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Tetley

April 08, 2014 11:35 AM

MotoGP » ‘The lap time difference was 0.3 second’


RSMick: It makes sense, their test riders cannot extract the full capability from these bikes, it needs a top class rider. Pnuematic valves and seamless gearbox are wasted on test riders, so I can see them almost matching the pace. Something the top riders have always said, the test riders just do not push these bikes to the limits.
I broadly agree that test riders don't reflect a bike's true capabilities. Every one has their own ceiling and an extra 50bhp wouldn't make them lap any quicker. Regarding the fisherman, I don't think he is a good choice of test rider. It is widely said that he is capable of getting a good lap time out of a crap bike, so having him on board makes any bike look better than it is. Regarding Nakamoto, he is a difficult man to believe as he never gives enough detail to pin him down. And we should bear in mind that when he was making those claims his real aim was to get more riders on his Open bikes.

Tetley

April 08, 2014 4:09 PM

MotoGP » ‘The lap time difference was 0.3 second’


Horsemen46: False advertising, if I was Greseni or Aspar I would be at least threatening a lawsuit. If anyone of us was trying to decide on conducting business with Yamaha or Honda and Hondas president came out with this bold statement we wouldn't doubt them and it would be the meat of the selling point. Honda needs to release a 24ltr tank and either valves or seemless ASAP to avoid legal trouble and getting embarrassed weekly by Forward
I understand your comment, but you are assuming that Knackermotor told those teams the same as he told the media, which I doubt. I'll bet he doesn't even tell his dentist which tooth is hurting. BUT, there's a new Head Honcho at Honda and he'll be weighing up Marquez's disqualification, misinterpreting the "Open" rule book, and releasing claims which are obviously unrealistic, and I say again unto ye, I wouldn't be surprised if Knackermotor soon gets the heave-ho and a company Tuc-Tuc.

Tetley

April 01, 2014 1:34 PM

RR » Dunlop targets 130mph Supersport lap at Isle of Man TT


benignlyindifferent: I agree, but riding the Isle of Mann and "keeping safe" are not normally used in the same sentence. I enjoy the spectacle but always cringe and worry who we might lose this year.
There is always a backlash when fatality figures for TT fortnight are released. What they don't tell us is how many locals are included. The last time I was there a local crashed his van going to work and died. it was nothing to do with the TT, but he was included in the TT fortnight fatality figures. There are bound to be others. It is also worth noting that many of the fatalities are visitors and contrary to popular belief the majority are not during Mad Sunday. My cousin who lives in Peel tells me that during TT fortnight they move the speed limit signs further away from built-up areas and you can see the empty posts at the roadside. All fatalities are devastating, but not all are during the races.

Tetley

March 26, 2014 12:20 PM
Last Edited 151 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


What happened between Cal and Hodgson was real, not sanitized polished-till-it-shines PR speak. Hodgson did a great job of catching a rider in the heat of the moment, and Cal gave an honest reaction. They are both Isle of Man residents and I'm sure they are good mates and spend time in each others company. Mates are those with whom you can let off steam, and it was their friendship which allowed us that brief insight into exactly what riders feel after a sustained period of intense, on-the-edge concentration, and a race-long tussle with electronics which had lost their way and were defeating the rider's input. Who wouldn't be more than a little tetchy in similar circumstances?

Tetley

March 26, 2014 11:50 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


eiiipo: I understand the opinions on electronic...BUT let's not forget these hated electronic are extending the careers of many many racers...
Au contraire. IMHO many many racers would have extended careers without electronics. Their experience would act in their favour. The electronics help younger riders more as they rely on them to overcome lack of experience in "feeling" traction and grip, and clutch control at starts, They rely on electronics instead of learning "feeling" and then transferring "feeling" into their right wrist and brake lever.

Tetley

March 26, 2014 11:28 AM
Last Edited 154 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


@Chopper51 "Hey, what can you say! It all boil down to Ducati at the end of the day, they need to get better engineers to be compatible."

TalentFan: it seems that the Ducati had a bit of a senior moment and got itself all confused. This suggests that either somebody got the set point parameters wrong, or that Ducati only use the transponder?!
I have to disagree with you there. It is not that Ducati got it wrong. It is that the transponder failed. It could have happened to anyone. They will have it fixed before the next race, and maybe a re-set facility, and maybe a back-up installed. AND all the other teams will have learned a valuable lesson and be making sure it cannot happen to them.

Tetley

March 26, 2014 1:13 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


TrueFan: Marc's bike was so much visibly faster than Vale's on that last lap that I suspected that the Yam had gone into "get-it-home economy mode" ...
I don't think the data supports that view. 1'55.813, 1'55.732, 1'56.442, 1'55.710 - Marquez last 4 laps. 1'55.621, 1'55.715, 1'56.624, 1'55.781 - Rossi last 4 laps. Rossi was faster than Marquez in the last sector of the last lap. He was not in fuel economy mode. Rossi did 4 laps under 1'55.800. 3 of them were in the last 4 laps. @TrueFan You're probably right. VR completed the slowing-down lap so he can't have been so low on fuel. But when Marquez made that last overtake with such apparent ease it seemed at the time that the Yam was somehow holding back. Maybe MM had the extra in hand all the time, but didn't want to show his hand? On the plus side for VR, he seemed to hold a smoother cornering line while MM had a looser rear ( Oooh, Matron!).

Tetley

March 26, 2014 12:52 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


@TrueFan" Well, yes and no. The transponder failed, and as a consequence, the software was thrown, but it was still a software fault. They should work off the telemetry in the first place - it's not a stupid arcade game. As you might have noted, TF believes they should just ditch the lot." Ideally yes, but even in our everyday vehicles we have come to rely implicitly on the reliability of electronics. For example, electronic ignition invariably lasts the lifetime of our cars without any maintenance whatsoever. Likewise, in years of racing, Ducati has probably come to accept and expect the reliability of transponders. They have more to worry about than things which don't go wrong. If transponder failure was more common they (and all the others) would probably have installed contingencies. Electronics are essential these days to control fuel injection and ignition, so we can't do without them completely, but certainly we could benefit from fewer race-specific gizmos.


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