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wosideg

December 19, 2010 8:55 AM
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MotoGP » Ducati debuts: Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Stoner


BS refused Honda and Yamaha because Michelin threatened to quit if they lost them. BS has always advocated open competition believing no competition devalues the brand..the reason they'll pull out next year unless it changes. Honda were pi55ed that in the new 800 class that they had instigated, Ducati had come out and trounced them, tyres being one of the reasons..Stoner, horsepower and Magneti electronics being the others. both the manufacturers who ran their factory machines on Michelins were frustrated that their huge investments in development of their prototype 800cc machines and their big-buck contracts with superstar riders, especially Yamaha, had been virtually nullified by a significant tyre disadvantage.

wosideg

December 18, 2010 6:19 PM
Last Edited 1882 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati debuts: Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Stoner


Honda's frame, which was wibbly wobbling all over the shop at the seasons start, had CF inserts. Pedrosa was given five different frames to test at Qatar..a plain old Aluminium one and four with varying degrees of CF inserted in the main spars to alter flex and rigidity. Stoner has always had the hump about 07 being credited to the equipment he had at his disposal, like some of his fans. I admire him for making the switch, unlike some of his compatriots...but in reality, he had nowhere else to go.

wosideg

December 18, 2010 5:18 PM

MotoGP » Ducati debuts: Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Stoner


Bob, If, for example, you want to buy a CF sissy bar and open faced pi55pot to make you look cool on your 80's GS1100L, then they'll probably cost more than the standard fayre. If you're developing a GP motorbike however, choosing to utilise CF composite technology to create the frame means that, on the one hand, one can mould the piece into the desired form without incurring enormous equipment and tooling costs and, on the other hand, varying levels of rigidity and torsional characteristics can be attained simply by altering the type, the number and the directional orientation of the carbon fibres, using the same equipment. Stick to the ball-pein pal, they do 'em with CF handles now..

wosideg

December 18, 2010 10:29 AM
Last Edited 1882 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati debuts: Rossi, Hayden, Melandri, Stoner


Stoner taking risks with set-up and suddenly noticing he was further away from the screen, doesn't sound very technically astute or analytical to me. The schaphoid op was 2 years ago and they only addressed it at Aragon this year? If you stopped to think for a second, you'd see I'm actually paying Casey a backhanded compliment. He's won races on the CF framed bike despite the apparent problems. Nobody is suggesting Casey is slow and those wins are a testament to his riding skills but IMO not his technical skills. If you want to hold up Melandri, Capirex and to a lesser degree Hayden as proof that Stoner must be a great development rider, that's fine but is way off the mark as these guys are not considered the best. Mika Kallio..please? Stoner talked about finding 2 or 3 tenths to challenge Jorge and Dani pre Aragon. Finally admitting he may have gone in the wrong direction and adopting Haydens settings gave him that time which is why he came on strong at the end of the year..again!


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