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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 29, 2014 11:15 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi discharges himself from hospital


mrfill: The astroturf is not on the track so will not affect any rider sticking to the rules. They all know very well how slippy it gets when wet so should not make questionable moves to take them off track. If you just paint it green the riders will take no notice of it, as they do now in places which have just paint.
So when a rider makes a move to avoid a collision with another rider, gets tipped off by the Astroturf and finds himself on his arce at 180 mph plus, it serves him right if he gets broken bones, concussions or other injuries ? Don't be a pilllock. That punishment is far too severe for the crime. And surely you must be aware that all riders avoid painted areas when it's wet.

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.

Tetley

September 30, 2014 11:59 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi discharges himself from hospital


mrfill: So if the area cannot be astroturf or real grass or painted or gravel (which would have had the same effect at that speed), what should it be? Plain tarmac would mean that riders would take no notice. It was wet at Aragon and whatever was t
Your posting ran out of characters so I can't see the rest of your posting, but I'll comment on what appeared. You are right in that conventional options don't deter the rider while at the same time keeping them safe. However, as I said, in the case of Astroturf the punishment far exceeds what the crime deserves. It cannot possible be justified to lay surfaces which knowingly could injure a rider, or worse.... Many methods have been tried ( think catch-fences in F1 ) and I'm sure the best minds in the business have contemplated the options, but Astroturf is not an acceptable answer. ( continued )

Tetley

September 28, 2014 7:59 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi accident update


bill.stark.12382: Big knock, saw him lying there in a confused state, glad he's ok
At the time of me writing this, there are 39 agree 4 disagree. What sicko's would disagree with "Glad he's OK"? CRASH! you know who they are- send them a note- Explain that us grown-ups don't tolerate that sort of childish, heartless attitude.


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