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July 17, 2013 12:12 AM
Last Edited 378 days ago

MotoGP » Dovizioso asks Ducati fans to be patient

I don't know why people here keep harping on about the trellis frame. It was fine in it's time, but it is now dated and doesn't compare to the latest frames. They tried them in Moto2 and even with the less powerful bikes they just aren't up to the task. 1. They are almost impossible to mfg. consistently, each frame acts differently because there are so many welds and it is almost impossible to get them to cool consistently. 2. The design compromises the air box, to get strength they need a lot of cross bracing, 3. Most designs rely on the engine being a stress member and then that takes an engine change to change geometry in some cases. 4. Aluminum twin spar frames are easier in some cased to mfg. They don't compromise the airbox and can be modified relatively quickly, unlike CF which has to have a complete redesign and minimum 3 weeks to cure. continued......


July 15, 2013 6:14 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I must go faster if I want to fight for title

People seem to think that Rossi must win every race, sorry it doesn't work that way. Sometimes you roll the dice on the setup, especially if you haven't had as much time to get things right. When you roll the dice, sometimes it comes up snake eyes. That being said, it really wasn't too clever making a radical change. But staying upright and finishing on the podium is the best way to make a bad situation palatable.


July 14, 2013 5:37 AM
Last Edited 380 days ago

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Title situation has changed a lot

Amazing, people here come across like he said he was going to win the c-ship. What he said is before he thought it was impossible, and now the situation suddenly changed and it is not so impossible. 1 or 2 races and things can completely change for good or bad. That being said, the most dangerous weapon in MotoGP has been given back to Rossi in the form of confidence in the front end of his racing motorcycle. He can now use that weapon without having to get a great start and run away. A decent start is all that is needed and let the leaders wear themselves and their tires out, And the consummate follower will be there ready to attack the slightest flaw. If people don't think that Lorenzo and Pedrosa don't have that on their mind, well they have another think coming. That is why they push so hard for a pole position, They know that if they don't run away, they are in for a battle royale, and we know who usually gets the fuzzy end of the lollypop when they have a battle with Rossi.


July 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Last Edited 382 days ago

MotoGP » German MotoGP, Sachsenring - Free practice (2)

@MrQwerty, I know why he does well on LH tracks. I used to race on some of those same tracks. They were dirt (or concrete)and they were all left hand tracks. Actually aside from what the called a TT (scrambles which only had one right turn and a jump) they only had left hand turns. And you backed in the rear going in and hammered it sideways going out. And it's called Flat Tracking!!!

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