MotoGP » Marc Marquez: 5 years in 300 photos


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CommonSense - Unregistered

November 08, 2012 4:50 PM

Dunno about that, unless you actually look at the map for the moto2 bikes its hard to make that kind of qualification. Its known those bikes are low on ponies, wouldnt surprise me if there were areas that can be improved. Changing the output of an O2 sensors is definitely easily done. The hard part would be hiding it, but we all know how easy it is to hide the golden child's faults and errors, so I wouldnt be too fast to dismiss the story. He obviously had more than Pol down the straights, with a slower exit speed out of the corner.

petrolbonce

November 06, 2012 2:18 PM

This stuff about ECU mapping really is nonsense. If you've ever worked with race engines you will know that the ECU is mapped pretty much to the optimum for the engine, you wouldn't get much extra out of it just by tweaking the ECU.

There are a lot of myths about ECU mapping that originate mostly from road cars. Road cars (even naturally aspirated ones) can get a reasonable boost from a remap for several reasons. They have to be able to run on pretty awful fuel. They have to run reasonably well when worn and without regular servicing. They are built to relatively loose tolerances. Such things as fuel economy and ease of starting are much more important than outright power.

Moto2 bikes aren't built like road cars so you can't just whip out a dozen extra horses with a quick remap.

petrolbonce

November 06, 2012 2:07 PM

God can you people please shut up about Marc's supposed weight advantage?

He's not significantly lighter than much of the field. Not only are there several riders who are a kilo or two lighter there's a rider in the class who is more than ten kilos lighter than Marquez. If all this toss about weight being so much more significant than skill were true then Koyama would be strolling away with it every weekend. That's right Marquez is 23% heavier than Koyama.

Get off the bandwagon guys, it's too heavy to move with you lot on it.

Next year he'll be teamed with a rider who is some 8kg lighter than him. Will his detractors then say how unfair it is that Dani is so much lighter than him?

CRT - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 7:16 PM

" I suggest you give Marquez 30 kg extra weight to swing the advantage towards Scott Redding...see what happens to the wonder kid Marquez then..."

Pssst. Your words not mine.

Did I mention Marquez is not the lightest in the paddock.

Who said I was a Marquez fan?

Harryx - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 10:17 PM

TsTsTsTs Again those fanboys who can't read and are unable to avoid filling in things that never were written or saidin the first place. Learn to read first and avoid critisizing self-invented arguments. Just stay to the facts. I'm no fan of Redding nor Marquez. Both have talent but alsi a 15 kg weight difference.

CRT - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 5:36 PM

@ he real problem is that on an low-power(150 hp) moto-2 bike 15 kg do make a noticeable difference that have absolutely nothing to do with talent. I suggest you give Marquez 30 kg extra weight to swing the advantage towards Scott Redding...see what happens to the wonder kid Marquez then...
Posted by Harryx

I'll help you out on that. He'll make your wonder boy brit look average, just like he has done all season.

I know I know, it's just to hard of a concept to grasp that Marquez has actual talent. It's much easier for you to sleep at night making up an excuse as to why (insert your favorite rider name here) is not winning.


Realitybites - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 4:19 PM

MM the fastest rider on 2 wheels? Probably. Download or Google Mark Marquez onboard camera 1 st lap Japan race. This is his onboard camera showing how he carves through the field overtaking 5 riders braking into a bend and more. This guy has BALLS and will prove it! By the way haters......Shut up! Because you are tedious and nobody likes to read your comments, except hateful people of course.

Harryx - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 9:19 PM

Be careful with dumb repeating of likely dumb articles. Before you call MM a cheater you need to be 100% sure, which is probably not the case.

The conspiracy theory on the ECU-"re-map" is really far-fetched. If the ECU would continue to inject without ignition during a shift then I'd expect nice afterburner flames out of MM's super-hot exhaust, at least as soon as ignition is re-instated.

Sometimes you see these flames while in an over-run to get reduced engine braking as the poor retarded combustion finishes of in the muffler.

Harryx - Unregistered

November 03, 2012 3:56 PM

"...I do not believe Marquez is the smallest, lightest guy on the grid either..."

Whatever you "believe" is not the point here. 59 kg and 1.68 m are a normal weight/size. T

he real problem is that on an low-power(150 hp) moto-2 bike 15 kg do make a noticeable difference that have absolutely nothing to do with talent. I suggest you give Marquez 30 kg extra weight to swing the advantage towards Scott Redding...see what happens to the wonder kid Marquez then...

The weight-neutralization is a fair change in this category...it is just annoyingly suspicious that it happens in the year "Marquez + 1"...whatever you may "believe"

CRT - Unregistered

November 02, 2012 6:43 PM

Specualtion is not proof (I've read the same article).

Furthermore, you are citing an area that Marquez has zero control over. If this in fact true, I highly doubt Marquez knew about it.

Even furthermore, the top (five I beleive) bikes are inspected after each race, how did it get through inspection?

Even further furthermore, I do not believe Marquez is the smallest, lightest guy on the grid either.

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