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February 01, 2016 3:43 PM

F1 » Halo safety cockpit 'best compromise', says Davidson

“You have to accept it because it can't carry on the way it has been with drivers dying because of a blow to the head. " In 20 years of F1 there has been one instance of a driver dying because of a blow to the head and no cockpit protection would have helped. When Massa got hit by a lump of flying Brawn, it came at eyeline level. Would this 'halo' have prevented that impact? Doubtful Justin Wilson and Henry Surtees were not in F1, where track safety is better anyway with TecPro barriers rather than concrete walls in dangerous areas. Disturbing the sight of the driver to achieve a compromise is not good. Try again please


February 01, 2016 3:51 PM

F1 » London Grand Prix idea raised – again

107SS2009: Taz, knowing that you are a computer expert, it would be interesting to know if you are effected (CRASHNET F1 SITE) as I Described over there. I will repeat that it was verified that I have ad block and it is on.
I get either no post numbers or incorrect ones. No odd adverts though. Some of the stories are a bit dubious still.....


February 01, 2016 1:21 PM

MotoGP » WP, KTM start Moto2 project

AvTech37: As the report says, could this be in anticipation of the rules opening up to allow non- Honda based engines? I really, really hope so as Moto 2 needs it.
At the moment, moto2 has very (relatively) cheap machines and no problem with wildly different power outputs. Consequently, rider skill has a much higher priority than engine grunt. If non-uniform engines are allowed, moto2 becomes just another series where the big spenders will buy the best machinery and the costs will rocket. If KTM hope to have the contract for exclusive supply to all moto2 teams, fair enough. The current engine is ancient but at least reliable. If any Tom, **** or Harry are allowed to supply engines, the series will degrade to a cash championship, which would be a shame.


February 01, 2016 1:06 PM
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MotoGP » Stoner to join official MotoGP test on Tuesday

veronicaisl: Wow. Good luck casey... any live stream to watch the practice? Ta
BTSport had last nights session on although it didn't appear on their schedules. Was on the website and app and was just the feed Edit: BTSport are covering all of the Sepang test. Starts 0200 but only available on the website or app. On their website, it does claim to be on the FreeToView player, so it may be available to all.


January 31, 2016 11:21 AM

MotoGP » Stoner: 2016 MotoGP electronics ‘still very advanced’

Strider: Casey's right, electronics should be there for safety purposes, but they shouldn't make riders go faster. Hopefully with a standardised ECU the manufacturers can be reigned back in to maintain a certain level of performance.
Electronics control the firing and the fuel injection and make riders go faster. Getting rid of them means a return to carbs and magnetos. Going back is not the answer. Regarding all the other functions of the ECU, many of these are on modern road bikes and these things will not get uninvented. Standardising the ECU and software means an even playing field. Sure the big teams can spend more to get the best people to exploit it more - just like they did with carbs and timing in ye olde days. And if safety should be paramount, why is ABS not allowed?


January 31, 2016 11:50 AM

MotoGP » Stoner: 2016 MotoGP electronics ‘still very advanced’

drfoggy: i'd like to see Casey ride again, he retired too early. The comments about VR & electronics? Sorry but i dont think some of you can even remember the 500cc 2 strokes - i believe Rossi won a title or 2 on them. could marquez ride without electronics? not so so sure on that one
Check out his moto2 record. Not a lot of gizmos on those machines.

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