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BambangBikeRider

September 19, 2011 2:58 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi: Short-term 'inconclusive', long-term 'hope'


Here is what had happened: 1. Ducati was convinced that CF is revolutionary and the way to go. If CF succeed, Ducati would be famous. 2. Stoner (after winning his 1st WC) started to ride around the CF handling problem (maybe after his request for revisions had been rejected). And still won races. 3. Rather than looking at Stoner's declining performance, they're busy polishing the winningest 800 trophy, which is rather misleading with 10 of them won with non CF bike. 4. Rossi and Burgess, with very little knowledge about CF jumped in with a false confidence that they can simply adjust the CF into a winning bike, thus leaving the CF/engine-as-stressed-member concept alone. The testing time limitation rule and Rossi's recovery didn't help. 5. Realizing that they couldn't do anything about the CF, they started looking into the more conventional frame concept. Ducati didn't listen to Stoner, but they might to Rossi and Burgess, after all, if Ducati doesn't listen to them, Ducati will

BambangBikeRider

September 16, 2011 7:40 PM

MotoGP » Rossi to try aluminium chassis at Aragon


I've said it before and I still think it's the case. The concept of using the engine as a stressed member will make the frame (front) to be much shorter than conventional aluminum frames. In conventional aluminum frames, it stretch from the steering head, all the way to swingarms pivot. In Ducati's case, the front sub frame only connects the steering head to the engine, and you can only flex such a short frame so much, regardless the material you use.

BambangBikeRider

September 12, 2011 2:09 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sixth GP12 test day 'interesting'


I guess Stoner and Lorenzo will improve over the year (Lorenzo might already have started last year). But to say that they're the best riders would still need a little bit more proofs. And I don't mean by comparing the way Stoner and Rossi ride the Duc, because we all admit that Stoner has an exceptional ability to adapt to a new ride. But it takes more than that to be called the best rider. And somebody said that rider should only adapt to the bike as the last resort and as a short time remedy before you can fix the bike.

BambangBikeRider

September 12, 2011 2:09 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sixth GP12 test day 'interesting'


Riders success can be measured in many different ways, objectively or subjectively. Sure, fans have their own preferred riders and their judgements would be somewhat biased (mine too, I suppose). But fortunately, MotoGP has a method called the 'scoring system', which already takes into account: skill, equipment, pace, consistency and even luck. Therefore, the most objective way to measure the best rider is using MotoGP method (they're all well documented). And so far, Rossi is still the best of the current riders.

BambangBikeRider

September 11, 2011 3:53 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sixth GP12 test day 'interesting'


"He would clear off the race..." Obviously, you've been starting watching motogp since 2009. Pre-2009, as anybody would remember, Rossi would qualify mid pack. And only during the race he would pass his competitors one by one. Sometimes he qualified well, only to get a bad start at the race. As far as I'm concern, he had never finish far ahead the second finisher. It all changed during 2009, where he got a serious challenge from Lorenzo. He started to qualify and start the race better. This also showed that Rossi adapt with challenges. He's smart.


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