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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.
I actually laughed out loud. That would clear up all this talk about how dry Pedro is.
Ratthapark Wilairot might debate you on that
Looks like he's comfortable enough on the bike.
It's going to be an EPIC year.
Clearly, I missed a career opportunity there.
Elbow sliders are the new toe sliders. :eek1
Apparently he's already spoken to Alpinestars about getting better elbow sliders fitted...
I thought I read somewhere that part of MM going faster on the GP bike was he needed to learn not to use as much lean angle as he did in Moto2. Something about getting more power to the ground. Could have been a vivid dream.
Elias was always leaning way off the LCR bike last year.......
Pretty sure it was a quote by Marquez at the Valencia test.
....followed closely by him complaining that the traction control was hurting his corner exits:eek1
On that note, I've never ridden a MotoGP bike, I've ridden an S1000RR and it could only be described as mindbendingly fast. These guys are almost a different species.
It will be interesting to see how his riding style adapts (will it change?) to the MGP bikes, looking at how Dani stands the bike up as fast as possible at the end of a corner, Casey similarly, I wonder if Mark will need to maintain a more upright attitude through the corners to get the drive down?
Off to troll through the MGP site to see if I can find some riding style comparisons... back in several days!
Bradl has a similar elbow down Moto2 style...
That's the thing. I just don't *really* have any idea what they're doing to control these bikes. But it's fun to think about in the abstract.
One of the things I've noticed is it seems to me that riding styles are more similar than they used to be. I remember everyone commenting on Dohan's unusual style. You could sure tell it was him going through a corner. Now it seems everyone has very similar body position and technique when riding the bike. Even CS looked similar, just more extreme. I kind of chaulk it up to the influence of the electronics.
If anybody want's to post pics to prove me wrong I'd love to see them.
It's the control tire.
Hanging waaaayyyyy off the bike is not the same as lean angle.
I think the extreme hanging off that MM and some others do allows them to carry more speed for a given lean angle.
I am no expert, just a theory I have seen mentioned.
I thought that the further you hang off the less you have to lean the bike... and the less lean angle the more power you can put to the ground and the faster you can go.
Yes to a point, you still need to get your weight back on the bike and upright to apply power. So hanging off too much makes that harder, most feel that Pedrosa is the king of getting the bike upright and back on the power and he hangs off less than most.
Crash.net reported that Nicky was 3rd fastest yesterday at Jerez
Behind two WSBK bikes.
I'd think that in fast corners the dramatic hanging off would produce more wind resistance and slow the bike/rider combination a bit... I've wondered if that is a factor at all...
That ain't right. CMON DUCATI, GET IT TOGETHER!