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July 05, 2011 7:28 AM
Last Edited 1363 days ago

MotoGP » Tyre pressures wilt Stoner victory hopes

" just trying to understand: wouldn't tire pressures that are too low cause overheating? If pressures are too high then there's less flex in the tires, and therefore less heat. " That is the conventional wisdom, yes, but it's not actually as clear cut as that. Gumby riders like me, and many others here, get heat by flexing the carcass, but seriously fast riders can get it by over-stressing the carcass, or by over-stressing the contact patch. You can also reach a temp where the tyre pressure gets so high the size of the contact patch gets too small, which reduces grip. The tyre has not gone off because the rubber is too hot - the temp of the rubber may be fine - it's gone off because the tyre is so hard it has tiny contact patches. Different cause, similar effect.


June 27, 2011 5:03 PM
Last Edited 1371 days ago

MotoGP » Yamaha postpones first test of 2012 prototype

"... previous developer of Ducati was crap! Stoner had 3 years and he didn't produced nothing. Rossi just had a few months with the Ducati and look how far he is right now." Rubbish! Stoner has been asking for exactly the same things Rossi has asked for, since 2007. The difference is Rossi is getting them. Stoner left Ducati for 2 reasons. 1 He asked for more money but they said no, they couldn't afford it, then offered Lorenzo millions more. 2 Every time he asked for development parts for the bike, they couldn't or wouldn't do it. You can't accuse the man of being a bad developer when the factory never gave him the parts he asked for.


June 25, 2011 5:13 PM

MotoGP » Ben Spies bolts to first MotoGP victory at Assen

"I'm thinking Spies speed had lot to with the cold track temperature. He got some magic setup that allowed him to got tires up to optimum temperature. Superb performance anyway that he most likely cannot match in next race. Posted by powerismo - Unregistered (41 minutes ago)" I think you're very close to the money there. The first magic element is body weight. We've all heard for years what a huge advantage the lightweight guys have, well when things are cold and slippery, it doesn't seem that way. The second is skill. Ben did a great job all weekend - simple as that.


June 07, 2011 5:37 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We need something to fight Stoner

"When did this site become '' ?" When he started winning races again. Right after all the real experts here said he was washed up and would never win another race and should go cry to his mother and his problem was a rossi allergy and and couldn't ride because the tears were blinding him ... Remember all that? The bike was falling down because he wasn't riding it hard enough. I think you do, because I think you typed some of it. The world loves a winner. Shame it's not you, huh?

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