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January 10, 2014 7:54 PM

MotoGP » Ducati: 'No further plans' for Open MotoGP class

Fullofit: Wow ... find myself agreeing with guys I never agree with! :D Just a question. Who has been manufacturing Ducati's ECU's up to this point? Isn't it also the Marelli gang? I wonder if Ducati would say to them "Here, use this software and these mappings in your Open spec ECU you deliver to all of them (us) ... nudge nudge, wink wink". That way they could race with everything they have now anyway, plus extra fuel & more engines ... and maybe a softer tyre.
If the spec ECU has the same programming possibilities as the Magnetti Marelli Marvel4, which most MotoGP teams used in 2013, Ducati can simply load all their parameters into it and lose nothing in performance. If it has fewer channels, which means fewer sensors, then they will have to come up with something new to work with those fewer sensors. I have a so-called racing ECU that has 12 different channels and is space age for club racing. A MotoGP bike has something between 40 and 50 sensors.


December 20, 2013 1:02 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Ana Carrasco secures seat, Calvo confirms Vinales

The standard bike has a slower engine, fiberglass fairings, which are heavier, and cheaper, heavier components throughout. RSMick, that's exactly what I meant, regarding the engines. The teams still have to buy them, but the factory can't tell who gets which engine so, not to risk having the factory supported guys getting a slower engine, all engines have to be the same spec.


December 18, 2013 10:36 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Ana Carrasco secures seat, Calvo confirms Vinales

JedPB67: Hopefully the KTM engine in the RW Kalex will be stronger than the Calvo KTM she had in 2013, she was basically riding a Red Bull Rookies bike.
The engines will be delivered to race direction on race Thursday, which will in turn pass them on, randomly, to the teams. No more special engines to anybody, which KTM denied happened this year.


December 07, 2013 2:22 PM

MotoGP » Herve Poncharal (IRTA) - Q&A

One thing I'm looking forward to seeing is how the Espargaro brothers will compete. Pol will start the year with a fast bike but not the experience needed to use it to its potential and Aleix has the experience but not the bike, yet. As one gains experience, the other has his bike improved. I guess Tech3 will be testing that spec software, and a bigger fuel tank, very soon.


November 22, 2013 10:17 AM

MotoGP » Martin Raines (MotoGP stats) - Q&A

It's interesting how people talk about weight limits putting smaller riders at a disadvantage because heavier guys like Rossi can shift more weight around but they conveniently forget the aerodynamic disadvantage taller riders face. To compensate for 2% more weight you need 2% more power, but to compensate for 2% more drag you need 4% more power at the same speed. Combined weight limits remove one of the disadvantages bigger riders have but they still suffer on the straights. Just ask Scott Redding, or Rossi, for that matter.

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