Originally Posted by D.T.
Just listened to the interview. Outstanding!
Sounds like he is gearing the bike down a bit. I don't get how he can only go 125 km/h and the big teams can go 160 km/hr?
Originally Posted by wilkinsonk
I think the factory guys are running a racing cam, pipe, porting, ignition mapping, etc. Can make a big difference.
....also...Ned may have built his engine to last the entire rally, the top guys are used to changing theirs out a time or two.
Although the organizers did come up with some heavy penalties for changing engines mid-race this year...that does a lot to level the field between the big teams and the privateers, I think.