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July 03, 2011 2:08 AM
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MotoGP » Worst Mugello qualifying for downbeat Rossi

I predicted at the begining of the year that Rossi would struggle on the Ducati until at least the middle of the season. I also predicted that if the results weren't coming by then, Ducati would probably be forced to revert to a conventional chassis. It seems at the moment Ducati are willing to change anything for Rossi EXCEPT the chassis material ....probably to much of a technological step backwards for them to stomach. However, their hand may be forced....according to other media outlets, fewer and fewer journalists are turning up at the Ducati press conferences(where Simonchelli's are packed)so the great marketing Ducati/Rossi combo is slowly going off the rails. It will only be a matter of time before the bean counters will overide the engineers and perhaps listen to J.B. who said 2 years ago "carbon frames(for bikes)just don't work"


June 22, 2011 8:54 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo looking to 'pressure' Stoner

@ wahabi is dead Hate to rain on your parade, but Rossi left Yamaha because he gave them a "him or me" ultimatum regarding Lorenzo. The "sharing/using another riders data" thing is a bit of toss too, if 2 riders have exactly the same weight, height, seat location and riding style then the other riders data might be useful. The real information is in the telemetry. The only top line rider(up until this year) who was sharing his telemetry with anyone was Stoner who not only giving it to his team mates but also the Premac riders as well. Rossi is a great rider and has won a lot of championships and is the best "promotion machine" for bike racing since Barry Sheene...but he is no faster than any of the current "aliens" without a bike advantage(Yamaha 2008/9) just need to take off your yellow tinted glasses and have a look


June 16, 2011 4:07 AM

MotoGP » Six new MotoGP 2012 entries announced

Good points from a lot of poster's on this topic. If a R1 or RSV4 motor is used in a CRT bike, the bore can be increased from the standard 79mm to 81mm and de-stroked to keep it under 1000cc. You'd probably get another 1000rpm with this and another 15HP, this would bring a CRT bike up to 230 to 250 HP ...but would that be enough? Another thing to think about is the valve train, 15,500 RPM on an R1 or RSV4 would be at the absolute upper limit for valve springs in those size engines. I can see the CRT bikes perhaps being competitive at slower tracks like the Sachsenring, but places like Silverstone and Phillip Island, I think they will be doing well not to get lapped. The last word goes to Jeremy Burgess. When asked about the CRT bikes by Darrell Beatty in an interview a couple of weeks ago, he laughed and said "who would want to go racing for 15th place?" I hope he's wrong

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