MotoGP » Spanish MotoGP - Warm-up times

Full warm-up times from the Spanish MotoGP, round 2 of the 2011 world championship.

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Jon - Unregistered

April 03, 2011 10:05 AM

Have you heard the last excuse from Rossi? He's asking for a weight limit in MotoGP from 2012 !! A weight limit in 1000cc bikes...What a joke !

Small guys lose more in breaking than what they win in the straights !

Blah Blah Blah

April 03, 2011 10:46 AM

Ok so i have a theory as to why the the Ducati falls down.
Most of the Ducati front end falls seem to differ from other bikes, most classic front end falls happen when a rider out brake frontend grip or while tightening the line mid corner the classic fold under. The Ducati seems to fall down while holding it's line the rear seems to lighten/squirm then the front seems to simply fall not fold.

To me it would seem that the geometry of the rear end the "caster" and the comparative weight of the materials (and unsprung weight) are conspiring to create churn via the gyroscopic force and the relative direction these forces are applied to the frame via the more vertical angel of the swingarm.

The end result is that the bike loads up the front tyre when at neutral or for a very short period of time just off throttle when it should remain neutral or lessen.
When the track is wet the bike it slower and more upright so the effects are lessened just my theory and I may be miles of base I'm j

Arthur Gruntfuttock - Unregistered

April 03, 2011 11:11 AM

BlaBlaBla. Sounds a very reasonable and well worked out explanation to me, best tell Ducati as soon as possible, who knows, if you're right they might give you a job, and no, I'm not being sarcastic!!

Nick636 - Unregistered

April 03, 2011 1:53 PM

Dont wanna rain on the yellow parade...Haha

But have you noticed How vale was 'quicker', by that i mean higher up the order, in the two LEAST COMPETITIVE SESSIONS, FP1 and WARM UP. maybe other riders didnt wanna push for a crash in a wet warm up? Again, i dont deny his skills. But he's not on par with that bike.

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