MotoGP 2015 round 19 - Phillip Island

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  1. junkmale

    junkmale Flagging member

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    Heading off on Tuesday morning - will be in the paddock somewhere.
    Whoever is controlling traffic at the tunnel exit can probably tell you where I'm hiding.
     
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  3. kneedragon

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    Seems Alex de Angelis is in a serious but stable condition. His body is a bit of a mess but his spinal chord is intact, which they were a tiny bit worried about...

    So Damian Cudlin has been approached to be his replacement, for this round at least. He will have Ant West and of course Jack Miller for company. None of them are a real big chance of a win, but it will be nice to see a small number of locals at least circulating.

    Both Rossi and Lorenzo have made comments to the effect that they really like Phillip Island, but they know the other does as well.

    As I understand the points going into this, if Rossi can just follow Lorenzo around and finish 2nd to him at this and the last two rounds, Rossi wins, by a small margin. But that makes no allowance for either of the Honda riders, and neither of those boys looks likely to just sit down and shut up and let the tuning forks sort out their internal rivalry. If Lorenzo wins this and the remaining races, and M&M comes home in front of Rossi just once... There'll be no number ten.
     
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  4. mikesbytes

    mikesbytes ~(:-))-[Oo

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    Good to hear that de Angelis' spinal cord is intact. Would of thought they would of used the Aprillia test rider. Yeh I know its not the development bike.

    Pedrosa is good at Phillip island
     
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    Miller 5th in FP1. Has he been taking something?
     
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    mikesbytes ~(:-))-[Oo

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    Regardless of tyres, its a fantastic start to the weekend
     
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    Well done by Jack. He does rather do this, get out there quite early and go quite fast. But then everybody else plays with their setup and technique and push on a bit, they improve. Jack doesn't, or not nearly as much. Westy is about where I'd expect, well down, and poor old Damien Cudlin is way out the back. You get the feeling that Aprilia isn't quite right... Damien would be going two or three seconds faster than that on a superbike.
     
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    West's motogp time would be 2nd in moto2.
    Cudlin's motogp time would be 21st in moto2. Only slightly faster than the best moto3 time of FP1. Slower than Alex Marquez's best moto3 lap from last year.
     
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    Look at the top speeds. Everyone else is between 320 & 340k, with no real clear relationship between top speed and lap-time. Damien is on 308. That's the slowest in the field & not by a little bit.
     
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  10. mikesbytes

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    Doesn't West's bike have different suspension to the other 3 open Honda's? Assuming the bike is the same performance wise, then West is about 2 seconds off where the bike can be.

    I think Damien is about 2.5 seconds off where the bike can be.

    Overall I think both are doing well, its difficult to jump on a bike/tyres that you are unfamiliar with and work with an unfamiliar team too
     
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  11. faffi

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