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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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Wato45

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Wato45 says:

Your point just shows that Lorenzo and Stoner did get serious and work on their speed. But Dovi must have been happy to just stay the same. 125championship then nothing else to shout about after that.

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JustBe

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JustBe says:

lol

Weight limits make sense, sick of all the riders having to be small.

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

Redding

Wasn't 22nd at Valencia because he was knackerd, he was 22nd because he couldnt find a wet setup.

The weight limit is a good thing if only from a health point of view, Redding is always going to be at a disadvantage because of his size and he accepts that, he just wants the chance to compete and the current weight discrepancies make that very difficult.

Quick theory about why the weight rules are coming in now, Spain and Italy look like they are about to go bust, Dorna may have to look in other countries for future sponsorship, countries where the riders tend to be a bit bigger.

Didnt Dovi have the latest factory honda's in the junior classes while Stoner ran on privateer bikes?

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Rev

Come on, "a quality rider can overcome hurdles (like inferior equipment for example)" so where did that leave Smith in Moto2 for instance.

Dovi, has always had top quality rides, and has had no titles apart from 1 - 125 championship in 2004!!! , and he's going nowhere on the Desmo-ditchit, so not exactly an outstanding record, if you stack him up against Rossi, Stoner, Lorenzo, or Pedrosa. 

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bartman1988

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bartman1988 says:

rev u realy do talk nonsense dovi has had top quality machines under him and been completely outclassed by riders on lesser machines.3 years on a repsol and 1 win say it all.i do like dovi but a top level rider he is not

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Richard1967

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Richard1967 says:

Adversity

We'll see what Redding can do , but as for Dovi overcoming adversity , thats laughable , quality rider for sure but he got all the best equipment , factory rcv  etc  ,  A single 125 title to his name , hardly overcoming hurdles , his hurdle this year was not quite factory yamaha and he did well on it but nowhere near a win .That would have been a hurdle hurdled .

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MrKrabs

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MrKrabs says:

We will see next year whether Dovi can overcome inferior machinery or not.

Dovi is cool, very cool, perhaps too cool. A bit of fire in his belly might help him take that step and become a real top rider. I dont see it though.

Redding seems to be quite a sensitive rider, if the bike doesnt quite suit him he seems to struggle, however when he's on it he's as fast as anyone, if next year he can get a good set up for every race or become better at riding round issues then that added to a bit more parity with weight could see him up the pointy end on a more consistant basis. He's still only 19 remember

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tackyaccy

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tackyaccy says:

Scott

is a tall lad ,hell it's not his choice is it !. The proof of the pudding will be in  2013 and only then will we find out if the new weight will benifit this lanky brit.

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maazzz1

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maazzz1 says:

thanks for the clarification re the gilera. If it was a rebadged Aprilia as you say, which it wasn't for the first half of the season as Simocelli was constantly pleading on Italian TV after the races for Gilera to give him a hand because he was on a Gilera similar in spec to an Aprilia customer spec 250cc which was then updated around midway thru the year to the top spec bike, but none the less if he was on one of the best bikes out there, than it reconfirms my point - Simoncelli, one of the heaviest riders of 2008 250cc class beat the factory spec Aprilia of a smaller and lighter Bautista.

I think redding should already be at the pointy end more often and I am not sure his weight is the reason and maybe he should look for a new team because kallio hasn't set the world on fire either at MarcVDS.

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cornbowl

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cornbowl says:

Rev

You've side stepped the issue, you pointed out 'inferior machinery', well Dovi hasn't been on any, up until he starts next season anyway, and he was slow to adapt from Honda to Yamaha. After that long stint with Honda, they saw no future in the continuation of their relationship with him, and when he leaves a works Honda ride, and then leaves a quality ride on the Tech 3 M1 to go onto a career finisher, then his prospects don't look good. 

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