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GuzziHero

August 31, 2014 8:04 AM

MotoGP » I'd be faster on a Superbike, says Crutchlow


Okay, well I'm not sticking up for Cal but one bike sums up how an uncommunicative and unpredictable bike can eat even the best riders alive:- RS3 Cube. Regis Laconi, 2002 WBSK runner-up Colin Edwards, double WSBK champion Noriyuki Haga, competitive SBK rider Shane Byrne, WSBK champ (and multiple times again after MotoGP) And none of them could make the bike work. Actually, I see a pattern... all of the above had their grounding on the arguably more forgiving Superbikes. Maybe that is the problem with Cal, too.

GuzziHero

August 08, 2014 7:15 AM

BTCC » Plato: FWD cars at end of development curve


ProfessorX: Hey, I bet those FWD cars get good gas mileage ... sigh. Seriously though, why would anyone want to race a FWD car? Seriously. I have to imagine it's like dragging your bum across the track, must be some interesting setup to keep the balance of those cars.
From what I understand, they are much more easy to correct and less likely to suffer from oversteer especially over bumpy ground. With the tyre technology now, if they understeer they reduce power and turn sharper, if they oversteer they simply steer towards the exit and power on. It is a 'softer' form of cornering balance, if that is the right word. More predictable. RWD requires a far greater level of control, but of course preserve tyres better. Personally, I was always taught that steering controls the front wheels, engine controls the rear wheels, but then I don't race touring cars!

GuzziHero

February 15, 2014 5:35 PM

F1 » F1 field is ‘mediocre’ – Villeneuve


I was never a fan of Villeneuve, but he is a very intelligent man. Unlike some would like to believe, he does not just shoot his mouth off (often), he considers his words carefully. I agree with most of what he has said here. As for why his performance dropped off. I would put him in the league of Hill and Button in that he lacks natural raw speed, but his driving intelligence makes up the difference. When he is in a car, or at times when the regulations suit flat out blind driving, he loses that advantage. Villeneuve, Hill and Button were always drivers who lacked the out-and-out speed to be champions but situations and insight got them to the top.


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