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    Kinda think it is good to get the championship closer to make it more exciting.

    But Matt is right. Be consistent.

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    Has anyone any pics of these so called extended handlebar grips the FIM have made a bit of a fuss about with the new rule in Moto3? Interested to see what they are on about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Has anyone any pics of these so called extended handlebar grips the FIM have made a bit of a fuss about with the new rule in Moto3? Interested to see what they are on about.

    Nope none to be found ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by steveyb View Post
    Has anyone any pics of these so called extended handlebar grips the FIM have made a bit of a fuss about with the new rule in Moto3? Interested to see what they are on about.
    The only pic I could see was an orthopaedic grip made for MM 93 when he had broken fingers. They called that an extended grip. I've not seen them for motorbikes but similar are sold for pushbikes. If that's not what they're on about I've no idea.
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    It seems they are suggesting the teams are using longer than normal grips so the riders can move their hands/arms further inwards improving aero.

    https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/10...evices-testing

    They do look quite long in that pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    It seems they are suggesting the riders are using longer than normal grips so the riders can move their hands/arms further inwards improving aero.

    https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/10...evices-testing

    They do look quite long in that pic.
    That new rule is very clear. Just for once. We now await the arrival of extended grips in Moto GP?
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    I saw a tech talk by Simon Crafar.
    He said an area the size if a tin can bottom exposed on a motoGP bike is a 1 HP loss.
    Seemed unbelievable but it made me tuck in a damn site tighter.
    On a Motorcycle you're penetrating distance, right along with the machine!! In a car you're just a spectator, the windshields like a TV!!

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    It's one of those square of (speed in this case) things and their speed is a big number.

    Didn't stop me trying to blend under the paintwork on my 50.
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    when i bought my first TZ250 i used to often enter the 350 races as well as the 250 ones ... with desparado braking and pitching it in you could occasionally pick up 10 or 20 dollars for tenth or some such place. part way through the season one of the better 350 riders hurt his leg and so he couldn't tuck it in very well - the 250 suddenly needed slightly higher gearing as now i could stay with him on the straights. It sucked when he pooed a crank though and i was hung out to dry with my 35T sprocket...

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    Junior World Championship JuniorGP

    Some of you may have seen already, but to let you know, Cormac Buchanan will be racing the AGR Team KTM Moto3 bike this weekend in the Junior GP Moto3 category. He will be the first Kiwi to ever compete in this category and it represents a promotion from his ETC duties. This is the next step to the world champs. It is not known at this stage if this will be in place for the remainder of the season, but we hope so. However, it comes at a price that it was neither anticipated nor budgeted for, sooo, if you feel you can help out financially, please reach out via the Cormac Racing FB or Insta pages and donate until it hurts. Thanks heaps.
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    It comes as no great surprise, but Andrea Dovizioso has ruled out continuing in MotoGP for the 2023 season.

    I thought he'd go when he lost his Doocati ride.
    (another years pay may have been the decider )?

    You'd never go hungry with Nigella Gaz.
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    Send him to soouberbikes where he'll smash them all.
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    I'm pleased to see the minimum age going up. Some level of maturity insofar as behaviour on and off track would be nice to see. Also, injuries - specifically long concussions - are not something I like to see very young riders exposed to. Not good at any age - but when it's a teenager it reflects badly on the sport.

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    Yeah, make it 45 or something with a break in the middle for a breather.
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    On a Motorcycle you're penetrating distance, right along with the machine!! In a car you're just a spectator, the windshields like a TV!!

    'Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out! Shouting, ' Holy sh!t... What a Ride!! '

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