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May 29, 2014 7:25 PM

WSBK » Lowes: Ideally we’d have no electronics

BikeWatch: @RSMick Actually active suspension is banned in WSBK. It was allowed when Spies romped the field in 2009 but it is no longer available. Also I'm pretty sure GPS is allowed in MotoGP. Cal Crutchlow recently had a problem with his bike thinking he was at different corners of the track. Was it Qatar? Or COTA? Anywho, apologies if I'm mistaken.
Cal's problem was due to failure of the lap timing transponder that registers every time you cross the start/finish line. They used that to datum the bike's position every lap instead of using gps, which is banned. ironically it's a Dorna issued component. The likes of Honda say that they use motogp to develop electronics for streetbikes but I can't for the life of me see that technology transferring to the street. A different engine map when you're in a 30 limit perhaps (although it'd be ****ing annoying) but a different setting for every corner? I don't think so


May 18, 2014 8:48 PM

MotoGP » Rossi mistake ends Marquez victory battle

I think Rossi was about to use the tactics that were so successful against Casey Stoner at Laguna that time. Stoner had a similar level of superiority over the field that day but Rossi messed up his rhythm and teased a mistake out of him. Of course Stoner wasn't as much of a racer as Marc and the ploy probably needs a certain amount of hatred to work. Would've been interesting to watch though. Roll on Mugello


April 08, 2014 8:14 PM

MotoGP » ‘The lap time difference was 0.3 second’

WylieCoyote: I see this myth about Stoner only winning in 2007 due to superior top speed is raised again. In 2007 the biggest margin between Stoner and the second fastest bike, averaged over the 5 fastest laps, was 2.8KMH at Estoril. He won at Donnington with the 10th fastest average top speed speed. Losail with the 4th. Leguna Seca with the 3rd. Getting the fastest average speed down the straight is as much skill as power as he proved in 2006 where he was on a satellite Honda but was the fastest bike on 3 occasions and 2nd fastest in another 3. Look at the replays of 2007, he passed as much in the corners as the straights.
Blimey. Talk about selective statistics You forgot to mention that at Losail, the bikes with (marginally) higher top speeds were all Ducatis, while he was 11.7kph faster than Rossi! Donnington was wet BTW, so hardly worth mentioning (unless you're trying to fiddle the stats)

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