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mrfill

August 08, 2014 12:26 PM

F1 » Parabolica gravel trap replaced at Monza


Bolts83: Yet another great Motorcycle Racing circuit being destroyed by the idiots at F1, yes a car uns wide no issue, on tarmac a bike slides and slides and slides until the barrier! Tom Sykes hit 209mph at Monza last year thats a long way to slide! Thanks god the F1 doesn't go to Phillip Island!
From ESPN - "The change may be in anticipation of the possible return of World Superbikes to Monza in 2015, with safety officers from the series recently meeting track officials and raising concerns about the lack of run-off areas."

mrfill

August 09, 2014 11:26 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso credits Marquez’s crazy lines


cokerel: Was pretty blatant. Would never in a million years have got that position but for the fact he was towed by the fastest rider.
Towed on the long straight bits yes, but tows don't work on a tight infield section as the air is too disturbed with all the throwing around. Yet he was close enough at the end of the twisty bit to benefit from the tow on the straight. The rules were jiggled to allow Ducati (and Suzuki) to develop their bike to be competitive again. It has started to work and by 2016, there could be a chance for someone other than Honda or Yamaha to win races. I reckon that's a good thing

mrfill

August 10, 2014 12:54 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso credits Marquez’s crazy lines


Moto89: @ mrfill: Sorry but Motogp bikes aren't Formula 1 cars. They don't rely on downforce and aerodynamics for their cornering speeds, so there isn't the dirty air coming off the rider in front to seriously upset the rider following behind. There are no real disadvantages for the following rider but huge advantages for them to be gained. Following fast riders shows the slower rider what lines to take to get a significantly faster laptime( hence why Dovi himself even states that Marc's crazy lines help him achieve the laptime) that the slower rider just wouldn't be able to achieve on their own. .
It's not dirty air, but you can't slipstream (get towed) around a corner because the hole in the air keeps shifting location. Taking the same line as a front runner is not being towed - it is learning from others. All the riders are trying to find Marquez's secrets. Dovi found some 'crazy' lines and benefited on the tight section, after which he could slipstream do

mrfill

August 09, 2014 11:16 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Indianapolis - Full Qualifying Results


Yes, Dovi had the soft tyre and yes he followed Marquez but to get a tow on the straight bits, you have to keep up in the corners and there are lots of them. His team mate couldn't beat a rookie on a toytown Honda. Dovi and Crazy Joe show that at least Ducati are making progress with the bike. It doesn't appear to want to throw the rider down the road as in previous years, which is a start...

mrfill

August 09, 2014 11:39 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Miller eases to third consecutive pole


"The Italian pair of Sky Racing Team VR46's Francesco Bagnaia and Alessandro Tonucci" Bet that's news to Fenati.... And with a couple of Kalex/KTM's (which presumably are 6th rate at best) in the top 6 (ahead of three 'factory' KTMs), perhaps the customer bikes are better than the factory jobs. But with less than a second separating the top 17, nothing is really clear, and that is the whole joy of moto3.

mrfill

August 10, 2014 12:44 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso credits Marquez’s crazy lines


R6Ryder: I said this before. Some guys rely on tows in every session. Some riders almost never use tows (mm, VR, DP, JL,) then you have Iannone , dovi, bradl, Bautista, and the entire bottom 5 who constantly do it. Nobody will let rossi or mm follow. And Rossi is such a nice guy I've seen him pull iannone around so many times and suddenly iannone does a lap .5 faster than without the tow. It's annoying. But its part of the game. IMO they should send riders out 15 sec apart. In Q1 and Q2. That way the guys who DESERVE the front row land on the front row.
22 riders at 15 seconds apart is 5 minutes 15 seconds from first to last. A lap was taking 1 min 32ish. There's a bit of an overlap...

mrfill

August 10, 2014 11:11 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso credits Marquez’s crazy lines


VKal: It’ll be good for the show for a non-Honda or Yamaha bike to win. But as a manufacturer, it clearly shows how much Ducati lags in the development area behind the top Japanese marks. Ducati has financial backings of Audi. As a bike user like ourselves, how do we read into this? The rules are changed to enable others like Ducati to win but even then they can’t. You’d expect limits like engine quantity with no mods and fuel by now should have made Honda and Yamaha to get poorer results but it hasn’t happened. Yamaha is showing some effects of the 20 L fuel limit.
Indeed, Ducati were a long way behind but now they are not quite so much of a long way behind. That's progress. It's only been 9 races and one of the Duc riders has given up and signed elsewhere. By the time 2016 is here, they should be much nearer to HonYam. Suzuki will also have had a year of race development and, hopefully, all 4 manufacturers will be competitive. It seems likely that Aprilia w


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