Points leader Elias highlights problem and provides solution: more power
MOTO2 IS THE MOST most dangerous class in racing … and will remain so unless changes are forthcoming, most especially a horsepower boost, according to the first man to win two races in the class, former MotoGP winner Toni Elias.
Elias is asking firstly for a change in starting system, to adopt a three-bikes-per-row grid system as in MotoGP, rather than the four-strong inherited from the defunct 250s.
“With four there is not so much space, and many riders are in the first corner together,” he said. With three-row grids, then it would be possible to keep the grid numbers of 40-plus without the same first-corner risk, he believed.
The other problem is the shortage of horsepower punishes better riders, and allows less experienced racers to join groups that take them over their heads.
“The engine is very slow, very, very slow, much more than I thought. It means everybody can be fast. I think it is necessary for more power to see the difference between good riders, normal riders, bad riders. Now everybody is fast.
“It is good for the championship, the fans, the TV, but not good for the riders, because this situation puts you on the limit always.”
Posted: 30/06/2010 at 02:05
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