MotoGP » Moto2: Redding: 'Outside chance of nicking fourth'


“There's still an outside chance of nicking fourth from Tom Luthi. So, for me, there is nothing to lose this weekend” - Scott Redding.

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popcorn - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 3:36 PM

should have a good season next year if they sort the rider/bike weight b@llocks out now that the fly weight repsol backed rider has got his factory ride with HRC.

08u - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 4:16 PM

What is with this constant crying about weight parity? The smaller riders can't help that they're small, just as Redding can't help that he's bigger. What you're telling me is that if a 400lb lard ball with amazing racing instinct decided to race, they'd have to equal up the machinery for him. Sorry, but this is a SPORT, and sometimes you're just not the ideal build. Should the NBA have a separate hoop so that the midgets can dunk too? Or should slower running backs only have to run 5 yards for a first down?

FYI...Redding actually had a FASTER top speed than the midget Marquez during the Philip Island weekend. He has also tied him on top speed at another race. And, over the course of the year, he has achieved speeds within 5kph of MM on all but two occasions, and often, it's closer to just a 3kph difference. Even those two events where MM was faster by more than 5kph, the differences were 6.7 and 6.1kph. Nothing earth shattering.

MattyMKO745

November 07, 2012 4:51 PM

In your opinion 08u... But it was actually Pol who was faster at speed traps and 13-15 km/h ane a lot in this class... so you're wrong totally... Anyway I hope that the minimum weight rule get through for next season, so we can see some wins from Scott!!!!!!!!!!

popcorn - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 6:34 PM

What is with this constant crying about weight parity? The smaller riders can't help that they're small, just as Redding can't help that he's bigger. What you're telling me is that if a 400lb lard ball with amazing racing instinct decided to race, they'd have to equal up the machinery for him. Sorry, but this is a SPORT, and sometimes you're just not the ideal build. Should the NBA have a separate hoop so that the midgets can dunk too? Or should slower running backs only have to run 5 yards for a first down? @08u it's a minimum weight limit not max dork.this gives the heavier rider the same acceleration as the dwarfs.yes Redding may have the same top speed but only at the end of the straight the dwarfs have top speed instantly.why do you think Pedro bot is so fooking fast of the line in moto gp.

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

November 07, 2012 9:31 PM

The weight difference matters less in GPs than the smaller classes. GP bikes have masses of power, the trick is to get the power down.

Pedrosa dominated 125s and 250s.

He has been a top class rider in GPs but has only been dominant off the line into the first corner- after that he is probably at a disadvantage in some ways, not having much mass to flick the bike from side to side.
Low weight will probably make it a bit easier to save tires in GPs.

Scott needs to get up to GPs ASAP.

Strex

November 08, 2012 7:55 AM

@ popcorn

Your examples of why we should ignore parity are both team games so are pointless. If you read the motorcycle press when testing the any new superbike over its predecessor they all wax lyrical about how a 5KG weight saving massively improves the handling. You can imagine then how much harder it is for Scott to wrestle his weight combination compared to MM even taking into consideration his strength.

Plaggie - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 12:00 PM


I think it's not only about top speed, but also accleration. A smaller/lighter guy will acclerate faster out of the corners than a bigger/ heavier guy.

It's a disadvantage, but it doesn't mean you can't win races or titles. Simoncelli was a big guy battling against (compared to him) midgets in his 250cc days.

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