MotoGP » Poor top speed hurts Tech 3 riders

"We've got a bit of a speed issue on the straight"

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September 17, 2011 4:59 PM

People say how sweet the Tech 3 bike is as a package but it's been the slowest bike on the grid for the last 3 rounds. And at a horsepower circuit like Aragon that's gonna hurt.

Looks like plenty of slipstreaming will be the order of the day tomorrow, though when a satellite Ducati can just blow past them both on the back straight it's going to be hard to gain any positions.


September 17, 2011 5:02 PM

Nothing new here so I wouldn't expect any improvement. Both Spies and JLo did an excellent job in working around what looks to be a permanent issue, probably as a result of the engine reliability issues.


September 17, 2011 5:06 PM

Yeah. I think the factory bike picks up off the the throttle much better than the satellite bikes, so that compensates a bit, but Ben and JL are going to have a similar issue on the long straight - just not enough top end.

bri t

September 17, 2011 7:40 PM

Slipstreaming would seem to be their best bet but its also forecast rain :(.

And Lorenzo said he's not getting any updates to his bike so whats the chances for the Tech 3 lads.

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