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June 02, 2014 8:51 PM

MotoGP » ‘Great emotion’ as Rossi returns to Mugello podium

MotoMarc: Garcia, good analysis but I think the difference besides the starting position and how Marquez could close the gap to JLo and Rossi couldn't is due to the bike. .
If the Honda is so fast how come JL passed MM on the start finish straight ? when you come back with answer, why could it not be the same for MM.
Two bikes running closely in tandem are more aerodynamic and therefore faster than one bike running alone. Racing cyclists know and exploit that phenomena. So JLo and MM93 together wheel-to-wheel were faster than VR46 in a lonely 3rd. You can't alter the laws of physics. JLo passed MM93 early on the straight because he exited the previous corner with more corner speed. MM93 passed JLo at the end of the straight because he had a power advantage and was better on the brakes. Simples.


June 02, 2014 10:25 PM

MotoGP » ‘Great emotion’ as Rossi returns to Mugello podium

So no faster then
Each was faster but in differing places. VR46's poor starting position let JLo and MM93 pull out a gap, despite VR's carving quickly through the pack. Reaching 3rd Vale pulled away from the others, but by then JLo and MM93 had checked out together and the laws of physics kept them seperate from Vale. For MM93 it was business as usual. We won't know if JLo's performance was a flash in the pan until a few more races have been completed. To really know which of the three is currently the best they would need to start from side-by-side on an unstaggered grid, then race for 15 laps to cancel out the influence of fuel and tyres. That would be an enthralling tussle.


June 02, 2014 10:43 PM

RR » TT2014: Rider killed after incident in Supersport race

Sad news. But at 65 years Bob was almost certainly faster and safer than most of us posters. It isn't just older riders who are claimed by the TT Mountain Course. Many younger, fitter men have suffered the same fate. So age alone cannot be the reason. Bob's vast experience probably made him safer than the newbie, head-down, arce-up hot-shots who think they are the fastest riders on the planet and rely on their certainty that "It'll never happen to me.".


May 27, 2014 2:02 PM

WSBK » PICS: Guigliano slips off at Donington Park

I like Guigliano. He's a fighter. He's very fast. He's unpredictable and he's exciting to watch. He's already getting amongst the front men, while so many established names are fading at the back. Davide will learn how to stay on the bike, and when he does he will be a consistent front runner and podium finisher. It's possible to teach a fast rider to become safe, but almost impossible to teach a safe rider to become fast.


May 30, 2014 7:35 PM

MotoGP » PIC: Rossi leathers pay tribute to Marco Simoncelli

No-one at Mugello is using this opportunity just to promote the memory of their well-loved local favourite, Super Sic. There is no way that they, or Sic will benefit from any of this. The beneficiaries will be all those who are helped by the Simoncelli Foundation. All the stars, teams and companies who are taking part in helping to raise money for that charity are to be applauded. I am extremely disappointed that Crash posters are being so negative in introducing arguements concerning comparisons with Kato or any other deceased rider. This is purely a charitable initiative, and I am certain that Sic would encourage any venture using his name to help others.


May 27, 2014 1:40 PM

WSBK » Melandri slips further from WSBK title fight

IE22: Aprilia go and replace a rider who won 9 races for them last season with this You reap what you sow
In Marco's defence, no doubt Marco was looking forward to racing for Gigi and it would be reasonable for him to be upset when he learned that the teams main asset had moved to Ducati. I wonder if Marco is on a one-year contract? If so I'd guess that Aprilia are already talking to other riders. Eugene did well on the Aprilia and could be a good choice, but he seems to be counting on the Suzuki seat.


May 27, 2014 1:25 PM

MotoGP » Michelin named new MotoGP Tyre Supplier

AussieNSW: @Tetley Did you have your Earl Grey today?otherwise known in pommiland as "mash" I'm not sure if thats proper grammer.
Nice one, Bluey. Up here in the North " Brew" is used more commonly than "Mash", as in Guy Martin's " Big Brew" charitable venture. "Mash" generally refers to creamed potatoes. Maybe you were in London or the South when you encountered "Mash"? OR, maybe they realised your antipodean roots and decided not to say "Brew" in case you chose a Fosters or a Castlemaine fourX? The trouble with foreigners is they have a different word for everything.

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