MotoGP » PIC: Marc Marquez gets elbow down - in the wet!


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dacron

March 23, 2013 6:00 PM

seems to be sticking his elbow out all the time for the sole purpos of dragging it , hanging way too far off the bike as well .
good for show but could find himself slipping off in races.

dacron

March 23, 2013 6:27 PM

mike....look at the pic , the bike is hardly in an extreme lean yet he is practically laying on the tarmac with his ass completely off the seat and elbow fully extended.
we know how fast he is and seeing he wasn't getting the fastest times my opinion is thats why.

Metal155 - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 6:52 PM

@dacron the more he hangs off the less lean angle the bike = greater contact tyre patch and more grip. Go watch some wet and dry bike races, in the wet less lean more hang off and less likely to low side. Any reasonably experienced road rider knows that. Same applies in the dry. He won't be slipping off anymore than anyone else due to his style.

Also, if you are such an expert on riding style and body position why aren't you at Jerez testing with the other world class riders? I'll take a wild stab in the dark and say Marquez knows a lot more than you about handling a MotoGP bike than you do

dacron

March 23, 2013 7:06 PM

metal.... you don't have to be an expert to have an opinion.
last year in moto2 there was instances where he slid off the bike from hanging too far and many other times he almost slid off , one time sending pol espargaro out of the race because of it ,
the bridgestones in motogp have phenomenal edge grip for greater lean angle and faster cornering , the trick used by the top motogp regulars is to use that edge grip to get around the corner faster then pick it up quickly to get the bike on the larger contact patch in the middle of the tyre.
its only my opinion .

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