Telemetry in sx/mx TV coverage

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My fingers are crossed that someday one of the race broadcasting networks wil rig a bike up so that it shows telemetry- just like they already do in 4-wheel motorsports. Just imagine how much learning you could get from that! But the truth is that ESPN2 is miserably slow in even showing regular race coverage, so I might as well forget about them adding anything special. ABC though, has already tried the cable-cam idea, and it looked great, so maybe they might eventually try telemetry. No matter how hard I look its about impossible to see the riders finger when they grab a little front brake, and theres all kinds of other things that would be way cool to see displayed. I guess I can only hope, but it seems to me that telemetry would be as valuable as any book or video for learning from.
 
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Telemetry is the broadcast of the functions of the car (or motorcycle in this case) like braking, RPM, ect. over radio. It is then displayed as you watch an in-car (or helmet cam) view. It would allow you to see when the pro was braking and/or accelerating. It is for those who watch too much TV. It would do much better just to go running instead. :)