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December 04, 2014 2:43 AM

F1 » F1 Accident Panel: ‘Bianchi did not slow sufficiently’

107SS2009: Richard, some time ago, don’t remember when, I touched upon the subject of Marusia (the team) having modified the rear BBW system from that as originally supplied by FARRARI, this is because Ferrari supplied Marusia with a complete rear end.
It is extraordinary that the 'FailSafe' was incompatible with the BBW. A reasonable person might suppose that this should have been picked up in scrutineering. It is a safety feature after all. There again, what possessed the team to install a system lacking the failsafe?


December 06, 2014 1:30 PM

F1 » Thieves steal Red Bull F1 trophies

"The actions of these men mean it's likely that we will have to make our site less accessible in the future, which will be unfair on the hundreds of fans that travel to visit our factory each year to see our trophies and our F1 car." Why? The 'hundreds of fans' do not usually visit at 1.30 a.m. so there is no need to change the day time arrangements. It is the overnight accessibility that appears to have been a problem. I'm not sure its fair to the 'hundreds of fans' to display a lot of fake pots. No-one won any of them.


December 03, 2014 5:38 PM

MotoGP » 2016 MotoGP ECU to be ‘equal, easy, safe’

TF2: And we still retain all the rider aids that enhance performance to a super-high level and help it stay there consistently - so the rider competition will remain a waste of time.
But from 2016 all riders will have ALL the 'rider aids' available to them. This has been the problem up to now as some have more than others. If they all have the same, it is equal. However, the engines and frames are not equal so until they are all standardised your wish for 'rider competition' is just a pipedream. Also, all riders would have to be the same height and weight or that would make it unfair. Still, if that's what you want, you can keep right on dreaming.


December 05, 2014 2:44 AM

F1 » Korea added to 21-race 2015 F1 calendar

It is suggested elsewhere that by having 21 races, the reduction of engines to 4 a season is nullified if there are more than 20 races planned at the start of the season. More than 20 races increases the allocation to 5. Looks like it'll be "Welcome to the 2015 F1 season. By the way Korea is off but you can keep your extra PU allocation"


December 03, 2014 5:17 PM

MotoGP » 2016 MotoGP ECU to be ‘equal, easy, safe’

cfsteezy: Seeing how supersport and moto2 bikes lap roughly 2 seconds slower without any electronics makes the millions spent on rider aid development almost seem pointless. I would like to see a gp riders lap time without aids and then with. Like the front 4 guys. I am sure they would turn in some impressive times that would be extremely similar to the time with aids..
Oh dear. If moto2 & supersport bikes are 'without any electronics', pray tell us all how is the ignition and fuel injection controlled? Even a Honda step-thru has these nowadays. Most road bikes do. Even restored bikes now often have electronic ignition. Why do you want to return to slower, more dangerous bikes that are unlike most road bikes?


December 03, 2014 5:28 PM

MotoGP » 2016 MotoGP ECU to be ‘equal, easy, safe’

TF2: I know loads of guys will come on and insist that I know nothing about the electronics (true).... .
So why continue to post uninformed and untrue nonsense about the subject? "The ECU will have so much power and so much capability" - Yes and EVERYONE can now use it - every bit of it. "If they want to cut costs, throw out the fuel limit and all the sensors and electronics, and introduce a sensible rev limit " Fuel injection and ignition is controlled by electronics. Without these the bike will not move. Its how they manage fuel and the fuel limit has not proved any problem. A rev limit is the most stupid idea (and would have to be controlled by electronics, which you don't want). They did this in F1 and it has been terrible.


December 02, 2014 2:26 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP ‘not far’ from 2016 agreement

50 years ago the motorcycling world was in uproar. This little Japanese bloke brought his idea of a racing machine to Europe and slaughtered the archaic boneshakers that passed for racing machines. Oh how they grumbled at this. Fortunately common sense prevailed and they were accepted and all the other makers really upped their game and a genuine move forward occurred. Look at the new road bikes today. Angle dependent traction control, ABS, anti-wheelie, turbochargers etc etc Surely, the 'pinnacle of motor cycle racing' should at least be up to the level of an off-the-shelf road bike? Tuning is now done with a laptop, not a stethoscope and a screwdriver and a rider now has the chance to go way faster than was ever possible because of it, not in spite of it. The past has gone, I'm afraid.

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