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October 22, 2014 6:42 PM

F1 » F1: McLaren confirms Michael departure

I have to laugh at how many people out there seem to think they're experts as to Sam Michael's abilities or lack of. I'm pretty sure that none of you have the foggiest idea as to what Michael did on a day to day basis, let alone as to how competant he was doing said duties. He was held in extremely high regard at Williams, but his lack of success there was down to a problem with the structure at Williams and that he was having to do way too many jobs at once. I also think it's fair to say that Mclaren's engineering haven't exactly done the best job in recent years and you can only polish a turd so much at the race track. In fact, there have been a lot of instances where the race team have out-performed the car.


September 22, 2014 9:26 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?

Ok, the taller riders are carrying extra mass which obviously affects braking and acceleration. But, what none of the taller riders care to mention, is that their physiology gives them certain advantages when it comes to hauling the bike around, especially on fast directional changes. It can also give them advantages under braking, as the greater CoG changes put more energy through the front Bridgestone tyre, increasing grip. If Dorna were to make it a perfectly fair playing field by equalising physical disadvantages with ballast, then they should also start chopping inches off the arms and legs of people like Scott Redding.


September 22, 2014 10:52 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?

RaceRoad: Its more easy to break when smaller. try bench press with long arms. Being heavy also no advantage in hauling the bike around. bigger riders have to hault the bike with alot more mass. its easy to se the honda is more flickable. dani never complain becaus he has non!!!
What has bench pressing got to do with how a bike pitches and transfers mass under braking? A taller rider will have a higher CoG, inducing a bigger pitch moment, putting more energy through the front tyre. The Bridgestone front grips better the more energy you can put through it. It's unreal. Bigger taller riders have longer limbs, which allow them to exert a greater leverage through the bars and footpegs. Their greater mass also helps them to bully the bike through directional changes. Have you actually ever ridden a motorbike?


September 13, 2014 10:36 AM
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MotoGP » Redding reacts to Gresini Aprilia deal

Not only am I impressed with Redding on the bike, but he is increasingly becoming a class act off the bike too. He's simply saying exactly how it is. He absolutely deserves that factory Honda and Gresini has let him down in two ways. They won't have Honda machinery for 2015 and their dilly, dallying has ruled-out many possible rides that he could have moved to for 2015, including LCR, Pracmac and Tech 3. However, Gresini switching to Aprilia could be the best thing that's ever happened to Scott's career. The situation with Scott is almost like a football club loaning out one of their players to another team to cut their teeth and then getting them back in better shape. He's done his apprenticeship at Gresini on an open Honda and he's now returning home to Marc VDS, who are a family to him. There is a slight question mark over how well Marc VDS will get on top of engineering the bike, but they're a MotoGP team running Moto 2 bikes and they'll get there quickly.


August 25, 2014 1:05 AM

F1 » Magnussen hit with post-race penalty

I really don't understand how some of you are saying that his penalty was harsh. Magnussen put a fellow driver on the grass at 200mph along a straight when they were side by side. This is simply not acceptable. Not only does it endanger the drivers, but also trackside marshalls and spectators. I agree that similar moves have been gone unpunished in the past, which is why I'm glad to see the stewards finally having the balls to do something about it and draw a line in the sand.


August 16, 2014 3:43 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Czech Republic - Full Qualifying Results

The soft tyre flatters the understeer of the Ducati as the riders are able to drive the bike harder from mid-corner to the exits and steer the bike from the rear. The problem comes in the race, where this style destroys the tyre after half a dozen laps. If the race is dry, the Ducati's will fade away. However, if the race is wet, the Ducati's will be very, very competative and the race will be open. Great result from Bradley too, now that his future has been decided.

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