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October 07, 2013 6:46 AM

WSBK » Carlos Checa - Q&A

I agree that Checa should never ride at the TT. It takes the opposite mentality to do well and survive there than the mentality of 'push until you crash to find the limit and then back it off a tad'. Careless Chucker wouldn't survive the first practice session at the Isle of Man, so I see why he would hate that race. The ego is a hell-of-a-thing. The Panigale is a POS modelled on the 2009 MotoGP frameless bike. It does well in SSTK because of it's adjustable electric suspension. In SBK form though, it is too stiff and makes the suspension work too much ultimately making it hard to set up. I knew it would be a flop in SBK because of these inherent design flaws, and was derided as a 'retard' by the fanboys when it came out. Anyway, suck a long stiff one Ducati, you thought you'd be clever cutting corners. A motorcycle isn't an F1 car, so it needs a frame that has some level of flex to help absorb some of those spike forces transmitted by the suspension. My advice to Checa, steer clear of


October 01, 2013 4:04 AM

F1 » Minardi puzzled by Vettel's Singapore supremacy

You can have a TC system that doesn't directly use wheel sensors, and still be within the rules, yet outside of the spirit of the regulations. One way is to use the engine speed, and whenever the revs change abruptly beyond some predetermined parameters, it cuts power to one or more cylinders thus acting as a defacto TC system. It might be worth investigating. Vettel is a great driver, and it is easier to lead from the front at a street circuit though.


October 01, 2013 3:42 AM

MotoGP » PICS: Pedrosa highside after Marquez contact, sensor failure

It's not so easy to say the ECU should cut power in the event of a sensor failure. That would also be very dangerous. I think banning TC would be a good thing as we would see closer racing and safer racing as a result. It might seem contradictory but the reality is that relying so heavily on the electronics has turned the throttle into an 'On/Off' switch which is fine as long as everything is working as expected. As soon as one the sensors fails, the bike turns into a missile. BSB has had some great racing as a result of limiting electronics. These guys are great riders and would be able to handle the power of these machines without TC. There would be a learning curve of course, but in the end they would still master the bikes.


October 01, 2013 12:46 AM

MotoGP » Marquez, Pedrosa summoned by Race Direction

Get rid of TC and riders will have to learn throttle control and finesse. These days they come out of a corner and twist the grip till it hits the stops. Where is the skill in doing that? All that's going to happen is that when the inevitable electronic component failure occurs, the rider will be sent to the moon. This incident has been blown out of all proportion. Marquez took evasive action, and barely touched Pedrosa's bike.


October 01, 2013 12:08 AM

MotoGP » POLL: Should Marc Marquez be penalised?

I don't know about the whole, 'Marquez's bike dislodged a sensor cable' thing. It sounds like a bunch of crap to me. Wouldn't high-siding and crashing a bike be more likely to do that? I watched the replay over 20 times and I can't see how it's possible. There should be no penalty. This incident doesn't even come close to some of the fairing bashing that occurred during that race weekend over the three classes.


September 30, 2013 7:50 AM

MotoGP » Pedrosa: I went flying

Face it guys, Pedrosa will never win a MotoGP title, and Marquez is likely to smash all the records. This incident was nothing but Honda's fault. Marquez did everything he could to avoid hitting his team-mate. I say ban all electronics and let the riders use the same traction control system that Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene used, their right wrist.

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