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    The Aprilia 'triplane spoon'

    https://www.gpone.com/en/2019/04/18/...ane-spoon.html

    so they tested their own rear wheel cooling device. Definitely not a downforce generating winglet. /s

    But both riders gave positive feedback after testing at CotA on Monday, may likely use it at Jerez.

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    I think Aprilia has more important things to focus on.
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    The Aprilia 'triplane spoon'

    Quote Originally Posted by Triple J View Post
    I think Aprilia has more important things to focus on.
    Well, one of their issues is putting the power down, of this can somehow help out of the fast corners. Why not.
    They had tested it before the season and asked if it would be ok and were told no. That's one of the reason aprilia protested Ducati. It was really a wtf protest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snikwad View Post
    Well, one of their issues is putting the power down, of this can somehow help out of the fast corners. Why not.
    They had tested it before the season and asked if it would be ok and were told no. That's one of the reason aprilia protested Ducati. It was really a wtf protest.


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    I get the protest. I'm just extremely skeptical that cooling their rear tire a couple of degrees will make any difference.
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    The Aprilia 'triplane spoon'

    Quote Originally Posted by Triple J View Post
    I get the protest. I'm just extremely skeptical that cooling their rear tire a couple of degrees will make any difference.
    Ahhhh. It's not for cooling. That's the BS reason Ducati have the board to get away with it. Saying it's "not aero."
    Everyone knows damn well it's aero, but they're all gonna pretend it's not.
    Ducati said it's for cooling but maybe a slight aero advantage is created.
    Aprilia knew from testing that it absolutely makes downforce and tire cooling is a side effect. Ducati just flipped the script in court and they all went along with the bs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snikwad View Post
    Ahhhh. It's not for cooling. That's the BS reason Ducati have the board to get away with it. Saying it's "not aero."
    Everyone knows damn well it's aero, but they're all gonna pretend it's not.
    Ducati said it's for cooling but maybe a slight aero advantage is created.
    Aprilia knew from testing that it absolutely makes downforce and tire cooling is a side effect. Ducati just flipped the script in court and they all went along with the bs.


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    Downforce, cooling. whatever. I remain skeptical it will make any difference whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple J View Post
    Downforce, cooling. whatever. I remain skeptical it will make any difference whatsoever for Aprilia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V4Victory View Post
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    Won't play here in the US. The error message says the uploader has not made this video available in your country.

    This one works.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yify37XcMJY

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledwrist View Post
    Won't play here in the US. The error message says the uploader has not made this video available in your country.

    This one works.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yify37XcMJY
    It's OK, even if you could see it its scrambled at source, the greatest human minds are still busy trying to decode what the fuck he's on about....whatever spectrum Guy is on he's top of the tree.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerful Pierre View Post
    It's OK, even if you could see it its scrambled at source, the greatest human minds are still busy trying to decode what the fuck he's on about....whatever spectrum Guy is on he's top of the tree.....
    Good to see him walking about.

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