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Realist

August 25, 2015 4:36 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


HansieMGP: Some people say weight & length doesn't matter. It surely does, for sure it is not a huge disadvantage but with this high level of racing every bit counts. How many worldchampions where there in MotoGP (besides Rossi) being that large and/or relatively heavy?
I remember an article about weight and winners in MotoGP, and the smallest riders don't lead in terms of wins or championships. In fact, one of the largest riders in terms of height (Rossi) is #1. I'll see if I can find the article. The bottom line is Scott is built how Scott is built. Nothing can change his physiology, so either he needs to deal with his size (like Simoncelli did), or find a new career. P.S. The article is a motomatters article titled: Number Crunching: How much of a factor is weight in MotoGP?

Realist

August 25, 2015 4:40 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


alanw5293: This is what I was getting at,is he being forced out or not? The haters seem to forget that he's only 22 years old .
The writing has been on the wall for some time, and Redding started making statements about wanting a change after reports of Tito potentially taking his seat emerged. It's easier to try and get ahead of the inevitable, and that is what Scott is doing. Previously he called the Ducati ride "average" and didn't care for it (that's why he didn't take the ride when he had the first crack at it), but now all of a sudden it's "where he wants to be"??!? He knows that he will likely be out of a ride, so he's trying to secure his future. If Kent wants that ride however, Redding is up the creek without a paddle. I don't think his age is relevant here.

Realist

August 24, 2015 11:05 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


iamzombie: So you think that if Rossi or Lorenzo were riding an Open Yamaha, they'd still be fighting for the championship? Must be an interesting world you live in, if you think skill is the key factory for winning the modern championship. If everything else was equal (bike, tires, setup) then yes, rider skill would matter most of all, but sadly this is not the case anymore. I hope 2016 brings some competition back to the paddock.
Don't be daft. The issue isn't the machinery here. We all realize that the machine makes a difference, but the machine isn't the issue here........is it? That's just your way of trying to deflect things away from Redding's poor performance. The rider makes a huge difference (did you not pay attention to Aoyama's placement on Pedrosa's podium bike!?!).

Realist

August 24, 2015 7:47 PM

MotoGP » Rossi braces for ‘great fight’ with Lorenzo


99Bunny: what about the 2013 season when jorge broke his collarbone... and had more than enough time to recover but the truth is that he was never really close to winning ways.
Yeah, and Lorenzo's broken ankles and his collarbone (to a much lesser degree. A broken collarbone is an entirely different type of injury dude) all impacted his results too. Nobody has really argued otherwise. P.S. You're really underselling healing from a broken leg. Rossi's return was miraculous. It was crazy that he was even able to ride the way that he did after only missing 4 races (which weren't that far apart). He was still on the podium a lot of the time and he won a race. Good for a guy using crutches. If it's so easy, maybe he should have been hopping and skipping all day too. I know you're a JL fan, but don't be daft.

Realist

August 24, 2015 11:07 PM
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MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


DamZen1: Scott proved himself in racing, yes he did beat Marquez, yes he did come runner up in the championship and last year(Gresin) he made his team mate on the factory spec RCV look, well, ordinary.
Interesting perspective considering that his teammate on the factory RCV was running inside the top 10 last year AND he got a podium. The only thing that killed Bautista's thunder was his SEVEN crashes, and none of that had anything to do with Redding. Funny, Redding looks less than ordinary this year on the factory RCV. Bautista is laughing! All that talk and he can barely crack the top 10 when the front runners crash out.

Realist

August 24, 2015 11:12 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘turning point’ for Redding?


AmIEviL: He's finishing right where he should.. Hes not a champion in any of the 3 classes, i dont get where his fans think he should be doing any better then he is..He has never won a championship of any Caliper in his Career. Scotts a mid pack rider at best and the guys finishing in front of him have more skill...There i said it!
...and most objective fans agree with you. You'll only agitate his fans talking like that though.


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