Pit Lane At Misano - Photos Waiting For The Race


Marc Marquez' Honda RC213V, wet set up


Valentino Rossi's Yamaha YZR-M1


Jorge Lorenzo's M1 - a slightly longer wheelbase than Rossi's bike


Andrea Dovizioso's Ducati Desmosedici GP15 - completely with covers to prevent the tires from cooling down


Maverick Viñales' Suzuki GSX-RR - Suzuki use the same wheel covers as Ducati, and sometimes Honda


The carbon fiber cover of a special rear wheel sensor on Michele Pirro's GP15. Measuring torque?


Ducati's double Desmo wings. These are the larger of the two options


The wings curve up quite significantly


Pit lane, before a race. Bikes at the ready for a potential bike swap


The changing weather caused chaos in pit lane. A lot teams were left to rush suspension changes when the rain started


At Suzuki, they did a complete shock swap. Incredible to watch the speed with which MotoGP mechanics manage this


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unless you measured the entire wheelbase, the only observation you can make is that lorenzo's swing-arm is longer than rossi's.

Total votes: 140

Longer wheelbase and perhaps, though hard to tell exactly from these photos, a swingarm pivot that is lower on JL's bike than Rossi's

Total votes: 127

You can quite easily see that the rear wheel of Lorenzo's bike is in the middle of the adjuster, while Rossi's is pushed right to the front.

Total votes: 142

Also look at Vale seat. It's much more forward and goes also farther back. Lorenzo eliminated the seat stop he was using but his is still forward compared to Vale's. Vale must get a lot more weight up front under braking and in the rear under acceleration compared to Lorenzo.

Total votes: 125

They are ridiculous . Surely there isn't a regulation about body work . Next thing, they will be putting F1 wings on them.

Total votes: 128

Well, no. Wing size and downforce will always be limited by the fact that the direction of force pivots with the direction of roll.

A wing that stays perpendicular to the ground might be interesting, though.

Total votes: 132