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September 15, 2014 11:19 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP weight changes, software freeze

What kallio said MF: With the minimum weight limit of bike and rider at 215kg, you have to race with a ballast. How much of an issue is that? MK: After they changed the rules for last year we needed to put the extra weight on the bike, usually it's around seven kilos. We had to find the way to put it on the bike. For me it's not really fair to have these rules, because nobody really thinks about it from the other side. Ok, they think the heavy riders have some disadvantage because of the weight, because they have more weight to stop and accelerate, of course they're losing there but nobody thinks about how we ride with our body. A heavy and tall rider can put the weight where he wants and move on the bike. When I'd compare with Scott he was much faster in direction changes because he could move his body on the bike, so what he lost on the straights, he gained elsewhere. In the end the balance was the same. Now, with the extra weight on my bike, the balance went too much in the wron

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