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November 12, 2015 3:46 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test for Ducati?


PatrickD:
Jimmy1: One of the best motorcycle racers ever. What he did on that POS Ducati was unbelievable. To have him back on the grid would be fantastic.
How bad was it? Capirossi won on it, Hayden got a dry podium at Aragon.. Have you compared with a customer Honda, for instance?
Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Prev. Gap Lead. Gap Laps Saturday, 7 Nov 2010, Valencia 1 Casey STONER AUS Ducati Team Ducati 310.3 1'31.799 - - Pole. Sunday, Stoner 2nd. Stoner, Fastest lap... Tuesday, 10 Nov 2010, Valencia 2 Casey Stoner HRC 1:32.775 +0.763 +0.763 44 10 Valentino Rossi Ducati Team 1:33.882 +0.166 +1.870 56 Wednesday, 11 Nov 2010, Valencia 1 Casey Stoner HRC 1:32.066 - - 63 15 Valentino Rossi Ducati Team 1:33.761 +0.021 +1.695 70 Draw your own conclusions.

TrueFan

November 12, 2015 3:06 PM

MotoGP » Harder Michelin still needs work, says Pedrosa


Tunde: HRC should not let MM lead development. DP should be the point of reference. MM's loosey-goosey style looks exciting but led to an overly aggressive '15 engine. ....
Mostly fair enough, but MGP riders only provide feedback. They don't "lead development"...That's a fan myth. The overly aggressive '15 engine was typical of Honda. They've been doing that kind of thing for decades. I read here that Stoner told them it was too aggressive. They ignored him. Since the 80s, their engineers would make changes without discussing it with the race team. Part of the reason Doohan was so successful was that JB simply blocked Honda from making any changes that he didn't ask for. He'd keep the previous season's bike and stick with it. Engineers should listen to ALL their riders. In MotoGP, even the slowest riders are very, very good.

TrueFan

November 12, 2015 1:56 PM

MotoGP » Harder Michelin still needs work, says Pedrosa


Codger: Dani thread, so Dani comment. If the little man wins the Championship next year then count me in as one of the happy punters.
I second that. If he's injury free, he's a good chance. It will also come down to which bikes work best with the software at more tracks, and likewise the tyres, and rider form and confidence factors etc. One consequence of the move to Michelin could be that there is (hopefully) less arm pump inducing load, because the front tyre is less dependable than the Bridgestone, while the rear is better. It sounds like the software might be a little "agricultural" in its trigger points and effect. Maybe they can soften it with map configs, maybe they need to get their whizz kids to come up with a fix that all the manufacturers agree on...

TrueFan

November 12, 2015 10:51 AM
Last Edited 90 days ago

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)


numiiii: Anyone please tell me is the & ECU 2016 season run for equal to any facotry bike? Means no more open class or such? And also mean 2016 all the bikes are on the same ECU spec?
No more open class. They all have the same ECU (this was the same in 2015) New for 2016 - all have control software. The major manufacturers have all agreed to develop and share updates. The update process will be controlled by Dorna. From the regulations: "From 1 July 2015 until the end of the 2016 season, if a change to the official software is requested unanimously by the 2014 contracted Factory Option manufacturers (Ducati, Honda, Yamaha), then the Organisers must adopt this modification, with the costs of such modification being the responsibility of these manufacturers."

TrueFan

November 12, 2015 9:03 AM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)


cont... As I understand it, all the manufacturers can contribute to the software development, with a team at Dorna managing the integration and release of updates, including what gets included. Some parts could be one size fits all, although there's always potential to have specific functions that work for the Honda, but not Yamaha etc. Yamaha will be able to see this (code) and provide their own additional equivalent Yamaha specific function. Alternatively, it is possible that Dorna could modify the supplied code (if they have the resources to do the work. It's a bit like your computer has messages in every language, but displays them in the language you configured. Ducati supplied their software for inclusion so they'd still have access to that functionality. They didn't care if others had it too, because they might not be able to exploit it.

TrueFan

November 12, 2015 8:50 AM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)


DamZen1: Guessing about who ran what ECU
All the bikes last year ran the MM ECU, however, only the open class bikes ran the Dorna supplied control software. Ducati nominated their intention to run in the open class on the day of the deadline. Before the first test, they voluntarily licensed their software to Dorna, making it available to all OC bikes. Of course, it was tailored to the Ducati, and too complicated for most of the smaller teams to do anything with. As a result, Dorna created the Factory 2 class, with open concessions, but still with proprietary software. This applied to Ducati, Suzuki and Aprilia. The teams that once used a Mitsubishi ECU ported or converted their software to MM a couple of years ago. Suzuki was last to do it. Some of the hand-me-down bikes testing in Valencia this week were still running factory software. e.g. See comments from Miller and Bradders. ...cont

TrueFan

November 11, 2015 5:39 PM
Last Edited 90 days ago

MotoGP » Honda postpones Sepang data - again


bri t: Well Honda do sound like they want to reveal it and I can't see them saying its FIM and Dorna's choice if it wasn't. What I'd like to know is if this is a 'blind' direction or not. Honda said they would release the data to interested parties so have FIM and Dorna actually seen the 'evidence' for them to come back with this idea of holding back again?
Dorna wants one thing...Promote MotoGP. They don't care if Rossi leaves, but they would like to keep his fans if possible. My view is that that won't happen. I can't see how data can show a kick anyway. It might show a rapid

TrueFan

November 11, 2015 4:45 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP Test - As it happened


Realist:
Yearby23:......
... Why would diehard Rossi fans have anything against Vinales?
IIRC,t you were a big rap for Marquez, @Realist... Until Rossi unnecessarily treated him with the contempt he meted out to other riders that were unfortunate enough to best him...(Argentina, Assen). Rossi had right of way in both cases, and I commented accordingly. VR's mocking post-race contempt was asking for trouble though. His outburst in Sepang was practically title harikari, although realistically, he had concluded he was good for 4th from there and Valencia, failing rain. Some of us foolishly believed he would win anyway...me included. Rossi fans turned on Marquez as soon as the puppet-master made the pronouncement. All Maverick need do is show Rossi that he will beat him more than rarely. He'll get the same treatment.

TrueFan

November 11, 2015 3:14 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP Test - As it happened


Yearby23:
TrueFan: Pedrosa has done a 1:31.180. That would be his fastest lap ever at Valencia. ...
Lorenzo's pole lap was a 1.30 flat. ...
Thanks, you're right. I spent too long studying the race lap times to see if there was any truth in the conspiracy theories. Got bogged down in all the mid 131s that the top three were running...or the low 132s that someone else wanted to deflect attention from.


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