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TedG

September 17, 2013 4:44 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: We tried everything for home podium


Wasn't Rossi's last breakthrough a front fork thing? Also JL's change wouldn't be known till after the race. They are trying setups and find out if they work later. So of course he wouldn't have the change. Something is amiss, normally Rossi is strongest as the end of the race, not the first part. The setup is still elusive. But that is racing. That being said, they need to find the right balance,

TedG

September 07, 2013 4:35 AM

MotoGP » Latest Stoner test wiped out by bad weather


It is amazing how these threads degenerate. Anyone who thinks there isn't huge value in having a tester that can ride a bike to the absolute limit, has another think coming. These races are won with 1/10s of a second in a lap. Being able to know how the bike deals with it, is worth it's weight in gold. The bad part is if the Hondas get any better the racing it going to get boring. Yamaha needs Stoner as a tester more than Honda does.

TedG

September 03, 2013 6:50 AM

MotoGP » Early Pedrosa exertions 'prevented final challenge'


Of course there are team orders and they are quote "Don't take your team mate out!!" But that is the end of them. The Honda is just the opposite of the Yamaha, when the tires go away they are much harder to ride. I was hoping for DP to continue his charge to the front. But it is one thing pulling a couple seconds out of the guys in front with a clear track, but it is something else to pass these guys, especially JL and MM. If anyone had ridden a race bike with cooked tires, they know it is like riding on grease. It is almost impossible to control the wheel spin, It leave you no feeling. Discretion is the better part of valor. And DP chose to not toss it.. He is close to 1 DNF and a mistake from the WC.

TedG

September 03, 2013 3:41 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Better than Brno, but still fourth


I think Joeski has been mostly correct in his posts. But I would like to add that maybe the bike after being developed for JL doesn't have enough adjustments to get it right for Rossi's style. Or JB just isn't with the program anymore. The Yamaha is a finicky beast, once dialed it is great. But that bike is now designed for high corner speed, NOT late braking and changing lines mid corner like it used to be. Lets fact it if Rossi was too old he would be struggling in the second half of the race, not the first.

TedG

August 29, 2013 1:30 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: We'll try to do our best


@Realist, Usually I agree with you but this time I have to beg to differ. Ducati's problems are well known even to the layman. Their former engineering leadership was too proud to change the engine design radically. Audi knows good and well what needs to be done, and you can bet they will do it. But is will take a totally new engine with very short rods, wrist pins moved closer to the dome, valve train shortened, gearbox and clutch closer to the crank, yada, yada. They probably didn't want to go in half baked and look foolish. My bet is next year is a totally new design with mass moved much further forward, longer swing arm, and more adjustability.


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