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MotoAmerica | Superbikes at Pittsburgh presented by LaRoche Aviation Services | Aug 19-21

Discussion in 'General' started by RossK6, Aug 16, 2022.

  1. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    And despite all that look who is sitting atop the points lead. :D
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  2. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I can't see that being the case. The tires shouldn't need an entirely different chassis for the whole thing to work. If it doesn't work with Dunlops it wouldn't work with the others either - like the ZX10 back in the day. That thing wouldn't handle no matter what.
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  3. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    They'll win the championship too if Jake keeps logging DNFs
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  4. Christopher Graybosch

    Christopher Graybosch Well-Known Member

    It’s not the Dunlops
  5. 5axis

    5axis Well-Known Member

    The Farrell built Kaws worked pretty well on brand P.
    My low talent self went ok on my Farrell prepped 08 6R with no front end issues that were common when running other brands.
    Sometime the old joke stands, lift up the gas cap and roll a new bike under.
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  6. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Its also not the rider. I have said it before and I'll say it again. The problem is the bike, in that it seems to only work within a very small window of track, tempuratures and grip. When they get it dialed in for a practice or Q session, if the conditions change for the next session or race, the bike is not going to be where it was. There is nothing the rider can do about that when the margin for error is so small. I think Petrucci is doing the best he can under the conditions he is in.
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  7. 418

    418 Expert #59

    Enjoy the hate mail from the Ducatistas.
  8. pickled egg

    pickled egg Works with puppies, too

    They’re too busy wildly gesticulating to be able to actually type anything. ;)
  9. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    Fuck them!!! Bunch of whiney little nut rubbing wanna be bitches. I don't care at all about them and their little red Eyetallion scooters. Facts is facts and the Dooocati V4 has never been a consistent winner at any level.
  10. Itey

    Itey Well-Known Member

    He looked like he gave zero fucks last saturday passing 4 guys on the inside going into one on the brakes.
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  11. Christopher Graybosch

    Christopher Graybosch Well-Known Member

    I didn’t think it was Patru either, I always guessed it’s the bike. The bike seems finicky at all levels, but most do except the proven bikes that haven’t changed.
    I applaud Ducati in raising the stakes at every level, a few years ago we used to laugh at the 1099’s and 1199’s for how bad they were at top level racing. Those Italians are getting the last laugh now because their bikes are undoubtedly changing the industry. Can’t fault them for attempting innovation, but like everything Italian if you’re not exactly in the sweet spot the grapes are sour
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  12. Christopher Graybosch

    Christopher Graybosch Well-Known Member

    But the save by Wyman?
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  13. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    Finally!! Someone with some real world Ducati super bike experience!

    how was the feeling when you did the testing? How many laps did you get in?
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  14. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    I could be wrong, but hasn’t the Ducati V4 win the most MotoGp races the last few years?

    granted, no championships, but their trophy case is probably fairly well stocked.
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  15. metricdevilmoto

    metricdevilmoto Just forking around

    The post you quoted reads just as batshit crazy because Bautista would have had a WSBK ship if it wasn't for Bautista doing Bautista things and Redding made a good enough show of it, but I don't think anyone is talking about MotoGP up in hurr.
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  16. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    To be honest, the bike felt really good in testing, but once I got into traffic and had to adjust some of my lines, I felt like the rear grip just wasn't there. I think I probably got a billion or so laps in, but it might have been a gazzilion. We would need to check with the team on that, I just ride the bike, we have people to keep track of the other stuff.
    How does it feel to be a nut rubber?:Poke:
  17. pickled egg

    pickled egg Works with puppies, too

    Left or right?

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  18. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson BREAD_RACING

    Yea you right that was a great move, i am still a bit skeptical that he has bought fully in and is pushing at 100%
  19. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Ohvale Maintenance & Transport Service

    I have a V4.

    I’m a Nut Rubber!!!!!

    Whoooo hoooo!!!!
  20. Yama-saurus

    Yama-saurus Well-Known Member

    I'll agree with that, but it's eaxctly the wisdom of a seasoned Pro and knowing the bikes limits and riding to that limit.
    If the bike he's given maxes out at says Danilo's 65% ability , then he's smart not to push it beyond that knowing that particular race package can't handle more and end up expensive crashed art.
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