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Matthew Birt  says:

Scott Redding buoyed by Moto2 weight limit for 2013

Scott Redding’s 2013 world title hopes got a huge early boost in Valencia last weekend when a minimum weight limit was approved for the Moto2 class. A minimum weight limit of 215kg will be enforced, which includes the bike and rider in full racing kit. The move was a victory for Redding and his Marc VDS Racing squad, who have repeatedly lobbied...

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

can he win ?

Out of those left in Moto2 only Espargaro and Luthi finished ahead of him so if the weight limit does advantage him then he should be odds-on favourite for the championship 2013. I'm not holding my breath though. If over the winter season Suter and Tech3 find something extra it may not be that easy. On the other hand Kalex may also find something extra.   Hell's Teeth we'll just have to wait and see.

 

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crawsue

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crawsue says:

Boxers and jockeys.

Control tyres,control engines,control ECUs it would have been logical to have had a control on weight from the get-go in Moto 2.....but Moto GP is controlled by yer "Latinos" and it's a stick-on , shoe-in certainty that there arn't too many porkers down by the Med....just look at Melandri standing beside his bird...rediculous.No one is saying that Scotty's any more of a contender for the championship...but at least he'll have a more level playing field. But I agree with the Rev...if he genuinely wants to be a contender,then he will have to rise to the level of Espargaro.

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Saturn

Re-Your mathematician friend , that was exactly my point , but an econometric analysis would show who got point in regards to others performance at the time ,Ask your friend :)

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

Scott will still be significantly bigger than most of his rivals even with the introduction of a minimum weight limit.

The lad had a a good season and will only be better next season, just needs to find a bit more consistancy and he will be a real threat to Espargaro.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

Lot of talk

Redding is not the only rider who wants this rule in place otherwise it would'nt be getting enforced,not all natural human body weights are a disadvantage for riders maybe more so in readings case yes but it doesn't for one minute take away his talent.this off season banter is kinda boring,roll on next season.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Consistency

is what counts in a rider,  you only need to be a regular podium finisher to take a title, look at Andrew Pitt in 2001, he took the World Supersport championship title, without winning a race, because he was consistent. 

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

Consistency

Have to agree with cornbowl on that one, consistency is the way the get to GP's. For example Bradley has consistently overperformed on his obsolete Mistral 610, he has consistently put his bike in the points where it really shouldnt be, that consistency has earned him a ride in GP. If Scott can learn from Brad he will be joining him in GP pretty soon.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

MrKrabs

Yes that's right, Smith was consistent from Qatar to Valencia, but I hope he's not going to carry that kind of consistency throughout 2013 !!!!!!!

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Milkybars

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Milkybars says:

Scott "Fatty Boy" Redding rule

means Espagaro, Luthi, Rabat, Kallio, Aegerter, Zarco, Simon all have to wear Scott Redding fat suit and ride a Moto2 bike, while he gets no fat costume but his normal Humpty Dumpty self. This horrible disadvantage should allow the Brits to celebrate the 2013 Moto2 World Championship. Or should it be called 2013 World ChampionSHIT.

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Milkybars

You really come across as a horrible person , cant be a biker

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