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About nolarocks

Life long motorbike rider from New Orleans with a passion for riding sportbikes, naked (cafe) bikes, dirt bikes, mini bikes and on and on and on. Throw in some Isle of Man TT racing, short circuit racing, and the glory days of 1950s-1970s English/Irish/Manx road racing and you are getting close. I can't get enough.

#Dorna #MotoGP #ShotOver

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  #Dorna¬†#MotoGP¬†#ShotOver Interesting news from Dorna this morning as they announce a new partnership with SHOTOVER who will be bringing new aerial technology to the MotoGP broadcasts. Here are some high points from the press release: – Dorna Sports, the … Continue reading

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#MotoGP #Qatar #RainyDayDreamAway

#MotoGP #Qatar #RainyDayDreamAway MotoGP FP2 about to get underway! Weather will definitely continue to have an impact as reports indicated a hailstorm (in the desert!) which occurred earlier in the day. Wind is the main issue now. Rain is expected … Continue reading

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Ducati GP17 and the Aerodynamic Battle

#MotoGP #Winglets Interesting comments made by Ducati GP Boss Paolo Ciabatti when asked if Ducati has any plans to unveil new fairing/winglet designs prior to the start of the season, particularly at the upcoming Qatar test. “I think you won’t … Continue reading

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Steering Head Bearings – Tapered vs. Caged Roller type

Moto Friends! Another piece of information confirming preference for/usage of caged roller style bearings (as opposed to tapered) in the steering head for race applications! This is a screen capture from MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2. Going back to OEM … Continue reading

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Sepang Test – Sunday Jan 29th – 9PM EST

Watching BeINSports’/Dorna’s coverage of the final Valencia test at the end of 2016 – very generous coverage indeed. It will be good to see the changes made over the winter when testing resumes in 3 days time – 8:00PM CST … Continue reading

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