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March 06, 2015 7:01 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia reveals MotoGP colours

re: "Aprilia claimed 19 manufacturers' and 19 riders' titles in the former 125 and 250cc two-stroke categories." re: "Aprilia's RSV4 has won seven World Superbike titles, including the riders' crown in 2010, 2012 and 2014." translation, they aren't mugs. what they are however is stuck in a year earlier than intended, and they only told us this.


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.


March 01, 2015 7:40 PM
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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...


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.

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