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Tetley

February 19, 2015 11:34 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow, Miller unveil new LCR colours


The paint schemes on racing bikes are not designed primarily to look "pretty". They are mostly chosen by the title sponsor, who invariably wants the bike to match his own company colours. Most teams will happily paint the bikes in any colour the sponsor wants, as long as they pay for the privilege. Another consideration of choice are schemes which stand out from the crowd and can easily be picked out and recognised in a group of bikes on track. Another major factor is to choose colours which appear bright on TV, as not all colours translate well into the red, green, blue limitations which exist. A bike coloured black will not stand out on TV as other brighter colours will "bleed" into the edges of the black. On the other hand, a white bike will shine from the screen as the white "bleeds" out into the surrounding colours. "Pretty" is the last factor on the list. "Noticeable" is high on the list.

Tetley

February 14, 2015 1:13 PM

MotoGP » ‘Radical changes’ unlock ‘Step 2’ Aprilia


Albesiano- "We've made some quite radical changes but now the gap is almost closed between the two bikes." Translated from PR-speak, he's actually saying that the new bike is nearly as good as the old bike. Or, to put it another way, Gigi's bike despite being several years old is better than Albesiano's latest and best effort. And Albesiano's was so wrong he had to move backwards towards Gigi's idea's. Gigi 1, Albesiano nil. I had great hopes for Aprilia and Albesiano, but they are fading.

Tetley

February 13, 2015 12:23 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP top speeds ‘medium-term concern’


AmIEviL: Why do they want to slow the bikes down..isnt this GP racing? This is what people want to see the fastest highest technology bikes on the planet..........
Very few people can "see" the difference between a bike going by at 212mph and a bike going by at 180 or 190 mph. The only time the difference can be "seen" is if one overtakes the other, and if the regulations were amended so that every team's bike was slowed by say 25mph there would be no such differences in comparative speeds and the racing would not appear noticeably slower. It is also a fallacy that very high speeds equate to the "highest technology on the planet", when a relatively simple 2-stroke 1000cc motor would produce far greater bhp than the current complicated 1000cc 4-strokes.

Tetley

February 12, 2015 2:27 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP top speeds ‘medium-term concern’


Codger: The quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to slow them down is to reduce the number of gear ratios.
I think there would be benefits from reducing MotoGP to 5 gears, fix the ratios for the season, and use sprocket combinations to cater for differing circuit characteristics. Then they would need wider power bands, which would increase their reliance on Torque, which would reduce revs, which would prolong engine life, which would decrease costs. This could go hand-in-hand with an air restrictor to control the amount of air going into the airbox, thereby reducing the available fuel (mixture) and prompting breathing developments with benefits to road bikes. The trouble is, most of the "rich" teams don't like restrictions of any sort as they tend to level the playing field..

Tetley

February 12, 2015 1:38 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone regains British MotoGP


mrfill: The Great White Elephant circuit (of which not a brick has been laid) is about as likely as a race on Mars.
Absolutely correct ! Race on Mars ? Don't go starting giving Dorna ideas ! We've already got "Aliens" and Satellite teams. Even if there was a race on Mars I wouldn't go watch it- there's no atmosphere. ( Yes, it's corny, but someone had to say it .)

Tetley

February 10, 2015 5:58 PM

MotoGP » Donington 'breaks off' British MotoGP deal!


TF2: Not exactly unexpected. while all the 'Consultants' etc. still get to charge (what the C in Consultant really means - being kind!) and run off with a pile of cash. we should by now be well used to being short-changed and mis-sold everything by both Dorna and The Govt eh?
If the "C" of Consultant refers to "charge", then the "CON" of CONsultants is related to CONfidence tricksters in this case. As for the Government, there's a "Con" there, too- the CONservatives.

Tetley

February 10, 2015 4:58 PM

MotoGP » Donington 'breaks off' British MotoGP deal!


Everyone except Dorna could see from the start that the CoW venture had no hope of success and was nothing but a fly-by-night scheme based on a few attractive drawings. I'll bet that once they get the land the CoW will be abandoned and the usage turned to housing or commercial use. Dorna were fools to accept an unsecured "promise" of higher income, rather than an honest, firm , but lesser payment from Silverstone . CoW has robbed the UK fans, and incurred major expense to the Donington administration. We can also confidently expect future news and action from CoW shareholders and backers who will claim to have been conned into parting with their money.


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