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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2018, 12:42:29 pm »
Some interesting things I noted during the Sepang official testing.  Testing is no indicator of possible future success as we cannot know what the teams were actually testing, what tyres they used, what fuel loads was, what mapping was used, etc.  Still, there are always some interesting aspects.

1.  JL99 is fast.  Very fast.  In fact, top of the combined times list, i.e. on average fastest over the three days.  This is almost exactly the opposite to first test 2017.
2.  .Dani is fast.  Fastest Honda over the three days.
3.  Jack Millar took to the Ducati like a fish to water.  5th fastest over the three days.
4.  MM93 is surprisingly low on the list at 8th.
5.  VR46 is excited about the bike and although 9th overall is not concerned as it seems they sorted the 2017 issues. He is not concerned about the times as they were doing race simulations and testing the bike on worn tyres.
6.  Yamaha is serious!  Apart from the 2 factory and 2 satelite bikes, they had THREE test riders collecting data.  Everyone else had one.
7.  MV25 is very happy with the bike.  He is 7th overall, but like Rossi concentrated more on race simulations and setting on old tyres.
8.  Zarco, after singing the 2017 M1's praised last year at Jerez, decided, after two days testing to switch to the 2016 bike.  His bike will be the JL99 Yamaha last ised by JL99, but with a 2018 engine.

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Offline Sheepman

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2018, 02:13:59 pm »
Some interesting things I noted during the Sepang official testing.  Testing is no indicator of possible future success as we cannot know what the teams were actually testing, what tyres they used, what fuel loads was, what mapping was used, etc.  Still, there are always some interesting aspects.

1.  JL99 is fast.  Very fast.  In fact, top of the combined times list, i.e. on average fastest over the three days.  This is almost exactly the opposite to first test 2017.
2.  .Dani is fast.  Fastest Honda over the three days.
3.  Jack Millar took to the Ducati like a fish to water.  5th fastest over the three days.
4.  MM93 is surprisingly low on the list at 8th.
5.  VR46 is excited about the bike and although 9th overall is not concerned as it seems they sorted the 2017 issues. He is not concerned about the times as they were doing race simulations and testing the bike on worn tyres.
6.  Yamaha is serious!  Apart from the 2 factory and 2 satelite bikes, they had THREE test riders collecting data.  Everyone else had one.
7.  MV25 is very happy with the bike.  He is 7th overall, but like Rossi concentrated more on race simulations and setting on old tyres.
8.  Zarco, after singing the 2017 M1's praised last year at Jerez, decided, after two days testing to switch to the 2016 bike.  His bike will be the JL99 Yamaha last ised by JL99, but with a 2018 engine.

Very interesting - there is an old saying  " if you train good, you play good "...but as you say, its not always true, particularly in racing.
MM will be right up there and Vinales as well.George...well see his temperament  ;) VR should dice it out at the top and Zarco has all the talent in the world  :thumleft:
 

Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2018, 02:19:41 pm »
Some interesting things I noted during the Sepang official testing.  Testing is no indicator of possible future success as we cannot know what the teams were actually testing, what tyres they used, what fuel loads was, what mapping was used, etc.  Still, there are always some interesting aspects.

1.  JL99 is fast.  Very fast.  In fact, top of the combined times list, i.e. on average fastest over the three days.  This is almost exactly the opposite to first test 2017.
2.  .Dani is fast.  Fastest Honda over the three days.
3.  Jack Millar took to the Ducati like a fish to water.  5th fastest over the three days.
4.  MM93 is surprisingly low on the list at 8th.
5.  VR46 is excited about the bike and although 9th overall is not concerned as it seems they sorted the 2017 issues. He is not concerned about the times as they were doing race simulations and testing the bike on worn tyres.
6.  Yamaha is serious!  Apart from the 2 factory and 2 satelite bikes, they had THREE test riders collecting data.  Everyone else had one.
7.  MV25 is very happy with the bike.  He is 7th overall, but like Rossi concentrated more on race simulations and setting on old tyres.
8.  Zarco, after singing the 2017 M1's praised last year at Jerez, decided, after two days testing to switch to the 2016 bike.  His bike will be the JL99 Yamaha last ised by JL99, but with a 2018 engine.

Very interesting - there is an old saying  " if you train good, you play good "...but as you say, its not always true, particularly in racing.
MM will be right up there and Vinales as well.George...well see his temperament  ;) VR should dice it out at the top and Zarco has all the talent in the world  :thumleft:

Yeah, I like Zarco.  Very talented with a scoop of guts.

I see Yamaha struggled on day 3 and they are not sure why.  Then I see they consider 0,4s a lap slower as struggling.  I wonder what they would call a full second!?   :biggrin:
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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2018, 01:18:58 pm »
Moto 2 and Mot 3 testing at Valencia 6 - 8 February.  They should have moved it to Killarney in the Cape!

Moto 2:

6/2 Session 1:  No times set.
6/2 Session 2:  1 Time set.  D. Aegerter, 1:55.938
6/2 Session 3:  1 Time set.  D. Aegerter, 1:51.344
7/2 Session 4:  5 times set.  S. Manzi.  1:48/175

The riders we want to see, Brad Binder and Steven Odendaal has not been on track yet.

Moto 3:

6/2 Session 1:  Nada.
6/2 Session 2:  3 Riders tried.  F. Di Giannantonio. 1:53.805
6/2 Session 3.  1 Rider. F. Di Giannantonio. 1:48.384
7/2 Session 4:  Nobody tried.
7/2 Session 5:  3 is trying. M. Bezzecchi. 1:48.646

Darryn Binder has not been on track yet.

So far, a bit of a wet rag ....

« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 01:20:18 pm by TheBear »
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2018, 03:03:25 pm »
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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2018, 06:25:15 pm »
Finally, Sessions 5 and 6 delivered some track time for both classes:

Session 5:

Brad Binder and Steven Odendaal in Moto 2 was 9th (1,1s off the pace) and 15th (1.7s off) respectively.
Darryn Binder in Moto 3 was 11th fastest , 2.3s off the fastest.

Session 6:

Brad Binder and Steven Odendaal in Moto 2 was 9th (0.7s off) and 15th (1.5 off) respectively.
Darryn Binder in Moto 3 was 18th fastest, 1,6s of the fastest.

Names in the top couple Moto 3 is Antonelli, Loi, Oetll, Bastianinni and a few new names.
In Moto 2 it is Corsi, Pasini, Oliviera, Vinales and a few new names.


« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 06:48:42 pm by TheBear »
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Offline Sheepman

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2018, 08:58:17 pm »
Shot  :thumleft: Hope the Binders and Steve Odendaal have a great racing year
 

Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2018, 01:51:47 pm »
Looks like the Moto 2 and 3's are getting some dry track time today.

Session 7:

Darryn was 8th fastest, 1,2s of the fastest Tony Arbolino.  Nice one as today he was faster than Loi, Bastianinni, Antonelli, Giannantonio and a few other of the more experienced riders.

No track time for the Moto 2.  Not sure why.  Only Pasini did a few laps.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 08:13:54 am by TheBear »
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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #48 on: February 09, 2018, 08:12:27 am »
Session 8:

Darryn:  20th, 1,6s off the leader Jorge Martin.  Same guys around the top.  Bastiannin, Antonelli, Oetl..
Brad:  9th, 0,9s off the top guy, Pasini.  Oliviera was 3rd, with Vinales, Corsi  and Fenatishowing some speed.
Steven:  16th, 1,3s off.



Session 9:

Darryn:  6th, 1,5s of fastest man Andrea Mignon.  Bastianinni again in the top.
Brad:  11th, 1,0s off.  Hector Barbera, from MotoGP showing a good turn of speed in 4th.
Steven:  15th, 1,4s off.
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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2018, 02:52:13 pm »
Moto 2 and 3 testing at Jerez this week.  I hope the weather is better than last week.

Session 1:

Darryn:  19th, almost 2 s of the lead.  I hope they were testing vrot tyres! 
Brad:  15th, 1.1s of the lead.
Steven:  26th, 2.2s of the lead.


Full results here:

http://www.motogp.com/en/TestResults/Moto3+Jerez+Test+1+2018
http://www.motogp.com/en/TestResults/Moto2+Jerez+Test+1+2018

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Offline Sheepman

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2018, 09:53:37 pm »
Moto 2 and 3 testing at Jerez this week.  I hope the weather is better than last week.

Session 1:

Darryn:  19th, almost 2 s of the lead.  I hope they were testing vrot tyres! 
Brad:  15th, 1.1s of the lead.
Steven:  26th, 2.2s of the lead.


Full results here:

Shot  :thumleft:

http://www.motogp.com/en/TestResults/Moto3+Jerez+Test+1+2018
http://www.motogp.com/en/TestResults/Moto2+Jerez+Test+1+2018
 

Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2018, 09:58:56 am »
Moto 3 / 2 testing from Jerez,

Session 2:

Darryn, 5th fastest, 6.6s of the lead.  Only 9 riders took to the track due to rain.
Only 6 riders went on track due to inclement weather.  Brad and Steven sat this one out.


Session 3:

Darryn, 17th, 1,0s of the leader, Jorge Martin.
Brad, 11th, 0.6s of the leader, Francsco Bagnaia
Steven, 22nd, 1,5s of the lead.

More testing today, three sessions if weather allows.

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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2018, 10:30:58 am »
Thanks for the updates.

Damn, they should rather be testing in RSA..... ::)
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2018, 10:50:55 am »
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« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2018, 10:56:48 am »
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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2018, 01:14:07 pm »
Session 4:

Darryn:  22nd.  2,1s off the pace.  All the usual suspects in the top 10.  Oettl, Canet, Bastianinni, Mignon, Martin.

Brad:  12th, 0,8s off.
Steven:  23rd.  1,9s off the pace.

Top couple of names.  Bagniaia, Marquez, Pasini, Corsi, Vinales, Fenati.
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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2018, 01:21:01 pm »
Superbru ?

First race only on 18 March, so there is time yet.  Too much time ... *sob*

Thankfully WSBK starts on 23 Feb.
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Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2018, 01:44:13 pm »
While we wait....

Taken from: http://www.bikeme.tv/index.php/get-o...er-never-land/


“Get on a plane and come to Thailand. Do not go to Greenland, Ireland, Swaziland, Disneyland, or Never-Never Land…”

Dear George,

Why are you in fucking Iceland? You need to be in Thailand.

I just got a call from a man called Thor who lives in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. No, I do not know how to pronounce it. He sounded like he was drowning a small dog in a big bucket when he said it.

He also said there was an angry child with a spear wandering around Kirkjubæjarklaustur yelling something that sounded like “Doohkhadi!”, but he wasn’t sure what was going on until the child gave him a card with my phone number on it.

I told you that card would come in handy, didn’t I?

Now go back to the airport and get on a plane and come to Thailand. Do not go to Greenland, Ireland, Swaziland, Disneyland, or Never-Never Land.

Go to THAILAND.

We have some important things to discuss before the next test.

I have fitted some new things to the bike. You might have read one of them is a pressure transducer that measures surface pressure at different points on your bike’s aerodynamics.

Don’t worry. We shall remove the yellow arrow before the racing starts.

That’s what we told the press. It doesn’t do that at all, so don’t worry. What it does do is polarise the telemetry, which is what you asked for at the end of last season.

“Polarise my telemetry, ramera repugnante!” you yelled just after you punched Dovi in the face after he won his second race. I remember it well. Dovi needed icepacks and to be held all the way home on the plane. I don’t think he’s ever been called a disgusting whore before.

I have also included a picture of your bike this year versus the bike Rossi…oops, the Yellow Puta rode in 2011, so you can see just how much we’ve changed it.

Yours is the bottom one, George.

First, we rubbed off all the yellow paint because you said it gave you leprosy.

Then we made your rear-wheel bouncy hold-brace (see, I told you we won’t call it a swingarm anymore) sit more flat. The Yellow Puta’s pointed more down, but you wanted yours to be more…um, “encouraging” I think you said. You then added you didn’t want it to remind you of Dovi’s face because it pointed down like his miserable but sensuous mouth.

We also made the rear mudguard shorter so your pedazos de mierda enemies would be blinded by sprays of Holy Mamba Champion Water during a wet race when you’re in front of them. That hasn’t happened yet, but just so you know it can happen when you’re ready.

We added some airholes in the tank where you like your Japanese sex-octopus to sit during the race, and I made sure they looked exactly like the “Blood-gills of the Spartan shark!” as you requested.

And as you can see, we have also made the fairing look like “The beak of an eagle which is tearing the piss-yellow dog-flesh of the putas!” as you described it to me.

The seat is also new. Even newer than it was last year. It can be adjusted in increments of micro-millimeters for a whole metre in sixteen different axial planes. We have also allowed for tilt adjustment and can have the seat-covering changed according to how it needs to feel on your arse on any given day, at any given racetrack. The materials available range from sponge, to velour, to silk, to PVC, to Nutella, to mamba leather, to that disturbing pink stuff you found on the Internet which is apparently made from the tongues of whales.

You will also notice we made more space available between the front wheel and the fairing on this year’s bike. You mentioned you might want me to fit highway pegs on tracks which have very long straights this year. And I listen to everything you say.

But I need you to get to Thailand a soon as possible and try all this new stuff out on a track no-one’s ever raced on before.

This is a big deal, George. A good time here will send a message to the other racers that you’re not to be trifled with this season.

And I need you to put in lots of laps. No, three laps is not lots of laps. Neither is five, OK? Just go out and go around and around until you run out of petrol.

There’s no point putting up pit-boards or sending messages to your dashboard, is there?

Work with me on this, George. Please don’t make this season any longer than it has to be.

Best regards,

Gigi.


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Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2018, 03:03:19 pm »
While we wait....

Taken from: http://www.bikeme.tv/index.php/get-o...er-never-land/


“Get on a plane and come to Thailand. Do not go to Greenland, Ireland, Swaziland, Disneyland, or Never-Never Land…”

Dear George,

Why are you in fucking Iceland? You need to be in Thailand.

I just got a call from a man called Thor who lives in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. No, I do not know how to pronounce it. He sounded like he was drowning a small dog in a big bucket when he said it.

He also said there was an angry child with a spear wandering around Kirkjubæjarklaustur yelling something that sounded like “Doohkhadi!”, but he wasn’t sure what was going on until the child gave him a card with my phone number on it.

I told you that card would come in handy, didn’t I?

Now go back to the airport and get on a plane and come to Thailand. Do not go to Greenland, Ireland, Swaziland, Disneyland, or Never-Never Land.

Go to THAILAND.

We have some important things to discuss before the next test.

I have fitted some new things to the bike. You might have read one of them is a pressure transducer that measures surface pressure at different points on your bike’s aerodynamics.

Don’t worry. We shall remove the yellow arrow before the racing starts.

That’s what we told the press. It doesn’t do that at all, so don’t worry. What it does do is polarise the telemetry, which is what you asked for at the end of last season.

“Polarise my telemetry, ramera repugnante!” you yelled just after you punched Dovi in the face after he won his second race. I remember it well. Dovi needed icepacks and to be held all the way home on the plane. I don’t think he’s ever been called a disgusting whore before.

I have also included a picture of your bike this year versus the bike Rossi…oops, the Yellow Puta rode in 2011, so you can see just how much we’ve changed it.

Yours is the bottom one, George.

First, we rubbed off all the yellow paint because you said it gave you leprosy.

Then we made your rear-wheel bouncy hold-brace (see, I told you we won’t call it a swingarm anymore) sit more flat. The Yellow Puta’s pointed more down, but you wanted yours to be more…um, “encouraging” I think you said. You then added you didn’t want it to remind you of Dovi’s face because it pointed down like his miserable but sensuous mouth.

We also made the rear mudguard shorter so your pedazos de mierda enemies would be blinded by sprays of Holy Mamba Champion Water during a wet race when you’re in front of them. That hasn’t happened yet, but just so you know it can happen when you’re ready.

We added some airholes in the tank where you like your Japanese sex-octopus to sit during the race, and I made sure they looked exactly like the “Blood-gills of the Spartan shark!” as you requested.

And as you can see, we have also made the fairing look like “The beak of an eagle which is tearing the piss-yellow dog-flesh of the putas!” as you described it to me.

The seat is also new. Even newer than it was last year. It can be adjusted in increments of micro-millimeters for a whole metre in sixteen different axial planes. We have also allowed for tilt adjustment and can have the seat-covering changed according to how it needs to feel on your arse on any given day, at any given racetrack. The materials available range from sponge, to velour, to silk, to PVC, to Nutella, to mamba leather, to that disturbing pink stuff you found on the Internet which is apparently made from the tongues of whales.

You will also notice we made more space available between the front wheel and the fairing on this year’s bike. You mentioned you might want me to fit highway pegs on tracks which have very long straights this year. And I listen to everything you say.

But I need you to get to Thailand a soon as possible and try all this new stuff out on a track no-one’s ever raced on before.

This is a big deal, George. A good time here will send a message to the other racers that you’re not to be trifled with this season.

And I need you to put in lots of laps. No, three laps is not lots of laps. Neither is five, OK? Just go out and go around and around until you run out of petrol.

There’s no point putting up pit-boards or sending messages to your dashboard, is there?

Work with me on this, George. Please don’t make this season any longer than it has to be.

Best regards,

Gigi.

The pictures refereed to.

.#BRADICAL!
 

Offline TheBear

Re: MotoGP 2018.
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2018, 09:34:41 am »
Session 5:

Darryn:  21st, 2,0s off.  :-(   (I know testing doesn't mean much, but I want to see him at the top! )
The top guys from last year, still in Moto3 are constantly in the top 10.  Martin, Oettl, Loi, Di Gianntonio, etc.
Brad:  9th.  0,9s of Baigniaia in #1.
Steven:  24th, 1.7s off.
Interestingly, Oliviera is consistently in the top 5.

Session 6:
Darryn:  18th, 1.4s from the leader.
Brad:  6th, 0,5 s off.
Steven:  23rd, 1,5s off.

Session 7:

Darryn:  20th, 1.3s off the leader.  Jorge Martin, Antonelli, Oettl really looks menacing.
Brad: 4th, 0.4s behind fastest man Marquez.  Oliviera, Pasini and Bagniaia consistently in the top.
Steven: 23rd, 2.2s off the leader.



« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 02:21:24 pm by TheBear »
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