An in depth look into motorcycle racing concepts

An in depth look into motorcycle racing concepts

MotoGP Workshop: Cristian Gabbarini

Casey Stoner’s Italian crew chief on the Repsol Honda team talks about the Australian’s World Championship winning Honda RC212V and its evolution throughout the season, recalling the first Test last year in Valencia, the key moments of the 2011 season and why the machine has appeared to suit Stoner so well.

MotoGP Workshop: Tyres

Tom Tremayne of Bridgestone provides a detailed overview of the technology of the rubber that adorns the MotoGP machinery, explaining the various tyre compounds the Japanese manufacturer provides the premier class motorcycles and the performance differences of each.

MotoGP Workshop: Aragón set-up

What are the specific demands of the MotorLand Aragón circuit and how do the MotoGP teams and riders prepare for each GP and the Spanish circuit in particular? Cal Crutchlow’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 crew chief Daniele Romagnoli and Álvaro Bautista’s technical advisor on the Rizla Suzuki team Tom O’Kane give an insight in this feature video…

MotoGP Workshop: Brakes

Eugenio Gandolfi from Italian company Brembo gives a detailed overview of the complexities of braking on MotoGP bikes, explaining the use of carbon and steel brake discs, the variance in performance between the two types, and the difference between the front and rear braking systems on a premier class prototype.

MotoGP Workshop: Engines

How difficult is it for a MotoGP team to manage using just six engines for each rider throughout an 18-round season? Find out in this video feature in which team members explain how they handle the strict regulations on engine usage.

Electronics and telemetry: A MotoGP guide

Data engineers Gary McLaren from Rizla Suzuki and Jose Manuel Allende from Repsol Honda discuss their roles within their respective MotoGP teams, explaining how they collect and analyse information from the premier class machines’ electronics systems.

MotoGP Workshop: Racing machine telemetry

Telemetry experts detail the role and function of data recording in MotoGP.

MotoGP Workshop: Chassis geometry

Daniele Romagnoli, Crew Chief for Cal Crutchlow on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team, takes through the ins and outs of chassis geometry, explaining in detail how and why a bike’s dimensions are altered and changed.

MotoGP Aerodynamics with Honda and Suzuki

Ramon Aurín, Crew Chief for Andrea Dovizioso on the Repsol Honda team, and Tom O’Kane, Álvaro Bautista’s Crew Chief at Rizla Suzuki, explain motorcycle aerodynamics in relation to the RC212V and GSV-R prototypes.

MotoGP Workshop: Aerodynamics

Hear from Ben Spies’ Crew Chief on the Yamaha Factory Racing team, Tom Houseworth, and Karel Abraham’s on the Cardion AB Motoracing team, Marco Grana, about the effect of aerodynamics on MotoGP bikes…

MotoGP Workshop: Setting up for the wet

When the rain comes it provides an extra demanding challenge to riders and their teams, as they try to set their prototypes up in the best way possible to deal with the difficult conditions. In this MotoGP Workshop video feature Hiroshi Aoyama’s Crew Chief on the San Carlo Honda Gresini team, Antonio Jimenez, explains how a bike is set up to deal with such situations.

MotoGP Workshop: Bridgestone

MotoGP’s official tyre supplier is in focus in this video feature in which the Japanese company explains its role and working relationship with the premier class teams, whilst members of the Repsol Honda and Ducati Team set ups gives their perspectives.

MotoGP Workshop: Factory bikes

Honda, Ducati, Yamaha and Suzuki are the manufacturers taking part in this year’s MotoGP World Championship. In this video representatives from each of the factories discuss their 800cc prototype machines that will be seen on track in 2011.

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