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July 09, 2011 8:47 PM
Last Edited 1510 days ago

MotoGP » 2012 Suter goes head-to-head with 800cc bikes

If you want quick results, going Marelli is a no brainer. BMW want to do it in house to develop the technology and the engineering expertise. They want to own the technology they use, they want to fully understand the technology they use, and then they want to productionise it and sell it. Winning races and championships is one objective. Developing a unique inhouse solution to a major engineering problem, and gaining unique expertise in this very difficult area, is the major objective. Developing a system that doesn't infringe anybody else's patents is probably rather attractive to them as well.


July 05, 2011 7:28 AM
Last Edited 1515 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 1522 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.

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