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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    its been rear grip for ages now....no grip,no drive, reduced top speed.I dont think they are lacking horsepower ,rins couldnt pass them...
    I'd pick it's a combination of rear end geometry and the electronics. Yamaha have a history of finding poor rear end geometry - and sticking with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    I'd pick it's a combination of rear end geometry and the electronics. .
    The other factories stole a march when they all poached electronics guys from Magneti Morelli (SP?) when that became the standard ECU. Yamaha thought they didn't need to. Eventually they conceded and they did hire a guy, and his efforts may be starting to bear fruit as Rossi reports improvement in that regard.

    It must be frustrating for Rossi being unable to compete properly, I wouldn't be totally surprised if he quit at the end of this year. At least that'd give Zarco somewhere to go. His options look exceedingly limited.
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    Who knew!?!?!?
    https://twitter.com/simoncrafar/stat...119522816?s=09

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    Crafar has improved in the interview arena, which was expected I guess ?
    But he's not a natural yapper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecko_nzed View Post
    I remember Jonathan Greene's WSBK co-commentator, an Australian and a world champion endurance racer at the time, his name escapes me to my shame, saying that in theory the paint has the same grip as the track but that he didn't trust that theory. I'm with him.

    Watching the Moto3 guys riding on the wet paint (they seem to do it more) makes me feel uncomfortable. Sometimes it bites them on the arse and makes them feel uncomfortable too.
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    riding on the kerbs period,not only in the rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    riding on the kerbs period,not only in the rain!
    My 2nd track day was at Taupo, as a young dumb fella I went a bit wide coming out of the hairpin onto the back straight and ended up on the outside curbs. Was like some MX whoops luckily kept it pinned but not a fun time. Managed to steer well clear of them since then

    Guessing the regulations on motogp curbs mean they aren't as hardcore as ours here though, anyone ever ridden a GP track able to comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    My 2nd track day was at Taupo, as a young dumb fella I went a bit wide coming out of the hairpin onto the back straight and ended up on the outside curbs. Was like some MX whoops luckily kept it pinned but not a fun time. Managed to steer well clear of them since then

    Guessing the regulations on motogp curbs mean they aren't as hardcore as ours here though, anyone ever ridden a GP track able to comment?

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    I drove a Lada Niva around Phillip Island after the 1990 race.
    Didn't touch the curbs though.

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    Millers contract signed for 1 more year on factory spec bike.
    I think with the KTM bike suddenly up for grabs they pulled finger before he told em to phuck off.
    Matt Oxley wrote a good article on how they treat their talented riders and how its cost them titles in his eyes. If Miller doesn't get the factory seat at the end of 2020...

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    Danny Kent former world champ, having lost his BSB ride, is in the news again. Not in a good way.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-49355787
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Danny Kent former world champ, having lost his BSB ride, is in the news again. Not in a good way.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-...shire-49355787
    Jesus, he speaks so proper too! "Pip pip sir, kindly pay this debt or I shall reach forth this blade and spill your blood"

    What a waste of talent, though in saying that the guy that kicked his arse in the 2nd half of his moto3 season appears to have much more skill on a bike.

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    Heads up.

    Start times for the Silverstone GP have been changed. The race order will be Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2.

    Apparently this enables viewers in Europe to watch the MotoGP race at their usual time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Heads up.

    Start times for the Silverstone GP have been changed. The race order will be Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2.

    Apparently this enables viewers in Europe to watch the MotoGP race at their usual time.
    cheers pritch, hanging out for some more racing. WSB still a while off !
    Hope England manage some nice weather for it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Heads up.

    Start times for the Silverstone GP have been changed. The race order will be Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2.

    Apparently this enables viewers in Europe to watch the MotoGP race at their usual time.
    Churrrrr.

    Looking forward to this weekends race. Maverick to win the race, you heard it here first.

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