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October 19th, 2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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Engine Usage, Any updates?

The last list I can find is from Mugello. Can anyobne post an updated list as of Phillip Island?

From Krops site, I know Marquez, Lorenzo and Rossi were on engine #5 (of 5), but Ianonne was on a fresh motor (#9 of 12).
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Crazy Joe's Duc reminded me of Biaggi's RS4 a couple of years ago at PI...sonic booms down the front straight.
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The last list I can find is from Mugello. Can anyobne post an updated list as of Phillip Island?

From Krops site, I know Marquez, Lorenzo and Rossi were on engine #5 (of 5), but Ianonne was on a fresh motor (#9 of 12).
The engine situation is pretty dull nowadays. The factories have it totally under control. Dramas are very rare, and the engines make good power for a very long time. Which is actually an astonishing feat of engineering, and a case where racing has provided some incredibly powerful and valuable R&D which is directly transferable to road bikes.
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The last list I can find is from Mugello. Can anyobne post an updated list as of Phillip Island?

From Krops site, I know Marquez, Lorenzo and Rossi were on engine #5 (of 5), but Ianonne was on a fresh motor (#9 of 12).
Ianonne probably used one engine for Philip Island.
That engine was tuned right up, tuned for a 45 minute lifespan
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The engine situation is pretty dull nowadays. The factories have it totally under control. Dramas are very rare, and the engines make good power for a very long time. Which is actually an astonishing feat of engineering, and a case where racing has provided some incredibly powerful and valuable R&D which is directly transferable to road bikes.
I am amazed that they can run on their sides for any time without.immediately being shelved. Must have some interesting sump and pump arrangements
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I am amazed that they can run on their sides for any time without.immediately being shelved. Must have some interesting sump and pump arrangements
Not to mention oils so thin and efficient it's beyond belief.
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The engine situation is pretty dull nowadays. The factories have it totally under control. Dramas are very rare, and the engines make good power for a very long time. Which is actually an astonishing feat of engineering, and a case where racing has provided some incredibly powerful and valuable R&D which is directly transferable to road bikes.
Thanks Krop. I must admit i do miss the days of occasional bikes grenading themselves. Wasn't Yonny Hernandez at Argentina the last big blow up?
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Ianonne probably used one engine for Philip Island.
That engine was tuned right up, tuned for a 45 minute lifespan
It really was odd to see Iannone that much faster. This isn't the first time however that Ducati has proven their ability to make seriously powerful engines. I don't give them a great deal of credit for producing superior chassis designs but they're rarely in need of more power.
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What would be fascinating is the inspection and assessment regime for the engines? What makes them ahelve one and what constitutes a withdrawal?
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The engine situation is pretty dull nowadays. The factories have it totally under control. Dramas are very rare, and the engines make good power for a very long time. Which is actually an astonishing feat of engineering, and a case where racing has provided some incredibly powerful and valuable R&D which is directly transferable to road bikes.
How so? Not trying to be a smartass but I've long come to realize that nothing developed in gp means anything on the road.
But if it means next time I'm on a sbk and I get better partial throttle response while running super lean at 12k I'll appreciate it.
Electronics work so much different to road systems anyway.
The reliability stuff should be a myth considering the materials used in the engines.
Agreed about lubrication.

Genuinely interested to see an explicit example because I can't realistically see one
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