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June 01, 2015 1:51 AM

MotoGP » Race direction explains Iannone start line incident

ProfessorX: "On one frame the light's red and he's in his box" so if he parks his bike a meter behind the line, and he starts moving before the light goes out, but doesn't cross the line, does that still mean it's not a jump start? I watched the race, I didn't see the replay featuring the stop/go light, But Iannone looked to have started before, given the average reaction time delay from the rest of the riders. He might have still been in his box, but I would wager he started moving before that light went green.
You watched the race and you saw the light go green? Really? Specsavers and other opticians are available.


June 01, 2015 11:13 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow dislocates ankle in Mugello fall

All the riders using the 2015 Honda engine are having trouble. The power delivery seems to prefer to throw the rider off rather than get them round corners. To try and counter this, they are trying different swing arms and harder tyres as jiggling with the mapping is not effective. It is now apparent that these solutions are also not helping that much. The Hondas are likely to have trouble all season as the root cause of the problem cannot be fixed owing to the engine freeze. Difficult to imagine but Honda have got it wrong this year, whereas Yamaha made a good step forward. Ducati are not involved in the engine freeze so have scope for even further improvements during the season.


June 01, 2015 10:49 AM

MotoGP » ‘Over the limit’ Marquez talks Mugello misery

jimsingstuesdays: Simple - put him back on last year's bike.
The problem is he is basically on last years bike. Yamaha and especially Ducati have made massive progress where Honda have made very little. The bike is not slow at all, its just very difficult in corner entry and exit, which is where they normally have the biggest advantage. Make it a bit more manageable and they're right back in the game.
The problem with the 'aggressive' engine was known at the Valencia test last year. Usually this can be calmed down with clever mapping but this time that solution is not effective. Both riders are complaining about it but as the hardware needs a tweak, they are stuffed owing to the engine freeze.


June 01, 2015 12:54 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow dislocates ankle in Mugello fall

SmoothCriminal: also the software will be frozen from 1st July this year, ahead of the adoption of spec electronics for the 2016 season. so Honda is pretty much stuck with this thing for the rest of the year
They will still be able to use different maps with the frozen software. Noises from Honda suggest that they have pretty much exhausted this route though so the fundamental problem will remain. Its not beyond the bounds of possibility that Honda will finish 3rd in the manufacturers championship this year.


May 31, 2015 5:32 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Mugello - Race Results

Abefan: Now, if a bike is sitting back from their white line and they time it perfectly, then it can sometimes appear to be a jump start. We're talking fractions of a second here, so its just a riders judgement . that is why jump starts are now determined by transponder movement. Ta Da..
From sporting regs 2015 "In a situation where a rider anticipates the start with a slight movement but then stops, and is stationary when the red light goes out, Race Direction will be the sole judge of whether an advantage has been gained and if a penalty will be imposed." Jump starts are now determined by Race Direction who decide about advantage gained.

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