We tend to think of bikes and human bodies as symmetric. Yet we know that most people are right handed, that the heart lies towards the left of the chest, and that riders use their right hand and foot to brake. With notable exceptions who relied on a left hand thumb brake lever either due to injury (Doohan) or preference (Petrucci).
In the last post (Lorenzo: “I’m not a great rider, I’m a champion.”) we looked at how much of a champion Lorenzo is. We analysed his reign (the number of victories and the years between his first victory and his last) and compared it with the reigns of Agostini, Stoner, Rossi, or Doohan.