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Race results from the Valencia MotoGP, the 18th and final round.

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A V4 gives you no extra advantage over a inline 4.Any valve angle on a cylinder head can be produced on a inline 4.Where this stupid ideas comes from ill never know.You can easily make just a much or even more hp from a inline 4.Only advantage on a V design has if theres any would be less frontal drag but to say a V4 makes more power than a inline is sheer stupidity. l Build race motors in Australia and most of you kiddies wouldnt understand cylinder head flow,valve angles,intake velocity etc.

JimmyJimmy

November 06, 2011 2:54 PM
Last Edited 1145 days ago

Very exciting. Stoner took a huge risk on the last corner to go for so much drive but pulled it off superbly.

During the course of 2011, many have made disparaging comments about Stoner's 6 DNFs in 2010 on the Ducati and have pointed to Rossi "bringing it home" in 2011 as some sort of superior strategy. These claims started drying up once Rossi slipped from 4th to 5th to 6th to 7th in the championship. Now that the season is completed, we can contrast the two approaches and subsequent results.

In 2010, Stoner had 6 DNFs, 3 wins, 9 podiums, 4 pole positions, 225 championship points for 4th in the championship. In 2011, Rossi has 4 crashes in racing, including 3 consecutive DNFs, 0 wins, 1 podium, highest qualifying position of 6th, 139 championship points for 7th in the championship.

Which of the approaches and subsequent results do you think Ducati appreciate the most?

some1 - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 2:56 PM

Casey Stoner is Honda last defense when they lose to Yamaha with the superior agility in such condition. It's not Honda vs Yamaha. Instead, it was Yamaha vs Stoner. Spies picked up some of good skills to draw out the best of the Yamaha. But it ain't enough to beat Stoner and his cause.

A good thing Hayes improve his pace during the race. He should be happy finished 7th on his MotoGP debut.

Aahhh! Bautista made a rookie mistake when he hit Dovi's rear wheel. He should look where he is going and be patient. You can't win a race from the first lap. Probably, Bautista just an instrument of fate that sealed the proof Ducati has made wrong direction in their development.

Crutchlow beat Pedrosa! Nothing more you could ask from him. Well done.

Fred - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 2:58 PM

This performance summed up why Pedrosa will never win a championship. He doesn't have the grit.

Im not saying Pedrosa is a bad rider but it reminds me of Mark Webber in F1. He missed his chance in 2006 and now that he has a teammate that is better than him he has no chance of winning a title.

At best Pedrosa has another few years at Repsol Honda before Marquez is brought in.

kirk66 - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:01 PM

Well, a 36yo life long AMA racer managed to have a decent weekend. I know that some had unexpected dismounts from their machines, but even if they had stayed on I believe Hayes would have been 10th or 11th and that to me isn't terrible considering the fact he had only 4 hrs of GP seat time. Well done Josh. Now, time for another AMA Superbike title.

AK - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:15 PM

I do not think Bautista is to blame for the crash. He was left no where to go. If he had not kept his line he would have had to push Rossi. And the result would have been the same. At least for Rossi and Hayden.

MM - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 3:16 PM

Really pleased that Dovisioso finished third in the championship, allowing the Tech 3 team to put the appropriate number 3 on the front of his bike. The Ducatis and Suzuki would've been in the mix and might have got decent results in the cold and damp conditions if not for Bautista's error at the start. If it hadn't been for the increased rain spicing things up in the last few laps, the only interest left would've been the Dovizioso/Pedrosa championship battle and the Crutchlow/Abraham fight for best newcomer. Crutchlow has his work cut out next year - as he himself said, he'll have to beat Dovizioso to keep his ride. Good luck with that.

JimmyJimmy

November 06, 2011 3:18 PM

@MD Zane

Can the fuel consumption settings be adjusted by the rider during the course of the race a la F1? Not a loaded question - I don't know the answer.

I had assumed that, for the bikes, this was a setting made in the garage prior to the race.

chasmunch

November 06, 2011 3:19 PM

Goodbye Marco Farewell...you were part of the new world order in MotoGP...while your earthly being is gone, your spirit rides on in this group who put this show on for you...

Hard to believe 2011 racing is done...it's time for some deep reflection of everything that has happened. I hope this group rests, repairs themselves to wholeness, and brings burning fire back to the New Era come spring,2012.

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