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

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Someone - "best machine got the better of the best rider of the day."

If you look at the results from the race (and FP2 .. the wet free practice), the Honda is not the best machine in the wet. For heaven's sake, the satellite Yamaha (with Cal Crutchlow on it) beat a factory Honda!

Just like the championship and so many races this year, if it wasn't for Casey Stoner on it, the Honda would look second best.

billace - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 4:18 PM

Anyone getting excited over the 1000's are going to be very disappointed. The fuel limits, bore restrictions and electronics will not change anything. The manufacturers have all said that they can only increase capacity 10% or so and need to focus on fuel efficiency to extract any benefit. See Yamaha's report on the 800cc era, fuel consumption became an issue and will be as long as the rules are they way they are. That means electronics will play a more important role as time goes on, not less.

Expect the same riders to be at the front, a little more grunt is not changing anytihing and electronics will become more important ensuring CRT teams are not competitive.

vonich

November 06, 2011 4:40 PM

It's funny calling spies a choker, because he was beaten to the line. I am sure if spis took the win they will Stoner just played it safe. There is no need to risk an injury cu'z the championship is already won.

Anyway what an exciting race all around. Dovi, Pedrosa and spies surely made it more interesting so hand off to everybody and a perfect tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

Ciao Marco...

Remy - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 4:49 PM

Not only is the Yamaha the best handling bike out there, but also the best looking. That red/white livery really emphasize how nice the lines are..hopefully they will continue with it next year.

The bike is very capable as Spies demonstrated today, both he and Jorge just need to push it a bit harder going against that #27 machine.

John's Mom - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 5:15 PM

John! My dear boy, I've been missing you. But there you are again, always right on cue whenever you get a chance to slag poor Bautista off. I'm still curious to know what horrible thing he must have done in the past to wrong you and seemingly causing so much hate in your heart that you have to belittle him whenever his name is mentioned. Is your girlfriend in love with him or something?

MM - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 5:38 PM

@MD Zane - Dorna have said that they are prepared to give the CRT bikes more fuel to make them competitive with the satellite and/or factory bikes. I suggest you read the article on the motomatters website

billace - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 6:01 PM

MM,

Yes, the CRT teams get 24L of fuel and the extra 3 litres will alleviate some of their power management needs. They are using production based 1000cc engines so they will have a displacement advantage too. They also get more motors to tune on the ragged edge without risk of grid penalty.

Is that enough to compete with factory proven chassis with tens of thousands of R&D miles, the best riders and the best technicians to set up the electronics to extract every available ounce of performance? I doubt it and think that they do not have enough of an advantage and they will only get further behind. The big budgets the factories have to get the top talent (riders & technicians)is the most important part of modern day racing and a bigger motor and gas tank just won't be competitive.

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