Yamaha Powersport Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,359 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
:corn
Dovizioso criticises MotoGP rider aids

By Michele Lostia and Matt BeerSaturday, November 17th 2007, 12:07 GMT
Andrea Dovizioso has expressed his disappointment at the level of electronic rider aids in MotoGP after stepping up from the 250cc class to the premier category.
The Italian has joined the reconstituted JiR Team Scot Honda operation for his MotoGP rookie season next year.
He admitted that devices like traction control made the GP bike less satisfying to ride than the 250cc machines.
"You get on the gas and everything is managed by the electronics, while with the 250cc you are always on the edge," Dovizioso told Gazzetta dello Sport. "I would have preferred less rider aids."
Dovizioso added that the current MotoGP bikes also compared unfavourably to the previous generation 990cc machinery, which he had sampled after winning the 2004 125cc championship.
"Two years ago, when I won the 125cc world title, as a prize I was awarded several laps on the 990cc and it was more impressive," he said.
The 21-year-old Italian has finished runner-up to fellow 2008 MotoGP graduate Jorge Lorenzo in the 250cc series for the last two years, but has been the fastest rookie in testing at Sepang this week.
Despite his speed in Malaysia, Dovizioso said he still had a lot of work to do to acclimatise to the MotoGP Honda.
"I still have problems with the engine braking and at turn entry I'm very slow," he said.
"I feel I'm not on the limit yet. In 250cc I reached it after two years!
"I can't wait to try out the 2008 Honda that will be given to us in January."
 

·
7c Forever
Joined
·
3,285 Posts
ya, he's definitely not wrong. It showed this year, in the racing between 250's and motoGP. I definitely enjoyed 250's more.
 

·
7c Forever
Joined
·
3,285 Posts
the WSBK guys are good, but I can't stand the GP commentators, I wish someone would get rid of Nick Harris, guy is about as usefull as tits on a bull.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top