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    The Ducati bike allocation is a bit more complicated than I realised. First thing is they will only run 4 current spec bikes, which went to the factory team and Pramac this year.

    Pramac has a contract option for 2025 for 2 factory bikes which they have to exercise by July, but Yamaha has made them a very good offer to switch next year. If they do stay with Ducati, then Gresini and VR46 will be running GP24 spec next year. Also, the Pramac riders are contracted directly to and paid by Ducati.

    So for next year at least, there appears to be little chance of Marc Marquez getting a GP25 if he stays at Gresini.

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    There's a fair few riders that aren't exactly performing very well and are in danger for next year I think too:

    I'd be surprised if we have both Fernandez boys on the grid next year, I'd say the one at Trackhouse is as good as goneskis in favour of Joe Roberts. Perhaps the Gasgas one too if MM decides to jump across, with KTM shuffling their riders about.
    Miller... Hard to say, he's probably off the factory bike as part of the above shuffle.
    Will Aleix retire? I'd say he'll be pushing hard to have Martin take his seat.
    Alex Marquez will have a seat as long as his brother is on the grid.
    Nakagami is just keeping that seat warm for Ai Ogura, Honda in general are a bit of a joke though so not really worth talking about what riders they'll have as they aren't going to get the crème of the crop riders going for it.
    The Beast, he's losing that seat to Martin I'm thinking and Marquez to Pramac.

    Safe riders:
    Olivera and Morbidelli, both proven race winners so will get more time
    Digia
    Zarco
    Mir
    Marini

    Fuck it I'm going to draw up a grid right now:

    Honda:
    Mir
    Marini

    LCR:
    Zarco
    Ogura

    KTM:
    Acosta
    Binder

    GasGas:
    Miller
    Fernandez

    Yamaha:
    Quatararo
    Rins

    Aprilia:
    Espagaro
    Vinales

    Trackhouse:
    Roberts
    Olivera

    Ducati:
    Baginia
    Martin

    Pramac:
    MM
    Morbideli

    VR46:
    Digia
    Bez

    Grisini:
    Alex Marquez
    Bastanini

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    That certainly looks feasible
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    Yamaha will set 4 bikes with Nakagami taking both 3rd and 4th seats simultaneously. The combination will be unstoppable and after years of untapped talent being masked by the Honda will start winning by COTA.

    Only to be disqualified mid season when someone notices the 5th cylinder on his bike(s).
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    A bit of an eye opener for us old buggers. David Alonzo fastest lap in Moto3 at Jerez was faster than Doohan did winning there on the 500 in 1996

    I'm prepared to bet at least 90% of that is corner speed.

    I don't dare to post this in the ESE 2T tuning thread.

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    30 years of tyre development. How fast were they going in 1966?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    30 years of tyre development. How fast were they going in 1966?
    As fast as was humanly possible on Dunlop Triangulars. On 1.85in and 2.15in wide 19's.

    Which we thought at the time were pretty good.

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    I didn't ride much from about 1990 until 2010. I was amazed how much tyres had improved.

    Back to Spain this weekend, and then Mugello!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    A bit of an eye opener for us old buggers. David Alonzo fastest lap in Moto3 at Jerez was faster than Doohan did winning there on the 500 in 1996

    I'm prepared to bet at least 90% of that is corner speed.

    I don't dare to post this in the ESE 2T tuning thread.
    tyres and probably the circuit itself is "better" than it was. What were the respective weather comparisons?

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    Tyres alone will do it. We know the hp is well over 3x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    A bit of an eye opener for us old buggers. David Alonzo fastest lap in Moto3 at Jerez was faster than Doohan did winning there on the 500 in 1996

    I'm prepared to bet at least 90% of that is corner speed.

    I don't dare to post this in the ESE 2T tuning thread.
    the 250s were nearly as fast as the 500' a Jerez back then compare the moto 3 to the 125 times

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    A very good read if you have the time! https://motomatters.com/analysis/202...n_zarco_s.html

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    In my defence, I was quoting a piece on Crash.net. Which is usually a solid source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    In my defence, I was quoting a piece on Crash.net. Which is usually a solid source.
    I was curious: the fastest lap at Jerez in the 1996 race was 1:44.812 by Luca Cadalora, about 1 second slower than Rossi's time in 2001.
    The fastest race lap in Moto3 was 1:45.105, so not much in it.

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