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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 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...


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).


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.

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