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Old 08-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #4261
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Ducati guys "The bike will be faster next year." Nicky "You are fucking nuts, that's what you said at the start of this year."
Those are Aprilia guys.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #4262
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Those are Aprillia guys.
I just caught that a few minutes ago.... oops. Ah, close anyway, Italian.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #4263
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Ducati guys "The bike will be faster next year." Nicky "You are fucking nuts, that's what you said at the start of this year."

Edit: oops, those aren't Ducati guys are they... the red/white threw me off
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I just caught that a few minutes ago.... oops. Ah, close anyway, Italian.


That picture was released by Dorna. One could read in that they are part of making that deal happen, which I assume is true with all of the potential NH deals. Dorna will provide incentive.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #4264
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Luca Marini, Vale's brother, is dreaming big, too.



He will supposedly team with Romano Fenati on KTMs in Moto 3 next year. With possible Monster backing and definitely Brand 46 backing.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:36 PM   #4265
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Nice to see our own Krop on the podium at Silverstone. Very well deserved too.
http://twitpic.com/db3gy8
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #4266
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Nice to see our own Krop on the podium at Silverstone. Very well deserved too.
http://twitpic.com/db3gy8
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That is awesome. Congrats, Krop.

Here it is big enough to see.

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Old 08-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #4267
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #4268
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Maybe dumb question.... But why don't MotoGP bikes have an e-start?

I understand the desire for weight reduction, but for about 1 lb (0.45 kg) they would be able to easily restart if they crashed or stalled on the grid. Seems like cheap insurance to me!
If you stall, it's likely rider error or a legit bike problem. If the bike has a problem, being able to e-start is likely the least of your worries. On the rider side, part of their job is to not stall like a noob. (Do motogp bikes have anti-stall like f1 cars?) If you crash, half the time you're out anyway, and all of the time you're going to lose significant places, and thus points.

Basically, the once-in-a-while ability to e-start in an unplanned situation (part of which is the fractional probability that the e-start results in more championship points otherwise 'thrown away') is outweighed by the all-the-time performance gains realized by less mass.

The farther up you place, te more important that becomes--is it worth jeapordizing 3 or 4 or 5 points that you could lose by dropping one position on the track (because of bike performance) for the potential to maybe claw back one or two points in the off chance an otherwise healthy bike stopped running?
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:29 PM   #4269
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I remember when Stoner couldn't restart a few years back we we talking abouth this. 1 lb costs time, so I think there would have to be a mandated starter for all.
Starter 1lb, battery - quite a bit more.

O.K. Lithium batteries now, but you still don't want weight up high on one of those bikes.

It'd probably be easier and cheaper to have a few of the battery powered rollers they use on the grid scattered around with the marshals. Safer than push starting as well.

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #4270
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Nice to see our own Krop on the podium at Silverstone. Very well deserved too.
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Well done!
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:06 PM   #4271
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Nice to see our own Krop on the podium at Silverstone. Very well deserved too.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:08 AM   #4272
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Nice to see our own Krop on the podium at Silverstone. Very well deserved too.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:32 AM   #4273
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Having difficulty with bringing up Speed's website (understatement ) and need "mountain time" start,
for sunday's premier class MotoGP race on Speedvision.

Please and thanks gentlemen...

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Old 08-31-2013, 07:35 AM   #4274
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Having difficulty with bringing up Speed's website (understatement ) and need "mountain time" start,
for sunday's premier class MotoGP race on Speedvision.

Please and thanks gentlemen...

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It's now broadcast on Fox Sports 1 channel.


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Old 08-31-2013, 07:44 AM   #4275
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It's now broadcast on Fox Sports 1 channel.


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And the plot thickens for a tech dinosaur, I normally just catch the odd race over at a friends.
Haven't suscribed to cablevision for two decades...

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