2018 AFT Flat Track thread

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Offline Daniel Kalal

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #210 on: August 12, 2018, 06:28:39 PM »
Personally I'm not a fan of the "new improved" jump.

The new jump is more like the original old jump; it's been changed several times over the years.  The idea is to keep today's twins (with 50% more power than the last time the twins ran this track) from jumping right into the creek.  If that were to happen, that would be the end of the Peoria TT on the national circuit.

I wish there were a way to make the track twice as wide as it is.  But, the bowl that it sits in pretty much limits what can be done, without a great deal of effort that would ruin the attraction of the place to many people who love it. 

So, it remains what it is: nice people, great organization, great food, great heritage, horrible track.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #211 on: August 12, 2018, 07:34:40 PM »
Stevie Bonsey has had really bad luck this season, but he should be healthy for Springfield on the Ducati 821.  Just on principle, I'd hate to see 1 - 18 all riding Indian.

I'd love to see the Duc run with those Indians. Or anything else as far as that goes.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #212 on: August 12, 2018, 08:04:34 PM »
I'd love to see the Duc run with those Indians. Or anything else as far as that goes.

maybe we'll see an Aprilia Dorsoduro next year?   :evil:

I'm told it's possible.  Don't know if it's likely.  I wouldn't put any money on it.  But it's been discussed.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #213 on: August 12, 2018, 08:19:09 PM »
maybe we'll see an Aprilia Dorsoduro next year?


It's not listed in the 2018 rulebook as approved, but who knows?  These things have been shown to be flexible.  The expectation is that any changes in the rules for 2019 will be towards a 750cc limit and I don't know that Aprilia makes a 750 version of the Dorsoduro these days, do they?

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #214 on: August 12, 2018, 08:55:22 PM »

It's not listed in the 2018 rulebook as approved, but who knows?  These things have been shown to be flexible.  The expectation is that any changes in the rules for 2019 will be towards a 750cc limit and I don't know that Aprilia makes a 750 version of the Dorsoduro these days, do they?

Nope, it's a 900.  Like I said, I wouldn't put money on it.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
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