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March 30th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #11
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Stick tape all over the airbox inlet so that the engine's sucking through a straw
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I think the factory Ducs will have a strong showing here, at least one will podium. Now for a winner, I dont see Lorenzo taking it. This is not a track he shines at, but he may use that as motivation to make it one he shines at.
I keep gaining more and more respect for George, he is just plain good and has a nice rub it in your doubters face attitude that I like.
Him trying to fist pump MM and Rossi after Qatar was great to see.
So, I will go as far as to say it will look like this:

1-Dovizioso
2-Lorenzo
3-Iannone

Feel free to swap Iannone and Dovi around if it makes me right.
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Podium will be JL, VR, MM.

Ducati isn't winning here.
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March 31st, 2016, 12:23 AM   #14
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MotoGP: 2016 Round 02 - Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina (SPOILERS)

Despite Honda's problems I can still see Marquez taking the win, especially after last year's debacle he'll be extra fired up for this one. If Crutchlow isn't bluffing about his electronics problems he could feature, but I see the Ducati boys and the Yamaha pair in the mix too.
Last year the tyre situation and Jorge's illness played into Rossi's hands, so I'm hoping this will be reversed this year.
If Jorge does another Losail job here though I can see Rossi getting worried and expect him to start really ramping up the mind games and squawking for Lorenzo to get out of "his" team. LOL
It's going to be interesting...

I know... Get off the fence, the splinters are killing my arse
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March 31st, 2016, 01:01 AM   #15
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Looked like they pulled a spark plug wire, lol hell I don't know. I would guess electronically since like you said, that's what they have been fucking with for over a year now.
As I'm sure you appreciate, my post wasn't intended to be facetious but merely to point out that 'dial back the engine' is rather generic lazy forum terminology. I would be very surprised if the savage nature of the 2015 power plant that appeared to compromise that seasons chassis together with the issues over corner entry stability have not been refined over the winter. Remember the engines are sealed post testing. Perhaps HRC have focussed on smoother friendlier throttle response in terms marrying the torque sensor technology which they are familiar with and the new electronics package which they are not. Maybe to harmonise frame and engine they had to slaughter a few pony's in the process - although that's not the Honda way.

Perhaps it's simply the fact that the Ducati's have got faster relative to the Honda which we're used to seeing topping the trap? An on acceleration, remember last year, the M1 was punching out of corners better due to superior drive..something we were at pains to explain to the 'defenders of the faith' in terms of why it was so difficult for Marquez to challenge Lorenzo at Valencia given the nature of the circuit.
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Honda haven't simply "dialled back" the engine anyway buddy although you're spot on it being a rather lazy term.
Over winter they've completely redesigned the engine so it now runs a contra-rotating crankshaft a la Yamaha's M1. Obviously as you've stated they are aware that the Yamaha had better drive despite lower power so have tried to imitate that aspect of the M1 with their new design.
It's been rumoured that they have already recouped a lot of their lot horsepower with a radical new exhaust design, if that's true I expect to see it on the Repsol bikes in Argentina.
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March 31st, 2016, 03:18 AM   #17
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Softer tyres won't well work here...
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1) Iannone
2) Rossi
3) MM
4) Dani or JLo

Softer tyres won't well work here...


Michelin aren't taking them there...
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Michelin aren't taking them there...
Interesting....are michelin taking the mediums, so a slightly softer option to the hard ones?
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As I'm sure you appreciate, my post wasn't intended to be facetious but merely to point out that 'dial back the engine' is rather generic lazy forum terminology. I would be very surprised if the savage nature of the 2015 power plant that appeared to compromise that seasons chassis together with the issues over corner entry stability have not been refined over the winter. Remember the engines are sealed post testing. Perhaps HRC have focussed on smoother friendlier throttle response in terms marrying the torque sensor technology which they are familiar with and the new electronics package which they are not. Maybe to harmonise frame and engine they had to slaughter a few pony's in the process - although that's not the Honda way.

erhaps it's simplPy the fact that the Ducati's have got faster relative to the Honda which we're used to seeing topping the trap? An on acceleration, remember last year, the M1 was punching out of corners better due to superior drive..something we were at pains to explain to the 'defenders of the faith' in terms of why it was so difficult for Marquez to challenge Lorenzo at Valencia given the nature of the circuit.
Going strictly on what comes straight from the riders mouth, it is better than last year but still a major problem

The Ducati's got a tiny bit faster trap than last year, the Honda had a considerable drop in trap from last year, enough to where it would have made a difference in the race. If that is where they are to make the bike behave on the rest of the track, they have lost any advantage to the Yamaha which now is better than the Honda in virtually every performance category. The only advantage they have at the moment is Marquez, and that is a small with the form Lorenzo has displayed for much of last season and the beginning of this season. I do have confidence in Honda getting it right, will they get it right in time to win a title
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