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Codger

January 06, 2015 9:29 AM

MotoGP » Derek Minter: 1932-2015


Brian Clark.....Good post. At the time the Minter and Dave Downer race was considered by many to be the greatest race they'd ever seen. May I ask what you were riding in your 250cc racing ? Reg Everett....I remember Reg going round clearways (short circuit) with sparks coming off of his grounding exhaust pipe...in the pouring rain. He eventually fell, but no mean feat given the tyres of the day. Derek tested a road going 250cc bike for a motorcycle weekly. I believe it was a Norman twin stroker. He wasn't far off race pace and when he was asked how the brakes were he replied, "I don't know....I didn't use them"

Codger

January 06, 2015 9:34 AM
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MotoGP » Derek Minter: 1932-2015


Sete....I had a copy of 'Sounds of the TT'....my favourite sound was Renzo's Benelli. Another great rider, sadly missed and fondly remembered. Lorenzo had to race with spectacles on. His pit man realised he needed them when he went out for practice at an Italian race.....the wrong way !

Codger

January 04, 2015 9:56 AM

MotoGP » What we learned in 2014


Brian.....Too simplistic. You are overlooking the corner entry and corner exit advantage that Honda has. It's a bit like the 500cc 2stroker that Honda used against the 990cc fire breathers. In the corners the smaller bike was miles quicker but got queued up behind a string of fire breathers, which then blasted away on the straights. Didn't the tiddler get a pole position when on a clear track ? Opposite views but at least we have a discussion going in this race starved period. Happy new year to all and roll on the first track appearances of 2015. A lot to look forward to I feel.

Codger

January 03, 2015 7:28 PM

MotoGP » What we learned in 2014


More of the HRC chief Nakmoto's comments on the 2014 Hondas advantages. "Most of the races this year, Marc overtakes at the end. He is not enjoying being behind, he is trying to overtake but at the beginning of the race it is impossible because corner speed and acceleration on the Yamaha is better than Honda. It looks like Marc is enjoying waiting but he is waiting for Yamaha’s tyre to drop down.”

Codger

January 03, 2015 5:36 PM

MotoGP » What we learned in 2014


Brian....In a way yes, it was speculation on my part, however I gave very sound reasons on why I thought that way. Your thoughts in your subsequent posts carry some weight though. We'll never know. I too am confident that Marc would adapt to the Yamaha, and quickly too. Whether he could get more than Rossi, (or Jorge), out of it is a moot point however. Conversely, I think that if you put a bike Rossi's way, (like the Honda), that allowed him to ride the way he wants then he would do his share of winning. Again we'll never know. ps.. It pains me to say though that I think that they would both finish ahead of Dovi unless Ducati make 2007 like strides in development. I can always hope.


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