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July 12, 2011 6:44 PM

MotoGP » 'Confident' Simoncelli chasing season-best

He's got a huge future ahead of him, this boy. He's so quick. But he has to learn to stay on it. Fortunately, that's easier to do than to teach somebody slow to go fast. It's good to see that motorbike racing hasn't yet got so safe and responsible and professional that a wild child still can't come in and upset the apple cart. Good to see. LOL - Of course if he knocks Casey off this weekend I may not feel so positive about him.


July 09, 2011 8:47 PM
Last Edited 1013 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 1018 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.

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