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TrueFan

November 28, 2014 4:30 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso wraps up 2014 for Ducati in style


Codger, I'm not here to defend Stoner's record, I just succumb to the occasional temptation to correct false claims about "it's the bike" or other BS claims. But, anyway, the following year they changed the tyres...etc. Despite seemingly boundless hope, I'm not yet convinced that Ducati has fixed the bike. So far, only Dovi has consistently perform on it...improved - yes, I hope so - but not yet fixed. I'm looking forward to Sepang for the GP15 debut. Then we'll know if they have a prayer,

TrueFan

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!

TrueFan

November 28, 2014 4:14 PM

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


TF2: AB gets a hard time generally on here, and generally assessed as underperforming. Unfairly in my view, ... Its not actually outlandish to think that AB (& several others) could genuinely podium regularly (just like the 'aliens' do now) if they swapped seats with one of the big 4 stars.
I agree with the first part, and your rationale, but I'm not entirely convinced of the second part. I think AB could at least *sometimes* podium, but I'm not sure beyond that. We may never know. Whatever, he is certainly a very capable competitor at this level, and is not given the respect that he deserves by some on here.

TrueFan

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.

TrueFan

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.

TrueFan

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.

TrueFan

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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