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RSMick

May 13, 2014 8:43 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola: Latest Championship standings


V4Poweeeer: Kawasaki say a cold day in hell is when they return to gp but it seems Dorna is doing whatever is necessary to push the factory team efforts to enter/remain in gp.
Kawasaki are already there, or at least there race director is, with an engine from Akira and a bike mix of the WSB bike and Hayate. They did test with a WSB chassis and Barbera tested the WSB bike with the team albeit on Bridgestones. Interesting stories about the WSB chassis im phillip island

RSMick

May 12, 2014 8:19 AM

WSBK » WSBK Imola: Latest Championship standings


From what I've heard Pons wants to step up, LCR wants to expand, Gresini would like another factory bike and Marc VDS who I assume isnt short of cash either all want to step up but with competitive machinery.
Lots of wants but money being the problem, only 24 places on the grid (they may let 26 next year) only 22 get travel fund last 2 from previous season don't. New teams into the class, if someone drops out will have to pay their own way for tyres as well, unless they buy an existing grid slot.

RSMick

May 11, 2014 2:24 PM
Last Edited 113 days ago

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (2)


Ten-Kate do not use HRC electronics, they use Cosworth (They did use HRC code last year) and who is to say they are any worse than anybody else'? Cosworth have a good track record as does Mr Pike. Whilst they do not have HRC stuff they have the full backing (ie money) from Honda Europe, which is no small amount. Whilst Rea is a fantastic rider and clearly better than his vastly over-rated team mate, lets not forget that the level of electronics in these non-evo bikes is as or higher than Motogp, they have GPS for a start. The Kawasaki is full blown system as is the Aprilia and Ducati use last years Motogp with some legal (not in Motogp) additions. If it wasn't for Kawasaki and Aprilia there would be less electronics in WSB this year. I am sure some people will still say that Marquez with less rider aids has less talent.

RSMick

May 11, 2014 3:34 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (2)


patahonda.com I think they did lead you astray, Rea had HRC backing at that time and was using their code, Nakamoto threatened it because he wanted freedom to develope HRC hardware and software and knew Flamini's wouldn't object as they didn't with Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW and Ducati, it was short lived though. They have used Cosworth for years now.

RSMick

May 10, 2014 10:06 AM
Last Edited 114 days ago

MotoGP » Pirelli: No plans to make MotoGP tyre bid


Objective: As Pirelli found out in F1, supplying tyres to a very specific specification is a lose/lose proposition for the company. They make the tyres they are told to make and then cop all the bad publicity when it goes pear-shaped. It certainly doesn't help their own R&D when the restrictions on compounds etc are so tight.
The difference in Motogp they are not told to make the tyre degenerate after a few laps, Pirelli's tyres in WSB are made optimum for 5 laps to even out the competition. The difference is the teams shell out over 100k for those tyres.


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