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February 25, 2015 6:20 PM

WSBK » Sykes critical of van der Mark pass in race one

after reviewing the tape. VDM was on a flyer. he had actually set fastest lap just before that so he had his tail up. and considering PI have acknowledged the nature of Doohan and designed the outside with PLENTY of high speed runoff, I keep with my original ruling that there was no threat, there was no "undue jeopardy". they were both drag racing and testing to see who could hold throttle the longest, but at the end of the day Mike had the inside. whether he chooses to bend it in earlier or not it's his call so "racing incident". sorry Tom. (note grinner, you may just wanna work on getting your head around phillip island...? honestly, I'm baffled (and I don't baffle easy) that you don't like a classic circuit that everybody in the ASBK, WSBK, and GP paddocks seem to LOVE. that's almost like someone not liking Assen...? just sayin' bro, it's weird)


February 25, 2015 5:45 AM

WSBK » Sykes critical of van der Mark pass in race one

re: "Kawasaki's Tom Sykes has hit out at World Superbike rookie Michael van der Mark after a pass by the Pata Honda rider left him with no option but to run off the track in race one at Phillip Island." s1's checking the replay as the initial impression of the pass was that it occurred somewhere other than T1. original thoughts though were fairplay to VDM as he did have the inside.


February 25, 2015 6:43 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: GP15 ready to race in Qatar

re: "damn shame ducati haven't got a test rider of Hondas capabilities" I wouldn't sweat that. only someone "baby young" to grandprix would think that stoner's association matters. stoner playing test rider is a relatively NEW phenomena for HRC. bikes like the 213 (and the V5 211, and NSR before that) had already long been sorted by Japanese test riders (think Okada) in the controlled environment of Motegi well before they ever started employing us "round eyes". since historically they've never needed it, as far as I'm concerned, the use of Stoner for testing in the past 2 years is equally for marketing benefits. someone in Japan recognized his status a "controversial figure" and said hey, lets use that to dupe the unsuspecting masses. admittedly a very "western" approach for a Japanese company, but fairplay.


February 25, 2015 5:48 PM

MotoGP » Ducati: GP15 decision after Qatar test

re: "But the big news is that the understeer issue that has taunted Ducati's designers for years looks to have been solved." Q: So how did they do it? re: “It's difficult to explain and also something that we understand, we learned, and I think it's better not to tell everybody!” Dall'Igna smiled" A: "trial and error". they are on they're 3rd or 4th frame.


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...

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