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Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
The chances of BSB and WSBK getting closer in...

The chances of BSB and WSBK getting closer in rules are very, very low indeed. And that's not Dorna's fault. Stuart Higgs runs a fantastic series, but he sees WSBK as competition, and is not going to...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,178
Posted By Kropotkin
I have a face for radio and a voice for...

I have a face for radio and a voice for publishing.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,178
Posted By Kropotkin
Can't take any credit. Press releases issued by...

Can't take any credit. Press releases issued by Yamaha. But they were both good.

Rossi doesn't do any one-to-one interviews with printed media or websites any more, TV only, and Lorenzo is doing...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
2015 provisional calendar released...

2015 provisional calendar released (http://motomatters.com/news/2014/11/18/2015_world_superbike_provisional_calenda.html)

Highlights: Russia and Thailand added. Russia will be dropped, it was only...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,178
Posted By Kropotkin
Open class entries have to use spec ECU plus full...

Open class entries have to use spec ECU plus full electronics package (sensors, dash, handlebar kit, and specific wiring kit), the Factory Option entries have only to use the spec ECU. They can...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,178
Posted By Kropotkin
Some crappy pics from the test, taken by me ...

Some crappy pics from the test, taken by me

http://motomatters.com/news/2014/11/13/out_of_focus_and_badly_lit_david_emmett_.html
Forum: Racing 11-12-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
Thanks to Mike. He kicks ass.

Thanks to Mike. He kicks ass.
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
Or buying. The Aprilia RSV4 is proof that the...

Or buying. The Aprilia RSV4 is proof that the adage "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" is a load of garbage. They can barely shift the minimum homologation numbers required, despite the bike have many,...
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
I understand that they intend to race the R1. The...

I understand that they intend to race the R1. The Milwaukee team in BSB will be racing them, as will GMT94 in Endurance racing. I've not heard anything specific in WSBK yet, though.
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
Exactly. It's what they call a halo bike. When...

Exactly. It's what they call a halo bike. When you buy a Fireblade or a CBR600RR, a little bit of the RC213V-S rubs off on you.
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,626
Posted By Kropotkin
As I understand it, there is no intention to...

As I understand it, there is no intention to homologate those. Won't be racing them in Superbikes.
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
Wrong. Crutchlow didn't get updates earlier, as...

Wrong. Crutchlow didn't get updates earlier, as Sachsenring, and I think after Barcelona as well. He didn't tell them he was leaving until the end of July, several weeks after Sachsenring. He wasn't...
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
Nope. Only thing he is racing is RC cars....

Nope. Only thing he is racing is RC cars. Scratches the competition itch in a low-publicity environment.
Forum: Racing 10-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
I believe he is doing this one for free. He was...

I believe he is doing this one for free. He was supposed to test last year, but both of his tests were mostly rained off. He felt he owed Honda, so he volunteered to do this instead.



And no,...
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,614
Posted By Kropotkin
Turn 3. They are hard on the throttle at that...

Turn 3. They are hard on the throttle at that point, so that is all horsepower.
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
No, Pete Benson is staying with Tito Rabat. You...

No, Pete Benson is staying with Tito Rabat. You don't break up a winning team. Redding is getting Chris Pike, was crew chief to Johnny Rea, but Rea is switching to Kawasaki in WSBK. Pike is an...
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
That was a complete fabrication by some of...

That was a complete fabrication by some of Rossi's inner circle aimed at discrediting a particular Italian journalist, the one who leaked Rossi's original split with Burgess.

Marc VDS talked to...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
2016. Same rules for 2015, 2016 we get spec...

2016. Same rules for 2015, 2016 we get spec electronics, Michelin, 17-inch wheels
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
They had dinner together on Saturday night before...

They had dinner together on Saturday night before the race (https://twitter.com/moto_journal/status/524047701332074496). Burgess understood.

Burgess is also happy in retirement.

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Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
This.

This.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Three of them did. Dovizioso, Barbera, Bautista.

Three of them did. Dovizioso, Barbera, Bautista.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Anyway, for those with short memories, perhaps...

Anyway, for those with short memories, perhaps they should look at the track record of Pirelli at Phillip Island.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0Sc1dmCIAAGGK7.jpg:la...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0Sc1dmCIAAGGK7.jpg:large
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Everyone who crashed was on the asymmetric front.

Everyone who crashed was on the asymmetric front.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Since the start of the year. Good man, is...

Since the start of the year. Good man, is Tardozzi.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Estorilghazi!!!!!!

Estorilghazi!!!!!!
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
About 15 minutes by my watch.

About 15 minutes by my watch.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Why yes, yes it did. Ilmor scored their very...

Why yes, yes it did. Ilmor scored their very first world championship points, when Garry McCoy finished in 15th!

:norton
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Shall we stop talking about 2007 now? Maybe we...

Shall we stop talking about 2007 now? Maybe we can talk about Estoril 2006 instead. I don't think that's been discussed much.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7zGyRAY96Ts/Tcv7LAwk2GI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7zGyRAY96Ts/Tcv7LAwk2GI/AAAAAAAAAOk/3nmz9KTADCY/s1600/0000001211_350.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
You do know that the rules changed in 2007 and...

You do know that the rules changed in 2007 and everyone had to build a completely new bike?
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ORvKZ5ypL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ORvKZ5ypL.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
Random fact: I learned grammar when I learned...

Random fact: I learned grammar when I learned German at school. That is why, when I use a subordinate clause, I put commas around it.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
A bit of the former, with a good measure of...

A bit of the former, with a good measure of firing two mechanics thrown in. That rankled with Leitner.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/5...

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Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,355
Posted By Kropotkin
I will eat my hat if Stoner ever comes back to...

I will eat my hat if Stoner ever comes back to MotoGP. Speaking to riders who know him well, they all say he is very happy in retirement. And if you see his posts on social media, he looks it too, a...
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 419,673
Posted By Kropotkin
It wasn't Stoner who lapped Motegi 0.3 slower on...

It wasn't Stoner who lapped Motegi 0.3 slower on the proddy bike, it was a Japanese test rider. Honda sold everyone a dummy.
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,034
Posted By Kropotkin
DOT Tires? I see tread patterns

DOT Tires? I see tread patterns
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By Kropotkin
Modern rider contracts have clauses expressly...

Modern rider contracts have clauses expressly forbidding participation in other roadraces. Injury is too big a risk. It's a tragedy, as it prevents something like the Daytona 200 or the Transatlantic...
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