This seriously does a diservice to ross and gas gas on which he achieved many sucesses at World European and British championship events at many levels previously. The fact that he has matured as a person and a rider, has a super smooth riding style whic suits no stop has in no small way contributed to his achievement at the SSDT.
To say that a Jotagas has done this is not telling the whole story is it?
Well done ross on a great result in the six days.
The fact that he's on a bike with a decent gearbox might have something to do with it.
Yup, that's the problem right there.. I've seen it alot. New riders get suckered in by stop n hop. Try to use it then get frustrated and fail. They are confused by what they need to learn. Basics first then advanced stuff.
I've had to de-program several new riders. Show them the basics and the road to fun.
Totally agree......lower class riders moving through sections using stop and hop.."trick riding" failing miserably and after encouraging them to try riding no stop, their ride is more often than not better...lower score.
Years ago, after practicing a section numerous times, we used to temporally raise our clutch levers to an unusable position and retry the section.
Very enlightening results and sometimes a good laugh.