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Forum: Racing Today, 06:32 AM
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Posted By azkiwi
Thanks David. I remembered your excellent article...

Thanks David. I remembered your excellent article on just this topic. Good to see how much things have changed in the interim!

I'm going with the incompetence theory. All the heavy lifting has...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
I know there are a lot of entertainment choices...

I know there are a lot of entertainment choices out there, but numerous other sports with much less obvious visual appeal are able to do quite well. Its a given that a ball and stick sport is a lot...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,993
Posted By azkiwi
Silly talk. if anyone on a Ducati has a chance...

Silly talk. if anyone on a Ducati has a chance to win - they will take it! Backing off to keep concessions.. :nono
Expect them to qualify well and ... then we'll see steady improvements as the...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Marquez continues to stand a step above the usual...

Marquez continues to stand a step above the usual contenders. Unclear how much time Duc's are spending on race rubber. The Honda is evidently working for Abraham.

1. = Andrea Dovizioso ...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAJ6zp_UsAAY_ex.jpg:la...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAJ6zp_UsAAY_ex.jpg:large
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Edwards seemed to manage a life. Stoner insisted...

Edwards seemed to manage a life. Stoner insisted on having one. I doubt Hayden spends every waking moment on the data sheets (see Jackie Marin). Crutchlow has found enough free time to form a stable...
Forum: Racing 03-14-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
The dedication is, of course, admirable. However,...

The dedication is, of course, admirable. However, it does prompt the question; Are the days of racing stars with actual lives over?
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
More context for Crutchlow: the Honda engineers...

More context for Crutchlow: the Honda engineers finally had a bit if time to help him get the bike dialed in. How much time will they have to spend come race day? Not so much. The rider is fast, but...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
:evil

:evil
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 01:35 AM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Order is restored. Marquez back at the top of the...

Order is restored. Marquez back at the top of the timesheets on Day 2.
Forum: Racing 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
But .. yes.

But .. yes.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2015, 08:47 AM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Yeow! Living at race tracks, airports, and crappy...

Yeow! Living at race tracks, airports, and crappy hotels for 9 months of the year for basically the same $$ as a legal secretary. Busting your knuckles into the night so some guy who makes a multiple...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 07:46 AM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Excellent point. I suspect the latter. Even with...

Excellent point. I suspect the latter. Even with sponsors with very deep pockets, cannot enjoy hearing, Let's try to win ... next year."

Reflecting back, much discussion of Ducati faults went to...
Forum: Racing 02-16-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Still 90 V ...

Still 90 V ...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 01:31 PM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
:1drink CoW is a sports <s>debacle</s>...

:1drink

CoW is a sports <s>debacle</s> facility to be built with OPM (other people's money) in the finest tradition of socialized costs and privatized profits. Already at least a year behind...
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 10:48 AM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Youth being .. youthful, its fair to assume...

Youth being .. youthful, its fair to assume Lorenzo is physically stronger. Not sure who is mentally stronger however.

If as suggested, its just a race for second, Rossi and Lorenzo (potentially...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 03:10 PM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
ftfy :evil

ftfy :evil
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 06:49 AM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Michelin men

MotoMatters (https://motomatters.com/news/2015/02/07/michelin_test_at_sepang_secrecy_prevails.html)

Early days, but a cautionary note and perhaps a reminder of how safe tires have become.
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 03:31 PM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
The Pedrosa haters see right past his...

The Pedrosa haters see right past his performance. Let's compare him to Crutchlow shall we ... same age, same years of racing ... not so same results. I'm not really a Pedrosa fan, but I can still...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Krop has an interesting chart...

Krop has an interesting chart (https://motomatters.com/results/2015/02/06/2015_motogp_sepang_1_day_3_final_times_m.html) quantifying the improvement in time by each rider over the 3 day test. Pedrosa...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Marquez (1m 58.867s) and Pedrosa are 1-2...

Marquez (1m 58.867s) and Pedrosa are 1-2 currently (+0.139s). :wink:
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
You sir, are giddy. Step away from the bong....

You sir, are giddy. Step away from the bong. :lol3



Not to mention it's Melandri making the big bucks, and Bautista fighting for scraps. Marco needs to get his head into it.

The final day of...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
It's certainly early days, but the arc of the...

It's certainly early days, but the arc of the plot line is that Marquez' early season romp turned to hard sledding after mid-season. I'll be most surprised if he doesn't have a bitter fight for every...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 07:43 PM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
I think the race for first between Marquez, Rossi...

I think the race for first between Marquez, Rossi and Lorenzo will be interesting. Who Pedrosa is racing for second is another matter. :evil
Until the GP15 shows up, there is no way to know what...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 02:09 AM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Yamaha generally led the parade. Marquez came out...

Yamaha generally led the parade. Marquez came out 5 minutes before the bell to set a new lap record 0.118s ahead of Rossi.
Forum: Racing 02-01-2015, 09:59 PM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
At this point the builders would be inclined to...

At this point the builders would be inclined to stick with what they have. More better.
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Crash...

Crash (http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/213245/1/rossi-and-lorenzo-like-senna-and-prost.html)
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Great story! Thanks for that. :thumb

Great story!

Thanks for that. :thumb
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 03:43 PM
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Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
Game face: ...

Game face:
http://motogpmatters.smugmug.com/MotoGP/2015/Yamaha-MotoGP-Launch-Madrid/i-7PP74Mh/0/L/Rossi_M1_Garage_07-L.jpg

Other game face:
http://media.crash.net/original/AU1269735.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
To call this project "ambitious" doesn't begin to...

To call this project "ambitious" doesn't begin to cover it and the promoters have already cleared so many 'final hurdles' that the term is now meaningless. The project reeks of socializing the costs...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
2016 MotoGP electronics - agreed principles: *...

2016 MotoGP electronics - agreed principles:
* A single official MotoGP ECU software for engine and chassis control will be mandatory on all machines.

* The official MotoGP ECU hardware will be...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
A little dissertation on Soup: An advantage few...

A little dissertation on Soup: An advantage few can hope to match: Casey Stoner, Honda test rider (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2014/Nov/141120stonerad.htm) relates.

My question for the panel...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
That in itself is a substantial handicap. Minus...

That in itself is a substantial handicap. Minus the data package and the spiffy gearbox, and you have substantial odds to overcome every Sunday. He has to adapt to a new bike and crew - that's a...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
The OP said 3rd or 4th place. That puts him in...

The OP said 3rd or 4th place. That puts him in front of at least one alien, Dovi, Pol ... that's a bit much mountain to climb. He should be chuffed to be a regular 7th.
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 39,225
Posted By azkiwi
Probability is a clue. I'd wager that from an...

Probability is a clue. I'd wager that from an actuarial point of view, skiing off piste carries a higher risk of serious injury than F1 racing. Not surprisingly, as with motorcycles, the likelihood...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
It is presumed the new "standard" software will...

It is presumed the new "standard" software will require more fuel to reach similar performance levels.
Forum: Racing 12-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
All racing is formula racing. Fuel is no...

All racing is formula racing. Fuel is no different from tire rules, weight rules, or engines rules. Every manufacturer chooses a strategic combination of allowed assets and each rider must also ride...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
This is also the pinnacle of MC development. The...

This is also the pinnacle of MC development. The fuel rule is there because the manufacturers have to justify the money somehow.

Fuel does not decide races. It is but one factor of many that feed...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 82,155
Posted By azkiwi
http://media.crash.net/original/AU1268729.jpg ...

http://media.crash.net/original/AU1268729.jpg

All those millions and he still can't get up in the morning and find two shoes that match ...

Crash...
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