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Tetley

July 03, 2014 12:46 PM

RR » BMW star Dunlop eyes more Ulster Grand Prix glory


Yesterday I rode to Barton Bike Night- me and about 10,000 other bikers. It was thronged. Leaflets and social media have been promoting BBN for months and advertising that Michael Dunlop and John McGuiness would be there. McPint was prominent, being interviewed over the PA, signing his book, signing auto graphs- his wrist is recovering well, but slowly- he says it's his age- and chatting to anyone who spoke to him - including 5 year-olds. He’s a great ambassador for the Sport. Kiyo was also there, chatting, posing for photos, being sociable with everyone who wanted to say "hello" and shake his hand. Pleasant, sincere man. Hickman was there too, and Johnson, and Westmoreland and probably others I didn't spot. Michael Dunlop was NOT there. The unhappy boss on the Buildbase BMW stand told me he hadn't seen MD and hadn't even heard from him. Mickey D needs to be VERY careful who he snubs and upsets or he may soon find top rides difficult to find. He’s already alienated Tuxworth

Tetley

July 03, 2014 8:58 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Yamaha confirm two-year deal


Codger: Tetley "And with Crutchlow's history of successes on the Tech 3 M1, he could be the perfect number 2 to Vale, so a Cal and JLo swap isn't out of the question." Crutchlow ? Don't you mean Dovi ?
I see where you're coming from, Codger, but in terms of the T3 M1 I think that Cal's 2013 achievements outweigh Dovi's 2012 results. True, Dovi is more successful on this year's Ducati, but he has a year's more experience on it than Cal has. Also, I have a feeling in my water that Dovi's 2015 is already sealed. Cal, on the other hand would jump at the opportunity to be in a works team on a bike that he knows well, following in the footsteps of Hayden and Edwards.

Tetley

July 03, 2014 1:12 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Yamaha confirm two-year deal


SkyWilk: Yamaha must be in real need to sell some t-shirts. The man sure is capitalizing on Lorenzo's bad form, but he is no match to Marquez, unlike Lorenzo, so why not just bring Pol, or another young hot shot to the factory squad?...
Only a short while ago JLo pulled a great podium out of the bag. His fans on every continent could be heard shouting " He's back". At the time I posted that we wouldn't knowif it was just a flash in the pan until a few more races had been run. Sadly, my uncertainties have been proved correct. The situation now is that JLo certainly won't want to be Yamaha's number 2 rider and probably won't find a seat in the Honda Factory team, so I expect he'll be contemplating a gamble on Ducati. And with Crutchlow's history of successes on the Tech 3 M1, he could be the perfect number 2 to Vale, so a Cal and JLo swap isn't out of the question.

Tetley

July 03, 2014 2:02 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Yamaha confirm two-year deal


jorgebest: atleast i am going to buy the motorcycles which he is going to promote
Purely with the aim of creating envy, I have sat on the actual R1 which Yam gave VR to use while he was living in London. AND i was shown the logbook for the bike with VR46's name as first and only keeper. And I have a photo of me on that bike. My bum has never been so honoured.

Tetley

July 03, 2014 1:27 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Yamaha confirm two-year deal


alol: Rossi should have been given a Satelite bike. Sure he's getting better results at the moment, Although that's probably more down to Jorge and Dani's erratic form at present. Yamaha , Due to Jorges current struggles have bought into it. Wrongly imho
You are absolutely right that VR46 is getting a raft of good results this season and usually beating JLo and Dani. I think your logic is flawed when you post that for those reasons VR46 should be demoted to a satellite bike.

Tetley

July 01, 2014 1:10 PM

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


Realist:
cossiegaz: his opinion has pretty much been proved right by the fact that the aluminium frame has brought hardly any improvement.
That isn't necessarily true. The leading Ducati riders are crashing less and the bike is more stable and predictable (which, relative to the competition isn't saying much). In fact, crashing is rarely even currently fan's minds.
One of life's great unanswered questions- how the carbon frame would have developed if they hadn't ditched it . By now they might have got the carbon bike behaving itself and racing at the front.

Tetley

July 01, 2014 1:47 PM
Last Edited 79 days ago

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


Concensus appears to be that Ducatis engine is too long. that is to say, the length of the horizontal cylinder and the need NOT to foul the front tyre prevents the crank centre from being moved forward.So what are Gigi's options? Let's think outside the box. Yamaha gained advantages by making the M1's crank rotate backwards- could this help to improve the Duc's handling? Previously Duc have tilted the motor backwards- maybe they could tilt it forwards? Then fork compression would move the tyre away from the horiontal cylinder and the motor could be moved forward a bit? This might also raise the crank centre, aiding mass centralisiation, and a gearbox redesign could lengthen the swinging arm, improving the handling. OR- make the front cylinders a shorter stroke than the vertical pots? OR- make the exhausts exit sideways? OR- go to a side-valve arrangement? OR- mount the Vee across the frame, like Moto Guzzi? OR- what else might Gigi have up his sleeve? (continued ...)

Tetley

July 01, 2014 1:48 PM
Last Edited 80 days ago

MotoGP » Dall'Igna: New engine ‘first step’ for 2015 Ducati


OR- and this could be favourite- Gigi might just be mis-informing to keep everyone guessing. One thing is certain- Gigi will be thinking laterally and logically and will not be restrained by current conventions. Audi will be receptive to new thinking. Ducati's traditional market signatures were trellis frame ( now ditched for MotoGP), Vee 2 configuration (now ditched for MotoGP)- how long will it be before Desmo valves and a 90 degree engine are superceded by developments? Under Audi it could happen. BTW, some of my suggestions in my previous posting were for amusement only. Hee-hee.

Tetley

June 23, 2014 6:54 PM

WSBK » Laverty ‘snaps’ foot mid-race, carries on


shamarone: re: "They don't need someone at a keyboard, somewhere in the world maybe thousands of miles (or kms) from the incident, someone who has only "heard" about the (fill in the blank) and can only imagine how (fill in the blank) is or isn't , telling them what they should and shouldn't do." s1 hereby claims "exempt" from the above statement.
Ok, Sham'n'moan, you're excused. But only because you're so entertaining. Smiley face !


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