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View Poll Results: Who'll win the 2011 season
Valentino Rossi 15 38.46%
Jorge Lorenzo 7 17.95%
Casey Stoner 14 35.90%
Dani Pedrosa 2 5.13%
Ben Spies 1 2.56%
Others 0 0%
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Old 6th July 2011, 21:44   #76
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It was a perfect race for Yam's! It's no hidden fact that M1 is the most balanced bike of all! And the track was perfect for the bikes. Honda's sure are quiker in straight line. Stoner could have given a tough fight or probably would have won, had the tire pressure be right!
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Old 7th July 2011, 10:33   #77
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As the race went on and the tyre got hotter the pressure increased
this will never happen in a MotoGP bike tyre or a Formula1 car tyre
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Old 8th July 2011, 01:47   #78
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this will never happen in a MotoGP bike tyre or a Formula1 car tyre
I don't want to get into a disagreement with anyone about this because I simply quoted what Casey said immediately after the race.
I have taken your comment on board and checked with a couple of local tyre fitters who both say that a rise in temperature will definitely cause a rise in air pressure in a captive environment. ie. a tyre.

A little further research led me to this site where the calculations prove Casey's comment to be true.
To you and I they are relatively insignificant but racers at this level feel every tiny difference when it deviates from their ideal set up!

It could also be a convenient excuse for not winning!
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Old 8th July 2011, 08:12   #79
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this will never happen in a MotoGP bike tyre or a Formula1 car tyre
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where the calculations prove Casey's comment to be true.
Actually the tyres behave the same in any type of vehicle. The pressure increases as air expands due to increase in heat. & Pressure decreases as air compress due to decrease in heat. That's a FACT.

Also note once the pressure increases or decreases the ware of the tyres increases hence looking cornering grip. Which is where HONDA's are struggling this year.

Now why did Casey's tyres heated more is because the way their bikes manage their tyres.

This year Yamaha's seem to manage their tyres better hence their race pace is consistent. Hence Lorenzo was able to go at a consistent pace while Casey's pace dropped as the race progressed.
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Old 16th July 2011, 00:35   #80
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Thought some of you guys might like to read the following - courtesy of this week's issue of MCN!


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Old 23rd July 2011, 09:01   #81
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Laguna Seca!

Every time I think of this track I remember the 2008 epic Rossi- Stoner battle.

Hope this year's race will be exciting as well. While Lorenzo & Stoner battle it out, it could be another win for Pedrosa. He has nothing to lose and seems to be on good form.

Rossi...there seems to be something very wrong with the bike - rider relationship. Half a second from the top is understandable but consistently over a second off from the lead riders means real trouble. And being beaten by Hayden on a similar bike is like rubbing salt on the wound. Looks like there is not much hope of turn around for this year.Next year could be trouble too if the new bike is not drastically better than the present one..
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Old 25th July 2011, 08:50   #82
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Stoner scorching.. Spies great race. Maybe one more year for Lorenzo as the lead Yamaha rider. Would have loved to seen Rossi on the podium.
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Congrats to Simonchelli on his first podium. It its quite commendable considering that he was on a privater bike. This kid is going places.

BTW any tbhpians heading out to watch the US round in Indianapolis.

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Old 29th August 2011, 03:31   #84
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A really bad day for the Doctor and Ducati at Indianapolis.
Even podium finishes look like dream for the Doc-Duke combo.
If the likes of Vale and Jeremy couldn't tame the Ducati, wonder what would?
But still I can't help but am somehow hopeful..
Oh yes! Before I forget- Congrats to Casey on another clinical victory.

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Respect grows for Spies after being pushed to 8th-9th at corner 4, but still managed to get a podium

Deep respect after terming the incident as a racing one.

The only guy to lap low 1.40's along with Casey, everyone else were doing 1.41's or higher. Had the corner incident not taken place, we would have had a cracker.
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Stoner on another planet. Spies is on track to become the lead Yamaha factory rider.
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Testing of the Ducati GP12 at Mugello is reputed to have gone well. No-one will say for certain if an alloy frame was used or not.
I'm told that one was used but it's not clear if it was an alloy version of the current frame or (my hope!) a twin spar frame with the capability to move the motor rearwards and change it's angle slightly. If it can be moved it will only be by a few degrees as anything more will require a huge engineering re-design!
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Old 17th October 2011, 14:22   #88
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So we have a champion , and its casey stoner ! He looked formidable all season and deserves to be the champion !
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Sad day for Motogp,Marco Simoncelli passes away.R.I.P
motogp.com Marco Simoncelli succumbs to injuries at Sepang
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Old 23rd October 2011, 16:05   #90
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Marco Simoncelli :( Cant believe it . RIP

Very sad week for Motorsports. Prayers for the families of both Wheldon and Marco
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