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Forum: Racing Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,758
Posted By azkiwi
Tangential to this thread, but an interesting...

Tangential to this thread, but an interesting topic;

MBR (http://motorbikewriter.com/motorcycle-helmet-cams-legal-but-are-they-safe/)

. VeloNews...
Forum: Racing Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By azkiwi
How hot is it at Sepang? ...

How hot is it at Sepang?
http://pix.crash.net/motorsport/710/PA1615323.0008.jpg

Expect the unexpected. Weather and tires will conspire for another interesting second half to the race. :nod
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 05:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By azkiwi
FP2 Scrambled eggs in the rain. Way off the...

FP2

Scrambled eggs in the rain. Way off the pace of FP1...

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Forum: Racing 10-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By azkiwi
P1 Top three within .037! Espargaro on...

P1

Top three within .037!

Espargaro on the medium tire.

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Forum: Racing 10-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
I was never much of a Schwantz fan, but this is...

I was never much of a Schwantz fan, but this is wonderfully written and deserves a re-read.

10.24.11 (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2011/Oct/111024-34-rip-sic.htm)
Forum: Racing 10-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
I was thinking in terms of development more than...

I was thinking in terms of development more than setup. Anyway, I'm just parroting Rossi's previous comments. Maybe he was just being politic. :dunno

MGP...
Forum: Racing 10-22-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
MotoGP to Thailand in 2016? Would this replace...

MotoGP to Thailand in 2016? Would this replace PI?



MCN (http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/sport/sportresults/motogp/2014/october2/thailand-and-chile-to-host-wsb-in-2015-motogp-in-16/)
Forum: Racing 10-22-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,423
Posted By azkiwi
Bridgestone will offer their next new tire at...

Bridgestone will offer their next new tire at Sepang - an optional hard front "designed to give better cornering and warm-up performance".



Crash...
Forum: Racing 10-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
Who brings more people to the track? I think...

Who brings more people to the track?

I think Yamaha brought Rossi back for ambassadorial reasons, not really expecting him to be at the front. Now that he is, I imagine that calculation has...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
That's his working excuse anyway. :evil ...

That's his working excuse anyway. :evil

BSN (http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=Bridgestone-respond-to-Lorenzo%E2%80%99s-duff-tyre-claims&newsid=13322)

I think each...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
Crashing because "the grip went off" is just...

Crashing because "the grip went off" is just another way of saying "ambition outweighed talent". Three other riders finished with the same tire. :dhorse
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
You have it right except that Lorenzo's slowed...

You have it right except that Lorenzo's slowed and his tire did last - all the way to the podium. If Marquez had slowed down enough, maybe his would have too. :dunno
Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
Honda reported Pedrosa had a buckled rim from his...

Honda reported Pedrosa had a buckled rim from his punt. This would tally with his looking back at the wheel following the collision. He had to judge whether or not he could have safely ridden that...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
I heard the commentators say that at first the...

I heard the commentators say that at first the track temperature actually rose, even as air temp was falling, so keep in mind there is a lag in the thermal flywheel. Not disputing your facts, but it...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
So, is this the lottery of individual tire...

So, is this the lottery of individual tire variability or the result of setup and rider style? We know what Bridgestone will say.

Note that in at least the first practices, Lorenzo was using the...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
Lorenzo was certainly Mr Grumpy in parc ferme...

Lorenzo was certainly Mr Grumpy in parc ferme (and on the podium) complaining bitterly about his front tire. Were there any comments from Rossi about his tire?



Crash...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
Dovi was the only finisher on the asymmetric...

Dovi was the only finisher on the asymmetric front. Lorenzo spent most of the setup time on that tire too I think, so perhaps not quite enough time to set up for the soft?

Epic.
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
The asymmetric folds ...

The asymmetric folds ...
Forum: Racing 10-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/8e2/8d1...

http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/8e2/8d1/8e28d158-7daa-446b-b738-67d29898dc06
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
Rossi has pace, but he is going to have to make...

Rossi has pace, but he is going to have to make another big run through the field to beat Pedrosa. Maybe it will be down to tires again. If the soft holds and the asymmetric folds ...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
Interesting. Looks like someone overplayed their...

Interesting. Looks like someone overplayed their bluff.

First the leg-dangling, now the crew chief firing. What next?
...
Forum: Racing 10-16-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,209
Posted By azkiwi
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
Back before branding was significant rider...

Back before branding was significant rider income? Every #93 t-shirt sold builds the Marquez brand not just the Honda brand.
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
:clap Exactly that. For me, this has been the...

:clap Exactly that. For me, this has been the main reason to keep watching since mid-season. Rossi and Pedrosa are now tied on 230 pts and Lorenzo is only 3 points back. This is a nail-biter.

Now...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
Joining that elite pantheon of MotoGP riders to...

Joining that elite pantheon of MotoGP riders to win back to back championships. Just him and Rossi.

Can we start the 2015 thread now? Oh, wait ...





:hide
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
Crutchlow was 0.15 off the front row and ......

Crutchlow was 0.15 off the front row and ... eighth. Fierce at the top!

There is a thread for the race - Motegi GP (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015127) - and you can dial in...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
Whatever Rossi's new Q strategy is, its working!...

Whatever Rossi's new Q strategy is, its working! However, if FP4 is a better judge of race pace, he has along fight ahead. Pedrosa and particularly Lorenzo will kill for the win.

Marquez'...
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
Seems like Pedrosa adjusted in the wrong...

Seems like Pedrosa adjusted in the wrong direction. I'm sure he'll be back. Has all the makings of a dog fight ... :freaky


FP3:
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Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
Appalling behavior from her sponsor. Got to be...

Appalling behavior from her sponsor. Got to be pretty rough on her.
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
Nicky who? Nice effort from Bradl. Lorenzo...

Nicky who?

Nice effort from Bradl. Lorenzo will be hard to beat. Dovi to play spoiler again.
Forum: Racing 10-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
How did Rossi break his finger? FP1 1. ...

How did Rossi break his finger?

FP1
1. Jorge Lorenzo
2. Marc Marquez
3. Andrea Dovizioso
4. Yonny Hernandez
5. Valentino Rossi
6. Stefan Bradl
7. Pol Espargaro
Forum: Racing 10-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
MotoMatters...

MotoMatters (http://www.motomatters.com/interview/2014/10/08/the_candid_cal_crutchlow_interview_part_.html)
Forum: Racing 10-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,300
Posted By azkiwi
Unless you are Marquez, in which case its pretty...

Unless you are Marquez, in which case its pretty simple. Beat Dani.

Although Yamaha have a good record here (2 wins apiece for Rossi and Lorenzo, and count them, 6 2nds for Rossi) neither rider...
Forum: Racing 10-07-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
Krop has a revealing interview...

Krop has a revealing interview (http://www.motomatters.com/interview/2014/10/07/the_candid_cal_crutchlow_interview_part_.html) with former golden boy, candid Cal.

He has more in common with Casey...
Forum: Racing 10-03-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
MotoGP.com...

MotoGP.com (http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2014/Aleix+Espargar+on+Suzuki+agreement)
Forum: Racing 10-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
I think its going to be really interesting to see...

I think its going to be really interesting to see how they make an in-line 4 work in MGP. Riders aside, between Suzi and Prilia, I'm really hoping to see some experiments in getting around a...
Forum: Racing 10-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
I guess that's up to the details of his contract....

I guess that's up to the details of his contract. Maybe they have clawbacks if he exceeds the carbon fiber budget. :evil

Like Crutchlow and others who have been in his situation, he'll have to...
Forum: Racing 09-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 382,127
Posted By azkiwi
Perhaps they figure they'll have a full year just...

Perhaps they figure they'll have a full year just in getting transferable technologies sorted out - electronics, engine fueling etc - before they even get around to optimizing the chassis for tires....
Forum: Racing 09-28-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,863
Posted By azkiwi
Self-discharged and returned to the track.

Self-discharged and returned to the track.
Forum: Racing 09-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,863
Posted By azkiwi
It was a bit of a heart-stopper wasn't it? In the...

It was a bit of a heart-stopper wasn't it? In the post-race interview Cal said he ran off the dry line a bit and then when he got back to traction, it hooked up and the subsequent wheelie pushed him...
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