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LLarry

July 03, 2014 3:21 PM

WSBK » Haslam ‘excited’ by new engine spec


Haslam has seemed to have been around forever but his 'peak' was between 2006 (2nd, BSB) and 2010 (2nd WSB). Since then he has been dropping off the pace and seeking to over-compensate by pushing beyond the limit with frequent crashes / injuries the consequence. He's a nice lad but I can't really see how any of the top teams could justify putting a ride his way now.

LLarry

July 03, 2014 3:29 PM

WSBK » Technical issues continue to stymie EBR


ducati1098: Give Buell a break since this is their first time racing in this capacity. they are a small company with limited resources and I do believe this experience will allow them to get better next year. They also need stronger riders I think but prying top riders to that team will be very difficult if not impossible. Anyways Buell is doing a good job by jumping head on in a very difficult series but they will learn how to develop their craft better as they learn more information and gathering data.
Surely if you are a small company with limited resources then you do your development phase through a national series and iron out the bugs BEFORE launching yourself at a full factory effort at World level? Learning to walk before trying to run springs to mind. Racing is all about promoting the brand. How is Buell gaining positive brand equity when they are running at the back / breaking down all the time?

LLarry

July 01, 2014 2:26 PM

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


Come on guys, all these fanciful ideas. If the motor is kept at 90 degrees there are only certain things that can done to shorten it. 1. Shortened con-rod, by placing the small end as close as possible to the piston crown. 2. Shorter exhaust valve which enables the cylinder head to be canted making the motor shorter on the (outward facing) exhaust side. And that's pretty much it. Pneumatic values are in no way more compact than desmo valves currently used by Ducati. The main factor affecting cylinder head dimensions is the length of the valves and whichever system employed to open & close them cannot circumvent this. From a size standpoint it would be better to shorten both sets of valves but this would have a significant power impact so the input valves are likely to remain the same but there is much less impact in reducing the length of exhaust valves. If Ducati employ these techniques and then rotate the motor further back in the frame then they have (re)created the Honda RC213V!

LLarry

June 26, 2014 7:53 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: A lot of unexplained things


I really am utterly sick & tired of this guy. Every time you come on this site there seems yet another Crutchlow article where he is whining & moaning about the bike and trying to justify his continuing pathetically poor performance. Yes Cal, we get it. Dovi & Iannone are faster than you on the same bike. Hernandez is quicker than you on last years bike. You are not prepared to change your riding style. You are not happy with having more weight over the front end like Dovi. In short, you are simultaneously both the most highly paid Ducati rider and the least effective Ducati rider. Quite an achievement that. Whatever you say about Ducati, they are certainly skilled at picking lemons to ride for them.


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