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by kenup283
Tue May 11, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5
Replies: 19
Views: 17507

SHARK Grand Prix de France - rd.5

So much went down last race we’ve all been left speechless :) but in case you missed it, definitely must to go back and watch as prerequisite for this weekends racing. What does France have in store for us? A Yamaha rebound on the cards, Suzuki to stop playing horseshoes and pickup corn hole finally...
by kenup283
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 16612

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

Great Moto2 and Moto3 races... just finished them. Have to say Moto2 was really good. Roberts looked good but Raul Fernendez and Remy were better. The passes back and forth with Canet and company were smooth and precise. When remy rubbed and nudged his way passed I was thinking Roberts was going to ...
by kenup283
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 16612

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

Not at all happy with the penalties in qualifying.... looking fwd to the race, hopefully goes without being decided by something trivial like this.
by kenup283
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 16612

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

I think that was Nakagami. Not sure what happened but came off at end of front straight. Strange. Looking at FP3 times, Quart absolutely killed it, he starts out on a 15lap old rear and then puts another 10 on it ending at race distance running mid -low 1:40’s. All in a tight Lorenzo like string. Hi...
by kenup283
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171289

Re: Silly Season

I was underwhelmed by reading Dovi’s Aprilla test comments. Sure I don’t expect much but to talk about rider position... heck club racers around the world get that stuff sorted before towing their bikes 3 hours to the track.... Also his remarks about not wanting to fill in for an injuried rider but ...
by kenup283
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 18161

Re: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

The engine homologation is an honor system. There are not any checks. It is upheld only by threat of strick enforcement that any non conforming engines would be penalized each time where it was used at an event retroactively. The rub with last years yamaha thing was that that did not occur. It becam...
by kenup283
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Marquez 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 22906

Re: Marquez 2021

He’s also not mentally fatigued by a month in Qatar that seems to have weighed on many. So he’ll be that much more ready to go and won’t have to leave Europe til end of season (if those happen). 40 points down on a Ducati, 36 down on both factory Yamahas, and 26 or less on the rest. Not bad at all.
by kenup283
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 18161

Re: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

Great race. Martin looked awesome. The way he hanged off the bike and was super smooth. Made the tire last. Agree Zarco was covering his 6 and was his wingman. Martin had only 11th quickest lap time and Qaurt had 7th quickest laps. Showing they were more consistent than many others. For example Bagn...
by kenup283
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 18161

Re: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

What surprised me about having 2 races at the same track a week apart was how much variation there was in the result, Yep I’m gonna miss this.. I’d say it’s the diff btwn racing same/next day to the next weekend which gives time for people to make adjustments and regroup. As is biggest teams with b...
by kenup283
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 18161

Re: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

Found these comments from Zarco interesting. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/974294/1/target-win-need-better-manage-sunday-zarco Reading between the lines. Zarco Ver.2019: the power deliver is $hit Zarco Ver.2021: Yamahas lack of power is an advantage Speaking French is not enough to also learn fi...
by kenup283
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 18161

TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

Another crack at bat for our first and what may be our only double header of the year. With the strategies pretty clear for all the teams and riders , their cards are on the table, so it comes down to who can execute that plan among the top runners. Like before the ducatis will look to become a gang...
by kenup283
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Round 1
Replies: 12
Views: 8866

Re: Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Round 1

Vale is definelty in striking distance. Noticing with Ducati, just about all their riders, have crashed loosing the front applying throttle mid corner pick up point. It looks like rear overpowering a light front as get on the gas. First was Miller, and Zarco dropping it at turn 4 in early FP session...
by kenup283
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Round 1
Replies: 12
Views: 8866

Re: Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Round 1

Qualifying should see the inlines do well. Race they will need to make a clean get away but I can see them getting stuffed and not able to break away. The long front straight will get them reeled in but rest of track is flowing. Lorenzo used to put on a clinic here year after year for being quickest...
by kenup283
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Suggestions for a new bike
Replies: 7
Views: 12143

Re: Suggestions for a new bike

The bandit is on bigger size. I took some time warming up to it. Im 5’10-11” 200lbs to move around and once moving a lot of that weight disappears but is felt moving it around the garage etc. Thinking about another option that would put you closer in performance size power weight to your Zxr400 woul...
by kenup283
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Suggestions for a new bike
Replies: 7
Views: 12143

Re: Suggestions for a new bike

I really enjoy my Suzuki Bandit. I have the 1200, but look up the 1250 of you’d like fuel injected. They go by GSF1200 or 1250 and come pretty cheap. Best bang for buck factor. They also come in smaller 600/650 cc but if taking a passenger I think you’ll find the larger 1200’s better suited. The bik...
by kenup283
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Round 1
Replies: 12
Views: 8866

Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar - Round 1

Ready to go racing and feels like we start right where left off. A toss up of contenders.

A feeling of urgency of a still somewhat uncertain schedule and latest news of Marq, we get to pick up where left off.

So who’s it going to be
by kenup283
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Marquez 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 22906

Re: Marquez 2021

I can definitely see him racing in Qatar. If it’s a shake down race one and then full bore second race or hit it right from start is my only question. I lm actually thinking, only half jokingly, that Marquez may very well come out of this ambidextrous and Honda will mount a twist grip on the left ba...
by kenup283
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171289

Re: Silly Season

I too am very curious to see and hear his remarks. I’ve been pulling down some pics of bikes from first test and get a Ducatiesque feeling from some of the pics of the prilla, particularly under acceleration. Wild card will be if it’s got stability under braking Dovi needs / prefers.. If he can get ...
by kenup283
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Is Valentino Rossi finished?
Replies: 7
Views: 4811

Re: Is Valentino Rossi finished?

I personally feel that wins are unlikely at his age, but IMHO he might have fared a bit better towards the end of his career - at least it would have been a bit less rocky - had he retained the services of Burgess. Just last season he was fighting for the win at Catalunya and crashed out of 2nd pla...
by kenup283
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Is Valentino Rossi finished?
Replies: 7
Views: 4811

Re: Is Valentino Rossi finished?

He’ll be racing at Qatar in a couple weeks with the rest of them, and the rest of year for that matter. So no he’s not finished. :) He was on the podium last year, and that’s with a serval tracks he’d podiums years before taken off the calendar. He’s still thereabouts and only way off the final stan...
by kenup283
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM in 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

Re: KTM in 2021

Interesting interview with Wolfgang Felber of KTM's MotoGp team. He talks about the steel frame. 3D printing elements of the chassis that are welded together. Amongst some other information. https://blog.ktm.com/one-step-beyond-meeting-the-man-who-helped-accelerate-the-ktm-rc16-to-the-front-of-the-...
by kenup283
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Honda repeating the same mistakes?
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Re: Honda repeating the same mistakes?

The way those comments read is the rider saying loosing time on the straight makes it more difficult everywhere else. He is asking for more power and saying not having the latest bike mean not having the most. Not a case of him asking for less and Honda making more in spite.
by kenup283
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: Will BMW deliver with Van Der Mark?
Replies: 6
Views: 6331

Re: Will BMW deliver with Van Der Mark?

In WSBK it’s as much about the teams who run the teams as everything else. BMW entered the scene as Ducati was stepping out their factory backing, and BMW promptly scooped up Feel Motorsports who ran the Ducati effort. Few years later as BMW had reached their corporate goals and was on their way out...
by kenup283
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1977
Views: 171289

Re: Silly Season

I finally decided to look back at Aprila from 2019 to 2020 in terms of time finished behind race winner. Short story is 2020 was a big step up for them. More specifically Alex Espargaro made an avg roughly 10 sec improvement closer to front in 2020. Typically finishing in 15sec off the win compared ...
by kenup283
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Marquez 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 22906

Re: Marquez 2021

I’m guessing the doctors didn’t expect he’d be dragging his elbow on his broken arm on the asphalt ! But where I think he did it was dragging same elbow with plate and screw in arm across the rumble strips on inside of curve. There’s some good slow mo vid of him doing it in practice. It’s what Id ca...