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March 31, 2014 7:46 PM
Last Edited 299 days ago

MotoGP » Why was the Honda RCV1000R short on fuel?

The valve springs can be a huge problem. First the valves are bound to be larger on the 1000 as compared to the 800. That means inertia starts to overwhelm the springs ability to close the valve, not to mention the harmonics etc. The Ducati doesn't have that problem because it has a positive closing valve system. Hence the supreme power advantage at the beginning of the 800 season where Honda and Yamaha scrambled to get the pneumatic valve system in place. The problem here is that the other bikes can rev higher and their cams can be optimized for best performance and economy. The cam timing can't be dynamic under the current regs. The best cure for this evil is pneumatic springs. More fuel will help but remember the others have more fuel and pneumatic springs.


April 01, 2014 8:05 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders

TedG: Here is the thing, most likely the reason that he wiped out both bikes because he was riding over his head. Yes great lap times, but that pace can't be maintained. So the reason that he was riding Fkn Old Rebuild Dodge was because his ego was writing checks that his body couldn't cash.
I agree! I also think AE is a bit delusional regarding the reality versus the reality "in his head". He has been impressive in the pre-season, and nobody can take that away from him, but the race is an entirely different thing.

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