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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.


August 19, 2014 8:29 AM

MotoGP » Camier keeps Aspar seat for Silverstone

shamarone: re: "There has been some rumors that Haydens hand is really messed up" viscous rumours. he's drinkin' milk.
Well, I didn't like the sound of having three bones removed - seems a pretty radical thing to do and expect to recover full functionality. If Hayden doesn't return (& I hope he does) then there is no longer any American in the series. Can't imagine Dorna will want that to happen so who is the next American 'big thing' we can expect to see heading MotoGP's way?


August 19, 2014 8:40 AM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha

Stillsmokin: This just shows how much trouble ducati are in 15 seconds behind in the race and no new bike for them to test
Not at all. The 2015 Honda's and Yamaha's are simply 'evolutions' of the existing model. The new Ducati is exactly that - a brand new motorbike in every respect. And in case you hadn't noticed, Ducati has already 'tested' the new motor under race conditions - it was introduced at Indy and will be used for the rest of the season. A far more rigorous and realistic test programme for the new motor than a couple of test days.


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.


August 18, 2014 1:50 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...

I seem to recall that when Rossi was on the Honda he disputed that it was just the machine. He was quoted as saying it was 80% the rider, 20% the bike. Fair enough, I'll buy that, although how he can reconcile that statement to his days on the Ducati I'm not quite sure. Anyway, equally the same must apply therefore with Marc Marquez. 80% him, 20% the Honda? Sauce for the goose and all that. It might also be worth pointing out that the performance difference between the Honda RC211V that Rossi rode and the early Yamaha was huge. Whilst the RC213V is clearly the superior motorcycle the difference to the current Yamaha M1 is far less pronounced.


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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