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Fox
10-01-2003, 12:15 AM
*sigh* here we go again .. Aprilia are predicting better results:

EASTERN CHALLENGE


The Alice Aprilia Racing Team is ready for the triple travelling: three GPs one after nother that within three weeks, will bring men and bikes to Japan, Malaysia and Australia. The first overseas race is scheduled in Motegi from the 3rd to the 5th of October. The team has prepared with special effort this demanding race in order to score some good points. Because of chattering problems, a good result is lacking from the last races. The racing department has studied some solutions to the chattering problem and is confident to give to Edwards and Haga two competitive bikes. Motegi is a track characterised by violent plug chops and restarts. This configuration is favourable for the aprilia RS cube. Colin Edwrads has remained with his family in Texas and is confident and ready for the new challenge: "I followed from here the work done by my team and I'm sure that we will solve the chattering problems that have slowed down our job in the last races". Nori Haga is much more motivated, he would like to score a good result in his home GP: "It's very important for a Japanese to do a very good race here, it's our home GP, it's more or less the same feeling for an Italian rider in occasion of the Mugello GP".

GIGI DALL'IGNA (Project Leader): "Motegi is a track that presents favourable characteristics for our bikes. For example, there are long curves, those one that trigger the chattering of our bikes. Moreover, the surface is smooth and this makes our bikes run better. I'm confident in a better result of our bikes. There are no big technical changes: there is no time for experiments with this calendar that foresees three races one after another. But we have continued to work to reduce the chattering: we have focused on the rear axle with particular attention to the mass and stiffness of the components (such as fork, leverages and discs) to avoid vibrations that create resonance."

THE TRACK
Twin Ring- Motegi: length 4.801 metres, equal to 2,983 miles.
Lap Record: 1'49".947 Alex Barros (Honda 2002)
Pole: 1'49".052 Daijiro Kato (Honda 2002

red_m
10-01-2003, 02:03 AM
Alrighty, my picks are....

Rossi
Gibernau
Biaggi
Tamada
Hayden

Gonna be hard to go past an all honda podium...top 5 last year were honda's, if i remember correctly.....Colin and Nori definately top 10 tho :D

ajak_79
10-01-2003, 05:17 AM
Alrighty, my picks are....


i think it would be like this
1.vale
2.sete gibernau
3.loris capirossi.
4.biaggi

ajak_79
10-01-2003, 05:36 AM
Alrighty, my picks are....


i think it would be like this
1.vale
2.sete gibernau
3.loris capirossi.
4.biaggi

Davenet
10-01-2003, 09:28 AM
1. Gibernau
2. Rossi
3. Tamada
4. Capirossi
5. Biaggi
6. Hayden
7. HAGA
8. Melandri
9. Bayliss
10. Ukawa
11. EDWARDS

dowzerr
10-01-2003, 02:37 PM
1, Biaggi
2, Rossi
3, Tamada
4, Capirossi
5, Gibernau
6, Nakano
7, Bayliss
8, Hayden.
9, Edwards
10, Ukawa

Fox
10-01-2003, 09:28 PM
1.Rossi
2.Gibernau
3. Tamada
3.Biaggi
4.Capirossi
5. Hayden
6. Bayliss
7. Checa
8. Haga
9. Edwards
10.Barros

ajak_79
10-02-2003, 10:06 AM
hi guys!,
is there any team that still using 2stroke in gp1 class? i heard WSCM team are using 2stroke bike? did u guys out there had any info bout this?
cheers!

Davenet
10-02-2003, 10:10 AM
They were, but only until they got their R1 "based" engine completed. For the past two races & for the rest of the season they will be running the four stroke.

ajak_79
10-02-2003, 10:17 AM
cheers Davenet, very quick respond from u.thanx m8!
cheers!

JJ_008
10-02-2003, 01:58 PM
1. Capirossi
2. Rossi
3. Edwards
4. Haga
5. Gibernau
6. Bayliss
7. Tamada
8. Melandri
9. Nakano
10. Ukawa

And of course Suzuki, Kawasaki, Proton, and WCM all fighting for last place.

ajak_79
10-04-2003, 08:13 AM
And of course Suzuki, Kawasaki, Proton, and WCM all fighting for last place. LOL!!!!!
but this season suzuki are crap, they much better last season.
cheers!