entre ambos no alcanzan los 100kg y si sobrepasaran esto combian las reglas o no? para eso esta Repsol detras no es asi?

Gumo - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 8:46 PM

Deberia volver la posibilidad de cambiar la forma de partir y hacerlo a la antigua cada piloto empuja su moto... creo!! que no mas de dos pilotos pasarian esta prueba!!

stevekiwiinuk - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 10:43 PM

For the last couple of years I have campaigned to raise awareness of this issue and I'm really pleased Scott has finally spoken out. I get so frustrated watching Marquez sitting up or pulling out of the slipstream to disguise the advantage he has that I have given up watching it - this in a class where we are told everything is 'Control' to make the racing closer. How can they not differentiate between 'Power' and 'Power To Weight'. At the start of the year I predicted Marquez would win the Moto2 Championship, but the people refusing to change the rules ensure it will be a rather hollow victory.
The sad thing is that Marquez would probably still win the championship with a combined weight rule but he would have to work harder at it and we the spectators would enjoy it more and applaud it as a greater victory.

stevekiwiinuk - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 11:20 PM

Sorry Kenlucky, you're way off here...this is a new class (Control?) with a new set of rules which have been blatently bent to suit the lighter rider. As regards your comment of weight making no difference down the straight you ignore the acceleration difference onto the straight and the improved braking at the end of it. The fact that the governing body is refusing to change it with no justification tells me that it makes a big difference.

JC Racing - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 12:08 AM

@CRT: So you don't put everyone at the same weight, to penalize the bigger guys. How's that fair?

Smaller guys will always have the smaller frontal area working for them - less aerodynamic drag.

Toff - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 12:19 AM

Mate watching Scotty and Andrea is so frustrating every race Tyre wear and straights kill them! Ruining the moto2 category. Marquez straight line passing is amazing to watch ....much

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