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June 21, 2012 11:46 AM

MotoGP » Spies, Edwards take sideswipe at Rookie Rule change

Hmm,I would have liked to have seen how Marquez went on moto2 with minimum weight requirements for rider and bike - the advantage he has at the moment under acceleration ,with all riders on a spec engine, is a bit unfair. Although he will suffer in motogp like Pedrosa does,with their dwarf-like 12 year old boy statures not being heavy enough to get the bike pitching to get heat in the front.


June 12, 2012 8:18 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo signs new Yamaha MotoGP contract

Bradley Smith has a Motogp contract with Tech 3 next year,but that doesnt necessarily mean he'll be sat onboard a prototype.....more likely they'll run a CRT,due to cost,and also to get some development in early. It looks like its heading towards all CRT at some point,which will probably make it better for us as regards the racing (more like Moto 2). If it does mean the end of the prototype,then it also means the withdrawal of Honda from the series,as per Nakamoto.


April 25, 2012 7:45 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We have a base to start from

@ in the know Regarding the "weight on the front". It's not the actual weight of the fuel/bike that I'm referring to. In bike setup terms,it relates to how the geometry and suspension it set ,so that when a rider sits on the bike,with its nose set low,and the rear high,his body weight puts more pressure on the front tyre due to the angle of the bike. This usually helps load the front tyre and improve corner entry,having it set more horizontal/flat like Rossi has it,should theoretically help mid corner and on corner exit.It doesnt seem to work on a Ducati though.... Elias set his bikes up with minimal front bias,and it didnt pitch forwards much when he braked,so he never had any heat in the tyre,and he was slow. An inability to adapt their riding style is the problem,plus the fact the Ducati isnt as good as the other bikes.


April 24, 2012 9:15 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We have a base to start from

The reason the other Ducati riders are beating him,is that they have the bikes set up with the weight on the front. Rossi is trying to set his up like a 250,to suit his style in previous years.You can see it with the forks,and the front end all jacked up. It isnt working. Mick Doohan said when he was racing ,"its what the bike needs". The Ducati doesnt seem to like his way of riding,he doesnt seem to want to change,so we'll keep seeing rubbish finishing positions. The Ducati went fast with Stoner onboard,because he rode it by giving it what it "needed". Melandri,Rossi are all trying to make it do what they want,it just wont.


February 10, 2012 7:33 PM

MotoGP » Capirossi comments 'wrongly attributed'

What Capirossi initially said was most likely what he really felt about the tyres,probably out of anger at the way they worked ,and contributed to him and other riders being made to look like newbs,which they are not. Someone from Dorna will have had a word with him to stop making Bridgestone look "bad",so now we have the company line being rolled out. I dont know if the top four set their bikes up a certain way for the start of races to heat the tyres up and then just ride around issues when the tyres are warm,or if they are just that much better than the rest,but it was hurting the show when the tyres were slow to heat,and didnt lose performance. Fast heat up and a drop off in performance made good races,and taught riders to manage their tyres.


October 20, 2011 7:36 PM

MotoGP » Edwards confirms Suter-BMW for MotoGP 2012

a wsb spec RSV4 engine (2011 spec,no gear driven cams) costs 80 grand(euros) to lease. There's no way Aprilia are going to let their technology fall into the hands of the competition for 20 grand? Same with Bmw I would think? So how is a fairly stock road bike motor with a few tweaks going to compete with a full factory Honda? 4 seconds off the pace might be considered a good time......


October 10, 2011 7:50 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso officially confirmed at Tech 3 Yamaha

Dovi wont be thanking Poncheral when he wont buy the current spec Ohlins,as Poncheral doesnt think they are worth the extra money over the old ones. What's the difference worth? 70 grand against 60 grand? Theres a reason that every other team uses them - they are worth those extra tenths - and Poncheral wont stump up a few grand to make sure his bikes aren't at a suspension disadvantage. Just blame the riders and tell them they must do better,while not providing them with a bike that can challenge.

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