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  1. AGR Moto2 is replacing Columbian Yonny Hernandez with Joe Roberts. Full story at: http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/283316/1/yonny-hernandez-out-at-agr-roberts-in.html
  2. It must have been quite an down & up weekend for Joe. He qualified at the very back of the grid. The race was red-flagged after 7 laps due to track conditions and restarted for 6 laps as a wet race. That was ... a bit chaotic. Joe did very well in the wet race to score a 10th place and racking up 6 points in the championship.
  3. The riders use the rear brake to limit the wheelieing. Having 270bhp 'on tap' does that to you.
  4. Book your plance at CodeRACE early - the spots tend to sell out very quickly.
  5. Dave Moss posted a discussion on his facebook profile of Maverick's crash along with 4 pictures. On one of them, it looks like the rear wheel has come off the ground. The asphalt is crowned right there (as normal roads are) and going over the crowning and changing direction at the same time could have caused the crash.
  6. Dang, sorry to hear that for Elena.
  7. No. Maria Herrera is competing in the Moto3 class (the smallest). In 2015, Ana Carrasco competed in Moto3 as well.
  8. Welcome back, Fossil. There are still some of the old (other) fossils hanging out here, although I'm not as active as I used to be.
  9. Accidents like this one, were a busted engine leaks oil across a large piece of the track is pretty rare. They said during the broadcast that this has been discussed before and was likely to be brought up again due to this incident. For me, it doesn't make sense to make a pretty sweeping rule change which only helps once in a blue moon. As an example, a "down and you're out for the race" rule wouldn't have stopped the carnage at last year's Moto3 race at Philip Island, where John McPhee got run over by another rider and punctured his lungs (I think it was both).
  10. Mat Oxley disects Maverick's riding style, along with tidbits about who different it is from Jorge's style. http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/motogp/what-maverick-s-secret
  11. I went back and found the scene in Faster - Scene 15, "Rossi & Biaggi Pt 2". Doctor Costa says that Rossi's max HR is 125bpm and the max for Biaggi is 170bpm.
  12. Or Baz in Q1: https://streamable.com/c43cs
  13. Exactly the same for me on my R6. Even though I have a DIY quick-throttle I still wish I had a shorter throw on the trackbike.
  14. If Lance had missed a dash so should have been read as "192bpm average over 4-5min" I would still be floored in awe.
  15. From Lance Armstrong's instagram: 192bpm average over 45min??? OMFG. Definitely lots of core strength and stamina like no other.
  16. To get the best experience of the racing (throughout the field), watch it on the screen. But going to the track gives you an entirely different experience - the 'ambience' thing. And finally ... there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
  17. I'm inseam challenged the opposite way of Cobie, and I prefer to keep the balls of my feet on the pegs as well. Simply because it requires time, energy and attention for me to move my right foot back and forth. For reason I cannot explain, moving my left foot forward/back to operate the gear lever is not a problem for me
  18. Is it time to post this comparison between body positioning again?
  19. I saw it live with two of my friends. Moto3 and MotoGP had great action all the way, while Moto2 was kinda dull because the winner just pullled away from the other guys. But hot daymn! If the average race even have half the action of the Qatar race, this is going to be a great year and a great show!
  20. I have some bamboo running socks. Really nice & comfy
  21. That was Assen 2013, 5th place. Top in FP1, breaks the left(?) collarbone in FP2, didn't do FP3, FP4 nor Q2 (gridded as 12th), did WUP and Race Saturday. Rossi sure stole the limelight that day with his first victory since the return to Yamaha, but Lorenzo's feat was at least as big as Rossis. Doohan: that outright desire to win and incredible talent. For me, Rossi & Marqeuz have that same boyish love for riding and winning.
  22. I agree that it's very dependent on the rider. I generally get up to (my slow) speed quickly on new tracks, whereas one of my friends need a lot of time to get used to a new track (or a good tow around). Figuring out the hooking sweeper (Turn 9) on Big Willow did require some personal tuition from Cobie though. DL: It's pretty much down to yourself. I've never taken a CSS course on a track I knew ahead of time, so I might not be the best person to answer. You could actually argue that having a new track to learn is beneficial, because you don't have old & bad habits from riding there previously
  23. I'd start with getting the front fork spring rate right, then damping (fork oil viscosity/level, comp/rebound damping). I have never experience a shock spring rate being vastly wrong, so I presume it's less important. On the rear, I've experienced a 'dead' shock (ie oil is worn out so no/little damping left) twice, so I'd look for that. Then there's getting the front/rear balance right, in terms of of fast the frotn/rear goes through the stroke. The only measurements I've done is sag and oil level in the front. YMMV.
  24. I got it & read it. Just waaaaay too cold and miserable to even think about riding around here. Kai
  25. I'm still gonna stick with Marquez, Viñales, Rossi. Lorenzo appears to be struggling a lot with the GP17, though. The unknown quality about Viñales is how he'll handle the fighting at the sharp end. He was too agressive at one of the Spanish GPs last year, and just ended up slowing down himself and Pedrosa. Marquez put it very well at the Philip Island test (link): "Yes, Viñales is faster than Rossi over a single lap, but Rossi's going to be there on Sunday." (paraphrased)