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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi deflated after Sepang test

Valentino Rossi struggled to hide his disappointment after he slipped to a bitterly disappointing 10th place on the timesheets at the conclusion of the second Sepang MotoGP test in Malaysia today. The Italian ended the rain-hit three-day test with a best time of 2.01.550 that left him 1.077s adrift of red-hot 2012 title favourite Casey Stoner. Although Rossi reduced the gap between...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Oh Buelli

Don't get all hurt just because I've got an opinion. You should try and find your own one day. It would make a pleasant change to your standard 'a little birdie told me Nostro's talking crap'.

I can't help that you naively sit there with your fingers in your ears and your hands over your eyes. Although a gymp ball in your mouth would complete the troika nicely so we didn't have to listen to your your tedious repetitive moaning.

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Bulto - Ducati reverted back a frame concept away from the CF version but that is not creating a new bike. There are many bits of the old bike still being used on the GP12 and it could be any number of those combinations of component parts that could be creating the bikes issues.  Truth is no one seems to have a clue where to look to get the bike more competitive, but what is clear there are things on the bike that just don’t work together. It’s just a fact and that’s why I said the bike is flawed – it is extremely inconsistent and even the engineers who work on can’t understand why the changes aren’t making the differences they expect. 

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

My take......

Jack .......The problem with the Ducati CF frame was the issue of flex; as at 60 degrees the suspensions does not work properly and requires the chassis to flex to make up for this. The problem was that as Ducati were the first to develop carbon fibre, they had no idea how much the ideal flex would be for the frame; this coupled with the radical design of the monocoque frame slowed the design further.

 Nostro.......To say Ducati had no idea about the amount of flex required at a 60 degree lean angle is doing some very clever qualified engineers a bit of a disservice do you not think?

I agree with 'Nostro' on this point. I'd be amazed if Ducati took on this challenge without knowing the physical properties of CF and how to utilise it. Jack makes a bold statement regarding what is now an everyday material.  

As for the current performance of the 'ally' Duke, not alot of change is there. So maybe the CF was never the problem? Maybe it goes deeper.

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BarkerBill

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BarkerBill says:

There are so souls with intellect, and further, with something to say, and then there are the Taffies . . .

Heard on a recent BBC sport report:     "Meanwhile, back at Cardirff Arms Park, the sell out home crowd are vociferous in their appreciation as the Welsh team take to the field  --   "Baa, Baa and BaBaa . . . "


 

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

hey Bill

Did you know taf stands for thick as f@ck!!

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BarkerBill

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BarkerBill says:

Benjamin, just why do you insist on calling me "Mate?".

I am not your yew.

 

 

 

 

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

................and 'buell' ryhmes with 'stool'.

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

far from hurt nostro!

Just because I dont agree with your biased opinions you now tell me that I am a moaner.
Tell me when have I moaned about anything other than the the worlds best motorcycle racers being given no respect by people like yourself!

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

pc its Buelligan

so it does not rhyme!

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

But you answer to 'Buell'?

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