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Old 09-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Moto GP WTF?

OK I admit I haven't watched any Moto GP since I had Speedvision but I was at a pub last night and they were broadcasting a race.

I've never seen road racing guys put their foot out before entering a corner

Way back when I would sometimes do that if I felt I was overcooking a corner and my road racing buddies would always give me a hard time. Track schools I attended never discussed this style either. Now it seems to be commonplace.

Is this a holdover from Super Motard racing that some guys still use or just a new way of doing things??
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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Rossi started it. They're not putting it down, just throwing it out like an airbrake.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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I saw they never touched but wondered if it was a leftover move from SM that didn't get completed.

So instead of just putting the knee out to catch air and move some weight inside it's the whole leg.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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I saw they never touched but wondered if it was a leftover move from SM that didn't get completed.

So instead of just putting the knee out to catch air and move some weight inside it's the whole leg.
Nothing to do with Supermoto. Just a different way to manage weight transfer on the bike.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Rossi started. They're not putting it down, just throwing it out like an airbrake.
a few yrs before Vale.. Troy Bayless was hangin the leg out
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a few yrs before Vale.. Troy Bayless was hangin the leg out
Thanks for setting me straight.

I should have known it would have come out of Australia.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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First seen (when done by Rossi) at Jerez 2005 at the last corner overtake on Gibernau. But even Rossi states he doesn't know why he does it, not does it give him any advantage in lap times (he tested it).
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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a few yrs before Vale.. Troy Bayless was hangin the leg out
True. And he had also "surfed" upon his bike already, years before Stoner slid his rear on that Duc and Honda.
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First seen (when done by Rossi) at Jerez 2005 at the last corner overtake on Gibernau. But even Rossi states he doesn't know why he does it, not does it give him any advantage in lap times (he tested it).
So if there's no advantage why are other guys doing it too??
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So if there's no advantage why are other guys doing it too??
It looks those riders gain balance in coming through each chicane I reckon.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #11
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True. And he had also "surfed" upon his bike already, years before Stoner slid his rear on that Duc and Honda.
They both came through the same training/racing events. A bit like flat-track, but in a figure-8.

New riders could do a lot worse than copy Troy Bayliss I rekn.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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So if there's no advantage why are other guys doing it too??
'Cause Rossi did it.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #13
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I thought there might be a 'real' reason they would give ... oh well.

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #14
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I think they do it to try and keep the other guy from sneaking up the inside.
After all, nobody wants to break somebody else's leg trying to put a pass on them, or get all that meat & bone caught in their front wheel.

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'Cause Rossi did it.
True, or maybe it just feels right. It won't stop Marc Marquez from coming on the inside though..
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