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RobG

July 23, 2011 9:19 AM

MotoGP » Hayden GP11.1 debut, Rossi sticks with new bike


@ Ducati Fan "I completely agree with you, they have that distorted and misguides concept of what a race bike should be and are completely ruining the Ducati racing reputation that took so many years to build, with this persistance on completely radical concepts and extremely weird structure of the frame of their gp bike. " Sorry I can't agree with you there, this is Prototype racing, and many people expect them to try wierd ideas in Motogp. Admittedly after a few years you need to stop beating a dead horse (since they can't get it to work properly). But who was the manufacturer that came out with the PRAWN-SHELL frame? and stuck inside it a four-stroke engine with oval pistons? And watched as their carbon-fibre rear wheel disintergrated under Freddie Spencer as he was doing 150 MPH on the straight at Kayalami, SA. Honda, and they were right to try all these.

RobG

July 10, 2011 4:16 AM
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MotoGP » Casey Stoner – 1000cc Q&A


Another reason why going to 1000cc won't help, is that generally, all the bikes are pretty damn good in their handling, but differences in power are greater. Compare that to bikes of past, they had a lot more variation in their qualities. And I say this as someone who has ridden the 750cc two stroke triples of the 1970's, commonly referred to as widowmakers, as they were fast, but didn't handle.

RobG

July 10, 2011 1:35 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner – 1000cc Q&A


The return to a larger capacity engine is not going to bring closer racing. Noyes’ Notebook - The Missing Ingredient, points to the great racing at PI in 1989, and having walked around that circuit that year, I can tell you one important change from those days. Our MotoGP tracks are too damn smooth these days. Nothing at all like real world Australian roads. You only have to look at some of the racing from the '80s, where you will see the tracks were far rougher, (and narrower) and these bumps, corrugations, etc, meant that there were variable lines into and out of the corners.


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