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Old 02-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #1396
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Remember when racers would stick their knee out sidewards to get around a corner?
Yes I remember the days before traction control and all the electronics. MM is very impressive on any bike.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #1397
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Speaking of Freddie, I've always loved this video:

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=OAMm0...%3DOAMm0GMghN8

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #1398
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Anybody see the rumor that Stoner with ride PI and a couple other GPs as a wild card this year?!?
Yes. And there have been heavy denials. Which in Stoner's case usually means it is a done deal.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #1399
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interesting.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:28 PM   #1400
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The great Kevin Cameron on Casey the Ducati and Freddie Spencer at the end
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #1401
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excellent read.

thanks for posting.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #1402
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Excellent.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #1403
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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!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:17 AM   #1404
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Correct. Sorry I missed him, I rate him and Stoner as the two most naturally talented riders ever.
and both finished up similarly - candles that burned intensely then flamed out.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:27 AM   #1405
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I calculated the ages of all past MotoGP and 500 champs. Below is a frequency distribution ranked according to age:

21 2
22 3
23 4
24 6
25 7
26 6
27 6
28 5
29 6
30 6
31 5
32 3
33 2
34 1
35 1
36 0
37 1
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.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:15 AM   #1406
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:56 AM   #1407
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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

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.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #1408
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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?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:00 AM   #1409
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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.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #1410
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and both finished up similarly - candles that burned intensely then flamed out.
what about Wayne Rainey?
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