Scott Jones Down Under: Friday At Phillip Island


Funny what a special track and home motivation can do. Jack Miller was impressively quick on Friday


Marc Marquez, complaining about rear grip. Didn't stop him from being the fastest man on the day


The wind at Phillip Island makes aerodynamics difficult. Ducatis went out with no wings, just the upper wings, just the lower wings, and both sets


Jorge Lorenzo knows what he has to do, and is getting on with doing it


Look at the timesheets, and Rossi is in trouble. Look at race pace, and he's right there


Back in MotoGP, and not a million miles off the pace: Ant West


Phillip Island is a rider's track. Maverick Viñales is one hell of a rider


Big sky down under


Tires and brakes are the big talking point at PI. Blue stripe = asymmetric front. Brake is the high mass 320mm, but with brake cowling to keep the temperature in


Bradley Smith ahead of newly-named MotoGP Legend Nicky Hayden. The American is having a good weekend at a track he loves


Marc Marquez' hand injury may not have slowed him, but he still needs the special handlebar grip


Lean and gas it up, that's the secret. Cal Crutchlow shows how.


It's fair to say that Dani Pedrosa is back at last


Andrea Iannone, aboard Pegasus


Up and over Lukey Heights. One of the finest spots in racing


The Blue Flash


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It would be interesting to read the telemetry on the front suspension downforce levels at max lean angles on the bikes using wings. The wings are at the same angle as the suspension and the force they exert, i think, would add to the centripetal forces acting on the bike. I would imagine this would at least make the bike understeer during this phase of cornering. I'd like to read what the riders feel the bikes doing during the apex cornering phase with these new aerodynamic devices.

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The next development will be to have the wings rotate, and their angle of attack be controlled by electronics.

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