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July 17, 2014 10:08 PM

MotoGP » ‘Thumb brake’ appears on final day of Honda test

fail... now my comment... And if you read my comment again, you will see that I am speaking about the rear brake and the stuff it does... If you read it again you will see why they use it, aside that it helps with stability like you said. Also you will see why they get it on the thumb and not foot... That is what racers say, not me, I don't have a thumb brake on my bike and my riding skill is not enough to use it.


July 17, 2014 10:07 PM

MotoGP » ‘Thumb brake’ appears on final day of Honda test

physics: Well applying rear brake doesn't get your rear in the air. Thumb brakes are usually used because in right turns you stand on your toes on the rear set and can't use the rear brake. Rear brake usage actually makes the whole bike squat when used with the front, so less rear wheel air time.
Given your user name, I'm sure you're aware that most of the braking is done with the front brake, and when applied hard enough, the weight transfers almost entirely onto the front wheel. If you watch Marquez, his rear wheel is often either skipping in the air, or completely unloaded until he tips it in. He initiates most corners over the front wheel. It is quite brilliant, and his corner entry in particular is poetry in motion. It looks loose, but he does it at will. The rear brake will bring a wheelie under control, or stabilise the bike in some cases. Maybe they have a better feel using a thumb control. They don't need much force for it to be


March 23, 2014 12:46 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Fuel madness

35edme: The teams as well as the FIA, being aware of a problem with the sensors had already decided on an accepted offset. This went some way towards satisfying everyones' c
They may have been additional error from the sensor if it lost calibration. The error may have changed from the one initially corrected for.

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