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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 24, 2020.
Did I miss something, didn't they put a ban on winglets and other aerodynamics?
I don't believe there were any changes to the aero regulations.
I recall reading/ hearing the aero rules were frozen for 2022 along with the motors.
They tried to, but it was too complicated.
If you ban the winglets on the fairing, they just put them in the fairing ("outer shell ducting" or "inner supports").
Impossible to police.
Yes, the Ducati MotoGP bike is the ugliest machine on the grid. They simply cover up all their innovations with bodywork. The result is shocking to look at! To my eyes the Suzuki Moto GP bikes are the most beautiful. Very slick and simplistic.
Oddly the Suzuki seems to work better.
I do like the KTM in Red Bull livery:
I agree with Oscar about difficult to police, but these "aero" bikes are starting to look like 2 wheel versions of current F1 abominations.
From a local inmate over on our forum;
"TheBear link=topic=255362.msg4598624#msg4598624 date=1612853736]
In the interest of blowing some life into this thread herewith my predictions for the season:
10. Joan Mir smiles like a white shark who just saw a world class model swimming naked because he was fastest on track for two sectors of one race. He is still leading the championship with one race to go.
9. Petrucci retires because the KTM scares him. He becomes a food critic for an Italian newspaper.
8. Maverick Vinales start on pole and finish 19th, 19 times.
7. Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso, Danny Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo are banned from race tracks as they get drunk during wild parties and then line up on the grip screaming BRAAAAAAPPP BRAAAAAAAAAAAAPPP!
6. MM93 returns, but is a shadow of his old self. Halfway through the season he retires from racing and becomes a visor cleaner guy for the Repsol Honda team.
5. Pol Espargaro crashes Repsol Hondas faster than Honda can build them. Last 10 races they use old Honda SS50s that they dress up in Repsol fairings. He still makes two podiums.
4. Fabio Quartararo sets a new record for the rider who crashed out of first place the most frequently in a single season. Somehow he manages to crash every single time before the Yamaha throws valves.
3. Franco Morbidelli rides a perfect season and finishes 3rd in the championship. He becomes very irritating when he constantly thanks his mentor VR46.
2. BB33 rides a picture perfect season with many podiums and finishes 2nd in the championship. He becomes very irritating when he constantly thanks his mentor TheBear.
1. VR46 wins his 10th world championship. At the after party it leaks out that Petronas actually used BMWs leased in a secret last minute deal."
I suppose it's also a safety issue. No one wants stop a manufacturer from trying to prevent the front wheel from taking flight at 200 mph and they don't want to tell them to go slower either.
Good. I like Bradl. Guy isn't slow, either.
Funny... yeah the Multistrada was ugly, but better looking than a bimmer GS by a long shot. Not that that's hard to do...
And I still like the 907ie. Would love to own one, even though I'm too tall for them.
At least Ducati isn't like Harley, who one makes the ONE STYLE OF BIKE that appeals to a smaller and smaller market every year...
This livery is so fantastic that I tried to find simply COLA in my home market despite hating energy drinks as a class of liquid. They appear to have pulled it from the American market.
There was a red bull cola? I'm not gonna lie, those new cocacola energy drinks aint that bad (though I still prefer those yellow yerba mate drinks)
I liked the 999, particularly in race trim. It was the last Superbike they made that you could actually see the motor.
The bitter lemon is great with gin...
You know what else is great with gin?
Before reading this quote from @Kropotkin on Motomatters I assumed Gresini was going to be an independent Aprilia team but now I'm not sure. Anyone know what bike this alleged Gresini independent team will be on?
Aprilia and Gresini going their separate ways so that Aprilia can compete as a factory, and Gresini race as an independent team once again.
There has been speculation that Gresini will run a satellite team for every manufacturer in MotoGP; which qualifies as proof that no one knows what is planned.
I like the new deep red Ducati livery, looks like classy the 2010 bike Hayden & Stoner rode.