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shamarone

March 01, 2015 7:50 PM

MotoGP » VIDEO: Iannone - The Ducati is fantastic!


CONT... as I understand it, what Ducati (and the other factories) were blocked from originally was dipping down (past the available allotment) into the soft rear compound only made available to the CRT' and thus creating for themselves a "theoretical" extra advantage (since Lord knows they've already got plenty). but of course, a tyre that soft is ultimately NOT an advantage make since it goes off after 10 laps and race distance tends to be 20 laps +. therein it's a "self-solving problem", as no fancy magic will ever make a tyre that soft last when 250bhp is put to it. heat's the enemy. it causes the tyre to continue curing past where they prematurely shut off the vulcanizing process to make it the "soft" compound that it is.

shamarone

March 01, 2015 7:40 PM
Last Edited 123 days ago

MotoGP » VIDEO: Iannone - The Ducati is fantastic!


re: "A win (or might be three wins without checking) and they lose the super soft quali tyre but gain the harder, more race durable compound." I'm not under the impression they are even blocked from using the harder compound...? are they...? why...? iirc, they reported (elsewhere not here) one of the quick lap times they did with the GP15 was set on a hard (or harder) B'stone compound exactly is I suggested they do. heretofore, they just couldn't sort those bloody "heat resistor" things for race distance on the older GP14, 14.2, right...? so what the hell, lets try the "CRT soft" for lack of any better option. CONT...

shamarone

February 27, 2015 4:03 AM

MotoGP » Espargaro 'very, very happy' with Suzuki strides


re: "Espargaro shaved one second off his previous best lap on the Suzuki at the Malaysian circuit and says he could have lapped even quicker had it not been for a few errors as he attempted a fast lap." good, it sounds like NOT having an abundance of horsepower is the best thing that could've happen to you guys. (well, OTHER than sorting reliability) why...? 'cause if forces a rider (and teams) to hone techniques and develop muscle memory when one knows they don't have a "horsepower crutch" to fall back on. everything inch perfect, or you're going BACKWARDS.

shamarone

February 27, 2015 3:45 AM

MotoGP » Michelin cite grip balance for Sepang falls


re: "people who expect to be on the same level with Bridgestone is foolish" people who expect to be on the same level with Bridgestone are laymen. I think we're going to find, that all the existing lap records are going to remain intact for at least the next 5-10 years (if not forever). I really want to say 10-20...? but I wish to give Michelin some credit. they shoe'd the VEYRON ferrissakes. however, we've seen this movie. we already had 17" tires and there was a reason they evolved to 16/5 (and even 16" at one point). more tyre ='s more GRIP. conversely, less tyre ='s less grip. particularly so when trying to channel the same 250 brake hp through them unabated.


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