Though vigorously denied - Rossi has been accused more than once of braking early. by more than a few riders.
To put this into perspective, a bike traveling at 200mph covers the best part of 100meters per second.
these riders when in the slipstream are less than 20ft apart.
those of you that have either been to the track or observant enough to see them on screen will have seen the 50 - 100 - 150 marker boards. and will know the braking areas are between the 100 - 150 marks.
when racing another rider in close proximity, you expect the guy in front to try to brake as late as possible to stop you doing so.
Given that this happens in less than a second (by the distance covered) Try this :-
your following the guy in front, (have been for several laps)
you see the corner approaching,
You see your marker
Then you see the guy move before he gets there. arms flinch and shoulders rise.
What do you do ?
How dangerous is this tactic ?
Before anyone answers with you wouldnt do it because of the danger to yourself !!
These guys reaction times are beyond belief. Though the time allowed is very very short.
Any views ?