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Full Friday free practice times (1) from the Valencia MotoGP, the 18th and final round.

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esupforit - Unregistered

November 04, 2011 10:18 AM

can somebody please explain to me how the supposed yamaha factory test rider is so flipping slow....its a disgrace to moto gp and yamaha should be ashamed of themselves.

bikenut - Unregistered

November 04, 2011 10:26 AM

"can somebody please explain to me how the supposed yamaha factory test rider is so flipping slow....its a disgrace to moto gp and yamaha should be ashamed of themselves.
Posted by esupforit"

I doubt any of the test riders can do the lap times of these guys....

Jon

November 04, 2011 10:37 AM

I think the generally accepted explanation is that Ducati's weakness is the chassis- which just happens to be carbon. It doesn't behave like the alloy beam/perimeter frames of the other bikes.

When the track is cold, wet and slippery the chassis dynamics aren't as important.
The tyres don't offer the same grip so don't work the chassis anywhere near as hard.
In the wet it's more about the general balance, grip from the tyres (equal), the electronics and of course the rider.

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