MotoGP » Redding: Size more important than skill in Moto2

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Weight does not offset skills, or is Redding claiming that Marquez only wins because he is lighter? Iannone is 178 cm and 67 Kgs. He is plenty fast. What he is asking for is a "special" rule to offset his size. Get Redding to a wind tunnel and build a new fairing for him. Get him to drop 2Kgs. Combined weight restrictions exist in moto3 due to the very low power of the engines. You need special rules when putting a 15 year old going against a 25 year old. In moto2, such restrictions do not apply, nor should. You have "decent" power to offset the weight. If you have a combined minimum weight you are giving a (small) advantage to bigger riders, like Redding, on the corners and braking due to the way they can shift their weight around. You are also penalizing smaller riders. Try riding your motorbike (or a bicycle) with 4 Kgs strapped to it, and then see the difference it makes.

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