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  • Motegi-track-map-telemetry-Yamaha

    Motegi Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    After taking a break from providing a telemetry map for the Aragon round, Yamaha is back on form for Motegi. The previous Yamaha telemetry map for Misano showed the...

  • Danilo Petrucci MotoGP Podium Man

    As a MotoGP photographer I see from trackside both more and less than what the millions who watch on TV see. I watch the sessions go around with a...

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    Misano Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    After taking a break from providing a telemetry map for the Silverstone round, Yamaha is back on form for Misano. That’s the good news. The other news is that...

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    Managing The MotoGP Fuel Allowance on Cycle World

    My latest tech piece is now up on Cycle World. It discusses how teams cool the fuel to get the most out of the MotoGP Fuel Allowance of 20...

  • Brno Michelin Test 2015 Ducati Intermediate rear

    Brno Michelin Test 2015

    As Michelin prepares to replace Bridgestone as the tire supplier for MotoGP, the French company has been testing their rubber as frequently as makes sense, which is sometimes after...

  • Ducati GP15 rear sprocket Brno 2015

    The Ducati GP15 Rear Sprocket

    At Mugello, Andrea Dovizioso had to retire his Ducati GP15 from an early duel with Marc Marquez due to excessive wear of the rear sprocket. Since then, Ducati has...

  • Brno track map telemetry yamaha

    Brno Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    Yamaha’s Brno track map with speed and gear telemetry overlay indicates no 1st gear sections once the bikes have left the grid. Neither do the Yamaha riders get much...

  • IMS track map telemetry

    IMS Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    The IMS track map with Yamaha’s speed and gear telemetry overlay surprised me a bit by showing that the infield section after the first turn is done entirely in...

  • Sachsenring telemetry track map

    Sachsenring Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    The latest Yamaha track map with speed and gear selection telemetry is for this weekend’s race at Sachsenring. This is a very interesting circuit because of how long it...

  • Kenny Noyes Superprestigio II Podium 2014

    Some Words About Kenny Noyes

    I returned from BSB at Knockhill last night to terrible news: American motorcycle racer Kenny Noyes had crashed in the CEV Moto2 race at Aragon and been taken to...

  • Riding Styles Assen GT Chicane Moto3

    Riding Styles: Assen’s GT Chicane

    Similar to the Grand Prix Circuit at Phillip Island, the TT Circuit at Assen has more than its fair share of interesting bits. The Geert Timmer (GT) Chicane is...

  • Aprilia RS-GP 2015 engine and gear box

    MotoGP Engines 2015 – 8 Races Down, 10 To Go

    For details on the engine allotments for the three types of premier class entires, see this page. For an explanation of how IRTA makes sure teams follow the engine...

  • Yamaha telemetry map Assen

    Assen Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    The latest Yamaha track map with speed and gear selection telemetry is for this weekend’s race at Assen. Considered by many to be one of the finest motorcycle racing...

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    MotoGP Riding Styles from CotA Part 2

    Following up on our first look at MotoGP Riding Styles in which we compared five Honda riders, this time we look at four Yamaha riders, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo,...

  • MotoGP Rider styles from CotA 2015

    Riding Styles from CotA MotoGP

    Turn 18, Circuit of the Americas. I’m shooting away during the morning warm-up when I spy David Emmett making a rare trackside appearance. Toward the end of the short...

  • Aprilia RS-GP exhaust

    Aprilia RS-GP Exhaust Design

    To conclude this series on the exhaust systems of current MotoGP factory bikes, here is a look at the Aprilia RS-GP exhaust. Previous posts in this series are the...

  • Suzuki exhaust pipe end 2015

    Suzuki GSX-RR Exhaust Updates

    To follow up on our looks at the exhaust systems of the Yamaha YZR M1, the Honda RC213V, and the Ducati GP15, here is a look at the Suzuki...

  • Catalunya track map Yamaha telemetry

    Catalunya Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    Once again Yamaha has shared a track map with speed and gear selection telemetry, this time for Catalunya. Personally I was interested to see that Turn 5 is a...

  • Ducati GP15 exhaust

    Ducati GP15 Exhaust Design

    To follow up on our look at the Yamaha YZR M1 exhaust and the Honda RC213V exhaust, here is a look at the Ducati GP15 exhaust design. Similar to...

  • Honda RC213V exhaust

    Honda RC213V Exhaust Design

    To follow up on our look at the Yamaha YZR M1 exhaust, here is a look at how Honda routes exhaust on its RC213V. As the RC213V uses a...