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BillAce

April 15, 2014 4:56 PM

MotoGP » Dovi: Open rules not behind Ducati podium


Good for Ducati and god for Dovi, I think Dora should be helping the lesser teams become competitive. I just wish they weren't also handcuffing Honda and Yamaha so much to help close the gap further. MotoGP is the prototype lass where the bikes and riders are supposed to go as fast as humanly possible. Fuel and engine limits force the manufacturers to spend more to maintain their level of speed, the opposite of what they say the rules are supposed to do.

BillAce

February 20, 2014 3:10 PM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez breaks leg, will miss Sepang test


Jorge missed most of preseason in 2010when he broke hi hand training. Rossi hurt his shoulder training... It happens when you are on top of your game and constantly trying to find your limits Marc has been lucky when it comes to the type and timing of injuries so far. H will be fine for Qatar but Honda will likely still struggle there. Lets see if he can drag it to the front and challenge Yamaha early at one of their tracks, especially with limited testing .

BillAce

February 11, 2014 3:17 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: No-one is near Marquez


Talent Fan, Its not the electronics, its the rules. Honda has an advantage in both fuel consumption and reliability. This has little to do with electronics and more to do with fuel atomization, timing, combustion chamber design, thermal control, etc. The advantage might only be 1% but at this level it could take years and millions of dollars to find a tenth of a percent improvement. Dorna and the rules are handcuffing the other manufacturers by imposing both engine and fuel limits. Its difficult o get n engine to make the same power with LESS fuel and be MORE reliable at the same time. This makes the engineering task more difficult and expensive making Honda's advantage even greater instead of closing the performance gap like its supposedly intended to. Jorge has adapted his riding style to compensate for this with some success but Yamaha can' continue to rely on the riders to provide "technical innovation". In my opinion fuel limits should be gone and the manufacturers should

BillAce

February 08, 2014 5:57 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Production Racer criticism


In the end the 4 fastest riders are on the 4 fastest machines. Everything else is just self serving politics to fill a grid. Honda may have plans to further homologate a V4 superbike and race it elsewhere. Dorna wants more bikes on the grid and rider diversity to promote their series to a larger global audience. They all will continue to fiddle with the rules to suit their own agendas. The big question is how Yamaha will do on fuel. You can bet Honda is ready for this season. Even though Yamaha was close I really wonder what the race simulations look like and if fuel limits will put them further back this year?

BillAce

February 03, 2014 4:05 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo predicts 'big season' for Rossi


Would a taller rider have an advantage due to greater leverage on the bike and a greater likelihood of saving a crash. Rossi and JB both said Casey was crazy and saving crashes many times per lap after looking at his data. I would think a taller (bigger or stronger) rider would have an easier time of this giving them an advantage...if they had the stones (no pun intended) to try.

BillAce

November 14, 2013 2:43 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo, Rossi conclude testing programme


2013 season Honda - 9 race wins Yamaha - 9 race wins 2 riders had the vast majority of the wins and if they swapped bikes the results would probably be similar. They have the skill to adapt and extract the most possible performance out of their bikes and they or their package has advantages at different circuits. I recall a racing legend saying 80% rider, 20% bike and no one disagreed when it was him winning. It seems to apply more than ever when 2 riders on different bikes win about 85% of the races.

BillAce

February 01, 2014 2:45 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo predicts 'big season' for Rossi


gammagamma:
crashnetdummies: Dani is struggling against rivals because he can't out-muscle them. quod erat demonstrandum
Testicles are not muscles.
Neither is brain matter. My opinion is its these two holding Vale back, not body weight. He's had Jorge's setup data and knows where he is faster but just like with Stoner on the Ducati he chooses not to try to replicate it and faults a bike that is winning. Adapting the M1 to his style will make a slower M1, he needs to up his game and ride with the big dogs. Progress waits for no man.

BillAce

November 14, 2013 4:30 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo, Rossi conclude testing programme


How exactly do electronics prevent a rider from making a bike lap faster? They are rider aids if they were detrimental they wouldn't be there. They also aren't fixed items like ballast, they are fully programmable and each rider can set them to their own specific preferences and use the data they generate to show them where it is possible to go faster, or where their team mate does if they push. Rossi himself dominated during the electronics age. After his first test of the 211 he said "this isn't fair" referring to the traction control that no one else had at that stage. Over the years he had the best electronics team in the business and it took quite a long time for other teams and riders to catch up. What the electronics do is allow riders to further bend the laws of physics if they have the required skill and balls to do it, which a few do in every corner of every lap. Regardless, its still the rider making the difference.


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