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LeisureSuitLarry

August 19, 2014 8:27 PM

WSBK » No South Africa replacement, three rounds remain


Remember the good ol' days of WSB, when it was owned by Infront? It was only a few years ago. Good organisation. Packed grids. Numerous full works teams. Genuine stars and strength in depth. Big crowds. Enthusiastic circuit owners. Brands Hatch. Growing series. Then suddenly it all seemed to go wrong. Why on earth was that? Oh yes, Dorna. Nuff said.

LeisureSuitLarry

August 19, 2014 8:53 AM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha


gongsin: Yamaha got the outright top end horsepower but cannot produce good low mid range horsepower at the same time. It needs a lot of data settings and fine tuning the horsepower range to sort the bike out. Honda is doing a better job at the moment.
A V-motor has greater block rigidity enabling very high compression ratios without block distortion under load and resistance to torsional vibration. A 90 degree angle as used by Ducati & Honda creates a very well balanced and smooth motor minimising frictional loss thus maximising power and torque. In-line fours, especially those with crossplane cranks such as the Yamaha, suffer from increased vibration and generally require power-robbing balance shafts to smooth their functioning. This, combined with lower compression levels generally mean that from a pure performance perspective, a V-motor is always the optimum choice. Weight distribution and its effect on handling is another matter entirely.

LeisureSuitLarry

August 21, 2014 2:49 PM
Last Edited 17 days ago

MotoGP » Smith: Signed, seamless, ready to deliver


Kwakaracer - the only people who have any legitimate right to comment on Brads performnce are his sponsors No, this is wrong and absolute nonsense. Bike Racing is a sport that depends on spectators, sponsors, merchandising, and bike purchasers to fund its activities. As such if you buy the ticket, buy the t-shirt, buy the bike, then you have contributed to their earnings and their living. Yes, everyone who has bought a ticket to the MotoGP at Silverstone has supported British riders with their money. Therefore if you have contributed then you have a RIGHT to make an opinion and others have a right to disagree with that opinion. It's called freedom of speech in case you hadn't noticed.

LeisureSuitLarry

August 20, 2014 12:52 PM

MotoGP » Redding waiting on Gresini for MotoGP 2015


I really don't see this as a question of entitlement. At the start of the season the deal was reported that Scott would be on an open Honda for the first season and a works bike in year two. You have to presume that was based on performance in year one but I don't think anyone can reasonably dispute he has achieved that. He has frequently been the fastest open class Honda and been quicker than Bautista on more than a few occasions, with very few crashes. Therefore it's perfectly reasonable for Scott to say he has fulfilled his side of the bargain, now Gresini should fulfill their side.


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