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Possibly a stupid n00b MotoGP question..

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' at netrider.net.au started by Vanny, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. I haven't actually watched an entire race, but I saw the highlights of the Aust MotoGP the other day and was wondering why ALL the riders leave their legs/feet hanging while launching from the grid... I mean if only 1 or 2 riders did this I wouldnt be so curious, but it looked like ALL the riders did this. Is there some kind of advantage in doing this?


     
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  2. They lean forward as they do that and that helps keep the front down.
     
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  3. Oh! ok, that makes sense!

    Thanks.
     
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  4. Try a clutch start yourself (if u have not already) and see what u do!!
     
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  5. its hard to move any part of your body "forward" when you are accelarating that hard. leaving the legs dangling is just a sympton of that, i reckon.
    by the way, you won't get an idea of how quickly they are accelarating watching on the tele, go have a look at a live race and you'll get the idea...
     
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  6. Yeh I have, no probs keeping the front down on a clutch start, but my bike is nowhere near 'superbike' class, but I know what you mean..

    incidently since i saw it on the tele, i now leave my legs dangling cos im such a wannabe hahah
     
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