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Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
:freaky

:freaky
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 11:12 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 37,337
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 04:11 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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, 07:54 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
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...
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By azkiwi
No idea, but hard-core hanging off!

No idea, but hard-core hanging off!
Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
:scratch :evil

:scratch

:evil
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
They still benefit from the R&D. My guess they...

They still benefit from the R&D. My guess they just got tired of paying so much for the privilege. Depending on Michelin's commitment, we may be looking back to the last few seasons as the golden...
Forum: Racing 11-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Suzuki having 'electrical problems'. (crash...

Suzuki having 'electrical problems'. (crash (http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/212378/1/pics-vinales-suzuki-goes-pop.html))
Forum: Racing 11-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Miller is within 1 sec of Hayden's previous at...

Miller is within 1 sec of Hayden's previous at Sepang (http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/212347/1/miller-knocks-two-seconds-off-sepang-best.html).
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 232,001
Posted By azkiwi
:scratch What's all this?

:scratch What's all this?
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
100 kilometres of the MotoRanch

Rossi vs. the Youngsters

http://sport.bt.com/images/rossi-versus-youngsters-in-lsquo100-kilometres-of-the-motoranchrsquo-136394613371003901-141124145006.jpg

Second again ...


BTSport...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Its all fun and games until somebody gets an eye...

Its all fun and games until somebody gets an eye poked out!
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
+1. Good idea! :deal

+1. Good idea! :deal
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Highlights how lucky Marquez has been (and...

Highlights how lucky Marquez has been (and Smith!) not to get injured. At the other end of the scale, Lorenzo is riding very well to arrive 3rd with only two offs in the season. Makes you wonder...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Time will tell, but most seem to think the...

Time will tell, but most seem to think the handling is very good. As Ducati can attest, that's the hard part. Finding more horses (and getting it to hold together) is a comparatively easy problem to...
Forum: Racing 11-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Rossi tests just like he qualifies ... :deal

Rossi tests just like he qualifies ... :deal
Forum: Racing 11-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
Is two Marquez's really worth twice as much as...

Is two Marquez's really worth twice as much as Marc? :ear
Forum: Racing 11-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
You are being charitable. He is spooked by...

You are being charitable. He is spooked by intermediate conditions. His sponsors can't be thrilled that he quits when his visor spots up mid-race.
Forum: Racing 11-11-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
And two broken ankles. But that's not the kind of...

And two broken ankles. But that's not the kind of fragile we are talking about.
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 433,970
Posted By azkiwi
So, four countries. :1drink

So, four countries. :1drink
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,919
Posted By azkiwi
Waay cool. :thumb I think Marquez has been a...

Waay cool. :thumb

I think Marquez has been a big motivation for Rossi.
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
Totally spooked by wet/dry conditions, took a...

Totally spooked by wet/dry conditions, took a waay long shot gamble (i.e excuse) and when he couldn't win, he quit. Nooo, not fragile at all. :rolleyes



We've visited this before. He finished...
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
Entertaining MGP race at many levels. Marquez...

Entertaining MGP race at many levels. Marquez triumphant, Rossi consolidating, Crutchlow resurgent, Lorenzo imploding. Pedrosa ... Pedrosith.

Oh yeah, and Iannone!
Forum: Racing 11-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
In the press-release Lorenzo copped to making...

In the press-release Lorenzo copped to making errors that cost him the front row, so the piquey Spaniard can't really blame that on Rossi.
Forum: Racing 11-08-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
Obviously, they are all just a few tenths from...

Obviously, they are all just a few tenths from calamity most of the time. However, Marquez has had a lot of crashes, (including a couple of biggies) that he has walked away from without major injury....
Forum: Racing 11-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
Holy shit. That was unexpected. Marquez is...

Holy shit. That was unexpected. Marquez is feeling less invincible every race.
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
One down, two to go :freaky ...

One down, two to go :freaky

http://media.crash.net/original/PA1620915.0008.jpg
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
FP1 Suzuki seriously down on top speed ......

FP1

Suzuki seriously down on top speed ... unlike the new Open Honda. Not an auspicious beginning.
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
Does this mean they are done with Stoner? :hide

Does this mean they are done with Stoner?
:hide
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 433,970
Posted By azkiwi
Speaking of Rossi ... a nice little puff piece...

Speaking of Rossi ... a nice little puff piece over at Crash (http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/210616/1/rossi-tenth-title-target-rivals-praise-comeback.html).




Rossi seems to imply that the...
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,802
Posted By azkiwi
There's your answer. ...

There's your answer.

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--lyT4U8pB--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_320/817297234557171375.jpg
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 433,970
Posted By azkiwi
Dainese Sold For $162 Million

Dainese Sold For $162 Million - Soup (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2014/Nov/141105dainese.htm)

Does Rossi get a cut? :ear
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,207
Posted By azkiwi
Soup is saying he more or less flipped the bird...

Soup is saying he more or less flipped the bird to the team for their orders to let Sykes by. Without casting judgement on that action, I wonder if they took a few horses out of the package for the...
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