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March 29, 2015 5:00 PM

MotoGP » Moto3 Qatar - Race Results

Great ride from Masbou, he looked like he was stalking for the last couiple of laps. Props to Danny Kent too - really strong thoughout... and special mention for Quartararo - he found out how competitive the world championship will be early on, getting bumped back in the field, but fought back to lead from a few laps out - probably learned that you can't win from there! The wiser old heads (if you can believe that 19 or 20 is "old") came through. However, this youngster is going to live up to all the hype....


March 30, 2015 4:59 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: One of my best ever wins

Well, all in all, that was a spectacular race, and a really great ride by Rossi. Put simply, he made a better tyre choice than the other factory riders. However, due to the stupid CRT hangover tyre rules, the Ducati riders didn't have that option available, and it turned out to be the one to run with...pity. Also, it's hard to know whether the Ducati "power advantage" down the straight is due to an extra squirt of fuel, better software, or actual apples for apples engine superiority. That's a pity too. Even as a Ducati fan, I want to see them compete and win on merit. Allow the extra engines for a period to sort out their bike, and leave it at that. The other "concessions" are stupid. Anyway, back to the riders...Rossi and Dovi had a great battle, and props to both of them. Great start to the season.


March 29, 2015 3:54 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Qatar - Warm-up Results

Lancsmann: Interesting in both the tec3 yams have a higher top speed than the works bikes. With smith matching the Honda's. Maybe that fancy gearbox?
It probably has more to do with rear suspension balance or mid corner stability. Top speed has much more to do with traction through the last corner than outright engine or gearbox performance - although they clearly have a significant contribution too...Much of Stoner's advantage in the straights was due to his mid-corner throttle control. Also, we don't know what Rossi and Lorenzo were actually working on...they might have been looking for brake tweaks. The race is the only timing that counts...


March 28, 2015 2:30 PM

MotoGP » Ninth place Rossi ‘a lot more satisfied’

separated: Do people even bother to read the rules? Honda and Yamaha could have chosen to go Open like Ducati, but they chose not to. ...
Actually, I used to argue the same point, that would make us both wrong!!!! Honda could not go Open class nor Yamaha because they had wins in the 2013 season. Only factory bikes without a win in the previous 2013 (prior to 2014) season could qualify for open concessions. ...
Not true. Open Class was available to all, but Dorna didn't expect any factory teams to take the option - since the factories had all blocked the imposition of control software. The win restrictions etc that you refer to were introduced after Ducati had (a) opted to join the Open Class, and (b) made their factory software available to Magneti Marelli / Dorna for inclusion in the control Software... Dorna then created Factory 2...


March 28, 2015 2:47 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: No room for error in pole shootout

Codger: Race pace so far ( Laps under 1 min 56.4 ) :- Jorge..........11 Dovi..............9 (all of his laps) Rossi............8 Smith............8 !!! Dani..............7 Pol................7 Iannone........6 Scott, Cal, Aleix, and Marc.......4 !!!! Sorry folks......I like stats.
The problem with that comparison is that some of them were only working on qualifying setup, and some were still tweaking race setup.

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