Originally Posted by Toronto Spider
b) I would expect most bikers to do better behind the wheel of a car since they more than likely actually drive cars in their everyday life, whereas I wouldn't expect the reverse to be true
The first part of that is not entirely true. The difference in latteral G-Forces on one's neck simply dont compare on a normal car vs the aero package from an F1 car. We're talking different ballpark entirely.
I will agree that Rossi is likely to do better in a car vs schuey though, because Vale in his early days used to race go-karts as well as bikes, until he had to make the choice between the two. So he isnt out of depth on a race track on 4 wheels. The re-adjustment on his body to G though is a different matter all together.
Im not even entertaining the possibility of the Doctor going to F1. A sport which lost its appeal when Nigel Mansell and the last of the true F1 cars (in my mind) used to race on track.
If he does, it will be because of the amount of money thrown his way for the sake of Ferrari marketing......David Beckham and Real Madrid comes to mind
What a sad that that will be in the history of 2 wheeled racing
Just when ratings and recognition of the sport has reached an all time high, in no small part to the Doctor! Not to mention crazy entertainment value for the viewer.