MotoGP » FB Corse to face MotoGP 'timing test'


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RawDawg

March 06, 2010 5:05 AM

The bike looks brilliant. I don't knew if it will be fast enough to make the grid but hats off to FB Corse for at least giving it a go.

I've read where they have to be 3 or 4 seconds off the current bikes. Is that off the front bike or what? Valencia isn't really a horsepower track so that is in their favor. Last year at Valencia Chris V. was 2 seconds off Casey's pole time when he qualified last. During the test after the race Aoyama was 3 seconds clear of Casey's test time.

Does anyone know if it's pole time or average time or what that FB have to be close to?

monster

March 06, 2010 5:50 AM
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"RawDawg"

I asked the same question about Moto2 and a person posted back saying the cut off was 107% of qualifying.

If this is correct then that's a bit over 6 seconds at a 1 min 30 sec track(quite reasonable)

RawDawg

March 06, 2010 6:19 AM

It's not a percentage - at least that is what IRTA man Mike Trimby says on MCN.

"But the issue is we have not seen them go around in circles yet. Before confirming a contract with them we want to have evidence that this bike is capable of being within three or four seconds of what we've got."

So I wonder is it 3 or 4 seconds off the top bike or average time or what?

monster

March 06, 2010 7:02 AM

"RawDawg"

It'll definitely be a percentage of lap time

Looks like Dorna are expecting it to be no more than 4 sec off the pace. This is normally pole time but that would be a tough call on a brand new bike with no testing

It would make more sense to find the MotoGP "average" lap for Valencia(about 2 seconds off pole) and add the 4 second cut off to that.

Motojunky

March 06, 2010 7:08 AM

The bike looks smick.
Gazza deserves a go at the bunch, but with so little time it seems unobtainable to make that sort of time out of the box.
But hey, I'm sure the team knew what they were up against to qualify, so who knows. Good luck guys.

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