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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner supports Dani Pedrosa in weight debate

Casey Stoner has thrown his support behind Dani Pedrosa in the combined bike and rider weight debate currently raging in MotoGP. Pedrosa has strongly opposed plans to introduce a combined bike and rider minimum weight limit in MotoGP, with some of his premier class rivals believing the Spaniard has a significant advantage because of his diminutive size. Pedrosa is over 20kg lighter...

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mk1tt16v

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mk1tt16v says:

myth

the whole weight debate does not really mean anything .its just words and politics. braking - loses some metres as not enough force on rear of bike although much of this can be negated with reverse torque. cornering -mass is completely removed from the equation as lean angle equations dictate that mass cancel each other out.only affects the centre of gravity which does not have a huge effect on real lean angle.(tyre profile is far more important) accelerating -gains due to less mass but only for short amount of time before his small shape starts creating more drag than bigger guys(long back) he will have a lower frontal area though which is quite a big advantage

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blanda67

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blanda67 says:

when 'little danni' was riding the thou cc bikes he was doing very well, but the 800cc he has struggled for some reason, so is it down to riders weight or something else i ask?

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moany100

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moany100 says:

blanda67

the biggest difference between the 990 and 800 could be the 990 was developed by Rossi whereas the 800 was mainly due to dani just a thought

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blanda67

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blanda67 says:

maybe that is so, however danni did alot better then and was in the top 3 more races than none so it cant be nothing to do with weight. i honestly think that when they go back to the 'big' bikes it will be more fun because danni weight then will be a gaine to him yet again. they should not have changed it and they also need ore bikes in the gp section, make it more exciting and totally less proticatable. however they must keep moody n ryder on sky!

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

If anything his weight is a disadvantage when it comes to muscling the bike around. This nonsense  about rider-bike combo minimum weight reminds of a big fu&*ing sook who whinged and moaned about not having Bridgestones, and so the whole class had to go to a control tyre. Some people can't play on an even field so they cry like little spoiled children until they get their way. Grow up Rossi you big girl.

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johnjohnson

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johnjohnson says:

amend the rulebook

There should absolutely be a minimum combined rider/bike weight rule.  Pedrobot and Crashy are simply trying to maintain their advantage.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

f1???????

cmon it aint formula 1 is it, let em go out and race for f**k sake, winners will be grinners and loser will be boozers, everyone knows the rules,or do they? and next season and the extra h/power, they will be no excuses at all...................redding to upgrade next year and do over rossi. go brits.

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steed28

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steed28 says:

Talent Should Show Through

  Surely weight doesn't matter if Pedrosa/Stoner are much more talented riders it will show through, also if there bikes are under weight they can move the balast around changing the balance of the bike making it an advantage for them where as other riders won't be able to do this.

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davevr46

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davevr46 says:

stoner  is funny....

http://i52.tinypic.com/1z3qvxd.jpg

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Gstan

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Gstan says:

the only rule change needed is a ban on electronic rider aids, so no launch control, traction control, wheelie control, abs... then the heavier riders will have more grip and the lighter riders have more speed, and we will see real racing again

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