Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    excellent read.

    thanks for posting.
  2. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  3. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    And all along I was thinking the same thing, that Ducati's insistence on the 90 degree V-angle was the problem. That was a really fascinating writeup, thanks Kropotkin!
    :beer
  4. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    and both finished up similarly - candles that burned intensely then flamed out.
  5. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    So basically, once you have acquired the necessary experience, age is not a limiting factor until about 31-32. It's unexplained how that correlates to personal drive, injuries, wealth, circuit fatigue, or sponsor decisions.
  6. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Eyesight / Reflexes / Confidence. Fear.
  7. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    That RC213V engine angle and position is so familiar from RC51. Especially rear cylinder(s) angle and position and how it sticks out from the frame. Obviously different machines all together but "it" is there. Looks like everybody went fishing 1000 miles off the coast when fish swims next to the beach:D

    I've had few chances to watch these bikes standing next to them and never would have guessed it's 90 degrees. HRC is also master of hiding things. Bike comes in and doors close.
  8. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Thanks for the find- I remember seeing that YEARS ago.

    Wonder how different the results would be with present day machines?
  9. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Of course if you add an F1 car in there the racebike can get a huge maybe 20 second head start as well.
    I once saw a graph of Suzuka when they both raced there showing the laptime difference it was insane how much faster an F! car is.
  10. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    what about Wayne Rainey?
  11. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    No motorcycle in the mix, but....

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-YZn5z61oD0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  12. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The track looking much more treacherous in it's previous form.
  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Not the same -- Rainey was in the premier class for 6 years, had 3 consecutive World Championships and was well on his way to a 4th (he still finished 2d, despite not getting any points in the last three rounds) when his career ended in the gravel trap at Misano.
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    I was watching that race live when Rainey crashed, it didn't really look that bad the way he went down - at first. But everyone sitting there watching knew something really bad had just happened he way he landed at the end of his tumble and then didn't get up.
  15. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    A variety of sources have confirmed that SpeedTV will be carrying MotoGP in the states.
  16. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Yes, but with what, maybe 40 times the tire contact patch? Is the lap time THAT much faster?
  17. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    Listened to the part where Cameron talks about Stoner's unhappiness with CRTs. I guess they're alike in having their heads in the sand about financial realities. Fine, CRTs suck compared to factory bikes, but 12-bike grids suck even more, which Cameron didn't bother to mention would have been the consequences of not having CRTs.

    Anyway, Stoner's reasons for retiring never made much sense. Probably the simplest explanation is the best: he burned out mentally.
  18. bxr140

    bxr140 Flame Bait

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  19. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    The piece with Kevin Cameron is very good.
    He can certainly explain things more clearly on sound than by written word :rofl
  20. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    As said before (Krop I think) there have always been a pack of "slow" bikes out there except for a few years.

    And he retired because he reproduced IMO.