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October 04, 2011 1:09 PM

WSBK » Toni Elias to WSBK on a Ducati?

We know Toni has talent.. On the right bike just look at how dominent he was in Moto2. However his performance this season being considered Toni would be lucky to be offered a contract delivering for Dominoes pizza or riding a pogo stick. As someone else suggested Toni would be better advised to consider stepping back and rebuilding his career than risking staying in MotoGP or WSBK on what will inevitably be a less competative machine


September 27, 2011 12:29 PM

WSBK » Yamaha hinting at its ‘future’?

There was a very interesting interview with Carlo Pernat on GP1 . com recently. He said that most of the paddock now expects that with WSBK & MotoGP now being under the same ownership we can expect to see a joint calendar at some point in the not too distant future. May sound alarmist but both MotoGP & WSBK have suffered because of lack of funds and a combined schedule would drastically reduce costs. He also said he expects WSBK to follow BSB in reducing costs by returning the bikes to adapted production machines instead of ( and lets be honest here ) Something where almost nothing remains of a production bike. BSB has gone that step further for 2012 in makiong the whole field "evo" with standard electronics, no launch control, traction control etc. Lets hope very soon WSBK returns to being production racing & MGP purely prototypes and that way we can go back to technology from MGP feeding back to production


September 26, 2011 11:02 AM

WSBK » Alstare updates on Suzuki situation

Batta has stated clearly that he will not switch to any other JAPANESE manufacturer and would stay with Suzuki as his preferred choice. The clue is in the word Japanese he does not say he will not switch manufacturer just that he will not go to another Japanese manufacturer. Batta is close personal friends with the MD of MV Agusta and it has been widely reported in Italian media that Batta has been offered first refusal of a full factory backed 2 bike MV squad.


September 21, 2011 4:44 PM

BTCC » Plato hints at NGTC route for RML in 2012

@ Kiko It is always more expensive to design & build something new than refine existing so yes initially it would need a good chunk of cash to build a NGTC. Main difference is that Chevrolet are existing so have the development costs of an NGTC spec car to find as well as the cost of competing this year. To balance that out for a new team it costs less to build an NGTC spec car than a S2000 spec


September 17, 2011 9:00 PM
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MotoGP » Valentino Rossi breaks engine limit, pit lane start

This could be an inspired move by Ducati & Rossi This season is now junk and Ducati know it BUT.... Testing restrictions may now be a thing of the past if Ducati choose to use the rest of the season for testing, Remember Rossi is seesntially using what will be the 2012 chassis, So this gives them the opportunity for thousands of miles of testing, trying new parts etc to ensure that next years bike is not the dismal failure this years has been. Now tell me Ducati & Rossi are unhappy about starting from the pitlane.


September 16, 2011 10:03 AM

MotoGP » Rossi to try aluminium chassis at Aragon

@ fan Neither Rossi nor Ducati have ever said the problem is that a CF "chassis" can not be engineered either stiff or flexible enough, They have said from the word go that the riders have complained that a CF chassis does not give the riders enough "feel" I have never had a CF framed motorcycle but I do own 2 CF framed cycles and as good as they are they do not give me any real feedback of what is happening on the road. The limitation of CF ( at least as the technology is at the moment ) is that it is not very good at feedback, Something that aluminium is very good at. Preziosi said in an interview given to that he expects that the experience gained from the use of an aluminium chassis will eventually allow them to engineer a different weave & construction to allow them to return to a version of CF that does transmit feel

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