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2 Bikes 1 Race?


The MotoGP race scheduled for 10/20/13 in Australia has had a decent sized wrench thrown in the mix. According to MotoGP.com the current Bridgestone tire being used can not go more than 14 laps safely. As most will note that is not a good thing. The impromptu rule says that the race will now be 26 laps instead of 27 and that no rider can exceed 14 laps.

So the solution is that each rider will have to pit and switch bikes. Why switch bikes instead of make the team perform a tire change? A question that was never answered but leaves some speculation as to why. Do they want speedy and safe pit stops? But now 2 bikes have to be set up pushing the question is it safer? But there is also less room for mechanical issues. Either way the rider will now have to make a pit stop which will make for one heck of a race.

So now that they can’t go more than 14 laps on the tire they will have to pit no sooner than 12 laps. If the do they can not complete that race. So this leaves a 3 lap window to pit. the race is going to be one of unknowns and excitement, it will one for the ages and I say change is not always bad. Do I agree with a bike change instead of a tire change not really. But none the less it will make for exciting racing and really shake up the championship.

 

 

 

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