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Offline Chris

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2015 MotoGP British GP at Silverstone
« on: September 04, 2015, 01:43:32 pm »
In this video you cn see just how terrible the conditions were for the recent Brit GP.

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Re: 2015 MotoGP British GP at Silverstone
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 07:57:07 pm »
I don't know if I trust anything as much as they have to trust those tires.
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Re: 2015 MotoGP British GP at Silverstone
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 03:42:07 am »
I don't know if I trust anything as much as they have to trust those tires.

I know what you mean but since those bikes are always being pushed to the limits of traction even on dry pavement rain just is a different level of slippery to adjust to.  I'm sure the electronic package is a big help with that.  I think the real problem is more the poor visibility both from a wet and cloudy visor and the spray thrown up by the bikes in front of you.
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Re: 2015 MotoGP British GP at Silverstone
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 06:45:39 am »
Nope, not for me.  :groan I pass.  :pop
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Re: 2015 MotoGP British GP at Silverstone
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 08:54:04 am »
Nope, not for me.  :groan I pass.  :pop

Back in my racing days I used to like it when it rained since rain was the big horsepower equalizer.  Also, since I was racing in Texas and those Texas boys really hated rain it gave me a chance to do better.  I used to keep pressing just hard enough to keep a little pressure on and then wait for them to make a mistake.  My little 400 on good Pirelli's was able to humble some much faster bikes. 


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