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Another MASTERFUL performance by Lolly. Good race by Stoner too, with the clearly looser-handling big Duc. Rossi another strong podium...surely majorly pissed that he didn't have what it took to keep ahead of Lolly again. He had no answer to Lolly, for sure.

Great that Spies got inside Dovi to come 4th, with the M1 again showing its indisputable dominance with the greatest lead in the rider championship of all time, and with them finishing 1st, 3rd and 4th.

Clearly the best package out there. One wonders how much time and further analysis Suzuki (especially) and Honda will or are spending, considering whether they should switch to this dominant configuration. I would not be at all surprised to see Suzuki switch to a similar I4 package, as it's not only the dominant configuration these last 3 years in a row, by record breaking margins, but also fits so much better with their street bike range for marketing purposes.

Anyway....a much better close to the season for viewers/enthusiasts, than the early year extreme dominance, and while injuries certainly played a part in this year's results, my expectation is that Lolly would still have been the man to beat, with Pedrobot coming back stronger at the end of the year, but overall outclassed by the Lolly+M1 package.

Roll on next year! Can't wait!
 

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Can't wait to see Rossi on the desmo tomorrow.

+1. I wonder which engine he will prefer. Big bang or screamer. Probably screamer since Casey won the the title on it.
 

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they test Tuesday and Wednesday according to Crash.net

"Lorenzo finishes the 2010 season with 383 points, taking the points record off Rossi, whom Lorenzo also joins on a record 16 podiums in a single year."

heavy..
 

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they test Tuesday and Wednesday according to Crash.net

"Lorenzo finishes the 2010 season with 383 points, taking the points record off Rossi, whom Lorenzo also joins on a record 16 podiums in a single year."

heavy..
He set a shitload of records this year.

And for the leghumpers, you can give Rossi wins for the 4 weeks he was out, subtract 5 pts per week cuz Rossi would've taken them away from Lorenzo by winning and he STILL would've won handily! That is total domination, Rossi injury aside.:notworthy
 

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+1. I wonder which engine he will prefer. Big bang or screamer. Probably screamer since Casey won the the title on it.
Rossi's 90º irregular crank M1 fires more like the Ducati screamer whereas the
2004 M1 and his old title winning Honda V5 fires more like the Ducati Big
Banger... either way Rossi finally enjoys the inherent advantages of a real V4...

No more backward spinning power robbing tricks in order to get the
bike to turn...

No more pushing widest engine possible down the straights...

No more 5 crank journals to drag down power...

No more balance shafts to quill vibration...

No more long beam flexy crankshafts to stress the cases...

I wouldn't be surprised if Yamaha's engineers explore the V4 in 2012 on their
up coming 1000cc machine... after all MotoGp is the battle of engine
architectures and only one can win... but you have to beyond the fairing in
order to understand...
 

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MotoGP is a battle of engine architectures?

2010 - I4
2009 - I4
2008 - I4
2007 - V4
2006 - V5
2005 - I4
2004 - I4
2003 - V5
2002 - V5

It's quite clear who the loser in the bunch is!
 

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I would not be at all surprised to see Suzuki switch to a similar I4 package, as it's not only the dominant configuration these last 3 years in a row, by record breaking margins, but also fits so much better with their street bike range for marketing purposes.
Here's Suzuki's future... GSVR for the street... not I4s for MotoGp...


 

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MotoGP is a battle of engine architectures?

2010 - I4
2009 - I4
2008 - I4
2007 - V4
2006 - V5
2005 - I4
2004 - I4
2003 - V5
2002 - V5

It's quite clear who the loser in the bunch is!
True... Rossi was the clear winner... but the V4 still sports more advantages than a I4...
 

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Just by watching Lorenzo's riding style this season I think his smoothness alone makes him dominant. As I have heard countless times, being smooth is being fast. Not just in racing motorcycles in this instance, but in doing just about any athletic endeavor. Golf to name one of many. I hit the ball farther when my swing is smoother, even slower. Being smoother also means conserving tires and doing this seems to be the deal breaker during the last quarter of the race. I think Lorenzo knows how to do this and does so like no other.
 

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I fear this thread is potentially veering off in a direction many do not wish to go. Therefore I only offer this link as a cautionary reminder....

the greatest hi-res asses theCHIVE

Less T this time, and more A. Nintendo picture is my personal favorite. (Borderline NSFW).
 

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Rossi's 90º irregular crank M1 fires more like the Ducati screamer whereas the
2004 M1 and his old title winning Honda V5 fires more like the Ducati Big
Banger... either way Rossi finally enjoys the inherent advantages of a real V4...

No more backward spinning power robbing tricks in order to get the
bike to turn...

No more pushing widest engine possible down the straights...

No more 5 crank journals to drag down power...

No more balance shafts to quill vibration...

No more long beam flexy crankshafts to stress the cases...

I wouldn't be surprised if Yamaha's engineers explore the V4 in 2012 on their
up coming 1000cc machine... after all MotoGp is the battle of engine
architectures and only one can win... but you have to beyond the fairing in
order to understand...
... and your dream/our nightmare continues .:( Larry Logic : When everything is working perfectly , change it !
 

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... and your dream/our nightmare continues .:( Larry Logic : When everything is working perfectly , change it !
For an engineer a capacity to change is indispensable... equally indispensable is
the capacity to hold fast to that which is good... one never knows what will
happen if Yamaha changes to an V4... but we do know what will happen if they
do nothing and explore nothing thinking everything is perfect...

Quote MASAMO FURUSAWA

"I would like to thank Valentino Rossi. I was in charge of Yamaha
MotoGp starting 2003 and it was a terrible year, almost like I was in
hell and I wanted to make the YZR M1 a better bike but more and more I
investigate the bike I needed something else more than the bike. So I
found Valentino Rossi pretty close to me but the first time I did not
believe Valentino would come to Yamaha because Yamaha was a terrible
bike and Honda was a fantastic bike. The after we invite Valentino to
Yamaha we finally come up from the ground and then after South Africa
in 2004 I felt like I was almost in heaven. So from hell to heaven
very exciting and memorable year. So in 2004 only Valentino Rossi
could win with the YZR M1 so he contribute a lot to develop the YZR
M1. This year not only Valentino but also 3 riders run fast so this
year our YZR M1 is a pretty good bike mainly Valentino contribute so I
really appreciate that Valentino contributes.

"Basically the engineer design the bike but the rider talks a lot and
even though the rider talks a lot Valentino is special. He is almost
like analyizer or engineer and we talk with each other so frequently
but timing is a little bit different but talking the same. he is so
precise, we always check the computer with data, sometimes I make
mistake, always Valentino is correct."

End quote:

Fans may not know but Rossi knows theres something special about
V4s... so if you are an Engineer in charge of new engine development
in 2012 you need to explore which is good and what is not at the very
core...


I4 crankshafts versus V4 by busylittleshop, on Flickr
 
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