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October 17th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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Rossi told the press conference at Phillip Island that he will be allowed to test the Ducati at Valencia. Furusawa told him last night / this morning. More details on my shamelessly self-promoted website:

http://motomatters.com/news/2010/10/..._valencia.html
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awesome news
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kick ass & kick em off the track too
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Thats good news, and very fair of Yamaha.
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Well at the moment Lorenzo is the one with the target on his back as all the reigning champions do.



Yamaha have lost a fortune in revenue the last year or so & are now losing the biggest selling piont & creator of revenue in the paddock, so the last thing they need is to have a target firmly stuck on their backs br lots of fans & Rossi, Burgess & Ducati.



On the news that they are readying a screamer & a big bang motor for the bike at Valencia - Hmmm Rossi on a screamer
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Well at the moment Lorenzo is the one with the target on his back as all the reigning champions do.



Yamaha have lost a fortune in revenue the last year or so & are now losing the biggest selling piont & creator of revenue in the paddock, so the last thing they need is to have a target firmly stuck on their backs br lots of fans & Rossi, Burgess & Ducati.



On the news that they are readying a screamer & a big bang motor for the bike at Valencia - Hmmm Rossi on a screamer


Interesting if Rossi does go screamer, I thought in his early 4 stroke career he hated it. Indeed after years of Doohan on screamer it was odd to see Rossi go back to big bang.



This years Valancia test are going to be so interesting I reckon they should cover it like a round of GP
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Interesting if Rossi does go screamer, I thought in his early 4 stroke career he hated it. Indeed after years of Doohan on screamer it was odd to see Rossi go back to big bang.



This years Valancia test are going to be so interesting I reckon they should cover it like a round of GP
I agree the valencia test is likely to be more interesting than the last 2 races; from my point of view both stoner's pace on the current honda and rossi's on the current ducati will be fascinating, presuming honda give casey an "a" spec bike which I imagine they will given his recent form and dani's continuing fragility.



The screamer aspect is puzzling to me; it has been argued fairly convincingly I thought that the screamer was redundant given the current rev limits, unless dorna/the manufacturers have changed their mind again on this. If the rule is staying the same, I don't understand why they didn't give stoner a screamer engine this year. I do continue to suspect that stoner to honda was a done deal before the start of this season.
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So, Yamaha waited to have the manufacturers title sealed before giving Rossi the green light.

Surely Stoner on a new bike will be faster than Valentino on a new bike, the first time out. It's Stoner characteristic to be fast out of the box.

I don't think Ducati may go back to screamer with the 800 -- rather with the 1000 in 2012, if the 21 liter limit is maintained, because screamer is more fuel-efficient. Assuming they can have that faithful and gradual wrist-delivery connection Valentino always wants.
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I thought that the screamer was redundant given the current rev limits, unless dorna/the manufacturers have changed their mind again on this.


Can't be anything to do with rev limits, otherwise they could much more easily have limitted the revs electronically.



The introduction to big bang was usually to give a more "rideable" power characteristic, ie. screamer config. has a pretty vicious snap to it towrds the higher end of the rev range. The big Bang allows more control in the corners ..... thats what Ducati had said they needed.
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Can't be anything to do with rev limits, otherwise they could much more easily have limitted the revs electronically.



The introduction to big bang was usually to give a more "rideable" power characteristic, ie. screamer config. has a pretty vicious snap to it towrds the higher end of the rev range. The big Bang allows more control in the corners ..... thats what Ducati had said they needed.
I meant the necessity to limit the revs for engine longevity under the current engine rule. It is possible that ducati have found a way to make a screamer engine durable, they have always been good at building engines. Perhaps dorna and the manufacturers have realised the engine rule was stupid and made things more expensive rather than less, and would probably have to have been waived for the other teams had they run out of engines as was apparently the case for suzuki.
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