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2019 Spanish Moto GP Catuana -4 riders crash in Moto GP

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by Bernhard, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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  2. speirmoor

    speirmoor VIP MEMBER

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    He wasn't paying attention or had a total brain fart it looks like
     
  3. acotrel

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    Some people race on reflexes, others take a more planned approach. If you are in the middle of a bunch of riders all steaming along, it is high risk, so you always leave yourself somewhere to go.
    I cannot relate to MotoGP because I have never ridden anything so fast. However it always interests me when riders approach a corner then stick their foot out. It seems that many MotoGP riders have come up through Moto Cross. When I ride, my feet never leave the footrests. If your foot touches the bitumen at speed, it can be reversed.
     
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  4. Bernhard

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    They ALL copied Rossi after he had suffered a broken leg!
     
  5. acotrel

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    I'm surprised the MotoGP guys copy one another. One thing I learned very early was never to do that. If you road race regularly, you notice that the guys always sit up at the ends of the straights as they brake. If you being pressured from behind, it is sometimes worth also doing that until your opposition reacts similarly, then on one lap stay down while braking and go around the corner flat on the tank.
     
  6. Bernhard

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    yep! that will confuse the rider behind and make him crash!!
     
  7. acotrel

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    It doesn't usually confuse them. They just go into the corner a bit too fast and have a moment, which slows them down. When I was a kid, I raced a very uncompetitive bike against bikes which were made much later.
     

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