OH, PLEASE ...
Quote: "The engines are all the same."
Parkway - please don't be so naive as to believe ALL are equal in Moto2 - despite best efforts, the spirit of the Rules & the constant monitoring of the Tech Inspectors & their data.
I posted last year explaining just how it is possible for Teams to "cheat " in this category - which went quite some way to explaining the - up to 8kph/5mph speed differential - between supposedly/allegedly identical engines with identical power. This isn't just down to fairing & air box design & rider "superiority" ... and a post-race tear-down & close examination will NOT find how it was achieved. I don't really want to repeat myself - try & pay more attention & retain information, OK?
Should it prove necessary to convince you - maybe I could "message" you directly so we don't bore the pants off of everyone else by repeating ourselves endlessly?
In this Class of desperate nutters & head-bangers - one HAS TO QUALIFY well. Can I use the example of Anthony West (a real "racer") who started 29th yesterday but finished in 16th & just out of the points, holding-off & then chasing, right until the death, a proven talent on a great bike, Andrea Iannone - who finished 14th.
Having to lose time by "fighting through" those that Qualified much, much faster on "allegedly" identically-performing machinery must be so very frustrating. Put West on Marquez' bike & I guarantee you West would be a front-runner too, OK?
Just in case you failed to notice - West got a 7th, 9th & 10th in 2010 - & 2 x 4ths late in 2011 on bikes that were crap & dog-slow by comparison with the ones ridden by the "favourites". In every case he had to come through from ‘waaaay back in the field. It would be great for everyone if we could ever reach that Utopian ideal of complete equality, wouldn't it?