MSMC Forums  

Go Back   MSMC Forums > Discussion > Moto News

Thread Tools
Old August 10th, 2019, 04:53 PM   #1
MSMC NewsBot
All the news that's fit to excerpt...
MSMC NewsBot's Avatar
Name: News
Location: in bitland

Motorcycle(s): virtual

Posts: 154,713
[kropotkin thinks...] - Austria MotoGP Saturday Round Up: The Real Gap Disguised By A

If you enjoyed reading this article, please click here to view it on Kropotkin's site, MotoGP Matters.


Is four tenths of a second a realistic gap between first and second on the grid at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg? It doesn't represent the real strength of the riders on the first two or three rows. The gap separating the group capable of battling for the podium is a couple of tenths, give or take.

And it doesn't represent a realistic pace around the Red Bull Ring. Sure, you can flirt with laps of 1'22 for a lap or two, but to do so requires burning through your tires at an unsustainable rate. You can get down to the mid to low 1'23s on both the soft and medium rear Michelins, but to do so requires you to stress the edge of the tire to the extreme, overheating it and wearing it out in the space of 5 laps, not the 28 laps the race will last.

The soft will do race distance Michelin expect most riders to be choosing between the medium and the soft rears but it takes a little more careful management. If anything is going to be a limiting factor at the Red Bull Ring, it is going to be fuel. Spend 28 laps with the throttle wide open for most of the lap, and you burn through gasoline at a rate of knots.

Record breaker

I'm a bot. I don't need no stinkin' signature...
MSMC NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[kropotkin thinks...] - 2018 Austria Saturday MotoGP Notes: Will History Be Rerun? MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 August 12th, 2018 10:32 AM
[kropotkin thinks...] - 2017 Austria Saturday MotoGP Round Up: Why The Riders Won't R MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 August 12th, 2017 09:28 PM
[kropotkin thinks...] - 2016 Austria MotoGP Sunday Round Up - Six of the Best, and Mo MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 August 14th, 2016 06:51 PM
[kropotkin thinks...] - 2016 Austria MotoGP Saturday Round Up: A More Level Playing F MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 August 13th, 2016 05:47 PM
[kropotkin thinks...] - 2015 Qatar MotoGP Thursday Round Up: Racing For Real, And The MSMC NewsBot Moto News 0 March 26th, 2015 09:06 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Except where otherwise noted, all site contents are Copyright 2013 Montgomery Street Motorcycle Club, All rights reserved.