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TedG

January 08, 2015 9:00 PM

MotoGP » Amazing Marquez ‘rides MotoGP like dirt track’


Abefan:
ProfessorX: Unfortunately riding around like you are on a dirt track is not the fastest way around a paved circuit. But some people like to believe what they are told I guess.
He seems to be doing OK as the double world champion. Your knowledge knows no bounds.
Fastest is irrelevant, faster than the others is all that is required. And steering with your rear wheel helps you lessen your lean angle and will overcome under-steer. Very handy when edge grip is not so good.

TedG

January 13, 2015 4:19 PM

MotoGP » The MotoGP penalty points list


Brain:
Tetley but it does not say if the points carried forward are applied for ALL of the subsequent year, or if they are removed at the anniversary of the penalty. Can anyone please clarify ? .
"MotoGP penalty points are no longer erased at the end of each season, but instead remain in place for one calendar year" The date beside the infraction is the day it drops off the following year.
Yep, just like points on your drivers license. This is something I am an expert at. I found out the hard way that wheelies can rack up points and insurance racks up at the same rate. The bad part is I still haven't learned from my mistakes. :)

TedG

January 16, 2015 12:02 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I


@Realist: I agree, most of us want Ducati up at the front. My statement was about the Reality (pardon the pun) of building a new bike. Not entirely based on this thread, but from many threads in the past. Slighting Ducati for not making a self imposed deadline is really not necessary. If it was easy, all the mfgs. would be on the grid. But at this level, it is a major achievement to just to make the top 10.

TedG

January 15, 2015 5:41 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I


Sometime the comments here are unbelievable. Most commenters seem to think that building a winning MotoGP bike is as simple as putting together a team of engineers and Poof! you have a winning bike. Anyone with any racing experience knows good and well that a winning bike is a mixture of good engineering, scads of data, mountains of rider input, a huge dose of black magic, and an equal measure of common sense. And the most important thing, a huge pile of money. Then and only then you may come up with a semi competitive bike. Then add in an additional dose of all the previously mentioned just to shave a tenth here and there. Then having the ability to test makes a huge difference.

TedG

January 07, 2015 4:39 PM
Last Edited 236 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP getting faster…


The whole problem with any of this can't be boiled down to any one factor. Technology has tentacles in every facet. Take the same engine and put it in a crap frame and the limit is capped. Take a great frame and put in a slow engine and the limit is capped. The biggest problem to all of this is the deepest pockets wins. The next biggest problem is rules that stifle innovation. I.E. locked down engines. That means that the deep pockets can engineer long lasting engines that make more power. Where the others don't have the resources to do the up front engineering. Or in a case like Ducati, can't change the engine design to get the balance correct. For sure electronics/software is a huge factor and probably the most expensive part. Again the deep pockets win. Fuel limits are the worst. The deep pockets can and do exploit this to their advantage and leave the others sucking wind. Want to decrease costs? Give them the fuel they need and .............CONTINUED


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