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May 15th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Wings revisited

We are 4 races into the season, and Honda, Ducati, nor Yamaha have raced with replacement wing technology. Have they moved on? It's not even a topic of conversation except the occasional whine from Ducati about what might have been if they had them.
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I believe Ducati will come up with the new fairing. Their strong was always been engine power and acceleration (also braking stability?), without wings they feel wasted.

The rest will follow ducati's idea, since their strong point not in the acceleration they do not felt it must be done sooner. while waiting ducati's fairing, they can concentrate in other aspect. like electronics and chassis for hondas. chassis for yamahas to make another perfect marriage with michelin. etc.
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I thought the winglets were replaced by air ducts with internal spoilers to create downforce, at least on the Yamaha and Honda fairings. Not sure what Ducati did after the hammerhead monstrosity. Nor any others.
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We are 4 races into the season, and Honda, Ducati, nor Yamaha have raced with replacement wing technology. Have they moved on? It's not even a topic of conversation except the occasional whine from Ducati about what might have been if they had them.
Ducati is probably going to drop pursuing an alternative from what it sounds like. Making a fairing that doesn't come with the top speed reducing drag that the hammerhead fairing causes appears to be a lost cause.
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That guy was an asshole. Duc was right to ban him

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Does the wing ban apply to the bikes only? I feel that a wingsuit would benefit Crutchlow
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We are 4 races into the season, and Honda, Ducati, nor Yamaha have raced with replacement wing technology. Have they moved on? It's not even a topic of conversation except the occasional whine from Ducati about what might have been if they had them.
Aleix Espargaro ran with Aprilia's modified fairing in qualifying, but appears to have reverted to the standard fairing for the race.
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We are 4 races into the season, and Honda, Ducati, nor Yamaha have raced with replacement wing technology. Have they moved on? It's not even a topic of conversation except the occasional whine from Ducati about what might have been if they had them.
Pov, you seem to have taken an odd and rather contradictory stand on the premise of independence, freethinking, nonconformist spirit of prototype innovation, given your supposed admiration for individualist self-reliance, anti-mandated constraints, and anti-redistribution of parity. I guess you're a socialist after all, eh buddy?
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Pov, you seem to have taken an odd and rather contradictory stand on the premise of independence, freethinking, nonconformist spirit of prototype innovation, given your supposed admiration for individualist self-reliance, anti-mandated constraints, and anti-redistribution of parity. I guess you're a socialist after all, eh buddy?
I guess he doesn't really believe in Ducapitalism.
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