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  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   58 min 33 sec ago

    Rev limiters are not instantaneous. As the situation in Moto3 proved engines can quite easily rev past the limit before the limiter can cut in and prevent them. This is particularly the case at full throttle, top speed, close to the rev limit when the rear wheel comes off the ground.

    In this case, it seems Yamaha set the rev limiter less conservatively, and they may have paid the price. If they had set the rev limiter 100 rpm lower, they may not have had this problem. But then again, they may not have seen the Ducati Desmosedicis for dust.

  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   4 hours 49 min ago

    "the software analyses all factors of machine function every millisecond or so" - so that brief 'moment' that you refer to must be pretty damn brief and certainly not enough to ruffle the feathers of a sophisticated, controlled valve system.

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Could 2017 be Rossi’s year?   5 hours 4 min ago

    A large Lorenzo pay-check comes with no guarantee of success at Ducati - it's a work in progress.

    Similarly, Vinales is unproven and doubts remain.

    But would Lorenzo ever return to Yamaha - with Rossi in his brand ambassader role?

    Yamaha had better start saving now if they want future success - both Tech3 riders have gone. 

     

  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   5 hours 39 min ago

    Doesn't MotopGP run to stricted engine rpm limits?

    Are you suggesting that Yamaha didn't extract the maximum from super fast circuits with long straights like Qatar, Argentina and Austin?

    Paddock gossip aside, the above mentioned races occurred earlier on in the season and were tackled with fresh engines operating at maximum power - but Muggello is/was Round 6. 

    To me, it seems as if Yamaha are once again dancing on the edge - like in 2012.

     

     

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Could 2017 be Rossi’s year?   7 hours 3 sec ago

    On TV It looks to me like Marquez is rear wheel steering the bike on the entry to the corner as well as the exit. This would take a small proportion of the workload and stress off the front tyre since the rear is now slowing and turning the bike.
    I guess it's the end result of Marc taking his dirt track style to its logical limit on tarmac