MotoGP » Rossi: We can fight in the wet


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I think it is a matter of weight distribution now. You can't transfer as much weight in the wet, or you will straight up go past the limits of the tire and surface on the traction circle. The ducati has less weight to transfer because it is a more centralized mass due to the size and position of the motor and fuel tank, so it does better here, since it still manages to transfer the required amount of weight to properly load and use the tire. In the dry, the bike isn't able to transfer enough weight to properly load the tire without messing up grip of the tire on the other end. This is why when they say they have rear grip , the front pushes, and when the front is set up to turn, the rear is all over the place.



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