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MotoGP Rookie of the Year Stefan Bradl undergoes arm pump surgery.

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Vilas

November 30, 2012 12:00 PM

Yeah i also wish the best to this guy, 23 years old amyzing stuff!! Marquez can be great but Bradl for me also outstanding rider, He had brain and speed and for 2013 i expect even more..

Good luck Bradl

me - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 2:57 PM

Casey was labelled a moaner when he complained of arm pump because it didn't have the impact on his riding that you'd expect. Depending on who you believe he's either super human or he's making excuses. No one will ever know the truth so those that like him assume super human, those that don't assume it's an excuse.

Has bike/tyre development gone to far when people as fit as these top level riders need operations to be able to ride them?
I'm more interested in the racing than the outright lap times, dropping the grip levels might improve this and also make arm pump surgery unnecessary.

Crash test dummies - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 4:18 PM

A much simpler solution - ban carbon brakes.
This would reduce the deceleration forces which are the main cause of arm pump, would reduce costs, extend the braking distances meaning more overtaking in the braking zone, and thus better 'racing'.
Everyone wins.

fred - Unregistered

December 01, 2012 8:00 AM

Who else was in competition for the rookie of the year? I'm unable to think of another rider who debuted in the premier class for 2012, anyone... what a meaningless title...

some1 - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 4:51 AM

Carbon brake got nothing to do with the arm pump. Increases bike weight does.

Riders get the arm pump when they had to counter G-forces that increased at corners. They used to flick the bike from side to side faster before with less traveling mass.

Now, they had to use every ounces of their body weight to lean the bike against the greater G-force. The TC doesn't help much when the rivals keep riding faster beyond the limits.

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