2022 FIM MotoGP

Please discuss here all your remarks and pose your questions about all racing series, except Formula One. Both technical and other questions about GP2, Touring cars, IRL, LMS, ...
User avatar
etusch
131
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Location: Turkey

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Ducati have used an electronic exhaust valve for a number of seasons now. This shot shows it just nestled into the end of the exhaust here. Ducati use the exhaust valve to help with deceleration. By closing it at certain points, they help to create a great engine braking effect. However, they have to be careful as using it too much on braking would cause the opposite effect and prevent the riders from being able to stop the bike in a controlled fashion

from motogp facebook page.

Image

User avatar
Andres125sx
166
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:15 am
Location: Madrid, Spain

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

etusch wrote:
Fri Dec 23, 2022 12:19 pm
Ducati have used an electronic exhaust valve for a number of seasons now. This shot shows it just nestled into the end of the exhaust here. Ducati use the exhaust valve to help with deceleration. By closing it at certain points, they help to create a great engine braking effect. However, they have to be careful as using it too much on braking would cause the opposite effect and prevent the riders from being able to stop the bike in a controlled fashion

from motogp facebook page.

https://i.ibb.co/zVSycXz/318587539-1016 ... 2054-n.jpg
Interesting, thank you

Difficult picture to take, both because of focus and exposition

User avatar
etusch
131
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Location: Turkey

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Honda’s problems for 2023 start and end with their bike. It may sound like a foolish thing to say, but this Honda is not necessarily a bad bike. We’ll explain

Honda completely redesigned their RC213V for 2022. It was the single biggest redesign of a single ruleset that they’ve ever done. While the bike may have turned out to be difficult, with poor front feeling, poor turning and a lack of horsepower, essentially what they did was build a bike concept that some of the other manufacturers had already had a few years of practice with. Ducati have had this concept, with the added weight in the tail unit since 2017 and it’s been a long road to perfect that concept ever since.

Honda dove into a world a bike with a very different weight distribution to what they were used and they forced themselves into a position where they had to learn quick. At first touch, it looked like they might have nailed it, but once they delved deeper into finding the last few tenths they needed, that’s where they found this bike wasn’t up to scratch. We honestly believe that if Honda can make only a few key changes to this bike, their performance will drastically improve. The problem with that though, is finding where to make those changes and what those changes require and this is where we feel Honda have struggled with their lack of knowledge of this bike concept.
After a year of trial and error, Honda came to the Valencia Test with this. It was their first go at a sort-of 2023 spec machine. It had a new tail unit and new fuel tank. While the chassis was different it wasn’t new with it being something we had seen before. But the biggest takeaway from this was that Honda appeared to be exploring more with changing the weight distribution of the machine and that can only be a good thing.

While the comments about this bike seemed to overall be negative, Puig did say to us that they had found some things that were better, but just not quite as much as they would have liked. Even so, it’s positive. It’s another step in learning more about how this bike concept works and how they need to change it to unlock the next big step in performance

But with them not being happy with it, it does make us wonder what we’re going to see in Sepang.
From motogp tech facebook page.

User avatar
etusch
131
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Location: Turkey

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

What I understand from this that there will be a single Suzuki that will race as Alex Rins' team.


johnny comelately
johnny comelately
110
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:55 pm
Location: Australia

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

!
We can only hope
It is going to be difficult for them but still far more feasible than hopping on a Honda.
The swing arm geometry is interesting.

User avatar
AMG.Tzan
37
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:35 am
Location: Greece

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

etusch wrote:
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:23 pm
What I understand from this that there will be a single Suzuki that will race as Alex Rins' team.

It’s April Fools in Spain… :lol:
"The only rule is there are no rules" - Aristotle Onassis

johnny comelately
johnny comelately
110
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:55 pm
Location: Australia

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

AMG.Tzan wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:30 am
etusch wrote:
Wed Dec 28, 2022 4:23 pm
What I understand from this that there will be a single Suzuki that will race as Alex Rins' team.

It’s April Fools in Spain… :lol:
Is that true?

User avatar
etusch
131
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Location: Turkey

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

so he fooled about date😛

johnny comelately
johnny comelately
110
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:55 pm
Location: Australia

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Better late than never :wink:

User avatar
etusch
131
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Location: Turkey

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Joan Mir in his first official images as a Repsol Honda rider.

Image

User avatar
Cuky
65
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:41 pm
Location: Rab, Croatia

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Fabio Quartararo has switched from Scorpion to HJC helmets



Could explain why it was harder to find replicas of his helmet lately.

User avatar
etusch
131
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:09 pm
Location: Turkey

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Will it help his straight line speed ? :lol:

kalvindarwan
kalvindarwan
0
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2022 3:32 pm

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

Cool!

johnny comelately
johnny comelately
110
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:55 pm
Location: Australia

Re: 2022 FIM MotoGP

Post

In this video the great Marco Melandri takes us on a tour of the Ducarti factory with some explanations from the engineers about rider relationship in regards to bike setup and the dyno room with track specific simulations. Language subtitles can be set via CC then settings /auto language choice