During the Practice session, Crafar went on a tech jag, detailing the relationship between top-out springs to balance fork/tire movement for harmony in movement.
Too much spring rate flexes the tire. Too little spring rate causes pogoing.
Also, this circuit is in the top-three heavy braking tracks, and the huge brakes are radiating heat into the rim and cooking the tire.
So Bagnaia switched to a white painted, finned front rim.
Did you see one of those Ducati’s disc cooler fairings wack Marquez in the shoulder?
Came off Martins bike and hit Marquez in the unprotected area of the shoulder.
That’s one way to keep Marquez from being a tow. Throw motorcycle parts at him.
Another Crafar statement was that Quartararo told his team to put on less aggressive two-year old aero, since the Yam doesn’t have the extra HP to spend push the current setup through the atmosphere.
And he seems faster.
I agree…I wish they’d get rid of the spec tire rule, I feel the racing would be even better. Having to wait 2 1/2-3 years or Michelin to develop a front tire is pathetic. Last I seen it is do out 2025 😳
Apparently all of the Aprilia riders were claiming that the heat from the bike were affecting their bodily performances.