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TalentFan

March 22, 2014 12:47 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Espargaro is the race favourite in Qatar


@ pogo. Absolutely. Spot on! Vale now verbalising what I said ages ago could well happen... his weight and the 20L can blunt his challenge. Rossi fanbase will NOT be happy about that and a hell of a furore will kick off. Yamaha had the choice though. Remember that when screaming for the rules to be changed guys! The option was there... go complain to Yamaha, not Dorna, cos Dorna gave them the option. If the HRCs blow the Movistar bikes away as I have long since thought could be the case... then we will know that Repsol HRC have been sure of their advantage over Movistar Yam for ages. The fly in the HRC Soup is 4L of juice might be anle to trump squillions of $ of electronics. Things are getting..... interesting!

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 11:47 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Espargaro is the race favourite in Qatar


Lol @ gammagamma As for the ones raving about the fuel limits.... please remember tbat this loony rule was cooked by the MANUFACTURERS, not by MotoGP. The mfrs wanted the development challenge, right? A simple rev limit achieves much more, much more simply. But as this enables other teams to compete more easily and more cheaply... Honda etc do all they can to prevent it. The parties responsible for most of the problems MotoGP face is directly due to mfr pressure, and to Dorna failing to resist that pressure. Only now are we seeing any balls from Dorna on trying to sort this out. And its going to take a while to sort even if they keep it up. No one should forget that when they whine about the messy technical rules and multiple classes in MotoGP.

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 8:57 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Espargaro is the race favourite in Qatar


@ Swissjudge Seems clear what Dorna have finally decided what they must do. Take full control. So they must control software and all technical aspects. Their agenda seems clear. Get all teams to Open. Then tailor Open so that much more of the field can have competitive equipment at reasonable cost. Achieve this then they can get what theyvreallg want.... More mfrs coming in. Bringing more sponsors, morevteams, better racing, which equals a better show, selling to a wider audience and broadcast to more fans over more channels etc. More money. Dorna finally seem to have realised that in order to realise their owncgoals, they must look after MotoGP and that means preventing the existing powerful factories from dominating. At least, tbats how it seems to me. Im all for it if it means a strong series with proper racing competition in it.

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 9:08 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Espargaro is the race favourite in Qatar


Gotta love the disagree to my reply to lux post prev page... What I posted was factual FFS! Are there really delusional people on here who feel they can deny a fact just cos they dont like it? Yamaha had the choice to put any of their riders, inc Valentino into Open Class and run under the same rules that the Forward boys are. They decided not to. Fact. So if Vale IS disadvantaged (& I feel sure he is at least relative to MM & DP with his size & 20L of fuel btw) ..... there WAS an option for him to have 24L... which Yamaha rejected. So.. if Vale is disadvantaged then this is because Yamaha made the wrong decision, NOT because of the rules.

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 2:56 PM
Last Edited 25 days ago

MotoGP » Honda explains standard ECU agreement


@ HRC The 81mm limit is to limit the minimum stroke for a given cc. As stroke length determines mean piston speed. Limiting how oversquare you can go yes, but MPS is WHY engineers go oversquare in the first place, and MPS is the limiting factor ultimately. The bore limit naturally limits things as this eliminates trying to get max cc at absolute minimum stroke to stay under MPS limit unless they choose to reduce cc so it levels out. It might be a factor why Ducati chose to use less than 1000cc, as the lighter piston means they can push rpm slightly higher that way by reducing con rod stresses. But it still only proves thst they can make plenty of power without the full cc limit. It might also aid fuel consumption which they dont need to worry about so much now anyhow. Super high revs is bad for mpg, so HRC/Yam probably dont want to rev as high as they possibly could push anyhow with 20L juice. Dont believe me

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 1:02 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Espargaro is the race favourite in Qatar


Question 1 IF the Movistar Yams of VR & JL do get walloped by Open bikes AND Repsol Honda..... Will Movistar as the new shiny title sponsor start leaning on Yamaha to request a class switch, backed by the Yellow Hordes? Imagine that. That would pretty much leave HRC in a category on their own! Question 2 If Yamaha defected.... then would Repsol then demand HRC do the same? All this could get properly ugly off track IF Movistar Yamaha get spanked on track maybe? Interesting times ahead methinks.

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 8:48 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Espargaro is the race favourite in Qatar


lux: I can't believe I would have come to read BS like these!! A guy can't express his full potential because of plain dumb rules! Rules should be there to allow talented riders to showcase their talent, here they are shackling talent and are chocking what's possibly Vale's last year just when it seemed he was super competitive again..
Factory's have been shackling talent on Satellite bikes for years by ensuring those riders were restricted. Look at Hayden right now! The rules allowed Vale to race Open Class and have what AE has right now. You should remember it is Vale's own Team that made the decision to ignore Open and stay Factory, even after VR expressed interest in OC.

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 12:16 PM
Last Edited 25 days ago

MotoGP » Honda explains standard ECU agreement


I believe that an oversquare bore/stroke does not of itself limit rpms. It is mean piston speed, which reduces for a given rpm the shorter the stroke. Ergo, shorter stroke permits higher rpms until mean piston spped limit is again reached. MPS can be pushed by exotic expensive processes and materials... but there is a limit where reliability would have motors not holding together long enough. Pneumatics and Desmo simply move the valve speed limit constraint North of the MPS constraint so enabling higher revs at or within the MPS for the engine to be used. All Ducatis choice not to use all 1000cc proves is that can make more power than they ever need with under 1000cc However, WSBK engines and (bad example maybe) the customer Honda RCV show that super high revs arent necessary to make more than enough prod. The "Engineering World" knows precisely the limitations of the piston engine, and has done for decades.

TalentFan

March 22, 2014 12:29 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro ready to grasp 'dream' pole chance


Hes looking good for a great grid spot. The really good thing for me here is that, for the first time in YEARS there is no way to predict with some certainty who is going to fill the top 4 spots by the flag. More and more racers in the hunt with genuine capability and FREEDOM to go after race wins and podioums... thats what I want to watch! Still its all about the damned electronics though. Ah well, Rome wasnt built in a day, and so far this is better than I saw any reason to hope for just weeks ago. Losail is a freak though, so it'll be all change again next round most likely.. Still much better than 3 or 4 same bikes disappearing every Sunday IMO.


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