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shamarone

February 24, 2015 8:26 AM
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MotoGP » Dall’Igna happy with Ducati seamless


gotta wonder, since very few reported on their so called gearbox in almost 2 years (Ducati included) despite being on about Honda and Yamaha's gearboxes, why is their neutral engagement lever on the right side (instead of the left for safety/steward continuity) and is that really an engagement lever...? or is that just a thumb brake...? is their box even really seamless...? or is it just a normal box or a dog ring box with neutral relocated (ie. a sequential shift transmission like DTM or BTCC) if it is in fact "seamless" how does a small company like Ducati manage to have the cash to develop something as complex as a seamless gearbox (cash that Yamaha said originally they didn't have), yet NOT have the ability to produce/prioritize something as relatively simple as a frame in a timely manner that they knew was their Achilles heel...? things that make you go hmmmn...

shamarone

February 23, 2015 7:07 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso delighted by new Ducati GP15


re: "If the bike needs a far less aggressive riding style as Dovi states, the soft tyres might just last race distance." +1, if handling's in fact sorted...? the rear tyre issue is the other bogie looming large on the radar. and really trying to sort that soft tyre is a waste of time. you'll never get it to go race distance, that's why they're called "soft". the focus if anything must be on getting that newest heat-resistant compound to work same as Honda and Yamaha have done. it's not like running softs is even a safe option at many circuits...?! (think Phillip Island).

shamarone

February 23, 2015 6:49 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso delighted by new Ducati GP15


re: "even with Audi management/backing, the bike we see now is going to be the exact same bike we see at the end of the season." that's fine, now that they finally have the ability to test the full range of set-ups, there's no point in throwing "new parts" into the equation if you haven't taken the time to properly evaluate the stuff ya got...? the real point is seeing if any of this works on '17 Michelins. do not pass go, do not collect $200, do not introduce updates until you have a clue what even NEEDS to be updated.

shamarone

February 23, 2015 6:38 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso delighted by new Ducati GP15


re: "People forget that H & Y had just the same choice as Ducati to go 'Open' - this after all is what Dorna wanted to happen." but then s1 came along (vocal from day zero) and showed Dorna how their piss poor management of the situation showed a COMPLETE DISREGARD for the needs of the satellite and privateer teams. it was then, they finally moved to correct the issue.


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