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March 25, 2015 4:30 AM
Last Edited 32 days ago

WSBK » Davies ‘forcing entry’ to negate acceleration shortfall

@1MoreRound Agree with most of this line of thinking. It will always be an uphill battle and even if more rule changes allowed the Ducati to be competitive again, most people will think they are cheating. If they made the V4 as the top of the line sports model then they could go back to basics on the twins and make them more reliable, more enjoyable to ride and forget about trying to beat ZX10Rs etc. Then the things that you said in jest, but based in truth, could be negated. The Panigale is too highly tweaked. Pistons the size of dinner plates and bore/stroke ratios that are off the scale. The V4 on the other hand would be far less stressed than its MotoGP brother.


March 27, 2015 3:15 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback

Same old same old. Here are the stats from 2006 to 2011. You cannot compare prior to 2006 because they weren't racing each other. In 2006 Stoner was riding a satellite blow-bag.I know that there will be no response because there never is. Oh wait I know, Rossi has won 9 titles and he beat Stoner once at Laguna Seca. There I saved you the typing. Starts: Stoner 100 Rossi 101 Podiums: Stoner 59 Rossi 58 Wins Stoner 33 Rossi 26 Win Rate Stoner 33% Rossi 26% Poles: Stoner 34 Rossi 19


March 28, 2015 1:24 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback

@Rick180268 Yes, that was the end of the excuse book era wasn't it. I don't think many of us knew just how bad the Ducati was until that moment. Rossi is an amazing talent and I respect him greatly for taking on the challenge in the first place, eating the humble pie, and returning to Yamaha and winning ways. If he never took that step we would have never have had that insight. The race at Laguna 2008 is memorable to me because Stoner was riding the pig from hell at that pace. The events of the race were exciting for the general public but it did not define either of them as motorcycle racers, it was a tactical race. I prefer PI 2010. Stoner had beaten Rossi at his home track, Mugello, and Rossi wanted to return the favour. Respect to Rossi he gave it his all.


March 27, 2015 4:01 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback

@Number76 Now just imagine if you will that they swapped bikes over those 6 years. How do you imagine your results would look? We already know the answer to that one. It happened at Sepang the first time Rossi swung a leg over the "Destroyer of Careers" that he had proudly managed to beat in the championship standings over the past few years. That was the turn of events that raised the Stoner hatred to a fever pitch. It is like deep down you know the truth is there but you never want it shoved in your face.


March 19, 2015 10:25 AM
Last Edited 47 days ago

MotoGP » ‘The GP15 is a real Ducati’

So let me see if I understand the genius of HRC. Ducati solved the understeer problem by altering their existing 90 degree desmo V4. The same basic racing motorcycle that they introduced in 2003. From 2002 to 2006 Honda's MotoGP bike, the RC211V, was a FIVE cylinder machine. So Ducati had been racing a V4 for four years before Honda released their V4. Perhaps Mr HRC thinks that an aluminium beam frame was invented by Honda. Or maybe he thinks that the solution that was found was made possible by Ducati copying Honda's . . . ? I guess we will never know because he certainly doesn't,

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