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TrueFan

March 26, 2014 7:34 AM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


Tetley:
Rabcati: "unfortunately that little gap marquez pulled on Rossi on the final lap..." It was really the penultimate lap that cost Vale he was 6 tenths down on his previous 3 laps and last lap. Had he done a 1 min 55 on the 2nd last lap it could have been a totally different story.
Marc's bike was so much visibly faster than Vale's on that last lap that I suspected that the Yam had gone into "get-it-home economy mode" ...
I don't think the data supports that view. 1'55.813, 1'55.732, 1'56.442, 1'55.710 - Marquez last 4 laps. 1'55.621, 1'55.715, 1'56.624, 1'55.781 - Rossi last 4 laps. Rossi was faster than Marquez in the last sector of the last lap. He was not in fuel economy mode. Rossi did 4 laps under 1'55.800. 3 of them were in the last 4 laps.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 9:48 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


herewego: ...Cal needs to take a leaf out of Valentino Rossi's book - whatever is going on, Vale is always smiling and waving and willing to talk - a true professional!!
VR was schooled in PR from a young age, and coached by some of the best in the world. His Dad was a top racer. Barry Sheene gave him plenty of advice and encouragement - and from a natural master at capitalising on charisma. As a result, there is much entertainment in what VR says, and much spin. It's designed to build his brand. Fair enough. It works, and VR46 is a brand beyond any other in motorcycle racing. Cal doesn't have that background, or personality type. He's only human, and the bike was trying to kill him. Cut him some slack. At least you know what he actually thinks. They're racers, not diplomats. They don't have to give us white bread smiles and sugary niceness. Tell it like it is Cal. Maybe hold back a bit, but not too much.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 10:33 AM

MotoGP » Qatar winner Marquez wants more Rossi battles


Codger: Both Tech3 Yams registered a higher top speed (over the weekend) than both the Works Yams. Can anyone enlighten me ? My immediate thought that maybe the factory bikes were detuned for fuel consumption reasons.
Top speed is based on more than simply engine performance. E.g. Corner exit, a combination of how the gas comes on, and how much speed was carried through the apex. Stoner was a master at this. It's one thing to have the power, it's another thing to get it to the ground early. Secondly, it comes from body position (exposure) on the bike. Drag quickly becomes the biggest limiting factor to acceleration as the bike builds speed. It also can be a distorted reading, because of where the speed guns sit. I highly doubt that it's fuel related.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 8:05 AM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith - Q&A


Don-R: It seems to me that Bradley's biggest issue - and it has been for some time - is his tendency towards error during a race. ...
Well, that's nice, but conventional wisdom says that you can teach a guy who's fast to stop crashing quicker than you can teach a guy who's slow to ride fast. BS was at least on the pace before he made a mistake and crashed out. He seems fairly introspective and not too egotistical. Hopefully, he'll work out what happened and improved. He is now on largely equivalent kit to the other Yamahas. He's copped a lot of half baked criticism in the past, and I think he should have a chance to show his capability. Good luck to him. Hopefully he'll keep improving.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 10:19 AM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


RossL: Rossi has said that Marquez got away on the final lap ...
By 6 hundredths of a second? That's barely a bike length in the last corner. The second last lap cost Rossi 2 tenths. However you cut it up, it was a battle to the end. I agree with your comments on Pedrosa. I don't see too many guys coming through that are at his level, yet the slagging off resurfaces on a regular basis. He is consistently fast.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 10:09 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'Dangerous' Galbusera bet paid off


etc. Whatever he's done, his mind seems to be back in a better place. His performance at Qatar is only one race, but I don't buy the "he got the same result last year there" argument. He was off the pace last year. This year was a much, much better performance than lat year's. I think he is showing all the signs of having a competitive year. I didn't get the same feeling from watching him last year.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 12:14 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


Tetley: @Chopper51 "Hey, what can you say! ..."
TalentFan: ...Ducati had a bit of a senior moment...
I have to disagree with you there. It is not that Ducati got it wrong. It is that the transponder failed. ....
Well, yes and no. There is a premise in software development that if you're relying on a device for a measurement baseline, you have continuously check that the device is still reliable. They could have and should have done that. In that case, you need "fall back" code that works only off the telemetry. The transponder failed, and as a consequence, the software was thrown, but it was still a software fault. They should work off the telemetry in the first place - it's not a stupid arcade game. As you might have noted, TF believes they should just ditch the lot.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 11:57 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


Tetley:
TrueFan:
TalentFan: ...Roll on a unified spec and software! Then Dorna....
It won't make a difference. Dorna still intends to allow development, but make it available to everyone. .
It takes a brave man to state categorically what Dorna intends to do. I doubt very much if Dorna themselves know what they intend to do.
haha! Perhaps I should have said "as Dorna stated in the rules of the day, they still intend to allow development. Of course, rules and intentions change by the minute...." It might have been closer.

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 9:31 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'Dangerous' Galbusera bet paid off


Realist:
Poddy: Rossi is a great rider but ...
...Yes, he had the same result last year.....but 15 seconds off of the winner. This year his was right on the rear wheel of the winner. Big difference!
Rossi's biggest battle has been in his own mind. Before he got on the Ducati, he truly believed that he was the greatest rider - probably of all time. He had a pretty humbling experience at Ducati, and it has taken him some time to deal with the self doubt. Regardless, he is exceptionally skilled. He may have had to cut and run from JB for no other reason than JB was the one who he had confided his doubts to. It may be that JB no longer believed. It doesn't matter, the partnership ended, and now its 2014. His most ardent admirers can lose contact with reality at times, though both praising him and "explaining" his failures. I've long maintained that Rossi has never lost any skill, and I've ridiculed the claim that 32 or 34 is too old, et

TrueFan

March 26, 2014 7:53 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow's Ducati 'in a different place'


eadgbe:
TrueFan:
eadgbe: Truefan ...
..."clever" code... \blockquote] ...dual redundant ... ejector seat if it all went wrong - mind you, looking at Bradley Smith the other day........ What really worries me is all these auto-brake type functions on modern cars. ... uncommanded emergency stop
This is going off topic, I've done quite a bit of work reviewing software designs aimed in this direction. I raised serious doubts about it on several levels. Fail safe? not specified. Fault tolerant? not specified. Single points of failure? yes. JHuman factors? whole new ball game. And so on. It has uses, but Cal's experience shows exactly why you need to not get ahead of the curve. I don't think BS hit the ejector button. Maybe it was a software error?:)


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