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Tetley

October 07, 2014 11:35 AM

WSBK » Giugliano: I don’t understand why I’m crashing so often


Guigliano is Fast with a capital F. He is Brave with a capital B. He is not afraid of close racing. He is full of self-confidence and not afraid to challenge the fastest riders on the best bikes. And fortunately, when he falls off he doesn't injure himself badly. The trouble is, the Duc is not an easy bike to ride, and when it lets go it is gone. It's limit is a knife edge, not a gradual transition. It is not "friendly" enough to give the rider a hope of "saving" the fall. Where other bikes give their riders a warning and a chance of recovery, the Duc just spits them off. I have no doubts in Guigliano's quality or capabilities. I think that on an Aprilia ( assuming they stay in WSBK with good factory support ) he would be a regular front-runner and podium visitor. Similar to Biaggi but with less moods and more friends.

Tetley

October 02, 2014 11:57 AM

BSB » Kiyonari ‘thinking about title every day’


Kiyo, along with Jason O'Halloran was at Steve Parrish's M.A.D. show at Scunthorpe and I had a few words with him. He is far more relaxed these days as he has his family here in UK with him. Always modest, when I suggested "Champion" to him he smiled and said "Maybe" with a twinkle in his eyes. Silverstone is a high speed circuit and Kiyo's BMW seems a faster bike than Shakey's, so I'm expecting success for Kiyo there. Mind you, Brands Hatch is in Shakey country so the advantage will swing to him there, although his advantage will be less on the fast GP circuit than it would have been on the mickey-mouse Indy version. Call it Shoot-out, call it Show-down, call it manufactured circus, but it is producing some exciting close racing as the season climaxes. May the best man win.

Tetley

September 30, 2014 1:41 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki signs Espargaro, Vinales for MotoGP


Good choice of riders and team manager. Esparago has valuable experience across a variety of classes. Vinales has a WC and is young and hungry ( and recently has shown no sign of his earlier tantrums). Brivio led the Ducati team through many of its Golden years. I wish Suzuki success in their return to the Premier Class. There will now be a rush as the other riders who were hoping for the Suzuki seat will be keen to get their name on a contract to avoid being left out without a ride. I'm expecting some surprises, some disappointments, and some good riders going cheap to unlikely teams.

Tetley

September 30, 2014 1:20 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident


Lion23: I think a runoff then sand after it would be safer for the riders instead of artificial grass or gravel. !
No-one likes sand. Sand gets in the works and in the machinery. Sand is very abrasive and difficult to clean out completely. Sand blows about easily and even a slight wind can coat the track with a slippery layer. Gravel does all the good things that sand does and is easier to clean up for Mechanics and Marshalls, and is easier for Medics, Doctors etc. to clean from wounds and abrasions. And sand gets in your sandwiches, between your toes, and in other unwanted places.

Tetley

October 01, 2014 9:55 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident


MotoMarc: I'd suggest very low curbs on the corners followed with a little tarmac ( allow rider correction then return to the track)
Sounds well worth a try, with the curbs progressively corrugated as in my earlier comment.
then the shredded tire runoff material.
Not quite so sure about shredded tyre, but I can't pinpoint why. Would the shredded tyre be Slick, full wet, or intermediate compound ? (Smiley Face).

Tetley

September 30, 2014 1:53 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi discharges himself from hospital


( continued ), reply to mrfill maybe a solution would be to have the track edge approaching a corner to be progressively ridged, similar to corner apexes, but flat instead of banked ( if you see what I mean ), with blacktop beyond ? Or have the area beyond the track edge painted, but alternating stripes and tarmac, so there is a slight, but predictable lesser grip ? Or simply use the same surface as the track, but apply time penalties commensurate with the offence. I'm sure there are better alternatives to Astroturf, but they are not in what has been tried before, they are in what new solutions can be employed.

Tetley

September 30, 2014 12:10 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident


( continued ), reply to mrfill maybe a solution would be to have the track edge approaching a corner to be progressively ridged, similar to corner apexes, but flat instead of banked ( if you see what I mean ), with blacktop beyond ? Or have the area beyond the track edge painted, but alternating stripes and tarmac, so there is a slight, but predictable lesser grip ? Or simply use the same surface as the track, but apply time penalties commensurate with the offence. I'm sure there are better alternatives to Astroturf, but they are not in what has been tried before, they are in what new solutions can be employed.


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