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Schumacher / Ducati Video

Discussion in 'General' started by n2indy, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. n2indy

    n2indy Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 17, 2008
  2. d-wire

    d-wire Well-Known Member

    no worky.........
  3. n2indy

    n2indy Well-Known Member

  4. BC

    BC Well-Known Member

  5. d-wire

    d-wire Well-Known Member

    thanks......he looks slow in the vid.......boo for traction control in motorcycle road racing. Hooray for 990's and the best man......WINS
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2008
  6. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    He's barely dragging knee in places where Hopper would be dragging elbow!

    His end times were still very impressive! :up:
  7. Shenanigans

    Shenanigans in Mr.Rogers neighborhood

    motogp next year??????:confused:
  8. 6_Myles

    6_Myles Well-Known Member

    Think if that was a 500cc 2-stroke he would have had such a good ride?
  9. footwork

    footwork Honda Research Analyst

    think if that was you you would have been as quick?:crackhead:
  10. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    How fast does he lap the track in the F1?
  11. jigmoore

    jigmoore Banned

    shit, i thought he looked pretty damn good...

    ...what's his story? he have bike race experience? that was no street squid, there.
  12. 6_Myles

    6_Myles Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I thought I was asking a legitimate question. I wasn't trying to dog on the guy.

    This is what I was getting at.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2008
  13. IrocRob

    IrocRob Well-Known Member

    I'm certain riding that bike seemed slow to him.

    F1 car lap times are typically 25-30 seconds shorter than MotoGP
    lap times at the same track, last time I looked anyway.

    The times should be a little closer this year due to the elimination
    of electronic controls on the F1 cars.
  14. footwork

    footwork Honda Research Analyst

    Despite the federation trying to limit the performance of the cars, the engineers and aerodynamicist's always find a way to improve mechanical grip and aero to make up for speed limiting rules such as engine size, tire configuration, wing limitations and driver aids. Have not checked lap times from Australia but I am betting they are just as fast if not faster than last year... or maybe I am wrong.
  15. eddie kaul

    eddie kaul Well-Known Member

    he had tested the ducati at mugello a few times. and he loves bikes.
  16. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

    That's what I was wondering. There is also the matter of perspective. Sitting with your ass an inch or two above the pavement makes even slower speeds seem faster.

    Still, to me it was an impressive performance.
  17. joe617

    joe617 Well-Known Member

    I believe he is a somewhat avid trackday rider. I thought he looked good.
  18. 6_Myles

    6_Myles Well-Known Member

    Did he start recently b/c it sure didn't look like it in the video? I can't imagine the Ferrari camp letting their chosen one out to play on a two wheeled toy while he was winning championships. But I guess Rossi even finds time to rally on occasion.
  19. footwork

    footwork Honda Research Analyst

    well i guess this year I was wrong- the F1 lap times were .5 sec quicker last year at the opener down under... blame it on the black box....
  20. paul

    paul just fast enough

    When you make over 50 mil a year I guess you get to do things us mere mortals can;t.

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