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The Bigfella
08-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Marquez didn't win last time out. I'll pick him this time though


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvVsenGCYAAzOvT.jpg:large

Gerarddm
08-30-2014, 10:13 AM
How the HELL can they recover from those angles of heel? Blows me away.

Paul Pless
08-30-2014, 10:29 AM
How the HELL can they recover from those angles of heel? Blows me away.he didn't recover from that slide; look where his left foot is. . .

The Bigfella
08-31-2014, 04:59 AM
A mere technicality

The Bigfella
08-31-2014, 07:43 AM
Nice win for Marquez... made a couple of errors, but controlled it well

Gerarddm
08-31-2014, 10:10 AM
I still don't understand the physics of it, especially in the rain. The contact patch of those tires is very small. Back in the day the section of Avon GPs were triangular, which made sense in that when you heeled over you actually put more rubber on the road.

The Bigfella
09-06-2014, 09:25 PM
How the HELL can they recover from those angles of heel? Blows me away.


he didn't recover from that slide; look where his left foot is. . .

Mr Pless... please note


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuQVKWizmJw

The Bigfella
09-06-2014, 11:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AyFzQg4i0Q&feature=youtu.be

The Bigfella
09-07-2014, 02:00 AM
Another image from Silverstone

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/sites/motorcyclistonline.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/images/2014/09/soclose.jpg?itok=DdbbKctP

Stiletto
09-07-2014, 07:18 PM
That's a great shot. I caught a replay of the Moto 2 race that I had missed, some amazing racing there too!

In the Moto GP, through a series of bends Marquez seems to have an amazing ability to position his bike so that he is in the ideal place to effect a pass three corners later.
The other front runners are no slugs but he just seems to be able find their weakness. Amazing.

The Bigfella
09-07-2014, 09:31 PM
He's certainly got the others where he wants them.

I watched some endurance motorbike racing over the weekend.... an 8 hour race in Germany. They do front and rear wheel changes in the time that it takes to refuel the bike. 15 seconds and they are gone. Quite well developed systems.

When I change a wheel... that's one wheel... its usually pushing an hour. That normally includes a puncture repair or tyre change as well though. :d