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April 07, 2012 2:19 AM

MotoGP » Barbera top Ducati, Rossi aims for second row

The reason why riders(and drivers)chuck a wobbly when someone is drafting them in QUALIFYING is the lead bike gets slowed down by the following bike. In a race situation it is not as relevant because the bikes are fighting for position not lap time. Also the drafting is usually a lead up to an attempted pass which breaks the 'tow' earlier than simply following someone up the entire length of the straight.


March 26, 2012 10:03 AM

MotoGP » Stoner: We can still improve the bike quite a bit

@wosidog Do you actually do any research before you post? At the end of last year a reporter asked Stoner why he did such short runs..the answer? "I can test more stuff" there you go. Anyone who has raced knows if a bike is going to play up it will be in that last .5 of a second of possible lap time. The fact Stoner can get to "lap record" pace on his 2nd lap of each run means he only needs 3 or 4 laps to tell if a change has worked. Longer runs (for an experienced rider) are usually only used for tyre/fuel consumption issues


March 24, 2012 12:14 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi still far from the 'front'

@Scaleman Dude you need to open your eyes otherwise you'll miss what's happening.. If you can ignore the popularity contest, both Spies and Hayden have said that Stoner is possibly the most naturally talented rider of the modern era. Now go look at different riders are with clips drifting the 800's? (not the old 990's which were easy to slide by comparison)...well they all belong to one rider And what about his achievements on the Ducati POST 2007...Melandri's comment after the first ride of the GP9 "I cannot race this bike" (posted on and Haydens comment after the first ride of the GP10 "whatever they're paying Stoner It's not enough" (printed in a local Kentucky news paper) So pop down to your local GP and have a least you'll be able to tell your grand kids you were there


March 19, 2012 12:56 AM
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MotoGP » Gresini CRT MotoGP bike makes track debut

If everyone stops 'jumping the gun' and we look at this logically, a CRT bike compared to a WSB has 1 - A little more power(using a production bike engine) maybe 10 to 15 HP 2 - A little less weight(8 KG) 3 - Far grippier tyres(65 degree lean angle compared to 50/55 degree) 4 - fade free carbon brakes So once these bikes are sorted AND we get some sh*t hot riders on them then they should be around 1.5 to 2 seconds a lap faster than a WSB. At the moment the lap time difference between MotoGP bikes and WSB when they run at the same tracks, is roughly 2 seconds per lap. So there is no reason why, eventually, a sorted CRT bike WITH a good rider won't be harassing the satellite bikes and, at shorter circuits, some factory bikes


March 15, 2012 2:00 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP: Filling the grid

@paddles "motogp regulations stipulate that the bikes must be 100% prototype, ie. you cannot incorporate any production based components into your machine" These(used to be)the rules for the factory bikes, CRT bikes can run modified or even standard production engines if the wish. The frames can be production based as well going by what Aprilia was running in the CRT tests(a strengthened WSB frame). If you go back and re-read my post I don't say a CRT HAS to run production anything.


March 14, 2012 11:18 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP: Filling the grid

@CRT Where in the rules does it say that you can't use a road bike engine in a CRT bike? "Factory involvement" in CRT is factories supplying specially developed engines "in house" to particular teams, that is, creating a "back door" factory bike. My understanding of the rules is that this is what the "claiming rule" is there an existing factory can buy a teams CRT engine if they suspect it has been "specially developed" by another factory. As I said before, all Aprilia has to do to get around these rules is to sell a bike(or just an engine over the counter) with the basic architecture already there(gear driven cams, pneumatic valves, 81mm bore) and a team using this engine then has the POTENTIAL to have a 260hp engine(considering the standard RSV4 engine is believed to make 230hp without any of the above mods) Honda, yamaha and Ducati must be able to see this possibility


March 07, 2012 5:59 AM

MotoGP » Yamaha developing 'next generation' MotoGP electronics

@ TedG Totally agree, remove the fuel limit and you'll remove 60% of the electronics. I cant see why they don't have a minimum un-fueled weight to be measured at the end of the race but an unlimited amount of fuel can used at the start. This way the factories can add electronics IF THEY WISH to save a few kilos of fuel at the start of the race(maybe running 20 to 21 litres) while the CRT boys with a tight budget may start with 24 to 25 litres and be able to reduce the amount of fuel they need as their electronics budget improves.

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