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Tetley

March 05, 2014 10:37 AM

MotoGP » Rossi signs off with speedy simulation


Great to see VR46 top of the list at PI and at the previous test. Of course, it is important NOT to read too much into those performances but overall Vale's chances are looking better for 2014 than they were in 2013. However, I'm sure JLo and Dappy will be fitter by the start of Race 1 and we haven't seen the full potential of the Open Ducatis yet. Consequently we might have some actual RACING in 2014, rather than the processions we have had in recent years.

Tetley

March 04, 2014 7:35 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision


Ducati doesn't urgently need to spend big bucks on engine development this year because their motor's power output already makes their bike the fastest on the track. What they DO need to develop is their bike's handling, and to do that they need to experiment with the engine mounts, which factory status would not allow. Suppo sitries statement says something that Lividio didn't say. It says Honda is scared of losing their advantage. Once the control ECU is accepted across the grid, then Camel-lo can start to specify what facilities the ECU is allowed to provide. I have said before that limiting the number of sensors on each bike would bring rider skill back to the fore, and controlling the ECU spec is the first step. Open class is definitely the way to go.

Tetley

February 28, 2014 11:03 PM

MotoGP » 'Very big' Open software upgrade not yet used


Codger: Tetley....You know your stuff, I had absolutely no idea about the paper scissors stone thing. Is there anything in place if the ECU forgets what country it's in do you know ?
Well, Codger, not many outsiders know about the imminent paper scissors stone rule, but I have a twitter pal in Barcelona who works at the PC World where Carmelo takes his laptop to be fixed, and he found the documents in a file which also contained the winning lottery tickets for March / April 2014. To answer your other question, in the event of an ECU forgetting what country it is in, there is a fail-safe programme which is triggered. This reverts the settings to the Oliver's Mount mapping, whereby full braking is applied every 4 seconds irrespective of whether you want it to or not. Fiendishly clever these Spaniels, eh ?

Tetley

March 03, 2014 6:03 PM

MotoGP » Phillip Island MotoGP test times - Monday (Final)


Chopper51: Ducati should not have been allowed to participate in the test, there are no other open teams participating! Again another unfair advantage for Ducati, testing with the factory teams!
Because the Open teams use different tyres to the Factory teams, it is essential to have an Open team testing at PI to avoid a repeat of Bridgestone's previous PI woes. And as Ducati had already planned to be there it would make sense to let the arrangements stand.

Tetley

March 02, 2014 9:54 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: It's impossible to be competitive


I agree with those posters who say that it is wrong to introduce new tyre specifications after Teams have already completed their development and finalised their bike spec and geometry for the following season. It is unreasonable to expect Teams to spend months refining their bikes and matching all the parts and elements into compatibility, only to have the tyre manufacturers give them different tyres only few weeks before the first race. It's too late to do anything about it this year, but it should be Dorna's priority to make more acceptable arrangements for end 2014 and beginning 2015. As it stands now, JLo is in danger of of talking himself into giving up his Championship prospects before the flag drops for the first race. And VR46 will seize any opportunity to demoralise the opposition, often simply by being upbeat and cheerful.

Tetley

March 02, 2014 5:40 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: It's impossible to be competitive


ProfessorX: He will do better at circuits like PI, his biggest problem is the tire wear,
Sorry, Prof, but If, as you say, the problem is tyre wear, then it will be so much worse at Philip Island. As I said in another thread, the Superbikes were having tyre blistering problems there just a couple of weeks ago. with the greater power of MotoGP the tyres may not even last the distance at PI

Tetley

March 01, 2014 11:12 AM

MotoGP » 'Very big' Open software upgrade not yet used


RSMick: Tetley,regenerative braking would need get rid of light carbon brakes, replace with a heavy motor and batteries. The energy would be stored and used, London Underground good example. However you could just fit an AC electric motor and invert to give boost and the required times, KERS or Prius. Or simply fit an alternator or dynamo.
Yes the equipment required would be heavy but all the teams would have the same handicap . Yes they could use the energy generated as extra power, assuming that Honda approved and didn't throw a tantrum. But there would be no power left to run the Team's pit PC's at the next race. I can't imagine any team selling the excess to London Underground. I don't think any team, not even PBM, would use Prius's for MotoGP. I don't think a dynamo is an option as the tyre’s sidewalls are not wide enough to drive it. So, sorry but your argument is flawed. You forgot the first rule of MotoGP, which is " Dorna always know best".

Tetley

February 28, 2014 8:09 PM

MotoGP » Rossi takes top spot with Pedrosa in Malaysia


lek25: PI will show the whole picture with the tire problem Nice one VR
Tyre information from PI will be useless anywhere else. Following its re-surfacing, PI now has bumps where there weren't any previously. Last season the bridgestones would not last a full race due to the over-abrasive surface and forced the ludicrous situation of riders changing bikes mid-race. Some time has passed since then, but the recent superbike race saw tyre troubles on bikes with far less power than a MotoGP bike. PI will tell the teams nothing about tyres which will be of any use anywhere else. " Nice one, VR" - So true. He surprised a lot of people.


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