MotoGP » Moto3: Champion elect Cortese clinches Moto2 deal

Moto3 World Championship leader Sandro Cortese heading to Moto2 next season.

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Binza - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 5:15 PM

Marquez's advantage is his size/weight,also the fact that Suter basically give him all the new bits before anyone else and when he's not racing he is testing those parts continuously

M1M - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 5:25 PM

Some people are either very new to the sport or have very short memories. In the first year of Moto2, Elias was fined for unofficial testing because his team needed to sort out the aerodynamics of the Moriwaki. Elias couldn't believe how Iammone, a rider who was no smaller than him, had such a speed advantage if they all had the same engine. As well as gearing and corner exit speed, aerodynamics and efficiency of the ram air induction system all affect top speed as well as rider size. People remember the incredible speed of the first 800 Ducati compared to Rossi's Yamaha in Qatar, but the advantage, while significant, was also exaggerated by what turned out to be a poor choice of final drive gear ratio for that race. Marquez does benefit, however, from a lot of private testing and bike development tailored specifically to him.

ZeR0 Kun

September 25, 2012 5:32 PM

@ M1M

you hit right at my point there. as much as the engine plays the major role and was made equal to even out the competition, teams/riders/engineers/mechanics will always looking to squeeze out more power and speed from another way around. even small advantages will do.


September 27, 2012 9:25 AM

@Mrfill what's the weight of the MotoGP riders got to do with it? @Binza was talking about Moto2.

@Binza every rider is entitled to testing within the rules. Marquez is not miraculously allowed more testing than other riders.

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