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by zelot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Sepang test 2020
Replies: 29
Views: 1553

Re: Sepang test 2020

They said in the MotoGP After the Flag program that Aprilia were re-building engines at the end of each day. I think they meant they were checking all the valve clearances etc and double checking all components. Aleix was desperate to do a full race simulation but the exhaust broke during the simula...
by zelot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2020 - Testing
Replies: 33
Views: 2307

Re: MotoGP 2020 - Valencia Test

New fairing on 2020 prototype Yamaha, hopefully getting more air into a bigger airbox for some more BHP for all the Yamaha boys.
by zelot
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Paul Bird Ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 2905

Re: Paul Bird Ducati

Tyco could keep Taylor Mackenzie maybe. Not sure if Keith Farmer will be back in 2020, I assume he will.
by zelot
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Paul Bird Ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 2905

Re: Paul Bird Ducati

Yeah, Christian is good, but not Josh Brookes good. Hopefully Tommy Bridewell will give Josh a tough time to give us some excitement.
by zelot
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Haslam on Honda
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Haslam on Honda

:lol: Fast forward 35 years, Leon Haslam gets the factory Honda ride!! I think he'll do OK, no better no worse than normal ie will fight for the occasional podium. Solid rider for the 8 hrs race thouh Oh yeah, Leon, that's the one :lol: You're right, Suzuka 8Hr will be important for HRC and Leon ce...
by zelot
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R18 Malaysian GP Sepang
Replies: 53
Views: 2347

Re: R18 Malaysian GP Sepang

I think Marquez would have taken a tow from any of the Yamahas. He knew they were all quick, so a tow from one of them to drag himself on to the front row would have been perfect. From there his race tactics would have been different, trying to disrupt the rhythm of the Yamahas on the first lap and ...
by zelot
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Haslam on Honda
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Haslam on Honda

Ron Haslam gets Honda 2020 ride. I suppose he has had plenty of success and is fast enough. Be interesting to see how he compares to Alvaro, and how seriously Honda are taking this. I wonder what electronics package they will use, seeing as Haslam seemed to have a particularly hard time adapting to ...
by zelot
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: R18 Malaysian GP Sepang
Replies: 53
Views: 2347

Re: R18 Malaysian GP Sepang

Apparently Fabio's problem in the race was the front tyre temperature went up too much and made him lose feeling. Ironically all through practice and qualifying he couldn't get enough heat, and then in the race too much. Probably as a result of being in a rookie team without all the experience neces...
by zelot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 26936

Re: WSBK 2019

I think Toprak is at another level compared to Lowes. Still really young. A beautiful riding style. Sliding and drifting that Kawasaki in total control. Looked so comfortable riding it. I think being in the Yamaha factory team, with the testing and parts that they will have access to will benefit hi...
by zelot
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Bautista to Honda WSBK
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Re: Bautista to Honda WSBK

I thought it was Takahashi on the other Honda. Not sure where that leaves Leon Camier. Maybe depends what Leon can pull out of the hat in the last few meetings.

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