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November 28, 2014 2:21 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso wraps up 2014 for Ducati in style

Codger:.. ps......Faster than Stoner ever managed, ...
As others have pointed out...always having a crack at Stoner...So how do you explain Stoner's 1' 38.757 at Jerez? And, it was on an 800! (and we've all heard how the bikes have progressed immeasurably since then) Ok, perhaps it wasn't a Ducati, but you didn't limit your claim...and the problem with absolute claims, is that there's no way out when you're wrong!!! For a septagenarian, you can do a very good impression of a very naughty little boy, Codger. You're knicked!


November 28, 2014 3:00 PM

MotoGP » Bautista: Lots of power, lots of work to do

Well, clearly they still have some work to do, but at this point the feel the rider gets is probably important for the engineers to know where to put the effort in. Software will take some tuning, and the whole package needs to be integrated. Hopefully, Aprilia will have a competitive package by the end of the season. It would be great to have close to the full grid on competing equipment.


November 26, 2014 3:43 PM

MotoGP » Miller: The bike is incredible!

Funny how long it takes to get used to an extra 200 bhp for these guys... Having his knee down won't cut it anymore. The new thing is to have shoulder sliders - and use them. It's the new Spanish hipster thing. Anyway, he has a couple of days to get the hang of his new ride. Then he can think about it until he's back at Sepang when he'll get to see just how good the competition actually is. I for one hope he can adjust. Like Vinales and Pol Espagaro, he's one of the brightest potential contenders coming through.


November 20, 2014 11:19 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Marquez talented, brave, takes lot of risks

Yearby23: Hopefully this article can silence all the Lorenzo haters ...
That assume that logic, reason and fairmindedness is involved. Unfortunately, it isn't and they don't. The hate will continue to flow unabated. Lorenzo makes some good points though, Marquez does appear to take more risks, but he's been doing it for a long time. He rode much better this year than last year though, so Lorenzo and Rossi will need to improve if they are going to challenge next year. Hopefully they do.


November 19, 2014 10:31 PM

MotoGP » Honda, Yamaha discuss Ducati advantages

TF2: @ TrueFan I think the 'advantages' or 'concessions' that Honda & Yamaha condescendingly agree to for Ducati (and try to make it sound like they are doing them a favour, when IMO it's none of their darned business) are just different 'advantages' to those that H & Y know full well that they currently have. ...
Ducati needed to make changes to the engine and frame in concert. It takes a few versions to fine tune a new design. The engine freeze rule makes it all but impossible, and - in a pre-emptive answer to the usual bleaters of "the same rule applies to Honda and Yamaha" - this rule is only a couple of years old, and was invented by them. Ducati opted to go open class as it was the only avenue that allowed for more engine changes, to support their much needed development - within the Dorna imposed rules that were accepted by players. H & Y had nothing to do with it.


November 21, 2014 2:42 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Marquez talented, brave, takes lot of risks

TF2:.. ask whether MM would crash a lot more and lose points, risk injury etc. and potentially lose WC's.... without those rider aids ...
The key difference I have seen between MM and his rivals in MotoGP this year has been his corner ENTRY - especially tipping it in over the front wheel with the rear completely unloaded. I would be intrigued to read your explanation of how the rider aids have assisted with this particular facet of his performance, because my reading of the rules indicates that there are no electronic aids - certainly not in real time - to assist braking. I understand that data logging is allowed, but it would be a very large step to analyse some data and determine how much harder you can squeeze the front brake lever in the heat of the moment.


November 21, 2014 2:28 PM

MotoGP » Michelin front main question for 2016

Safe to say that the satelite teams will do one or two test each, but the factory teams will do the bulk of the donkey work. No doubt, the data will be shared by teams of the same manufacturer. Smith has already said he has access to factory team data, and I have no doubt the others all do it too. Frankly, even if the current competition IS unfair (per TF2's level playing field criteria for determining good racing), I think it will be a sad day for motorsport if we are denied the spectacle of Marquez riding into a corner with his rear wheel skipping, and tipping it in whilst he maintains a precarious balancing act with the mass of the motorcycle pivoting over a front wheel subject to serious braking forces, while inertia attempts to send the whole mass tangential to the corner he is negotiating. I hope that Michelin can give him a tyre that is up to the task.

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