How MotoGP top speeds could exceed 360kph by 2020

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Submitted by Visordown on Fri, 12/01/2018 – 15:01

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MUGELLO, residence of the Italian Grand Prix, holds the all-time MotoGP prime velocity report of 354.9kph (220.5mph), set by Ducati’s Andrea Iannone in 2016.

And if the road plotted within the graph under continues, displaying most speeds through the Italian Grand Prix weekend since 1999, by 2020 we’ll see the 360kph (223mph) barrier damaged.

The development has been pretty regular since 2012, at a mean improve of 10kph each 4-to-5 years.

The current prototypes now eat-up the undulating Mugello straight 35kph (21mph) quicker than the final of the 500s.

Is that an issue?

MotoGP Director of Know-how Corrado Cecchinelli advised Crash.internet: “Prime velocity is in fact a priority. However we now have to be not too emotional about it. Prime velocity numbers are huge and they also scare, however it is extremely uncommon that you’ve an accident at prime velocity.”

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