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Simon Patterson  says:

Pedrosa fastest on day two at Sepang

Dani Pedrosa has finished the second day at the Sepang in his customary position at the Malaysian track, topping the time sheets by 0.2 seconds at the circuit where he is traditionally dominant. Second and third were Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista, continuing their performance of day one of the test, while Valentino Rossi was the first factory Yamaha...

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DeGrasse

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DeGrasse says:

VeritasH

After checking on the lap times, the Tech3 Yamaha are still in front of Lorenzo though i don't think he was 100%. 

Aleix never mentioned the tyres since i started to read their comments on Yamaha Racing website, Bradley Smith struggles with setting, did find some good one for the front but not so for the rear.
I don't think the two chassis reacts the same way to the 2014 tyre, that's what i try to figure. If you bump into details, you're more than welcome to post.

Pedrosa: “Obviously edge grip is different from the tyre from last year but you have to work on the bike to make it better,” he said.

“Also in the past we had problems with the tyre if you remember with Casey [Stoner] with a lot of chattering everywhere. We had that s**t all year.”

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

IMO

 If jorge went to honda now or within 6 races and had a chat, they would bend over backwards to make a 250 style RCV.If they havn't quit because they are being forced to run with the open electronics package.

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DeGrasse

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DeGrasse says:

AlexDAbomB69

 Errr, this is not what HRC said last time they tried to get more corner speed on their chassis, leaning backward or not.

The issue here is the limitation of modern suspension and chassis geometry, in short, you CANT have both a bike that's good at corner speed at the apex and braking turning in/accelerating in the same chassis, they all tried, never succeeded, Yamaha tries the opposite without too much success either

Some people came up (even in GP) to come up with solution to go around these issues the solution never were convenient enough to take over. Note that the first telescopic forks dates from 1934 or so.

www.motorevue.com/article/article/la-machine-de-gp-but-developpee-par-eric-offenstadt-27912-1-v4zoom.jpg

www.motorevue.com/site/le-blog-d-eric-offenstadt-sur-motorevue-com-27912.html

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www.motorcycle-usa.com/1858/Motorcycle-Photo-Gallery/Honda-Collection-Hall-Tour.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

They

 like a sulker at Honda, all this smiling from Marquez goes against company policy, your'e not allowed to be happy at Honda. " You break leg and still bruudy smile" was heard only yesterday coming from Nakamotos office only yesterday, " you rook like bruudy joker".

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DaniPedola

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DaniPedola says:

Cool!

Are we doing Engrish now?



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ChupaChump

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ChupaChump says:

Quote from Rossi, DG.

 With the Yamaha we have to try to do the lap time with the corner speed but with this tyre the bike moves and we lose time.”

 

It doesn't sound like Yamaha have made a lot of changes to the handling characteristics of the Lorenzo-era M1 going off what Vale is saying?

Lorenzo is struggling badly with the lack of edge grip that his riding style is so dependant upon...

 

 

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DeGrasse

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DeGrasse says:

ChupaChump

 I know, they didn't turn it into a RC and i already said it wouldn't be the case, but they changed the aspect he was asking them to which is braking, that's not Lorenzo's 2013 bike best and a little step toward making it closer to a RC.

To do so they had to change the weight distribution and chassis geometry, with new crank cases and position in the frame, Lorenzo needs a lot of weight on the rear and Rossi find this impossible to set up.

Corner speed is still one of the M1 fortes obviously but he now can brake a little later.

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

Nice to see the dukes

 in front of the tech 3 outfit as for the tyres in a series all  where its supposed to be prototype technology surely this dictatorial attitude re tyres is ludicrous they should be allowed to be contracted to Dunlop Michelin or whoever and let the tyre companies compete like it used to be ,as for the silly slagging off of a rider because the tyres don't suit the machinery,can you blame them for being annoyed ,its their arse on the line and they deserve the tools for the job ,to imply its a riders fault or he has no right to expect good tyres for a factory tilt at a world title is nothing short of moronic no matter who you favour as a rider or does wanting to see the best closest racing possible not come into it,jeez there is few enough on the grid with a hope in hell without making it worse ffs

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Here's hoping the speculation re- Ducati is true. One step back but maybe two steps forward.

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Does any one here know what % the full factory bikes are turned down to during races? 100% been at full wick and powered to the maximum with spare fuel to burn.

I know they are retarded so fuel lasts till the end and so they don't ruin their engine quota for the whole year.

Anyone?

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