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Dean Dean

March 12, 2012 6:06 PM

MotoGP » Ioda Racing airs 2012 MotoGP colours

@AndrewNZ asks about getting to Barberino del Mugello Scarperia, I'll list my travel experiences also 1.You could stay in Florence and take a SITA BUS to Barberino the link for timetable is DOT it/orari/ GREAT for the opportunity to visit Florence ! 2. Stay at Barberino del Mugello itself, LOADS of hotels, bed and breakfast, and a complete tourist infrastracture, the link for hotel is comunebarberino DOT it/flex/ Beware that all options during motogp are expensive ! 3.Rent a car to be picked up at the Florence airport. We generally get good deals through an agency called AutoEurope DOT com. From the airport it is a two minute drive to the A1 Autostrada, which will take you north, towards Bologna, and you exit at Barberino, which is a few minutes drive from Scarperia. Beware race day is appalling traffic, friday and sat not much less lol. You can get directions and find hotels, restaurants etc and all the BEST of Italian experiences at viamichelin DOT com 4. The quickest

Dean Dean

March 05, 2012 2:30 PM

MotoGP » Which is better - 2012 Honda or Yamaha?

The lead rider has a bike tailored to his needs, literally the factory builds the bike to his specification, this has been written into contracts for years ! Ask Criville when he won the '99 500cc crown if that bike was 'his' or not, it was built for Doohan..ask the '06 champ' Hayden if the new '07 800 was built for himself or for the tiny Pedrosa. Rossi / Jorge, as much as Jorge insisted he had parity the bike was Rossi's and everyone knew this. Capirossi has great intentions when Suzuki pitched up, a bike built for himself he thought but nope, they, like Preziosi go their own way. They'll take a LOT of lead rider input but 75percent is their own inspiration. 'Some' suggested that had Stoner the bike he demanded, he'd have waltzed off into the sunset and this is something Preziosi is having to deal with now with Rossi..and the Valencia spec SAT bike is another indication that the factory is determined to give the rider more input by effectively having the factory test team test with t

Dean Dean

February 26, 2012 3:41 AM

WSBK » Biaggi benefits after Checa crash

Great racing, thoroughly enjoyed and I think Guinters and Sykes get a big thumbs up from me !! The more important aspect for me though is to see just how superior that Aprilia is and what we can expect from their 'semi factory' effort supplying bikes in motogp....absolutely inspired Aprilia ! They lose a fortune coining $1.4M for every 250cc leased factory bike but come up with having all the development costs paid for the RSV4 by flogging what they actually intended to race themselves in motogp...and they'll still get the credit ! I've always liked Aprilia, since my days fettling an RS250.. @Roman EmpeRSV4: How on earth does a non signed up forum poster manage twice the character count as the likes of myself...comically large that 'novel' was :)

Dean Dean

February 21, 2012 1:44 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner - Q&A

If the 800 was detuned even with the electronics, he must be talking about a great deal more torque to deal with, with the new 1000's...this is probably the biggest reason why motogp HAVE to get rid of rider aids...the last guy that impressed on that front, very little electronics, you would never guess...Sylvain Guintoli... don't ask me why, just ask Ducati !! It makes us all wonder what the pecking order would be without such aids, I've no doubt Rossi and Stoner can handle anything but what about Lorenzo as his 250 style suits the assistance ?? Pedrosa can and could handle a lot more than he's given credit for.. IF he was half even Stoners size he'd be a genuine threat !!

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