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Re: Like it is really going to help

This was on RRW today.....

8/18/2003
Suzuki Identifies MotoGP Problem: They Need More Computers

From a press release issued by Team Suzuki News Service:

SUZUKI AND GERICOM FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP

Team Suzuki has forged a new partnership with Gericom, Austrian notebook computer manufacturers and suppliers, to upgrade still further the state of the art of electronic data processing for the factory GP team.

Gericom, the biggest suppliers in Austria and Germany, will be supplying the team with notebook computers, for the vital pit-garage task of downloading and processing data from the many information channels on each motorcycle.

“This is an area of ever-increasing importance and complexity. We’re currently using about 20 computers, and even the ones only six months old are in danger of going out of date,” said team manager Garry Taylor.

“We were looking for the best possible performance, and the new alliance with Gericom is exactly what we wanted,” he continued. “It means we will be able to speak directly to the manufacturer on any computing issues.”

Earlier this year, Gericom made their first contact with the motorcycle World Championships, becoming official supplier of notebooks to MotoGP.

Data-gathering is a vital part of running a grand prix motorcycle, and the arrival last year of the new-generation four-strokes has put even more focus on this area. Team Software Engineer and Technical Coordinator Alfred Willeke explained that the much more complex engine management programmes, adding electronic fuel injection to ignition functions, had doubled the amount of information collected by the on-board 2D data-acquisition systems.

“We are using twice as much infromation channels on the four-stroke compared with the two-stroke. We are downloading in the pits after each run,” said Willeke.

“There is much more information, so that we need more people to analyse and interpret the data. As a result, all our computers are networked, so that for example chassis and engine specialists can work on the data at the same time.”
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or they could just 'ride em like they wanted to win' as Kevin Schwantz did . . .

Flash back a few years when Wayne (and the 'other' Wayne) and Mick and Kevin could win any of the races. *The Suzuki was the biggest POS (and slowest) bike on the grid. *Somehow Kevin managed to beat the Hondas and Yamahas on a very regular basis. *It's called desire and hard work, something every teammate they put with Kevin didn't have and what the 'King Jr.' in his own mind couldn't put together if his life depended on it. *

Hopkins may be beating Roberts, *but both of Nicky's brothers could do that on 600's in a MotoGP grid . . .

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Its good when someone with credibility puts it to words.....Thank you....

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Re: Like it is really going to help

Yeah, the Zook is a POS, but in the hands of the right person it could be doing much better. Hell, Edwards is really having some teething problems with the Cube and he is consistently ahead of Roberts and Hopkins.
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abtech : Hopkins may be beating Roberts, *but both of Nicky's younger brothers could do that on 600's in a MotoGP grid . . .
Nicky only has one younger brother. *Tommy is the oldest. *Nicky middle, then Roger Lee. *

His sisters are pretty hot....



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Heavy-Dee : His sisters are pretty hot....
they are ALL teeth...
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ccwilli3 : Quote (Heavy-Dee @ Aug. 19 2003, 7:28am)His sisters are pretty hot....
they are ALL teeth... *
Funny cause all I see is
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It's spelled 'faux pas.'
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Pete : Quote (abtech @ Aug. 18 2003, 5:42pm)[edit] corrected fraternal foopaw . . .
It's spelled 'faux pas.' *
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