This has got to be the best article/interview News.com has ever posted. I’m a huge MotoGP fan since motorcycle road racing is my biggest hobby, but I also watch F1 from time to time. MotoGP uses the same kind of technology to track every twitch the bike/rider ever makes. What’s amazing is, when there’s a crash they can pin point exactly what went wrong at that point in time. Did the rider apply too much throttle? Too much brake? Shift into the wrong gear? Or did the bike’s suspension compress just a little too much?
It’s absolutely amazing how far the technology in these two sports has come since computers started getting involved. The best part of it all is that everything they learn out there on the track eventually trickles down in some way to the consumer version of the car/motorcycle.