MotoGP » Bautista capitalises on rear end improvements


'It's been a very positive first day of testing. We worked very well on the rear end, an area that earlier this month gave us some problems, getting excellent results' - Alvaro Bautista

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nealio

February 26, 2014 3:12 PM

It would be terrific if this new Showa development gives Gresini Honda a leg up the grid in MotoGP. Gresini are the only factory bike to use Showa suspension, which has been judged a disadvantage in the past. It just goes to show what perseverance can accomplish and it's good news for MotoGP.

ProfessorX

February 26, 2014 5:30 PM
Last Edited 240 days ago

tires and electronics guys, its not the riders anymore... sealed motors and fuel restrictions help too :) Can't wait till everyone is running Dorna approved electronics :)

Pretty soon they will have controllers for the owners kids in the box seats, and the riders will be holding on to their bikes while they are piloted remotely, lolz, maybe not, but thats pretty much the direction this class is going. F1 too, unfortunately, all F1 needs is a servo on the steering tube, and its a pilotless drone.

FastestBloke

February 26, 2014 8:14 PM

nealio: It would be terrific if this new Showa development gives Gresini Honda a leg up the grid in MotoGP. Gresini are the only factory bike to use Showa suspension, which has been judged a disadvantage in the past. It just goes to show what perseverance can accomplish and it's good news for MotoGP.


Showa is owned by the Honda Corporation, so I guess if they make a breakthrough, they will pass it quicly to to the Repsol team, so gresini wont be really be winning races. But I aGree that it would be great to have another brands making progress, other than ohlins.

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