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BJR

September 25, 2014 10:54 PM
Last Edited 48 days ago

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


It really is a tough call. Even in F1 they have car/driver minimum weight and teams have rejected drivers for being too big. Mark Webber was always being harrassed by the team because every litre he wanted in his water bottle he "needed" to shed a kilo of bodyweight. Every kg the driver is lighter is a kg of ballast that the F1 team could fit lower/forward/rearward as they deemed fit. I don't have any confidence that this is a parity/handicapping system that Dorna can get right. A lighter rider wrestling a heavier bike vs a heavier rider wrestling a lighter bike? No matter how it's spun the manufacturer's will make the best of the combination and the sattellite teams will have to make do with the leftovers as usual. Heavier riders getting a bit more fuel might be a better starting point.

BJR

September 24, 2014 11:29 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Codger: That would be the fairest to all the riders with the added bonus that manufacturing costs would be reduced. Instead of having to add ballast make some of the components out of less exotic materials. Sorted....who needs Dorna.
Just to make it clear. The natural frequency at which things vibrate is a function of the mass, the spring rate and slightly influenced by any damping. Start mucking around with component weights (or stiffnesses) and shift those resonant frequencies around and things can go terribly wrong. Bridges fall down, aeroplanes flutter to pieces, one violin shounds sh!t while another sounds good, and motorbikes can suffer incurable chatter.

BJR

September 29, 2014 11:35 PM
Last Edited 88 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez: Aragon blunder completely my fault


TrueFan:Wow! Big claims. Ok... Rookie error in taking out Hayden in 06. Brain snap. The other points fall apart. Stoner's error at Sachsenring, no involvement from Pedrosa. Pedrosa thought he could win at Aragon, like Stoner at Sachsenring. Binned it trying. Hats off. The only person responsible for Marquez's result yesterday is Marquez - like he said: "Completely my fault".
I pointed out at least 3 instances where Pedrosa was the nearest bike to his teamate that was most likely to win the Riders WC when said teamates crashed out costing them valuable points. Stoner should have settled for the easy 20 points at Sachenring and MM should have pitted at Aragon, but when you've got your teammate sticking it to you it becomes a matter of principle. DP had nothing to gain and everything to lose championship wise at Aragon by sticking it to MM for the win, IF MM was 3rd and JL was up front, then I'd bet my last dollar that DP would have raced for the points

BJR

September 29, 2014 12:13 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Aragon blunder completely my fault


Neckbeard: . Really surprised about DP though because he isn't usually one to gamble like that. He must have been so focused on sticking with MM that he threw it all out the window.
Which has been DP's signature in Repsol since Day 1, stick it to my teamate. DP had a perfect opportunity to consolidate 2nd place in the Riders WC by pitting and taking a guaranteed 3rd at worst, but he just had to stick it to MM. He knocked NH off at the penultimate round in 2006 dropping him from in front of Rossi to behind him in points, sucked Stoner into a stupid mistake at Sachenring in 2012 which could have given Stoner a 25 point advantage over Lorenzo, and pushed MM into another stupid mistake just now, along with many other instances. I understand a race is a race and each rider needs to take responsibility for their actions but, DP isn't backward in forcing his teamate into a mistake if he can.

BJR

September 23, 2014 11:09 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


I agree with the comments regarding it being a competitive event, and handicapping riders goes against the spirit of racing. Are we going to be happy when teams turn away equal numbers of heavy and light riders because they either have to add weight to the machine with a light rider or have a purported performance disadvantage with a heavy one? Because if you're looking at two equally talented riders for your team and one's spot on weight and the other you have to bolt on 10kg I know which rider the team will pick.

BJR

September 23, 2014 8:24 AM
Last Edited 94 days ago

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


I know they're two strokes and I've made the comparison that at the top class, the bikes have gotten heavier and bigger and with more hp. Weight should be less of an issue now as the rider now makes up a lower percentage of the total weight. Why don't we get all the riders to perform a reaction time test as well and handicap those that have faster reaction times, surely that advantage is unfair as well.

BJR

September 23, 2014 2:23 AM
Last Edited 95 days ago

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Racerlee: Human beings are getting bigger and racing machines are getting smaller. .
NSR500: 130kg 2010x600x1080 Wheelbase 1400mm RCV213V 160KG 2050x645x1100 Wheelbase 1435mm And lets not look at Moto2 Vs 250GP (+35kg increase bike weight) GP machines are getting bigger and heavier I believe there should be minimum rider weights so that riders stay within a healthy range and aren't anorexic, but at the end of the day pick a sport that suits your physique. Edit: Mick Doohan was ~175cm and ~68kg

BJR

September 10, 2014 1:26 AM
Last Edited 107 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


I'm getting sick and tired of all the records being "made up" for Marquez to equalise or beat at each round. One weekend it's the first since Rossi....then it's the first since Doohan, then it's first in the modern era..... FFS why not have a big party because at Silverstone he was the FIRST Honda rider to win a race since Dani Pedrosa won at Brno the weekend before. I can appreciate the guy for being a talanted rider, I just don't need Dorna placing the guy up on a pedestal to be worshiped..


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