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August 21, 2014 3:55 PM

MotoGP » Smith: Signed, seamless, ready to deliver

Interesting to hear the areas of difference between the factory Yamahas and the Tech 3 bikes. You would always assume that they are slightly lower spec, but they are usually cagy about explaining it. I looked for BS off the line in Brno, and noticed that he got swamped, but then got distracted by the battle at the front, and trying to work out what was happening with Marquez. I'd like to see Smith get some good results. I once thought it might shut the haters up, but they seem almost addicted to it, so it will more likely just make them worse... Do it anyway, Bradders!


August 21, 2014 5:27 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha

gongsin: ....
A V-motor has greater block rigidity enabling very high compression ratios without block distortion under load and resistance to torsional vibration. ...
I intrigued. How does the V-motor design create "greater block rigidity"? Rigidity is normally a function of block mechanical properties (hardness, shear strength etc), dimensions, alloy characteristics etc. Also, for an optimum compression ratio (for a given rev range), pressure resitance / gasflow factors versus ignition efficiency (and detonation control) and the like make sense. I hadn't heard that optimum varied by engine configuration. Care to expand? Thanks


August 18, 2014 5:25 PM

MotoGP » Brno MotoGP test times - Monday (5pm)

You'll find that Pol and Bradders have much closer to factory kit than that, but without all the mid-season upgrades (exhaust etc). Pol likely gets upgrades ahead of Bradley now, because his contract is with Yamaha. Engines are most likely the same. Data analyst support is less with a sat team, and data sharing benefits the factory riders most. Software upgrades almost certainly favour JLO/VR, then Pol, then Brad... Similar with Bradl and Bautista. Engine will be very, very close to factory riders. There will be more differences elsewhere, especially for Bautista, and any running gear data that he gets from the other Honda teams won't be as useful to him, while the factory team could probably recalibrate data from him to get limited use. As for Yamaha, software upgrades will favour Marquez/Pedro, then Bradl/Bautista equally (neither has a direct contract AFAIK).


August 18, 2014 5:15 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Czech Republic - Race Results

PorkPie: ... PS I did find it a bit odd how Crazy Joe banged Marc a few times and then let Rossi straight past, 24 hours after getting the tow, thanks a bunch Marc must have thought. ...
Marc made the first contact. Looked like he was braking deep into the corner, and let the brakes off a bit quick, which made the bike wobble into Ionnone. Looked worse than it was, and then they made contact twice more through the next couple of corners, like they did in Moto2 more than a few times...anyway, he offered to buy him favour? probably not...

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