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May 05, 2011 1:09 PM

MotoGP » Eight days of 1000cc MotoGP testing

@monster google hayden tries out pneumatic and Yamaha To Turn To Pneumatic Valves For Horsepower which states that Suzuki and Kawasaki were already using pneumatic but Yamaha were about to try it. The last post dated July 3rd 2007. This makes your explanation far more viable than mine. Next time I will dig a bit deeper. Do you have any links regarding the fuel management system you refer to? cheers


May 05, 2011 5:33 AM

MotoGP » Eight days of 1000cc MotoGP testing

When they were 990cc the small loss of power suffered by using valve springs was moot. The drop in power that occurred when the switch was made to 800cc meant that the Ducati had an edge that would remain until the competitors dropped their valve springs for pneumatic control. An extremely fast rider coupled with the extensive engine preparation that was well documented, and Ducati had an unbeatable combination for the opening year of the 800cc era. If Ducati were to make their Desmosedici engines available for the 1000cc CRT teams it would make for interesting results. Alloy twin spar chassis, 24 litres of fuel and no valve springs. Dorna would ban it in a flash. Just my take on things.


March 30, 2011 11:59 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: I’ll have to grit my teeth at Jerez

The understeer was widely reported when the the big bang engine was employed. Stoner: “Instead of the bike always wanting to buck and weave, with this engine, because it's got that much more torque, it's trying to drive the bike out (understeer) instead. So we're having to change the set-up completely to get the bike to turn better on the exits. “It's something we never really had a problem with on the old bike, because it spun so much we always got good turn on the exits. Now we're working on the chassis to try and keep the (new) grip while still getting the bike to turn. “My arms are actually having trouble hanging on because it's getting so much more traction.” end quote Too much rear traction and it has been a dog ever since. I would like to see Rossi do a race on the screamer. cheers all


January 29, 2011 2:49 PM

MotoGP » Rossi takes part in surprise Superbike test

quote "I'd like to point out to Casey fans that Valentino did beat him this year, even though he missed 4 races and rode the season out with an injured shoulder." zzzzzzzzz Beat what? If they had swapped bikes at the beginning of the season what would the result have been? Do you watch motorcycle racing or just read statistics? Did Jack Findlay beat Kenny Roberts? Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? I watched Stoner ride that pig and I am impressed just as his competitors were. Rossi pulled off a fantastic year considering his injuries and bravo to him, but these comparisons are meaningless. By the way I am not a "fan" of any particular rider. They all have my respect.


November 13, 2010 12:14 PM

MotoGP » Ducati 'must improve' for Rossi to be Rossi

Stoner rode a satellite Honda with the same win or bin attitude. If he rode around like the gutless wonders at the back of the pack he would never get another shot. I am tired of all the posts talking about points and championships. If that fries your burger then good for you. Don't assume we all give a toss. I like to watch balls out riding. The more riders fighting at the front the better but I would rather just watch one guy at the front who is on the edge, than the dice for tenth. I want to see Rossi in there but Ducati is a tiny concern vs the Japanese giants. A big ask.

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