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monster

February 29, 2012 11:17 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo 'connects' with new M1 electronics


What they should do is have unrestricted fuel(this would simplify the electronics by 65%) and have a minimum NO FUEL weight of 130kg to be measured at the END of the race. This would allow CRT teams with a smaller budget(for fuel management systems)to start the race with more fuel with obviously more weight from that fuel(4 extra litres is about an extra 3 kilos). As these teams improve and develop their fuel saving systems they can start the races with less and less fuel putting them closer to the factory machines race start weight.

monster

February 27, 2012 3:43 AM

MotoGP » Ducati works on factory electronics, satellite set-up


@ RawDawg, The other point to remember is Stoner had no reference point to really Judge the Duke's handling until he moved to Honda. When he was asked to comment about the handling problems Rossi and team were having last year with the C.F. frame he said "they think that's bad, they should've tried the steel trellis frame" This coincides with how it appeared at the track. The 07 and the 08 bikes looked like absolute shockers, they spent about 80% of the lap in a barely controlled tank slapper(as someone on this site described "Stoner looked like he was riding a bag of cats") The 09 and 10 bikes were noticeably better. It's not till he rode the Honda that Stoner could really make a call on how good or bad the Duke's were as he had nothing to compare them to

monster

February 25, 2012 12:13 AM

MotoGP » Ducati works on factory electronics, satellite set-up


@Dray Interesting how that interview seemed to change. He was interviewed in AMCN last year when Rossi and crew had requested an alloy frame be built, he said "We tested both alloy and carbon fibre frames at the same time and to be honest I could not tell the difference between them so we went for the newer material" Now bear in mind that the Duke up (until this year) had the front engine mounts very close to the headstock so when Stoner tested them both alloy and C.F. probably felt as stiff as each other Dray...perhaps you should go to a race and actually watch Stoner ride, he's very good you know

monster

February 24, 2012 3:14 AM
Last Edited 939 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati works on factory electronics, satellite set-up


Have to agree with Rawdawg on this one The engineers build what they think will be fast and then get the riders feedback (usually with comparison components as a reference point). Of course the team engineers have input into this but it usually works like this - team manager to engineer "the bike pushes the front mid corner and we can't adjust it out" They don't say "you need to shorten the wheelbase by 15mm" This how it worked when Rossi went to Yamaha, J.B told the Yamaha engineers that Rossi had been passed under brakes by an M1 (when he was still with Honda)with the front wheel locked and the rear still on the ground. The engineers agreed that this was not normal behaviour for a slick shod race bike. So Rossi's first M1 was almost identical to the previous years bike except the engine had been raised in the frame by almost 50mm to create more "pitch" under brakes

monster

February 17, 2012 9:30 AM

MotoGP » Ben Spies: 'Scary' Stoner can be beaten


Look back through the recent years of winning GP bikes (forget about the top rider for a moment) .... When the NSR500 was dominate most of other NSR's were finishing in the top ten. When the RS211V was dominate most of the other RS211V's were finishing in the top 10. When the M1 was dominate most of the other M1's were finishing in the top 10. The only time this hasn't happened is when Stoner took the title in 07, most of the Ducati's were finishing in the last 3 places. In subsequent years when he was winning races on the Ducati there quite often no other Dukes in the top 10 ....this is a complete anomaly. The only answer is a truly gifted rider

monster

February 15, 2012 6:05 AM
Last Edited 947 days ago

MotoGP » Aleix Espargaro has faith in Aprilia CRT


@Rawdawg Yes your comments are correct, the point I'm trying to make is if Aprilia makes the "claimable" part of the engine available to anyone, then what's the point of a manufacturer claiming it?. If there are no 'structural' changes to the race engine apart from metal being removed or added compared to the stock engine then there would be nothing gained by buying it. If you have a well designed race engine with let's say gear driven cams, air valves and 16,000 rpm plus rev limit, then competitive horsepower will be achievable. Fit that motor to a road bike with low comp pistons and soft cams and you've just nullified the CRT rule (baring in mind your 'claimed' engine does not come with electronics or airbox where a lot of the tricky stuff is)

monster

February 15, 2012 12:08 AM
Last Edited 948 days ago

MotoGP » Aleix Espargaro has faith in Aprilia CRT


The problem here is Aprilia are taking advantage of the 'ad hock' rules for CRT bikes. Here's a prediction for you - if Aprilia finds their current G.P. bike can finish well within the top 10 at slower tracks (by the end of the year), then we will see a limited edition RSV1000RR released featuring an 81mm bore, pneumatic valves and maybe magnesium cases for some astronomical sum of money. Of course you will be able to buy just the engine(without clutch, gearbox or electronics) for exactly 20,000 Euros


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