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Nick636

February 26, 2015 5:46 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow smashes Sepang personal best


@ TF2 That may well be, and I agree, it isn't THE FACTORY Honda, but, his Tech3 Yamaha was not eben "Factory" and he managed 5 podiums in a season and even got close to a win once or twice. Cal is so much better than his results / previous teams make out. Herve even said he was brilliant. I can see Cal doing better than Bradl (NOT that I have anything against Bradl, I think he's brilliant) but I think Cal is even better. I said that once / IF he got the hang of this bike he would be dangerous, it looks like he's getting there. I hope he can maintain the confidence and turn this into RACE pace and results, along with regaining his superb qualifying form.

Nick636

February 20, 2015 9:37 AM

WSBK » Phillip Island - Free practice results (2)


@ eins Thank you, you just proved my point. The V2 DELIVERS the power in a MUCH more tyre friendly way. It's a fact. There are other theories aiding the V2 design, such as Gyroscopic force and "Power Pulse" but I do not even pretend to know enough about that to comment. Also, in stock form, Ducati were CLAIMING the Panigale would make around 190BHP... That is more than all the i4 Supers. Though I doubt they got close.

Nick636

February 20, 2015 9:27 AM

WSBK » Phillip Island - Free practice results (1)


@ Cris Zarate Let's not forget how mediocre Haslam was on the BMW... PS. Those bikes are Guinters and Melandri's bikes from last year (with the current regulation motors) with factory support from Aprilia. NOTHING NON-FACTORY ABOUT THEM. Sykes lost no hunger, Sykes lost a big chunk of points in Malaysia and DID NOT PERFORM WELL in the last few rounds. He lost some confidence I think and was over cautious. I say again, I do not think Rea will demolish him. I do think they will be VERY evenly matched. Rea is a truly awesome rider, but so is Tom.

Nick636

February 20, 2015 7:26 AM

WSBK » Phillip Island - Free practice results (2)


@ eins I disagree. Ducati have proven the V2 can work. The bike is fickle. Besides, ALL the riders ride at the limit. This is a world series. As I have said before, yes, the I4's have an advantage on the (LONGER) straights, but that's where it ends. Corner speed, torque, power delivery are ALL easier / better on the V2. The V4 is the best of both worlds. But I think the problem with the Panigale is not the motor...

Nick636

February 19, 2015 11:37 AM

WSBK » Sykes mystified by crash, happier with pace


@ Portyup Why would Sykes be pushing for fast laps? EVERYONE knows he is THE man to beat in qualifying. He knows it too... His issue has been making tyres last, and in all their tests they have been racking up race distance or more than race distance on EACH set of tyres. I think Tom and Johnny will possibly be the most evenly matched team in a long time. PS. The bike was NOT built around him. When Kawasaki built the bike, they didn't even ask Tom to do any development riding. They had the entire program planned for Vermeulen and then Lascorz. Tom only got development as an alternate due to Vermeulen's knee and Lascorz's horrible injury. After the first year, Kawasaki didn't even want to keep Tom! Paul Bird put him on a private contract. Tom has worked hard for his results.


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