Discussion in 'General' started by 27, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Ohvale Maintenance & Transport Service

    Probably on a production/showroom level bike to keep that cost down and avoid any rules issues if he is on his actual bike.
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  2. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Having a track "figured out" and getting that last 0.5 second per lap a rider would be capable of if they had more time at the track are not the same thing. Some of that is set up time and some of it is rider experience. Yeah, they will have data from Baz, but do we know how well that translates to Petrucci? I have seen MotoGP riders follow another rider through a section a couple of times and pick up a tenth or two and that wasn't even at a new track.

    If Gagne and Attack are on, I fully expect Petrucci will not be winning every race that weekend. Matt wasn't that far back, and Gagne left him in the dust at a number of tracks last year.
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  3. Sweatypants

    Sweatypants I am so smart! S-M-R-T... I mean S-M-A-R-T!

    Well... maybe he can lose that .5 seconds per lap and it'll be an actual race then with the other guys. :D
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  4. pickled egg

    pickled egg Works with puppies, too

    Maybe Matt just picked up that extra .5 second a lap having been there before. :Poke:
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  5. G 97

    G 97 Garth

    I’m just glad you dorks aren’t talking about the twins class. :D
    Speaking of which, whar @grasshopper ?
  6. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    This is less folks actually believing that Danilo will have any challenge learning tracks, and more looking for a reason why the hometown heroes might have a chance. Danilo might be somewhat disadvantaged at some tracks compared to guys who’ve done 4000 laps there, but I expect that he’ll still be faster and it won’t make any difference to the final outcome.

    Random misfortune will have more of an impact than track knowledge disparities.
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  7. Tas

    Tas Well-Known Member

    There were some great camera angles that showed Petrucci’s lines were a bit tighter than most everyone else’s.
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  8. hotnail

    hotnail Well-Known Member

    …and it was clear from the 12-13 grandstands that he was driving way deeper into the corners as well. He also was getting a sick drive out
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  9. superdino

    superdino Naturally aspirated twin-turbo

    Mick Doohan once said something like "10 laps of practice and they'll have it figured out."
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  10. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    I watched his Mugello win in person. If there’s a foreigner that has to come in and slap the local boys around, I’m glad it’s him.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if he gets called up to WSBK if Rinaldi underperforms.
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  11. CB186

    CB186 go f@ck yourself

    He was destroying those guys on the brakes. He was so smooth too. I think the only time he got the wheels out of line was the exit of T1 on the first lap of the first race. It didn't even look like he was trying.
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  12. Used2befast

    Used2befast Well-Known Member

    It would be cool if the wsbk teamed up with motoamerica superbike instead of MotoGP for a weekend. Stoprack, Johnny and the boys for some real world competition :rock:
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  13. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    There one of the tight left turns after a straight where Petrux9 was trail braking hard, and drifting in towards the Apex while Scholtz was setting up wide to carry more corner speed. Announcers even said something about Scholtz setting up for the exit. But as Petrucci hit the apex and finally got on the gas, he had the same or more corner speed anyways and pulled 4-5 bike lengths just by the shorter path and being on the edge of traction the whole time. I’m gonna have to go watch the race again I think.
  14. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    I just read that Ferraci and Petrucci are from the same town, Termi, Italy... all the pieces of the puzzle make sense now.... how cool.... I didn’t even know Eraldo was an immigrant...
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  15. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Never heard him speak?
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  16. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but I thought he was just one of the Italians, or many other cultures that have lived in their own communities within the US for generations and never spoke English unless they have to... which is never in any of the little Italy areas, or Chinatowns, or Russian, Ukrainian, Mexican, Poland, Korean... maybe even Basque communities in New England?!

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  17. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    I took a Norwegian racing dinosaur buddy in his 70s to one of the race industry shows a few years ago... he’s a neat guy that was in the merchant marines, speaks tens of languages, then worked for the cruise lines and was sponsored by them on Bimotas...

    he said hold on he sees an old friend... I finish what I was doing and then turned around to see my buddy in an exaggerated conversation with hands flying around and I think I hear Italian...

    I walk up and there he is hugging a laughing with Eraldo... turns out he tuned the Duc engines in his Bimotas back in the 80s... funny small world racing is...
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  19. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    Typo... too late to edit... damn it!

    Thanks though...
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  20. 27

    27 Well-Known Member

    Let’s go ahead and get this thread where it belongs... looks like he’s having a real hard time learning the super tricky ATL red dirt dance so far ;)

    Hope they battle and have great respectful throw downs for all to remember.
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