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    Maybe Oxley is onto something with the V4 thing?

    Remember when Rossi went to Yamaha and then picked the engine he wanted in 2004 ?
    Just maybe the bike has just run its course after 14 yrs ?
    It has never been over powered like a Doocati has it .

    Rule changes and Michelins may have nailed up the coffin ?
    (speaking from my couch and not being a technician).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    We don't know that he didn't. David Emmett has written up an interview with Rossi's data technician but you only get a few paragraphs free and I haven't paid - yet.

    https://motomatters.com/interview/20...si_s_data.html
    and thats true too.I have paid...i will tell you what is (breifly)said

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    There has been a brief but formal announcement that the FIM have provisionally suspended the racing licence of Ant West following a failed drug test.
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    From the "You can't keep a good man down" file.
    http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2018/0...hailand/271572
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    From the "You can't keep a good man down" file.
    http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2018/0...hailand/271572
    Looks like he'll come right, which is great news. It was just horrible watching that happen.

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    Another article about Rossi pondering the merits of a V4..

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport...amaha-switch-/

    Also more Fenati news

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport...-replaces-him/
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    A couple of records could be set on Sunday. If Yamaha lose it will be the most races without a win since they first entered the premier class. Oxley says it won't be easy for them because on the long main straight at Aragon the bikes accelerate from 50mph to 210mph. That's not where Yamaha have excelled.

    That straight might suit the Ducati rather better. If Ducati win it will be the first time they have won four GPs in a row.
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    I don't think I can ever remember Yamaha having a horsepower advantage in the 4 stroke era ?

    Thats the area Honda and Doocati have taken turns at ?/ No ?

    Weather is looking good for a fang tomorrow pritch,I'll be out for sure burning fossil fuels,smoking cigars and generally disobeying laws (at times. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I don't think I can ever remember Yamaha having a horsepower advantage in the 4 stroke era ?

    Weather is looking good for a fang tomorrow pritch,I'll be out for sure burning fossil fuels,smoking cigars and generally disobeying laws (at times. )
    Yamaha at the behest of Burgess went for 'rideability' rather than horsepower. Burgess said it along the lines of, there's usually only one straight but there's a lot of corners.

    I'm just a tad jealous of your day, I'll only get a short ride to the workshop tomorrow. The bike is booked in for fork seals. And no, I wasn't doing wheelies.

    But I can permit myself a vinho tinto with dinner tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Yamaha at the behest of Burgess went for 'rideability' rather than horsepower. Burgess said it along the lines of, there's usually only one straight but there's a lot of corners.

    I'm just a tad jealous of your day, I'll only get a short ride to the workshop tomorrow. The bike is booked in for fork seals. And no, I wasn't doing wheelies.

    But I can permit myself a vinho tinto with dinner tomorrow.
    have two glasses mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I don't think I can ever remember Yamaha having a horsepower advantage in the 4 stroke era ?
    Nor in the 2 stroke era either once Honda dropped the NR 4 stroke and the NS 2 stroke triple, the subsequent single crank NSR Hondas had the power advantage right through to the 4 stroke MotoGP era but Yamaha won a few championships with Lawson and Rainey in that time because of their handling advantage until Mick showed them that had faded too.
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    There's a few tracks coming up where Ducati might not do so well, starting with Aragon.

    Plus they won't have Lorenzo for much longer. Something tells me that Dovi and Petrux won't be quite the same.

    It would be nice if Dani could win a race in his last season but I can't see it happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    There's a few tracks coming up where Ducati might not do so well, starting with Aragon.

    Plus they won't have Lorenzo for much longer. Something tells me that Dovi and Petrux won't be quite the same.

    It would be nice if Dani could win a race in his last season but I can't see it happening.
    He's well off his usual pace atm but there are a few tracks coming up he's bloody good at. Fingers crossed the find a good set up soon

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    Mat Oxley reports that it's embarrassing being a Brit in the GP paddock these days. The Europeans roll their eyes before bursting out laughing.

    Some of the pundits were discussing the Yamaha problems and concluded they are more extensive than just the engine. I feel sorry for Rossi, he has limited time left riding and Yamaha give him a dog of a bike.
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    there was a wee segment on motogp.com where MM was talking about following MV for a bit.He says he could see some problems but he wouldnt say what they were.....thats for them to work out he says.

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