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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,623
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 Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
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 Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
This.

This.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
Three of them did. Dovizioso, Barbera, Bautista.

Three of them did. Dovizioso, Barbera, Bautista.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0Sc1dmCIAAGGK7.jpg:la...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0Sc1dmCIAAGGK7.jpg:large
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
Everyone who crashed was on the asymmetric front.

Everyone who crashed was on the asymmetric front.
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
Estorilghazi!!!!!!

Estorilghazi!!!!!!
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
About 15 minutes by my watch.

About 15 minutes by my watch.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7zGyRAY96Ts/Tcv7LAwk2GI/...

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Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 10:01 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
Posted By Kropotkin
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Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,105
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, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
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, 06:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,288
Posted By Kropotkin
DOT Tires? I see tread patterns

DOT Tires? I see tread patterns
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
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...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,288
Posted By Kropotkin
1 win or 3 podiums = fuel reduced from 24 to 22...

1 win or 3 podiums = fuel reduced from 24 to 22 liters.
3 wins = loss of soft tire.

All results must be achieved under fully dry conditions (e.g. no flag-to-flag or wet races). Extra engines and...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,288
Posted By Kropotkin
Cal Crutchlow is vocal about not liking the soft...

Cal Crutchlow is vocal about not liking the soft tire. Says it feels like cheating. Says the same about getting a tow as well.

Mind you, Crutchlow hasn't been near the pointy end so much ...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 34,942
Posted By Kropotkin
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Forum: Racing 10-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,288
Posted By Kropotkin
Bit of a storm, but won't get anywhere near...

Bit of a storm, but won't get anywhere near Motegi this weekend. May delay people flying out of Tokyo on Monday, though.
Forum: Racing 09-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,850
Posted By Kropotkin
Oh, and just checked the form book. Everyone's...

Oh, and just checked the form book. Everyone's favorite Dani Pedrosa FTMFW.
Forum: Racing 09-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,850
Posted By Kropotkin
Bike and Caravan. Two words which do not belong...

Bike and Caravan. Two words which do not belong together....

For sure we will meet, no matter what obstacles the gods put in our way.
Forum: Racing 09-24-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,850
Posted By Kropotkin
Marquez vs Pedrosa to the wire. Lorenzo vs...

Marquez vs Pedrosa to the wire.
Lorenzo vs Rossi for 3rd.

It's a Honda track.
Forum: Racing 09-22-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
Posted By Kropotkin
I think he has two more big chances, Sepang and...

I think he has two more big chances, Sepang and Phillip Island. And PI is a much better chance than Sepang. So yes, I think he could be on course for just a single win this year.
Forum: Racing 09-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
Posted By Kropotkin
Because that's what BMW tell us. ...

Because that's what BMW tell us.




Factories race for a lot of reasons. Marketing, R&D, but perhaps more than this, factories go racing because they feel it defines them in some way. They go...
Forum: Racing 09-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
Posted By Kropotkin
They will apply to Suzuki and Aprilia next year,...

They will apply to Suzuki and Aprilia next year, but from 2016, there should be a single set of rules for the entire MotoGP class, as everyone will be on the same software and tires.



Triumph...
Forum: Racing 09-18-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 381,611
Posted By Kropotkin
Ducati is competing in the Factory category this...

Ducati is competing in the Factory category this year, but they are Factory-with-concessions-for-sucking. They get more fuel, more engines and the softer tire, but are allowed to use their own...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,964
Posted By Kropotkin
I completely agree, but was pointing out that...

I completely agree, but was pointing out that that up until Misano, he said all he wanted to do was win. For the first time this year, he has said that he is starting to think about the championship,...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,964
Posted By Kropotkin
He said he'd been only focusing on wins so far,...

He said he'd been only focusing on wins so far, and his crash at Misano had made him realize he needed to back it off a fraction, get the points. Except at Aragon. All year, all he has wanted to do...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,964
Posted By Kropotkin
He told us at Misano that he would be focusing...

He told us at Misano that he would be focusing more on the title from now on. Then he added, "except Aragon, it's my home race and I want to win!"
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,964
Posted By Kropotkin
I have the same with the cricket commentary, or...

I have the same with the cricket commentary, or with cycling commentary on the Dutch and Belgian TV. To my mind, the Tour de France commentary on Flemish TV is arguably the very best in the world.
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