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Wolfy35

July 26, 2013 3:06 PM

MotoGP » 2014 MotoGP ECU rules updated


@ akaDan10 It is believed that Forward racing will be using a complete Yamaha bike but with spec ECU software. Ducati have also said that they are willing to supply the complete "factory" spec GP13 to teams in 2014 but with the full spec ECU fitted instead of factory software. The real unknown is if Aprilia will step up to become a full prototype, It is common knowledge that the RSV4 superbike started its design life as a MotoGP bike but was repurposed as a production bike when MotoGP switched to 800s & you have to believe that Aprilia still has the tech sat somewhere ready to roll out a prototype again

Wolfy35

July 02, 2013 5:16 PM

F1 » Silverstone defends kerbs amid tyre crisis


@ Saintsman Last years tyres were not crossply they were radial the same as this years. What has changed since last year is last year the tyres had a kevlar belt under the tread where this years have a steel belt. The other change is this years tyres recently had a change to the tread bonding process in reaction to the delaminations that occurred early this season. With regards to the support races interesting question & one that is answered easily. All the support classes use control spec tyres that are fitted, inflated & set by the tyre supplier at whatever pressure they reccomend. unlike the control tyre in F1 the teams can not change the tyre pressures they run what they are given. The more information that comes out about these punctures the more it points to teams using less than recommended tyre pressures allowing the sidewall to roll more in the corners, these then wear quickly because they are not supposed to be a contact surface & eventually they give in.

Wolfy35

July 01, 2013 4:55 PM
Last Edited 512 days ago

F1 » Silverstone defends kerbs amid tyre crisis


Silverstone has not been resurfaced or had new kerbs placed since last year when the new layout track was first used for F1 & there was not a problem with tyres then. Problem has to lay either at the construction of the tyres or at the teams themselves if what was said during the Sky commentary was true. According to the sky commentary Pirelli advised teams to run between 15 & 17 psi pressure in the tyres but some teams were running as low as 13psi. Lower pressure gives more grip but also allows sidewalls to run lower sometimes becoming an extension of the contact surface, If this happens the sidewall will give in fairly quickly.

Wolfy35

June 01, 2013 12:38 PM
Last Edited 543 days ago

MotoGP » Mugello: Ben Spies pulls out of Italian MotoGP


@ Donny Bobrosa Unlikely. Scott is contracted firmly to MarcVDS & it is well known that Marc van der Stratten almost sees Scott as the son he never had. MarcVDS are currently known to be in deep negotiations for either a Yamaha engine supply or a Honda satellite/production deal for next year and have already stated that if they can secure a deal they will be bringing Scott into MotoGP themselves next year.

Wolfy35

June 01, 2013 12:33 PM

MotoGP » Mugello: Ben Spies pulls out of Italian MotoGP


Shoulder injuries are horrible to heal, second only to broken hips, always have been & always will be. Hopper broke his hip & by the time he is even ready to start training again properly to regain fitness to ride it will have been at least a year since he last raced. Unfortunately withdrawing to concentrate on his health is the only sensible choice Spies could have made under the circumstances.

Wolfy35

April 07, 2013 10:59 PM

MotoGP » HAVE YOUR SAY: Name your Qatar MotoGP star


@ 99 Crystal ball Let me count them. 2 Factory "Repsol" Hondas, Pedrosa & Marquez 2 Factory Yamahas, Lorenzo & Rossi 2 Factory Ducatis, Dovizoso & Hayden 1 Factory HRC Honda running in LCR colours ( The same deal Marco had at Gresini, Bradl 2 Factory Pramac Ducati, Spies & Ianone Pramac are now officially the "junior" Ducati team being Pramac in name only as a convenience after Pramac went bankrupt last year. They now get full factory kit and not customer spec Yes you are right Rossi is riding 1 of only 4 factory bikes. On hang on.......


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