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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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moto GP test notes and 203 MPH!!!

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Capirossi Wins the BMW
italian rider over 200 mph through the speed traps in special session
by staff
Monday, March 17, 2003

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Loris Capirossi Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 1:43.634
2 Alex Barros Gauloises Yamaha Team Yamaha 1:44.154
3 Valentino Rossi Repsol Honda Honda 1:44.324
4 Max Biaggi Camel Pramac Pons Honda 1:44.326
5 Tohru Ukawa Camel Pramac Pons Honda 1:44.487
6 Daijiro Kato Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda 1:44.496
7 Sete Gibernau Telefonica Movistar Honda Honda 1:44.695
8 Marco Melandri Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 1:44.922
9 Carlos Checa Fortuna Yamaha Team Yamaha 1:44.992
10 Troy Bayliss Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 1:45.076
13 John Hopkins Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 1:45.624
14 Nicky Hayden Repsol Honda Honda 1:45.626
20 Kenny Roberts Suzuki Grand Prix Team Suzuki 1:46.552

Ducati's Loris Capirossi was fastest in the televised hour, shown on television in Europe. Capirossi won a new BMW for his efforts. Although he already led the session, Capirossi's spirited ride on his last lap bettered his time.

The Ducati MotoGP bike already appears to have the steam, pushing through the speed traps in Catalunya at 328.4 kilometers, or slightly over 203 miles per hour. Compare that with the slowest machine, the Proton two stroke of Nob Aoki at 288.2 kph.

The Aprilia team momentarily pulled out of the "event" after a Colin Edwards crash, believed to have been caused by a mechanical problem. Nori Haga was called into the pits shortly afterwards, then released by the team when his bike checked out fine.

Edwards is said to have broken his finger in the fall.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 06:16 PM
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That is Colin's second fall on that bike. It does something really trick,he blamed the first fall on the bike.

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Looks like Rossi isn't gonna run away with again this year.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 10:41 PM
 
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They keep having to play with the artificial resistance on the throttle grip. It's a "fly by wire" system, the throttle inputs are driven by a microcontroller. It's taking Colin time to get adjusted.
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They keep having to play with the artificial resistance on the throttle grip. It's a "fly by wire" system, the throttle inputs are driven by a microcontroller. It's taking Colin time to get adjusted.
Wow I had no idea this stuff had become so complicated. Anybody have a link explaining this bike or this system in detail? I'd love to read about it.
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I watched a vid on the MotoGP site awhile ago with Colin coming into a corner. WOW, was it cool. No clutch down shifting, he rifled through 4 gears or so, bing, bing, bing, bing, flew through the corner and wheelied out the other side. OH YEAH!!!
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