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Matthew Birt  says:

Minimum weight limit being considered for Moto2

A minimum weight limit for the Moto2 world championship is currently under discussion in a move that could significantly reduce the disadvantage heavier riders like British star Scott Redding currently have to contend with. The entire Moto2 field were individually weighed in full riding kit including helmet during last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. It was seen as the first...

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supermario

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supermario says:

Sniffing pants

You can't even come up with an original insult nostro. Stealing my lines again. I lead, you follow. No big surprise

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bennygaywossi

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eddl

18 kgs is a shit load of weight. a full tank of fuel probally weighs less! you must notice when you fill ur bike up how much more bogged down it is with the extra weight of fuel. my r1 feels ace with an empty tank really nimble and peaky. fill it up and its like a harley. not that i ever rode one. imagine on a little 600 when every ounze makes a differance. poor scotty cant help being heavier than most whippets..  every thing in moto2 is controlled so stands to reason that weight should be too.. and its not just for scotts benifit is it.

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luckyskua

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luckyskua says:

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74kg might not seem heavy at the shopping mall but at this level of competition it is quite over weight. Fat folk are not very strong and they have low endurance, I should know, I've fought enough of 'em. This weight idea isn't implemented in F1 for equality it is so they don't go back to the bad old days when a Lotus would break in half due to one of Chapmans 'ideas'. This is BTCC shit, if a rider wins, even dominates then so be it. Beat them proper or shut the f*** up.

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eddl

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eddl says:

Ok so i'll play devils advocate, if this is the case why for the last 2 seasons has scott been put forward as a title contender by fans and pundits and team owners? Being a fat bastard of the class it wasn't or isn't ever gonna happen, is it?

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bennygaywossi

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the bloke is tall, not fa,t what do you expect him to turn annorexik. whats a mall anyhow?

 

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

eddl

Have you ever seen a picture of Scott stood by Marquez, Scott's bones weigh more than Marquez does ringing wet, some riders are just simply bigger people,  that doesn't mean they're fat. 

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eddl

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eddl says:

the fat comment was tongue in cheek for fuck sake, there all athletes i know this

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MissStiggy

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MissStiggy says:

Redding ...

... was on Twitter a few weeks back asking if anyone knew of a suitable low-fat diet - strange that most 'elite' two-wheeled athletes don't have a dietitian or even a personal trainer. They've had them for years in four-wheeled motorsport.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

CrematedCorn

By what percentage would you estimate Redding's bones weight more than a wringing wet Marquez? 80% perhaps?

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bruce1937

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bruce1937 says:

I think that a baseline minimum weight limit is necessary for the smaller classes as the heavier riders are at a huge disadvantage with the lower horsepower.

Another reason being that the smaller classes should be stepping stones to the premier class which should have the best riders come through not midgets winning because of their weight advantage.

The weight added to bring a rider/bike combo up to the minimum can be added in any way and any where they like which can still give a lighter rider some small advantage by placing that weight down low and moving it forward or rearward as required for different track set up.

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