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Old 05-02-2005, 03:33 PM   #31
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It would be neat if the photographers could use photo tech to measure lean angles. The maximum g force is the tangent of the maximum lean angle.



On that basis, it looked like they were running at better than .85 G lateral acceleration! How about that speedpilot?
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #32
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You MUST judge him by EVERY race. So far, he's screwed up three of them!
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:40 PM   #33
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Don/t you mean rane tars?
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:45 PM   #34
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:49 PM   #35
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Yes it is a new track, specifically built to attract F1. It has 2 long straights, and turn 1 is a 270 degree right hander. Looked like lots of run-off room, too.
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:52 PM   #36
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All the tears (and manufacturers) need to work on waterproofing. Rossi can (and did) thank Burgess profusey for his fabulous preparation. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to be MovieStar Honda facing Givernau! He had a chance to challenge Rossi when his bike started to die.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:28 PM   #37
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As soon as the shipment gets out of FDA quarantine (something about dead rats on the ship) theyÂ’re yours!
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:30 PM   #38
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I think you guys are being a bit harsh. You've got to remember that the vast majority of the MotoGP riders came up through the 125 and 250 ranks. AMA Super Bike is the bush leagues when you compare it to the FIM series. New tracks, cultural differences, travel, and a much-higher level of media attention and pressure: all those things need to be learned and adjusted to.
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:29 AM   #39
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It sure had to be more entertaining than the snoozefest that was Sundays AMA Superbike race.
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Old 05-03-2005, 05:50 AM   #40
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Default No mention of tires?

As a club racer I always love to see the big boys race in the rain. It's truly amazing what speeds, braking, and lean angles they're able to maintain in those rotten track conditions.



One MAJOR criteria that I haven't seen mentioned is tires. Michelin has obviously dominated MotoGP for years. Bridgestone has done well at a few tracks, but it seemed fairly obvious that the Bridgstone riders were doing great in the wet. I say "bravo" to Bridgestone. The Suzuki team and Jacque were on Bridgestones and obviously making ground or pulling away from most of the Michelin riders.



I'd rather watch dry condition racing, but it's kinda cool to see a different environment that rain offers.



Our CRA (www.cra-mn.com) race weekend a couple days ago it was 35 degrees and snowing. You can bet tires played a crucial role in keeping us upright. Tire choice and even a simple pound or two of pressure variation can make all the difference in the world when you're pushing to the limit.
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