Buriram WSBK Rd 2 "Spoiler" - MVAgusta.net
 1Likes
  • 2 Post By wnehme
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
haupti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Görlitz, Germany
Posts: 3,898
Buriram WSBK Rd 2 "Spoiler"

Well what a Race Weekend.
And quite a difficult Round for MV Agusta Reparto Corse.
Leon missed out FP1 and did 19 Laps in FP2, not enough to get directly into Superpole 2.
He went fastest in SP1 and qualified 11th in SP2.
Meanwhile PJ qualified 9th or so, hmmm.
In Race 1 did Leon keep his place most of the time and had as often a great race end to finish 9th.
Good enough for P6 in Sunday's grid.
Sure enough PJ's F3 blew up in a incident packed WSS Race.
Polo ended P11 and is still leading the championship.
Pizzoli was the second MV with P14, earning his first points for ATK25.
And then a great Ride by Leon, battling with the likes f Davies, and all ended in smoke as well.
What a shame.
Any thoughts!
haupti is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 05:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Black_Gold_Saw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 1,869
New Site Garage
Painfull weekend. As a person who doesnt care who wins as long as MV Agusta gets a podium in supersport and Camiel top 5 this was a painful one.

What was up with the supersport MV's in general? Last rounds winner Rolfo P20 at start. Pizzoli also bad. And PJ Jacobson on the factory at P9. Phillip Island they were fighting for great positions.
Where the hell was Baldolini? Or was that a wildcard rider?
Black_Gold_Saw is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 05:59 PM
Senior Member
 
VaporMV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North East, Maryland, USA
Posts: 947
Baldolini fractured his ankle after a free practice crash and was ruled unfit. As of right now he plans to miss the next round in Aragon but hopes to be fit for the following round in Assen.

The MV's always seem to have problems in super hot and humid conditions. They have blown engines in Thailand every year they have gone there. I read an interview from Rolfo where he said they knew they were going to have problems with the F3 engine in the heat so they dialed back the power/revs just to get thru the weekend and get some points. Will try to find the link to the interview.

2013 MV Agusta F3 Red/Silver (Sonya)
2013 MV Agusta F3 Black Track/Race Only (Trinity)
VaporMV is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 06:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Black_Gold_Saw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 1,869
New Site Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by VaporMV View Post
Baldolini fractured his ankle after a free practice crash and was ruled unfit. As of right now he plans to miss the next round in Aragon but hopes to be fit for the following round in Assen.

The MV's always seem to have problems in super hot and humid conditions. They have blown engines in Thailand every year they have gone there. I read an interview from Rolfo where he said they knew they were going to have problems with the F3 engine in the heat so they dialed back the power/revs just to get thru the weekend and get some points. Will try to find the link to the interview.
Alright then good to know. Does this also apply in for street bikes? As in 35 degree city riding isnt a good idea?(keeping it to 10.000 rpm or so)

Hope Baldolini will be back at Assen. Hope he can ride for podium again.
Black_Gold_Saw is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 04:58 AM
Senior Member
 
wnehme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,992
New Site Garage
Like vapour said. Thailand isnour worst rd of the season and all because of the heat issue.

Superbikes saw the oil pump vapourise the air and oil inside the lower end of the engine under hard braking as the oil shifts to the front of the motor and being so hot the air temp inside would get so hot that when the oil came back it would turn into a high pressure mist and escape out of the engine through a minute hole. As well a rubber hose melted away on the fuel tank which created more issues later

The F3 saw a piston fail and retired there race. They use a after market high comp piston good for one or two races which failed. As im aware they are going back to the standard pistons tbat came in the F3 now for reliablity

Ill keep you informed on anything else
wnehme is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to wnehme For This Useful Post:
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 09:20 AM
Senior Member
 
nk140's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by wnehme View Post
The F3 saw a piston fail and retired there race. They use a after market high comp piston good for one or two races which failed. As im aware they are going back to the standard pistons tbat came in the F3 now for reliablity
I thought aftermarket pistons were illegal? I just read the 2017 rule book and it states, "Pistons must be the originally fitted and homologated parts with no modification allowed."

Todd
2013 F3 675 (RIP)
2014 B3 800 Italia
nk140 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 06:23 PM
Established Member
 
RedBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Northern Italy
Posts: 174
Haupti, thanks for the thread but in the first round Camier finished in 8th

Quote:
Originally Posted by Black_Gold_Saw View Post
Alright then good to know. Does this also apply in for street bikes? As in 35 degree city riding isnt a good idea?(keeping it to 10.000 rpm or so)

Hope Baldolini will be back at Assen. Hope he can ride for podium again.
The engine issues are happening because a triple engine has to be pushed to the absolute limit - and past- to try and approach the top end power of the four cylinder engines.

Combine this with sweltering temperatures, which get worse when you are following other bikes. Notice that the Triumphs didn't even bother racing this weekend.

Usually a three cylinder engine would have the advantage of lower weight to make up its power deficit. But rules artificially remove this advantage.
RedBike is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 04:00 PM
Senior Member
 
number2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Charleston South Carolina
Posts: 5,724
Shame about Camier's engine. He was riding a good race and probably would have gotten a 6th or 7th to go along with his 8th in the first race. Disappointing but still nice to see him do this well.
number2 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 03:59 AM
Established Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 101
Yes it was unfortunate. Camier seemed to go backwards in the last few laps. Hoping they can get back up front again.

Graham
00 Red/Grey Hayabusa
10 BMW K1300GT
16 Dragster 800RR
Grakat is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome