WSBK » No breakthrough for Haslam and Rea

'We haven't been able to move the new electronics on from where we were in Australia in the first round' - Leon Haslam

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Johny Boy - Unregistered

April 05, 2013 2:06 AM

What seems to be tthe problem exactly?
Lack of grip+?

Coming from HRC it should be having small refinements, rather than not working well.

I wonder if the problem are the electronics, or the mechanical part of the the Blade, eich may have past due.


April 05, 2013 6:43 AM

@ Johny Boy

The electronics are brand new and straight from the MotoGP department so I fail to see how they're past due. The problem is apparently that it's kicking in too early a lot of the times. I hope they sort it / Rea gets a real ride soon, he's a big talent and can do more.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 6:24 AM

on the team's web site it steates clearly: ' PECTEL ECU by Cosworth Electronics ' which means it's a Cosworth proprietary unit which means, in my most humbelist opinion that HRC only 'tuned' the electronics ie, programmed settings/parameters. No where in that description does it even imply HONDA proprietary MotoGP electronics, unless they are using Cosworth units too.

This is exactly why MotoGP and wSBK need to ditch electronics, because they do not add to the spectacle, limit smaller teams that dont have the investment to poor in to R/D, talent, etc... and they can be used to slow down pilots as well as help them save their tires and add a little traction. Most pro racers do not need TC, and if they do they should not be pro-racers imho.

Someone tell the FIM to completely ditch TC, it's not even a useful technology for consumers, as who the hell wants their bike deciding what to do in a crazy situation, especially if they are experienced and know what to do and the bike does someth

prof-x - Unregistered

April 07, 2013 6:29 AM

... something different.

(please excuse the poor spelling.) Leave the pilots a few maps to play with, but get rid of electronically controlled irregular engine adjustments, and ditch the expensive electronics, it adds nothing to the spectacle, only costs and further separates the haves and have-nots.

If the promoters were really serious about the sport they would want to reduce unnecessary risks, and TC is an unnecessary risk, it only hinders teams which cannot afford to get their stuff working right, and not even a standard ECU will help this, these things need to be tuned right for each pilot, just say NO, and let the rider figure it out with their bodies, throttle, clutch, brakes, etc.... that's TC enough.


April 08, 2013 10:50 AM
Last Edited 1041 days ago

Ah the good old BLADE, that's just what it is old. Time Honda stop throwing good after bad and give us a new bike and not just upgrades.....and yes I do own one.....

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