MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Crutchlow 'frustrating' fifth after factory fight

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"The performance on the fast straight was very, VERY noticeable of VR's bike over CC's satellite" I'm not so sure that there's much if anything of a difference in speed between the satellite and factory M1s. Rossi was also much faster than JL later in the race, and I think the reason was that both Cal and JL switched to a lean burn map to avoid running out of fuel. I don't think Rossi did - or at least not until he'd caught the Hondas. Significantly, Rossi was the only Yamaha rider to run out of fuel on the slow-down lap . So I think perhaps he threw caution to the winds and didn't change maps, causing his to appear to have greater speed and acceleration on a lighter fuel load.

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