Yooperbikemike's 2012 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by spezjag, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    R.D. Was faster on A.b.'s 800 Suzuki than A.B. is on the honda.
  2. swimmer

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    As of 3:07 local time

    <table class="race-results"><tbody><tr class="odd"><td>1</td><td>Dani Pedrosa</td><td>Repsol Honda Team</td><td class="time">1:31.807</td><td class="time">-</td><td class="time">-</td><td class="timeGap">28</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>2</td><td>Casey Stoner</td><td>Repsol Honda Team</td><td class="time">1:31.968</td><td class="time">+0.161</td><td class="time">+0.161</td><td class="timeGap">25</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>3</td><td>Ben Spies</td><td>Yamaha Factory Racing</td><td class="time">1:32.393</td><td class="time">+0.425</td><td class="time">+0.586</td><td class="timeGap">49</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>4</td><td>Cal Crutchlow</td><td>Monster Yamaha Tech 3</td><td class="time">1:33.310</td><td class="time">+0.917</td><td class="time">+1.503</td><td class="timeGap">36</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>5</td><td>Valentino Rossi</td><td>Ducati Team</td><td class="time">1:33.332</td><td class="time">+0.022</td><td class="time">+1.525</td><td class="timeGap">29</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>6</td><td>Karel Abraham</td><td>Cardion AB Motoracing</td><td class="time">1:33.433</td><td class="time">+0.101</td><td class="time">+1.626</td><td class="timeGap">56</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>7</td><td>Andrea Dovizioso</td><td>Monster Yamaha Tech3</td><td class="time">1:33.463</td><td class="time">+0.030</td><td class="time">+1.656</td><td class="timeGap">41</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>8</td><td>Hector Barbera</td><td>Pramac Racing Team</td><td class="time">1:33.648</td><td class="time">+0.185</td><td class="time">+1.841</td><td class="timeGap">41</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>9</td><td>Alvaro Bautista</td><td>San Carlo Honda Gresini</td><td class="time">1:33.863</td><td class="time">+0.215</td><td class="time">+2.056</td><td class="timeGap">32</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>10</td><td>Stefan Bradl</td><td>LCR Honda MotoGP</td><td class="time">1:34.142</td><td class="time">+0.279</td><td class="time">+2.335</td><td class="timeGap">37</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>11</td><td>Franco Battaini</td><td>Ducati Team</td><td class="time">1:34.840</td><td class="time">+0.698</td><td class="time">+3.033</td><td class="timeGap">55</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>12</td><td> kousuke Akiyoshi</td><td>Repsol Honda Team</td><td class="time">1:35.626</td><td class="time">+0.786</td><td class="time">+3.819</td><td class="timeGap">11</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>13</td><td>Ivan Silva</td><td>BQR Inmotec</td><td class="time">1:36.695</td><td class="time">+1.069</td><td class="time">+4.888</td><td class="timeGap">36</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>14</td><td>Carmelo Morales</td><td>TeamLaglisse</td><td class="time">1:37.003</td><td class="time">+0.308</td><td class="time">+5.196</td><td class="timeGap">46</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td>15</td><td>Yonny Hernandez</td><td>BQR FTR</td><td class="time">1:37.747</td><td class="time">+0.744</td><td class="time">+5.940</td><td class="timeGap">9</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td>16</td><td>Federico Sandi</td><td>Grillini Team</td><td class="time">1:38.680</td><td class="time">+0.933</td><td class="time">+6.873</td><td class="timeGap">26</td></tr></tbody></table>
  3. JDLuke

    JDLuke Ravening for delight

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    It looks like Spies needs to find half a second a lap again this year. If he manages it early enough in the season things could get very interesting indeed.
  4. MODNROD

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    At the moment, but Spies is on a Yamaha, so at least he won't be told to just ride faster........

    Early days yet.
  5. mdubya

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    Ben is trying a different chassis today. Says the motor is more than fast enough, they just need to choose a direction between the 2 chassis'. He also said he wishes Jorge was there so they could compare notes.
  6. mdubya

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    5 PM.

    1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 31.807s (45 laps)
    2. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 31.968s (33)
    3. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 32.338s (75)
    4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 32.550s (67)
    5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 33.256s (69)
    6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 33.332s (62)
    7. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 33.433s (72)
    8. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing 1m 33.648s (41)
    9. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (800cc) 1m 33.814s (55)
    10. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (800cc) 1m 34.142s (61)
    11. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN Repsol Honda 1m 34.546s (32)
    12. Franco Battaini ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 34.840s (74)
    13. Carmelo Morales ESP Team Laglisse Suter-BMW (CRT) 1m 35.911s (67)
    14. Ivan Silva ESP BQR Inmotec (CRT) 1m 36.695s (52)
    15. Yonny Hernandez COL BQR FTR Kawasaki (CRT) 1m 37.279s (30)
    16. Federico Sandi ITA Grillini Team Gapam (CRT) 1m 38.680s (26)
  7. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    All but the last CRT team are within 107%, that's really promising and good progress so quickly.

    JC
  8. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    So, there is now unlimited testing after this point, or did i understand that wrong?
  9. mdubya

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    The only limit is 240 tires. And I don't think it kicks in until 2012. And there is probably a testing ban for January, but that is purely my speculation.

    I think the proposal still needs to be approved in December.
  10. mdubya

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    Alvaro looks like he has just won the lottery or been pardoned by the governor. I was going to use the phrase 'shit eating', but I thought it would not be appropriate. :wink:

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  11. mdubya

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    So, any hope of RdP and Hopkins on factory Suzukis next year or is that the end of Suzu? :ear
  12. Clem Kevin

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    Would be pretty sweet to see 2 1000cc suzukis.
  13. roadholder

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    Great move for Bautista to Gresini. Unfortunate somewhat as Suzuki definitely had some momentum with him and was definitely becoming a player. I would hate to see them drop out. Despite all the talk of Stoner, Rossi, Lorenzo and co....a bigger issue is that this class needs more entries AND competition. Lets hope Suzuki comes back.

    Maybe Rossi will be interested! :lol3
  14. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Rdp on the Suzi, a well as Hopkins, would do more than just give them momentum.
  15. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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    just having rdp's fox in the box is werth a lot inmyho
    she shows pretty good.............
  16. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    As long as the front wheel is spinning, the angular momentum of the wheel affects the dynamics of the bike when the bars are pushed. Hence the reason for this:

    There is also the possibility of the rider having better purchase on the bike when the clamps are against the stops. Better purchase, better control.
  17. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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  18. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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    i think it may be possible that deflection and wind resistance will help push the front around, where they more want it,also if the tire lands crossed-up in the intended direction, even and especially if it only skips down,this can help direct the machine to the intended/optimum line

  19. swimmer

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  20. aspad

    aspad Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reply + the one from XT - that's the kind of answer I was looking for. It appears from the vids to be a very obvious rider input even though the front wheel is only skimming the ground - every movement these guys make is calculated so it has to serve some purpose - other than just looking uber cool as well :deal