MotoGP traction control: ‘Retarding and cutting’

MotoGP traction control: ‘Retarding and cutting’   MotoGP  Peter McLaren 3 Feb 2020 ‘If traction control is a mix of retarding and killing, anti-wheelie is a mix of retarding and throttle’ – Corrado Cecchinelli, MotoGP Director of Technology. MotoGP traction control has all-but-eradicated the brutal on-throttle highsides of the 500cc era, thus improving safety while allowing riders to tease the very limits of their tyres, for longer. But how does it work? While the obvious purpose of traction control is to stop wheelspin getting out of hand, some spin – perhaps as much…

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SP-MOTO RACE ACADEMY/Juniors: Mission and Procedures

“SP-Moto Juniors Motorcycle Race Academy (SPARC) shapes a future ecosystem and creates our Nation’s winning spirit. It protects the coming generation against drugs, gadget-mania and gutless members.  Let’s shape our future!”Eugene Pisarev,coach and road racing Champ  Download and read in full (PDF) eng:           http://sp-moto.com/pdf/Juniors_en_web.pdf rus:               http://sp-moto.com/pdf/Juniors_ru_web.pdf                                                              

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Manchester City and the ‘Disneyfication’ of football

Team’s owners are developing a global network of clubs that could transform the sport . CFG says its ambition is to build the “first truly global football organisation” and its owners are at the vanguard of a growing trend for wealthy individuals to control multiple clubs. The intention is for each of the teams in the network to be profitable in their own right, but co-operate to identify and train the world’s best players, while securing marketing deals to fund the wages of footballing superstars. 

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DORNA: MotoTV

There is no such thing as too many cameras for DORNA technicians. They even have two in the safety car and have put two so-called “ground cams” in the ground near the curbs. In addition to several portable cameras, a helicopter camera and a high-speed camera provide the teams with interesting insights at 2000 frames per second. For example, thanks to the high-speed images, the Ducati engineers spotted that front fender on their bike was vibrating excessively. It was not possible to see this with the naked eye or standard TV pictures. Ducati designed a new fender for 2015.

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