MotoGP: What with Turn 2 at Losail Circuit?

Turn 2 at Losail International Circuit, a left handed hair pin turn that causes trouble at the Losail Circuit. On the last Qatar test, 5 rider went down at this turn in just 30 minutes time frame. Apparently with the night race and the humidity of the track, Turn 2 become very slippery and with the rider charging hard coming to Turn 2 and to have good exit for the left kink Turn 3 its obvious that this Turn 2 is very-very tricky.

But with Stoner, Hayden, Spies, Edwards and Simocelli all crashed in just 30 minutes times frame some of the riders were start asking questions that perhaps in certain time at nigh, with the humidity and all this particular turn become very-very unsafe. Apparently Stoner has reported this turn to the safety authority since 2 years ago, but according to Stoner “Nothing have been done”.

For us the fans, we enjoy a bit of drama and crashes is one of it. I just hope that no serious crash, or God forbid serious injury, for the rider in the upcoming 2010 GP opening at this turn. Look out for this Turn 2 on the next race, it may decide who the winner of the opening 2010 GP.



4 thoughts on “MotoGP: What with Turn 2 at Losail Circuit?

    1. Yeah… too bad for Balatonring, the track was supposed to be a “bike” track, not like Sepang or Shanghai that was designed for F1 at first. Just like the Aragon race track.

      For me the so called bike track, like Assen or Phillip Island, is much enjoyable to watch for MotoGP race.

      Thanks for the link!

    1. Sentul is a typical “stop and go” track. Kevin Schwantz did commented about Sentul in 1997 where he was the commentator for Indonesia GP500 which won by Doohan, he said that most of the rider did not “like” Sentul track. According to him, any one with fast engine and good brake will have an advantage over everybody else.

      A fast flowing track such as Valencia, PI or Assen with a lot of fast sweeping and long turn is considered a “bike” track. At Sentul you have tight “slow” turn after a long straight, typical F1/car track.

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