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Dean Dean

December 09, 2010 9:17 PM

WSBK » Edwards: Ducati quit over regulations


@Buelliful, one must remember that Ducati could've homologated a different engine should they have wished, Aprilia took to geared cams but something which they have to revert back to original spec now..the fact remains Ducati felt they shouldn't have to 'compromise' and very Italian reasoning behind that as I mentioned elsehwre..somebody mentioned throttle bodies too, got to be true also but if you aint got the money, you're not going anywhere..best 'help' a non factory affair and prove you can do it come what may. Checa has rather taken to official duties with Ducati presenting newly launched bikes ( 1198 and SP )and such..they plainly wish to maintain WSB impact as they'd have just got Nicky H to do some extended duties if they did not, I don't think they could've afforded Vale even if he couldn't technically ride a branded Ducati before his Yamaha contract finished :)

Dean Dean

December 09, 2010 8:48 PM

WSBK » Edwards: Ducati quit over regulations


@ S(L)ick, I preferred the notion of 'Slick Bass' obviously for some reason :) A P45 sounds interesting, although more like a 'plane lol.. Considering that 1098R motor makes well over a 100lbs touque in standard mode, I'm surprised they can justify arguing along the lines trying to more highly tune the 1200, along the lines of a highly stressed 999motor. Their arguments are counter productive with their very reasoning beind SBK allowing the 1200block in first place...sounds very 'ferrari'ISH' viewpoint, v Italian 'we SHOULD make the rules.' 1000cc 4's probably pump out no more than 90lbs fully tuned, the twin maybe 110lbs/ft and more at loss of some hp but it's this grunt where it's all at, something motogp bikes have little of..relying on peak revs hp, momentum / manoeuvrabily a la 250..I can't understand their logic chasing high stress motors.. perhaps electronics play their part massively in 'governing' this. Think more likely it's cost and the fact Vale took the lot lol.

Dean Dean

December 09, 2010 2:53 AM
Last Edited 1380 days ago

WSBK » Edwards: Ducati quit over regulations


@ Slick, is that what they told you over there :) The 1098 designate was not to make any hint of reference to previous 999 designate, considered a bit of a flop sales wise originally, controversial.. then reduced prices and specs to sell them successfully but a great bike nonetheless..the same way the 849cc *848* is branded such and not make any such 'notion' of 749..both were accurate cc but in 'R' only...the rest a cc shy. Maybe they have an '849' tax form to 'avoid' there also :)EDIT: Ok, I'll conceded it makes good marketing sense to 'avoid reference to tax code' or such but it's still not a Ducati Italy notion to form that because of that..sounds good though :)

Dean Dean

November 06, 2010 10:44 PM

MotoGP » Randy de Puniet confirmed at Pramac Ducati


The fact of the matter is that LCR fell out with Randy, or rather his manager fell out with Luccio...it was a bad time to demand more money, Randy having been injured and the team not knowing what / when and if he'd recover his form after the broken leg. Luccio called his managers bluff by suggesting 'there are others that want this ride' and so we have the result of this situation. Is it forced upon Randy, of course it is...where else was he going, to Moto2...straight swap with Elias ?? Either way Randy was now funding his ride, a shame given his fantastic form up to his accident.

Dean Dean

October 20, 2010 2:43 PM
Last Edited 1429 days ago

F1 » Prost: Schumacher F1 return betrayed 'a lack of humility'


Maybe Alain is lamenting the fact that he wasn't quite in the same league as Schumacher. He came back because he was all but guaranteed a title in '93..Elf wouldn't stump up his demands of another 20 gas stations for him to continue in '94 and Frank Williams was bored stiff watching him....the sprightly Schumacher had already given him notice he was on borrowed time so he took the team route with McLaren, even tested their cars..this he only did to get good inside knowledge to set his own team up.

Dean Dean

October 13, 2010 11:53 PM

F1 » McCarthy tells BBC to 'pull their socks up' in Stig row


Do wonder whether Brundle would find Ben Edwards a little 'excitable'...isn't that what John Watson initially said of him when Ben took over F1 duties from Allard Kalff at eurosport in the 90's....'calm down Ben, really' and he really tried but he's still that bit excitable for Brundle I reckon. Now Kalff would be a fantastic choice if anyone remembers him ????

Dean Dean

October 12, 2010 6:09 PM

F1 » More trouble ahead for Lotus in name row?


What, exactly, do proton want..one assumes they were paid for the initial licence but did Fernades try a back handed deal with Chapman to avoid paying any further licence fee ?? You get the team a long standing name, renewable yearly but then you hit on the idea that 'team lotus' is actually not owned by the lotus car licence owner so why not do a deal to use team lotus. I think they've brought the name back in an admirable way, they didn't have to go to the expense of arranging the classic lotus car ensemble for instance. I just can't see how proton haven't benefitted in any of this..they sell cars, lotus cars are their premier marque which happen to be affordable sports cars..if it's a case of paying for another years licence, what sort of money are we talking ?? I'd be curious to know what the sales figures are like for lotus since its name re entered F1, worldwide, but I guess we'll have to wait for next years figures to get a more realistic idea.


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