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August 10, 2014 11:55 PM

MotoGP » Unbeatable Marquez equals Doohan's perfect 10 at Indy

I had a good laugh when MM "ran wide".... Dovi and Rossi stuffed themselves up and MM went through and thought "Sh!t, there's still 20 laps to go. Better let Rossi back through and make it look like a race." Lorenzo, Stoner and Dani would have cleared off given that chance, but at least MM is doing a small bit to make a show of things. Good hard riding by the top 4..


August 10, 2014 8:26 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: So many riders waiting for a tow

Getting a "tow" isn't just about gaining an advantage via slipstreaming and picking up new lines. You also gain a similar type of benefit that you get when you look" through" a corner rateher than 20ft in front of your bike when cornering. You think less about what you're doing and react more to what the bike is doing. By focussing a bit more on the bike in front you free up your subconscious to deal with reacting to what the bike is doing. Just you can run up a set of stairs faster by letting your body just do it rather than try to watch every single step you take.


August 05, 2014 5:26 AM
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F1 » Hembery: Pirelli focusing on 19-inch tyres not 18-inch

So for Formula E do they limit the amount of fuel you can put in the generator to charge the batteries? or does all the electricity come from "renewable" sources ?? All jokes aside, the only reason they run large wheel on road/track cars is so they can tune the vehicle with suspension components because it's darn near impossible for Joe spanner turner to redesign a chassis to work with a tyre that has the suspension built in. With a larger wheel, a larger amount of tuning range is shifted to discrete replaceable/adjustable parts rather than the unadjustable bits but the absolute level of performance is still lower because the unsprung weight (tyre +wheel instead of just tyre) will always be greater.


July 28, 2014 11:36 PM

F1 » Hamilton cost Rosberg win chance – Wolff

I can see both sides of the coin with regard to orders, but under the current circumstances the team order had nothing to do with securing a DWC or CWC but simply to place one driver further ahead in the DWC than the other for political reasons. If a fresh set of tyres was best for Nico then it should have been best for Lewis as well, with Mercedes probably getting a 2-3 finish instead of a 3-4, but I'm guessing they don't need the constructor's points that bad. For whatever background reason it was the right call by the team, but it was the wrong call for the fans of F1 and the wrong call for whatever shred of integrity is left in the sport. I know Lewis didn't do it for the fans and that he ignored to order for his own selfish reasons but it was the right decision for the sport and fans on the day.


July 25, 2014 5:27 AM

F1 » Massa critical of FIA stewarding

In some respects it's a bit like the old pedestrian on the crossing, Yes the cars have to give way to him BUT stepping out in front of a driver who isn't going to (or can't) stop means you're going to lose out anyway. I think on many weekend we see a driver put their car where they probably shouldn't and it's only because the other driver who may be entitled to hold his line yields is what prevents the accident from happening. It's a judement call from the lead driver really, do I hold my line and have the crash so the other guy crashes out as well and goes to the stewards and learns not to do that again, or do I yeld when technically I don't have to, continue the race and every other driver now knows I can be bluffed out of a corner?


July 23, 2014 12:49 PM

MotoGP » ‘Thumb brake’ appears on final day of Honda test

Don't forget those NSR's also knew what gear they were in and had different ignition maps for each, so "full power" wasn't available even though "full throttle" may have been. Given that after only a handfull of laps you'd know what gear and which rpm you'd be pulling in every corner on the track, one would be tweaking the ignition maps to soften the power where necessary.


July 15, 2014 11:19 PM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start

When you choose to undertake a pitlane start you forfeit your grid slot and by that very action you're accepting a back-of-the-pack start from pit lane with everybody else. However, the rules already give the starter the option to invoke a delayed start if they feel the safety of the start is prejudiced and let them go for another warm up lap whereby all the guys in pit lane would then form up in their correct order at the back of the grid. There is already a rule in place that they chose not to invoke for whatever reason.


July 14, 2014 5:10 AM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start

Actually, having a look at the written rules there is already an option for the starter to invoke a "Delayed Start", "should there be a problem that might prejudice safety at the start" So the current rules already allow the starter to think "14 bikes piled into the pit exit isn't safe, so I'll invoke a delayed start.!!" They'll then run another warm up lap and all the machine in pit lane will start from the back of the grid in the order in which they qualified. It's already in the rules, the starter simply didn't apply the rule..


July 14, 2014 1:29 AM

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start

But riders make their decisons with fixed rules in play. Imagine forming up on the sighting lap while all the other bikes file into the pits behind you. Suddenly you're out there by yourself and realise that the other guys now no longer have to start from pit lane (like you would have if you were the only one to pit) but can start at the back of the grid?? It'd make you want to back your bike up and come in as well. Bradle was stuffed anyway as he would have had to swap to a bike with wet tyres.

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