Originally Posted by escuchamente
I was hoping they would not have fuel issues with this new bike as it was just two years ago when Quinn Cody on the old crf450 had to switch to a bigger front tank because he was running out of fuel...while pushing for top 15. Helder is trying to win and we all know what that does to fuel mileage.
But that's the crazy thing, Helder was always going for the win and there was always a lot of dune sand at the beginning - with all the effort this year it's hard to believe that something as basic as this hasn't been got right - and from what we have seen it isn't right!
The top end speed you can undertsand as to develop a new engine, as opposed to a few strengtheners, in 6 months would have been a big ask.