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Old 01-17-2008, 03:08 PM   #21
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I seem to remember reading that a MotoGP riders dry lap times would drop by approx 10% in the wet not allowing for torrential/monsoon weather.
The lap record at my chosen circuit is a 1.04 on a full blown Superbike.
I would expect any of the top 10 GP guys to drop this down into the 1.02s with a bit of practice time and setup.
Using the 10% rule, he would be doing something in the 1.08/1.09 bracket in the wet.
NO trackday rider I've ever seen can get anywhere near that !!!
That is fractionally slower than the BSS600 lap record in the dry.
Is 10% right ????????????????? Seems quick still.
Only 10% huh I run a 1:50 at houston and I don't think I could do a 2:05 in the rain. I think I would bust my .
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:11 PM   #22
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Only 10% huh I run a 1:50 at houston and I don't think I could do a 2:05 in the rain. I think I would bust my .
Have you ever ridden on a proper set of race wets ?
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Only 10% huh I run a 1:50 at houston and I don't think I could do a 2:05 in the rain. I think I would bust my .
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Have you ever ridden on a proper set of race wets ?
That wasn't a slight on your wet riding, I just wondered if you'd ridden wets cause the grip is unbelievable compared to road tyres.
You still need the skill, the smoothness and the to do them justice though.
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some one who does at least 6-10 trackdays a year, rides in expert group and is running respectable times.
That is not your "average td rider." You describe in this post an "expert group" rider. I challenge that most of us here, with a considerable amount of experience, do not belong in expert. Go ride with them and see. Also, watch a majority of your td riders, and place them in "expert" scenario.
Point of all this. NO FACKIN WAY!!!
Rossi, Pedrosa, Spies, whomever will wax 99.9% of all "average td riders."
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That is not your "average td rider." You describe in this post an "expert group" rider. I challenge that most of us here, with a considerable amount of experience, do not belong in expert. Go ride with them and see. Also, watch a majority of your td riders, and place them in "expert" scenario.
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I don't know about that i don't think I am that fast and I pass over 50% of the riders on LS, LH and Ride Smart trackdays in expert group.

And twisted while he start stupid threads ain't no slouch either.
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Then maybe Bill and twisted are in the wrong career fields.
I may be wrong about this, but I have played sports with professional athletes. I know there's a huge difference between them and mere mortals on the playing field.
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Then maybe Bill and twisted are in the wrong career fields.
I may be wrong about this, but I have played sports with professional athletes. I know there's a huge difference between them and mere mortals on the playing field.
I am talking about track days. Racing experts are a whole another breed. They are smokin fast.

I would starve racing. The experts you are talking about are alot faster that us. Like Larry Myers flies past me. Maybe you are right there are some people in expert that probably should be in intermediate. And there is DEFINETELY peole in intermediate that should be begginners.
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That wasn't a slight on your wet riding, I just wondered if you'd ridden wets cause the grip is unbelievable compared to road tyres.
You still need the skill, the smoothness and the to do them justice though.
Nah, I am a weekend warrior trackdayer I do them to haul without cops and cagers. Riding the track in the rain just seems insane to me. I bust my enough on the dry tarmac.
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I am talking about track days. Racing experts are a whole another breed. They are smokin fast.
I would starve racing. The experts you are talking about are alot faster that us. Like Larry Myers flies past me. Maybe you are right there are some people in expert that probably should be in intermediate. And there is DEFINETELY peole in intermediate that should be begginners.
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lets say ur able to run against any motogp racer on ne given track....ur choice...i'd prolly pick a track like a local tx track that a motogp rider hasn't been to,


and u try to beat his best times....only thing is he's riding on rain tires on a wet track....and u ride the next day and its sunny and perfect riding conditions.


would an average trackday junkie be able to even compete with his times?
Splain this please.
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