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Brno MotoGP test times as of 1pm on Monday.

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August 15, 2011 1:44 PM

@ Facts!!!

No, the old 990's (well the Ducati anyway) ran a bore diameter of around 86mm, the new rule is 81mm

The other 4cyl factory bikes (at the end of the 990 era) were all revving to around 18,000 rpm so their bore and stroke ratios would have been about the same.

IF next years engines are a full 1000cc, they will be lucky to be revving to 16,000 rpm (unless they use a shorter stroke and less capacity)


August 15, 2011 1:46 PM

It's kind of surprising that Tech 3 is testing. They skipped test like this last year. Usually they don't test unless they have something new to try. Maybe they just wanted to get Crutchlow some seat time with him crashing all over the place. Surprise they haven't ran through the all spare parts after this weekend........


August 15, 2011 1:54 PM

Hmm great to see Spies up there, hopefully he will be able to improve his race pace and be able to challenge at the front a bit more next year.

Interesting points about Stoner and how having a family and/or a crash may effect him. As much as I don't like him I can't say he isn't a fantastic rider, maybe if he stops moaning about, y'know, everything, y'know I may actually be able to be happy when he wins.

Sounds like Dovi may be shunted out, maybe to Gresini? I think he could learn some pace from Simo and maybe simo could learn some consistency!


August 15, 2011 1:55 PM

"I think Lorenzo had a difficulty to adapt to the bigger 4-stroke for a while."


That has yet to be seen.

If you look, Jorge only did 12 laps on the 1000cc bike.

Matthew Birt tweeted:

"Lorenzo needed just 5 laps on new Yamaha 1000cc bike to get into 1.56s. Team said he loves extra power"

So it seems that he's getting along just fine right now.

He also posted: "Lorenzo happy with new 800cc YZR-M1 engine upgrade. More power and acceleration so will use in Indianapolis" and "The Honda 1000 bike Casey Stoner is riding has a new chassis different to the one used in Jerez back in May"

some1 - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 1:55 PM

I think, Tech 3 trying to solve their front-end issue with BS tyre grip when the temperature rise. I guess, those are the reason Crutchlow crashes and CEII long experiences in GP has saved him to have the same fate like Crutchlow. Since both of them complaining the same issue, I guess that was their top priority for this test.

some1 - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 2:06 PM


5 laps meaning 50% reduction of consistency for Lorenzo usually had. Off course this is just the 1st test. Nothing is set on stone yet. Yamaha might bring in new improvement at Valencia test later.


August 15, 2011 2:11 PM



Speaking of new improvements David Emmetts says of Honda : "Interesting press conf. with Shuhei Nakamoto. Using "new technology" to cope with fuel demands of bigger engine..." So it looks like Honda has something up their sleeve.

Also: "Honda RC213V engine is "between 800 and 1000cc" according to Nakamoto." It will be interesting to know the capacity of the engine.

Tangled - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 2:23 PM

Thought they'd be into the 55s today, only a 10th better than Danis best 800 time form the weekend isn't anywhere near as quick as expected and the track should be well rubbered in by now.
Spies clearly loving the 1000 first time out and right o pace with the honda pretty good. Anyone notice just how 'mass centralised' the 1000 Honda is??
Ducati Honda are getting it right you bike is the least centralised and slowest.. no comprende?
If Ducati are no quicker this test then presiozi wants shooting along with the lame gp11.less , I'm all for doing things different but it has to work..

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