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Wow, how do you highside one of these current GP bikes? I think the last highside on one of these was by Hopper. I don't think that the cut will keep Pedrosa out. Either way, Hayden needs to grab podium in this race or it's a long ways to go. Pedro has a lot of issues with his front end. I think all of his crashes this year were a result of front end slide.
 

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This is quoted from cyclenews.com
"The young Spaniard injured his right knee and cut his left toe in a second session high-side. The official team press release said that his fitness to continue will be determined Saturday morning. But the MotoGP website said his participation in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, and even at next week’s Australian GP, has “been cast into serious doubt.” "
 

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If you've watched Dani race you can see how he could high-side himself. He's always getting to rear tire loose because he weighs nothing on a +200Hp bike and pushes it to the limit.
 

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How could you highside a gp bike?? Im thinkin how do you NOT highside a gp bike. 220hp.........
 

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it better be a bad f'ing cut in order for him not to race
 

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Well it is a good thing for Nicky if robotface doesnt race, or races in pain but it is a great opportunity for Rossi!

I seriously think Pedrosa has a much better shot at the championship than Nicky. With him out of this race, Rossi could move into a very nice points position. Provided he wins on Sunday of course.
 
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Dani will ride. Last year, he had a fractured wrist which no one knew about it and he still won the championship.
 

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vizsladog44 said:
I hope so.

I like nicky but he is no match for Pedro.
:rolleyes:

He must not be, considering Nicky is leading the points, not "Mini-me"....
 

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If you've watched Dani race you can see how he could high-side himself. He's always getting to rear tire loose because he weighs nothing on a +200Hp bike and pushes it to the limit.
The bikes have traction control. His weight is not a detriment as much as it is a benefit, especially in drives off the corner.

What "Mini-me" does have is the same problem Casey Stoner has and that's tucking the front end (The same problem Nicky had for a while). It's learning that these bikes are heavier than the 250s and load the front up pretty heavy on braking -- sometimes to the point of tucking the front end.

He didn't highside because of the rear losing traction, he high sided due to tucking the front and getting his knee caught on the curbing.
 

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Its funny when I see; how could he crash, he has TC. Well then, why does some of the best F1 racer crash, they have TC too. TC only helps you, it doesn't do miracles.
 

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THANK YOU SilverSurfer! Mang, I wish people would do a little reading before they comment. Due to the traction control on these GP bikes, you REALLY have to be doing something wrong (like Hopper did back in '05 at the Sachsenring I think) to highside these bikes. Usually a highside occurs when the rear tire is slipping and all of a sudden catches and launches you. Due to traction control, most of this is moderated. Dani HS having caught his knee on the track.
 

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You know, it's those Dainese suits with the metal knee, shoulder and elbow pads. See those sparks. Metal and asphalt = catch and throw!

Dude, I don't think I've ever seen a highside in F1. You know the principles behind a highside right? Tire slippage leads to tire catch leads to rider tossed. Well, with TC properly dialed in, it'll moderate tire slippage before it gets wildly out of hand. That's part of the reason the 500s were so hard to ride.
 

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You know, it's those Dainese suits with the metal knee, shoulder and elbow pads. See those sparks. Metal and asphalt = catch and throw!

Dude, I don't think I've ever seen a highside in F1. You know the principles behind a highside right? Tire slippage leads to tire catch leads to rider tossed. Well, with TC properly dialed in, it'll moderate tire slippage before it gets wildly out of hand. That's part of the reason the 500s were so hard to ride.
The main reason the 500s were so hard to ride was a powerband that kicked in like a rocket. With a 500 you were either at full power or not. The powerband was VERY violent and being leaned over with minimal traction when it did kick in = baaaaad, baaaad things :)

BTW: Hopper had the mother of all high sides either this year or last year when he accidentally kicked his bike into a lower gear while cornering. It launched him about 15 feet in the air and he landed flat on his back. He's lucky he is walking.
 
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