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Old 02-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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Women in MotoGP/WSBK???

Ive seen female racers do well in club level competition, but never WSBK or MotoGP....

Am I just ignorant to this?

Indy has DP Nascar has her too. Ive seen others compete at a high level. Why not on two wheels?

Keep this serious and not a "women shouldnt leave the kitchen" thread.
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Is there a rule against it?
Has any woman ever tried to do it?
To me it would be all about ability...left , right tank does not hurt my feelings at all...
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lack of power:weight ratio is more apparent on a bike than in a car?
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lack of power:weight ratio is more apparent on a bike than in a car?
ok, so maybe I am old and slow, but what does that mean?
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Think it has to do with the international level?
Like it or not American women have much more "equal rights".
Obviously much less of a percentage of women than men, are even interested in motorsports.
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Think it has to do with the international level?
Like it or not American women have much more "equal rights".
Obviously much less of a percentage of women than men, are even interested in motorsports.
I say this.
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Is there a weight limit in MotoGP? Bike + rider?
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Women, generally speaking, don't have the aggressive, competitive drive that men do.
, most men don't have as much drive as top level athletes, can't expect a women to want to compete in that kind of arena.
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If there was Max Biaggi wouldn't be allowed to race.
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Elena Myers is a badass. Someone posted a vid of her riding last year i think.

There's probably none in GP because lorenzo would just get them all preggers.
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How about peak reaction times?

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Gender. At the risk of being politically incorrect, in almost every age group, males have faster reaction times than females, and female disadvantage is not reduced by practice (Noble et al., 1964; Welford, 1980; Adam et al., 1999; Dane and Erzurumlugoglu, 2003; Der and Deary, 2006). The last study is remarkable because it included over 7400 subjects. Bellis (1933) reported that mean time to press a key in response to a light was 220 msec for males and 260 msec for females; for sound the difference was 190 msec (males) to 200 msec (females). In comparison, Engel (1972) reported a reaction time to sound of 227 msec (male) to 242 msec (female). However, things may be changing--Silverman (2006) reported evidence that the male advantage in visual reaction time is getting smaller (especially outside the US), possibly because more women are participating in driving and fast-action sports. Spierer et al. (2010) reported that when male soccer players were compared with female lacrosse players, males were able to respond faster to both visual and auditory stimuli. They said that the male advantage was greatest when using visual stimuli. Botwinick and Thompson (1966) found that almost all of the male-female difference was accounted for by the lag between the presentation of the stimulus and the beginning of muscle contraction. Muscle contraction times were the same for males and females. In a surprising finding, Szinnai et al. (2005) found that gradual dehydration (loss of 2.6% of body weight over a 7-day period) caused females to have lengthened choice reaction time, but males to have shortened choice reaction times. Adam et al. (1999) reported that males use a more complex strategy than females. Barral and Debu (2004) found that while men were faster than women at aiming at a target, the women were more accurate. Jevas and Yan (2001) reported that age-related deterioration in reaction time was the same in men and women.
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Motorcycle racing is probably more physically demanding than car racing which gives males an advantage
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If there was Max Biaggi wouldn't be allowed to race.
He's not the lightest rider out there
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ok, so maybe I am old and slow, but what does that mean?

It means that a man has more strength at a given weight than a woman thusly making it significantly easier to muscle a bike around. Something that isn't as necessary in a car.
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I'll go with demographics and culture. Sport bikes are not so difficult to turn that the muscle mass difference between men and women would be significant. The pool of men interested in riding motorcycles is much larger than the pool of women interested. From that it is an easy conclusion that most racers will be men.
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Sport bikes are not so difficult to turn that the muscle mass difference between men and women would be significant.
It's slightly a little more complex than that at the MotoGP/WSBK level. I don't get sore street riding all day long. A trackday is a different story, it requires more effort.

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I'll go with demographics and culture. Sport bikes are not so difficult to turn that the muscle mass difference between men and women would be significant. The pool of men interested in riding motorcycles is much larger than the pool of women interested. From that it is an easy conclusion that most racers will be men.
Have you done a trackday yet?
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