The team has refreshed its line-up for 2019, bringing in Kazuki Watanabe and Yukio Kagayama alongside the incumbent Sylvain Guintoli. However, Suzuki was no match for Honda and Yamaha in testing earlier this month and did little to bridge the gap in Wednesday practice. … [Read more...] about Suzuka 8 Hours preview: Can Honda end Yamaha’s hegemony?
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“As usual I like wet conditions, [but] I was in unknown territory with the bike and the track. But yeah I was just happy to bring the bike back to the pitbox and have it ready to go for Taka [Nakagami]. … [Read more...] about “Nervous” Jacobsen “thrown in the deep end” at Suzuka
“Last two years I was there and a little bit struggled to swap the bike from Superbike to the MotoGP bike, because the problem is the scheduling is so tight, after the Suzuka 8 Hours and straight to Brno the race, and we don't have time to feedback with the MotoGP,” he explained. … [Read more...] about Nakagami explains decision to skip Suzuka 8 Hours
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Aerodynamically, the 2014 regulations sought to continue the downward trend in downforce that could be extracted, with the front wing reduced in width by 150mm, the height of the nose tip and the transition between the nose and chassis subjected to a much lower positioning, not only for safety reasons but also to reign in the aero gains that had been made during the last regulatory phase. … [Read more...] about Retro F1 tech: The big shake-ups of the 2000s