> Dave & Bummerzz Wrote:
> Just based on body position alone in the mopedgp photos, I've kinda
> assumed that anyone who had any other Moto racing experience would sweep
> mopedgp even on a "non competitive" bike but I haven't been to one of
> their events so maybe not.
> Seems like a good strategy though. I feel like I could whip my variant
> around a kart track kinda quick.
> Mars has the right idea with his kx65 derbi thing. If he knew how to
> ride it I bet he would win everything all the time.
from what I’ve seen on comments on Facebook from moped GP coordinators and participants, and from comments here, it’s not actually racing at the events - sounds like everyone is having a great time which is totally awesome but that’s a track day in my eyes - Racing should take every oz of physical talent and focus your body can offer for how ever many laps your race may be. hanging around the pack then actually racing for 2 laps is a strategy I suppose - but not racing. Christophe and Victor I remember actually raced mopeds. not just because their builds were stupendous, but they actually gave 100 every lap.
You can totally whip a moped or small bike around the kart track and learn a lot - but I promise you’ll learn so much more froma. Track day just from instructors and other riders wanting to help. Learning brake markers, where to turn in, getting on the throttle early, finding the apex, how to approach certain chambers and sections of a course - all things I never learned on kart tracks - the bigger track gives you more time to experience things and learn IMO. it’s no more expensive to run a ninja 250 than putting thousands in a race moped. the 250 will actually have working brakes and suspension (although lacking) but you’ll learn how to set up a bike for the track as well.
And again I can’t stress enough how much diet and exercise can shave lap times. when you get to a point where you’re on the second to last lap of a 20min session and you’re not fatigued and have all that mental capacity that would have been put towards fighting fatigue now goes towards going faster. It’s an incredible feeling.
KX60s and 65s are power houses, great power plant for mini