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November 16th, 2018, 07:32 AM   #61
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It's also on his #2 bike, most definitely not a loose part which was my first thought. Maverick doesn't have it. Yamaha testing early? None of the commentary seem to have noticed. I don't understand how it'll help, certainly at lower speeds, where Yamaha struggle to hook up the rear it ain't going to do much, if it is an aero aid. I'm interested in all your thoughts.
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What's this at the rear of Valentino's fairing? Rear aero? Something I've not noticed before.
Looks like a brake duct for cooling.
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What's this at the rear of Valentino's fairing? Rear aero? Something I've not noticed before.
I have it's on good authority that it's a digital, carbon fiber GPS guided unit that scrapes excrement from the tire that leaks from Rossi's boots when Marquez is coming up from behind.
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Because they've had the most to gain from the current aero packages. There again I don't think that will faze MM in the slightest, I expect he'd win the odd race on the Aprilia or KTM at the moment.
Tho logically, as HRC and Duc have the overall best riders and superior packages, they can most afford to lose some slight advantage.
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What's this at the rear of Valentino's fairing? Rear aero? Something I've not noticed before.
They've had it for a few rounds for wet conditions. It's to reduce the amount of water deflected to the rear tyre.

Ducati and Honda debuted the same idea for the first time here in Valencia.
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They've had it for a few rounds for wet conditions. It's to reduce the amount of water deflected to the rear tyre.
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Yes this.

During FP1, whilst it was pouring rain, they were showing slomo close ups of several bikes versions of these. They looked pretty effective.
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Looks like a brake duct for cooling.
Not really needed in those conditions.
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They've had it for a few rounds for wet conditions. It's to reduce the amount of water deflected to the rear tyre.

Ducati and Honda debuted the same idea for the first time here in Valencia.
Cheers. I did think along those lines also.
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What's this at the rear of Valentino's fairing? Rear aero? Something I've not noticed before.
I think its to stop even more rain getting to the rear tyre, his bike was throwing spray in all directions, more than anyone else.
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WTF is Vinales problem!? Doesnt he know hes ruining rossis championship!? Lol.


Thats going to be interesting to see what happens there.
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