The latest in an exceptional series of You Tube videos by Suzuki MotoGP test rider Sylvain Guintoli shows the Frenchman explaining how video and data analysis can be used to go faster around a race track.

Publishing top-secret GSX-RR telemetry is unfortunately impossible, so instead the former World Superbike champion and 250GP podium finisher invited members of the public to send in their track-day data and footage for him analyse.

The example chosen in this video was sent in by 'Mike', from a track day at Donington Park on a 600cc machine.

Guintoli compares Mike's video and telemetry footage with his own data on a GSX-R1000, to see where Mike can go faster (putting aside the top speed of the superbike).

The video comparison from three sections of the track highlights differences in racing lines, throttle opening and gear selection.

Data analysis then shows where the biggest performances differences occur around the whole lap - but also, despite being nearly 30-seconds slower in lap time, the places where Mike was actually faster than Guintoli!

The principles being applied by Guintoli as he reviews the data are relevant to any level of motorcycle racing and give an insight into the kinds of things MotoGP riders look for as they scan computer screens in the pits.

If you have similar footage, Guintoli is inviting more riders to send in their track day data for him to analyse...

 

Official 2020 MotoGP Calendar (April 7)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP cancelled)

Losail

?

3 May

Spain (postponed)

Jerez

?

17 May

France (postponed)

Le Mans

?

31 May

Italy (postponed)

Mugello

?

7 June

Catalunya (postponed)

Barcelona

2

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

3

28 June

Netherlands

TT Circuit Assen

4

12 July

Finland

KymiRing (Subject to homologation)

5

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

6

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

7

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

8

13 September

San Marino

Misano

9

27 September

Aragon

Aragon (rescheduled)

10

4 October

Thailand

Buriram (rescheduled)

11

18 October

Japan

Motegi

12

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

13

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

14

15 November

Americas

COTA (rescheduled)

15

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo (rescheduled)

16

29 November

Valencia

Ricardo Tormo (rescheduled)

 

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