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TrueFan

February 10, 2016 3:26 PM

MotoGP » Redding: It’s a make or break year


"It turned out we were losing six-tenths on the two straights at Sepang, which I was happy to see as it means I was riding well, it was just down to engine performance." Of course, it could be due to corner exit speed, Scott. Stoner is probably the best I've ever seen at this aspect. If you exit the corner faster, the top speed will almost always be higher. Regardless, Scott's tests are VERY promising. The Ducati suits Scott more than the Honda, so hopefully he will have a much better year this year. He's much better than his results show.

TrueFan

February 10, 2016 2:12 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Corrado Cecchinelli (MotoGP DoT) - Q&A


Track position sensing...or worse, calculating or guessing. That to me is just an abuse of technology. It can never have any practical use on production bikes, and it's utter BS on racing bikes. I still remember Crutchlow riding his Ducati when it had "lost track of where it was". It was a sad day for racing. Just ban that "position sensing" garbage. At least develop the electronics in a way that might benefit production bikes, if you must do anything.

TrueFan

February 08, 2016 3:03 PM

MotoGP » Stoner: Carbon frame Ducati ‘best bike’ in 2009


"...Who knows what Casey would have done if he hadnt have fallen ill that year.His results after his return seem to indicate that the carbon frame wasnt as bad as you think mate. But you obviously know better than Casey right? Well,you THINK you do!" @hoppy you can't criticise these guys like that, they're experts. After all, no-one else could ride the Ducati, and Stoner could only ride the Ducati. Look at what happened when he went to Honda...Wait a minute...bad example. More importantly, Valentino Rossi didn't like the Ducati. There's damning evidence right there. I hate to be cynical, but it's hard to take some of the comments on these threads seriously.

TrueFan

February 10, 2016 2:48 PM

MotoGP » PIC: Nakasuga lights it up at Sepang


Yes, it was common for a lot of the two strokers, especially the Americans. Wayne Rainey was awesome with his rear wheel spinning. If you were at a track when he raced, you needed to be on the longest corner to see the artistry of his riding, as the rear wheel hung out the whole way around. McCoy was pretty special too, especially the year he chose the smaller tyres (16.5 instead of 17 IIRC), and won some races. Eventually, everyone else went for the same option. He was called the sultan of slide... Anyway, great photo of Nakasuga san.

TrueFan

February 08, 2016 12:28 PM

MotoGP » Stoner: Carbon frame Ducati ‘best bike’ in 2009


It's a pity he got sick that year then....However, I seem to remember that the front end had a serious tendency to let go without warning. Mind you, by then, Bridgestone was pretty much designing their tyres to suit the Yamaha, so it might have a tyre compatibility problem. Mind you, just because he was the only one who could ride it doesn't mean it didn't have real promise. Often you need a new generation to exploit the new technology. Like when the older guys are locked into twin-spar aluminium thinking...

TrueFan

February 08, 2016 2:20 PM

MotoGP » Stoner: Carbon frame Ducati ‘best bike’ in 2009


Codger: TrueFan..........Did you get to read Casey's article ? You have to laugh...... all I did as tell you about it, and posted a paragraph from it .......and some idiot pressed 'disagree'.
Yes I did, as I recall, and seem to remember that it was quite an interesting insight. I can't remember any detail from it just now though...and it's a bit of a worry considering I'm a fair bit younger than you. I do suffer from the ageing effect of some of my injuries though...


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