Scott Jones In Tuscany: Friday At Mugello

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Body position 101: Old school (Michele Pirro) vs new MotoGP (Marc Marquez)

Another example: Pol Espargaro hanging way off the bike


New Honda RC213V swingarm (rear) vs old swingarm (front)


Redding plays peekaboo

Sleight of hand: Pedrosa's mechanics rush to swap a tire from one bike to the other

There hangs a tail

Eugene Laverty has a quick go on the PS3 before exiting pit lane

Speaking of body position...

Dovizioso gets it sideways

The little deflectors which make Ducati's winglets legal

Aleix Espargaro. The bravest man on the grid today. He's going to try to race, despite the pain

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This set shows what is going on between your ears, and I like it a bunch. Enjoy Mugello.

Thanks Scott!

Not sure what the Ducati fairing piece and legality are that you are referring to. Any info folks? Sticking the Pirro body position up on my desktop to stare at a bit.

"Wings may be fitted provided they are an integral part of the fairing or seat and do not exceed the width of the fairing or seat or the height of the handlebars. Any sharp edges must be rounded. Moving aerodynamic devices are prohibited."

In a separate preceding paragraph it states:

"The maximum width of bodywork must not exceed 600 mm. The width of the seat or anything to its rear shall not be more than 450 mm (exhaust pipes excepted)."

As I was watching Nicky Hayden during FP2, he was out alone with most others in the pit, so the camera stayed with him awhile. I noticed that his position is still very Old School. It doesn't look like he has adjusted his style much to hang off more.