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November 06, 2012 2:18 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez: 5 years in 300 photos

This stuff about ECU mapping really is nonsense. If you've ever worked with race engines you will know that the ECU is mapped pretty much to the optimum for the engine, you wouldn't get much extra out of it just by tweaking the ECU. There are a lot of myths about ECU mapping that originate mostly from road cars. Road cars (even naturally aspirated ones) can get a reasonable boost from a remap for several reasons. They have to be able to run on pretty awful fuel. They have to run reasonably well when worn and without regular servicing. They are built to relatively loose tolerances. Such things as fuel economy and ease of starting are much more important than outright power. Moto2 bikes aren't built like road cars so you can't just whip out a dozen extra horses with a quick remap.


November 06, 2012 2:07 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez: 5 years in 300 photos

God can you people please shut up about Marc's supposed weight advantage? He's not significantly lighter than much of the field. Not only are there several riders who are a kilo or two lighter there's a rider in the class who is more than ten kilos lighter than Marquez. If all this toss about weight being so much more significant than skill were true then Koyama would be strolling away with it every weekend. That's right Marquez is 23% heavier than Koyama. Get off the bandwagon guys, it's too heavy to move with you lot on it. Next year he'll be teamed with a rider who is some 8kg lighter than him. Will his detractors then say how unfair it is that Dani is so much lighter than him?


November 06, 2012 1:56 PM
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MotoGP » Latest 2013 MotoGP rider line-up

Guys you're missing the point about CRT. CRT is not intended to be the future. It's there to proviude a budget entry level for constructors to try to create the sort of infrastructure found in F1. Whether or not you can create in five years an infrastructure that has existed for more than half a century in F1 remains to be seen. The plan for Moto1 when it finally arrives is that these constructors will be using full fat engines. Indeed remember there is nothing to stop these constructors using full fat engines now, IF they can get them. Giving them more engines or allowing their engines to make more power would make entering under these rules (rather than full prototype) much more expensive. Which would remove the point of the regulations in the first place. If a team with enough money to build more powerful engines or just to have lots more engines took part they would beat the low budget CRT entries and those teams would leave the sport.


November 06, 2012 1:26 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Vinales sets sights on Salom

Nine points to take second place? That's not necessarily going to be easy. Sure with a win he's only got to beat Salom by two places, but it's the win that's the big ask. The further down the field he places the more places he has to beat Salom by. Even third place would mean he'd have to beat Salom by six whole places and that doesn't look all that likely. Right now I'll bet he's regretting his childish tantrum.

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