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by tom
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Re: Ducati goings on. Part 2.

Kropotkin wrote:It isn't the engine angle:

http://motomatters.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2116
Very interesting. So it all comes down to Ducati just not being as good as Honda and Yamaha, at engineering/designing Motorbikes.

Good article Krop.
by tom
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2012 Round 12 Brno Race Topic ***Spoilers***
Replies: 194
Views: 7352

Re: 2012 Round 12 Brno Race Topic ***Spoilers***

Something haschangedin Pedrosa... Confidence, and a hunger for the win instead of settling for the points in second. Good to see.... I think it's just that he's fully fit and on a well sorted bike for the first time since his motoGP class debut in 2006 I agree that his ability to avoid injury so fa...
by tom
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Masao Furusawa Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Masao Furusawa Interview

Yes quite right, I didn't mean to imply they said no. The Japanese would never be so direct.
by tom
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Masao Furusawa Interview
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Masao Furusawa Interview

Fantastic interview. Imagine the bike that would be produced if both Furusawa and Filippo Preziosi worked together to design a bike with feedback from a rider like Valentino. Imagine if that combo was was pitted against a Honda/Stoner and Yamaha/Lorenzo combination... Such a pity :( It is sad that Y...
by tom
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Indy ***spoliers***
Replies: 51
Views: 3288

MOTM Indy ***spoliers***

Ouch! Love the express boobie milk bottle in the background. Keeping it real the Stoners :D
by tom
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM Indy ***spoliers***
Replies: 51
Views: 3288

MOTM Indy ***spoliers***

Just so I understand clearly, Rossi should have crashed trying to finish 35 seconds from the leader in 7th rather than finish 55 seconds back in 7th? Are we rooting for injuries now? Maybe I should post up the Hayden or Simoncelli crash videos for you guys? Don't be an idiot. It is a fair point and...
by tom
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Stoner unloads

I take your point Krop and Albert. I do normally think Britt is fair and informative. This article though, really got my goat and the anti Stoner reaction it was designed to get, it defiantly did get. Here from the usual one eyed monsters and everywhere else. The thing in that article that really ma...
by tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Stoner unloads

Then Britt should publish the full interviews.
by tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Rossi to Yamaha!!
Replies: 340
Views: 25543

Rossi to Yamaha!!

Thats a very nice statement from Valentino.
by tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Stoner unloads

See oscars original post in this thread. Context is everything!
by tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Stoner unloads

Context!!!!!! If Brit wants to stand by the piece let him publish all the interviews, questions and answers. The exact same thing could have been done to Rossi, he has made more than enough controversial comments that taken out of context could easily be patched together to create a nice sensational...
by tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Stoner unloads

I got that impression as well Japhrodisiac just from reading the transcript. The self doubt Rossi is experiencing at the moment is so foreign in comparison to the the Vale of old. I honestly think he has become a better person and will bounce back from this. I also think it wont take him long to bou...
by tom
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Re: Stoner unloads

Good call Oscar. Complete and utter CRAP journalism from motorcyclenews.com! Matthew Birt should hang his head in shame. They should be banned from the paddock. Diarrhoea like that, is one of the reasons we are prematurely loosing one of the greatest riders ever. Complete and utter shit!!! How easy ...
by tom
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest
Replies: 261
Views: 23990

Re: The Ben Spies Prediction Contest

I'm not sure whether this was noted perhaps I missed it but on the main site Scott Jones has a pictures of the last round with a photo of Ben Spies off his seat and looking at the rear captioned "What the...?" Ben Spies rear span up nastily doing a test start, nearly throwing him off the bike That r...
by tom
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Stoner unloads
Replies: 137
Views: 6305

Re: Stoner unloads

There's a reason why Rossi is seen as funny and popular, while Stoner is seen as bitter - and that his becase they don't "say the same stuff". I've never seen this kind of vindictive diatribe from Rossi. Although I'm a fan, I don't like the mind games he has employed - although I recognize that the...
by tom
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Re: Ducati goings on. Part 2.

????? How do you get from my criticism of the suggestion that Ducati "use the rest of the season as a series of tests" to that of making a strategic decision to not risk crashing as analogous? By that standard anyone letting off the throttle would be "throwing the race" too. Its been very hot/dry h...
by tom
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Re: Ducati goings on. Part 2.

But quite frankly it means Ducati can ignore any further requests from Rossi. Nothing he has provided so far was really helpful anyways, so that's not a loss. It doesn't change the fact though, that they have to ask themselves what is going wrong. Hopefully they can turn things around. I have some ...
by tom
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Re: Ducati goings on. Part 2.

A disaster for the sport if it were to actually happen & become common knowledge. In essense, you are suggesting VR & NH "throw" their races & potentially interfere with the "real" race. What of the thousands of fans coming to see them race? Not sure why testing new parts is considered throwing rac...
by tom
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Re: Ducati goings on. Part 2.

Exactly, they are just slow. And it doesn't take half a year to build a carbon fibre frame either. For people here that still think this is esoteric manufacturing, it's not. It's pretty common nowadays. I've been working with the stuff for a few years now and it's withing the realm of a very seriou...
by tom
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Ducati goings on. Part 2.

Yes me to, I think everyone assumed that from the cf frame irritation on that the dukes were ultra stiff and Casey during the height of the "Casey can't develop a bike" era made similar comments and seemed to favour anything that Ducati did that stiffened up the bike. He copped a lot of criticism at...
by tom
Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Ducati goings on. Part 2.

Thanks Cam, good find. The way I see it is, of the two fundamental problems they had one has been solved, be it by accident, or by change of tyre construction, or the cf to aluminium swap, or perhaps even a deliberate and fully understood design change but what ever it was we are not seeing the unex...
by tom
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 57758

Re: Silly season 2013

I would imagine there was a truck load of money involved in getting Dovi on the Duke.

Hanuman, ok possibly successful was a poor choice of word as it is not easy to define however the point still stands.
by tom
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Ducati goings on. Part 2.

Grahluk you have mirrored my thoughts exactly.
by tom
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly season 2013
Replies: 989
Views: 57758

Re: Silly season 2013

I've got to agree with both Albert and Tourn. I find it just plain ridiculous the notion that MotoGP is lesser because of Vale or his fans. Likewise it is a ridiculous criticism of Dorna to say that it is wrong for them to take advantage of Vale's personality and popularity. What should they do, tel...
by tom
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Ducati goings on. Part 2.
Replies: 2768
Views: 207873

Re: Ducati goings on. Part 2.

I apologise in my last post I said 'Shouldnt've' instead of 'Should have'... I think they should have stuck with the CF frame and see if they could have made it work with a more compact engine.... It was something they invested a lot of time and money into and with an engine layout that gave them m...