MotoGP » Moto2: Redding eyes title in 'level weighing field'

“The new combined minimum weight limit will make for a much more level playing field this season, and I'm confident that Scott will be a contender this season as a result” - Michael Bartholemy, Marc VDS.

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February 11, 2013 7:34 PM

Still not sure that the minimum weight change is enough to level things with Scott's size and weight. It's got to at least help a bit though.

Pol Espagaro (in fact both brothers IMO) was superb last season and has to be the man to beat for the M2 WC, and I'm not sure at all that anyone can.

It'd be good to see SR run very well though - the M2's are too small for him IMO and he needs a bigger bike. Maybe he can get ggod enough results to get a good ride elsewhere. There'd be little point in another M2 season after 2013 IMO - I'd rather see him on a good WSBK ride if he can't graduate onto a half-decent MotoGP ride where his size is less of a handicap.

Colin Young - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 10:11 PM

3 years in Moto2 with 51 starts and only 6 podiums 4- 3rd place and 2-second places so it's about time he wins a race or else he to won't deserve a MotoGP sport.

Go Scott!!

Md Zane - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 10:14 PM

This as levelled the playing field some what,Scott and his bike will always be heavier than the rest and he will also have aerodynamic disadvantages too.

I think Ducati missed a trick this year,Scotts big legs could save the Ducs front end slides

Ray Goodyear - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 8:29 AM

Please stop going on about his size. There have always been big and small riders in motorcycle racing. Redding is no bigger than many other riders. Its an excuse. He needs to go out and win - 3 seasons during which some of the best riders have left and still no win is not good enough. That said, I do think WSBK is probably his best bet. Hes never going to get a top ride in in Moto GP - Far better to get something competitive in WSBK

rab 27 - Unregistered

February 12, 2013 8:55 AM

yes theres always been big differences between riders size and weight wise over the years.but for the current trend for smaller and smaller riders ,and an ever decreasing performance envelope where everything engineering, power,and handling wise is virtually identical for all,scotts size IS a serious handicap,especially in a class where there is not an overabundance of power and torque.
10kg is the equivalent of 6-7 hp,so it will make a difference for scott and the other riders.
hopefully now he will at least be able to hang onto their coat tails down the straights,and not have to wreck his tyres so quickly trying to make up some ridiculous losses on the straight in the corners.

some of the gaps marquez in particular was pulling last year down the straights on him were just ridiculous.

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