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by Vmax666
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: British Superbikes 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 10630

Re: British Superbikes 2019

I think the Ducati’s have the best riders this year With the exception of Mckenzie who is riding great It’s easy to be a critic of ducati but Paul bird puts a lot into racing and has for quite some years,Which is why he has the best team. The other teams have just not signed the right riders, except...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 11763

Re: 2018

It will only do them good if they learn something from it How long does it take a dedicated factory to build a new frame? If they can’t build one for the works riders what chance have the others got I am not sure they will turn it around this year I would like to see them at the front. But if I were...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 23900

Re: WSBK 2019

It’s more how much the gap is to third place over 140 points Shows rea is still having a good year. Not quite as good as Bautista Maybe all the win bonuses are effecting Bautista making him push more for the win Good race today for first but a bit uneventful behind Looking how the other Ducati’s hav...
by Vmax666
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 23900

Re: WSBK 2019

It will be interesting to see how pirro goes Commentators on Eurosport said he did all the testing for the wsbk v4 so should be very familiar with it But I think he will be inside the top ten behind Davies Shame for Van der Mark looked good in practice Honda must surely be embarrassed I know they sa...
by Vmax666
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: British Superbikes 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 10630

Re: British Superbikes 2019

Realy good to see a small privateer team leading the championship It’s easy to think that the ducati is dominating. But the other teams are the ones struggling Kawasaki are missing Haslam Suzuki and ray has got lost somewhere over the last 6 months The yamaha is a good package. McKenzie crashing and...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2019 R7 - 16 June - Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya
Replies: 63
Views: 2615

Re: 2019 R7 - 16 June - Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalun

I don’t think it spoiled the race Good to see Lorenzo finally showing some grit, I don’t think anyone would have touched Marquez The crash allowed quatararo rins and petruchi to move back to the front and some great racing from them for the following laps Maybe smith should step away from racing and...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

Also listening to the boss of speedup giving his reasons for why he no longer used wp suspension was interesting He said that the suspension was good but all the information was given to ktm for them to improve their frame And that is why he thinks this year they are struggling because they have no ...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

Can’t help thinking the joint with six welds looks like a area which could have weaknesses due to welding
Also is the carbon above the exhaust a part to aid stiffness that cab be interchanged
And not sure about the hole in the plate just above the gearbox. If that to allow inserts for changing flex
by Vmax666
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

If ktm can produce frames quickly then surely in moto2 you would see more changes to bring them bearer to the front In MotoGP the only noticeable improvement was the switch to carbon swingarm, which has only been given to pol With red bull backing I would have thought they would have access to f1 ca...
by Vmax666
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

There is a big difference between a 60bhp off reader and a 200+ bhp circuit racing bike Moto3 they are competitive Moto2 with new triumph engine not competitive MotoGP not competitive Whatever metals they are using on the frames or the welding process must be too complicated at this moment in time W...
by Vmax666
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: DON'T TOUCH MUGELLO !
Replies: 97
Views: 3866

Re: DON'T TOUCH MUGELLO !

It’s a fact of life Any circuit designed years ago is going to become unsafe by modern standards and will need to be removed No body wants to see a rider killed or injured enough to stop them racing As for dropping engine capacity unfortunately for me the 800 class was a very poor decision and made ...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 23900

Re: WSBK 2019

I don’t think it was reckless of rea. Just a racing incident, rather see the occasional crash than no one trying to overtake We’ve all seen worse go unpunished Good to see Bautista smiling after his fall Rea looks stressed and listening to much to what others are saying, Overall though not a classic...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

I am pretty sure steel frames and trellis frames are old technology When aluminium frames came out Steele was preferred due to the ease of welding However welding technology improved and made it easier to make aluminium frames But wherever a weld is in either Steele or aluminium there is the possibi...
by Vmax666
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

Either frame or suspension only ktm and riders know what is to blame However in moto2 a slight increase in bhp and torque and ktm are struggling In MotoGP one rider is performing better than last year but so are all the other manufacturers 3 out of 4 are really not showing their best potential. If a...
by Vmax666
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM better or worse
Replies: 339
Views: 16568

Re: KTM better or worse

I think everyone would like to see ktm do well But if ktm draw red lines over using different materials for the fame then that limits what they can do Listened to commentary on wsbk today they were discussing zarco is in discussion about going there on the Honda Looking how well they are doing it co...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2019 R6 - 2nd June - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 51
Views: 2590

Re: 2019 R6 - 2nd June - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugell

Good race Hope the the win takes the pressure off the winner for next year Maverick again gets stronger later in the race. Think he needs a change to re motivate him Shame for Rossi but he needs to improve his qualifying Can’t see Lorenzo staying next year. I think hondas patience will start to wear...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 11763

Re: 2018

Ktm don’t look like they can resolve their issues in moto 2 I feel for all the ktm riders as it’s their career being ruined having to ride a bike that is way off the pace Unfortunately it will lead to a one make kalex series next year with the occasional good result for speedup Look what happened to...
by Vmax666
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2019 R6 - 2nd June - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugello)
Replies: 51
Views: 2590

Re: 2019 R6 - 2nd June - Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley (Mugell

I think yamaha need to do some soul searching Maverick is undoubtably fast when in the right frame of mind But the satellite team shouldn’t be looking faster than the factory team Perhaps maverick needs to go back to a base setting and concentrate on just riding Rossi is Rossi and will always perfor...
by Vmax666
Sun May 26, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Scott Redding
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Scott Redding

Well done Scott. Looking forward to see how he gets on at brands next.
He just needs to carry on getting good results to make sure he is in the showdown
by Vmax666
Sun May 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: British Superbikes 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 10630

Re: British Superbikes 2019

Great racing today Redding winning a Tripple was great to watch, great to see him happy Forest amazing on a generally un competitive Honda Bridewell looking fast Mckenzie going well Maybe I am biased being british but watching bsb without electronic rider aids is always good. Always closer racing th...
by Vmax666
Fri May 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Miller vs Petrucci
Replies: 28
Views: 1554

Re: Miller vs Petrucci

I don’t remember anyone saying ducati should have kept Lorenzo his performance improved after being passed over. And almost everyone was critical of his performance until he won his first race for ducati Dovi has gone from being a good rider to being one of the best in MotoGP since going to ducati. ...
by Vmax666
Sun May 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2019 R5 - 19th May - Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France
Replies: 36
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 R5 - 19th May - Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France

Quatararo cant be on a 2019
If you look at his front end it does not even have carbon forks
Morbidelli has got carbon forks so I’d say they are definitely on different models
by Vmax666
Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2019 R5 - 19th May - Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France
Replies: 36
Views: 1905

Re: 2019 R5 - 19th May - Shark Helmets Grand Prix de France

One of the things I find hard to understand is why the satellite yamahas always seem to qualify better on last years bike than the factory riders did on the same bike last year Is it because quateraro has no previous experience so just rides it as there are no upgrades to try anyway Zarco performanc...
by Vmax666
Sun May 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: TT 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5675

Re: TT 2019

Looking forward to this years tt
Hope HICKMAN and md have a good tt
Also hoping hutchy and mcpint have a good return with no injury
by Vmax666
Sun May 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: World Superbikes And Supersport
Topic: WSBK 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 23900

Re: WSBK 2019

Great ride by rea Almost as good by Bautista Theses 2 still way ahead of the others so I would assume rea has found something on the Kawasaki as well as it being a hard track for Bautista Will be interesting to se how they go today in the sprint BRIDEWELL did good considering he has not ridden with ...