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Sim83

June 07, 2012 9:46 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: 'Some positive things' and an ECU glitch


Ducati is still looking for that magic bullet that'll solve all their problems. I'm afraid that's not going to happen. Rossi and Hayden already reject the new engine and swing arm in Magello. The frame is new this year and does not appear to be changed soon. The front end does give correct feedback now, but all that does is confirm to Rossi this bike is never going to turn as well as a Yamaha or Honda. Rossi should tell Ducati thanks for the 30 mil the last 2 years, but I'm 32 and don't have time to waste. Call me when you designed a good bike. I have better things to do than be a test dummy on a 3rd rate bike.

Sim83

June 06, 2012 9:35 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo pips Spies at Aragon MotoGP test


Anybody says Spies is not pushing the bike to the limit didn't see the last 2 races. He's over the limit (hence close calls and crashes). He's under pressure so maybe not riding as smart as he should. Need to be more patient and know when and where to push. Should've follow Pedrosa's tow, save the tires and wait for Lorenzo's move. Who cares who leads the 2nd lap or 5th lap. Only the final lap counts. Have to see the big picture. Rossi's the master at that - just watch the LeMans race. If he knows his bike is capable, he'll follow until you make a mistake. He'll wait until the final couple of laps (or corners) to make a move. Sometimes it's not just riding ability, it's the 6 inches between the ears.

Sim83

June 06, 2012 8:21 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo pips Spies at Aragon MotoGP test


Codger.. I have faith in Rossi. I believe he's still the top 3 riders out there. But Ducati......after a fluky 2007, they've been going downhill ever since. At a big circuit like Catalunya, where they have the advantage in top speed, Rossi is still 17s away (Hayden 30s away, and he's not bad). At a tight circuit like Silverstone, Rossi was more than 1 minute away last year. If they get within 30s this year it's a miracle. Maybe they can start the rain dance now and cross their fingers in both hands.....

Sim83

March 23, 2012 10:10 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi still far from the 'front'


wonder what happened between the "best front-end" in the 1st test to the "same old bad front-end" in the 2nd and 3rd test?? Whatever they changed is obviously a move in the wrong direction. Also the bike just doesn't look fast and sleek (rather old fashion). I think it's time to get rid of that balky under-tail exhaust and use a shortie out of bottom left. A sleek, aero (and light) tail will remove some weight high in the back end and allow the fuel tank lowered and the seat moved forward. Even an inch or 2 will make a big difference. Unless they want to go with the big change - the engine itself, which I think it's too late for the game...

Sim83

March 02, 2012 12:41 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi 'very worried' after 'negative' test


These debates between riders can go on forever... Let's get back to the bikes. I don't know where these freaking Ducati engineers went to school. It's not like asking them to design a spaceship to go to Mars. Why try to invent something when the solution is already out there? Everybody pretty much agree Yamaha is the best handling bike out there. Now every bike already weights the same and on the same tires. All they need to do is make the bike with EXACTLY the same wheel-base, weight distribution and steering angle as the Yamaha (Burgess and Rossi definitely know those specs). The best solution does not know nationality or brands. Why do something different unless you can do it better. At the end of the day, only thing that matters is the lowest number on the stopwatch.

Sim83

March 01, 2012 2:55 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi 'very worried' after 'negative' test


Well, GP bike is a very complex system. All Sepang2 proves is that whatever solutions Ducati engineers came up with to fix problems revealed in Sepang1 didn't work. It may improve in some areas but induced more problems then it solved. There was no mention of under-steer in Sepang1. They can always go back to those parts and find a different solution for the corner exit issues (which is a lot less critical for Rossi than corner-entry and mid-corner speed). As you can see Rossi's Sepang1 test time of 2:00.824 is up there with the factory Honda and Yamaha's. With the improved electronics on that bike Ducati should be pretty competitive.

Sim83

February 07, 2012 5:24 PM

MotoGP » Why the MotoGP weight limit changed


Let's take a look at the riders from 3 factory teams: (Honda) Pedrosa 51 kg (Honda) Stoner 58 kg (Yamaha) Lorenzo 65 kg (Ducati) Rossi 67 kg (Ducati) Heayden 69 kg (Yamaha) Spies 71 kg Interesting how Honda is complaining about 4 kg. Their riders are 7~20 kg lighter than the other teams (that's up to 45 lbs). So even with a heavier bike (for everybody), they still have the advantage.


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