Motorcycles ‘We no longer need to ride the bike to the limit’ – Brad Binder
MotoGP Qualifying Qatar: Pole for Jorge Martin - Yamaha dropped
© Motorsport Images For Jorge Martin it is the already fifth pole position in the MotoGP as in the previous year, the Poleposition belongs to the MotoGP season opener in Qatar Ducati: under The floodlight in Losail sat down Pramac pilot Jorge Martin with a qualifying time of 1: 53.011 minutes against its brand colleagues of Gresini, Enea Bastianini, and Honda Competitor Marc Marquez. "Martin squeals everything out of the tire.
Brad Binder started the MotoGP season fighting for victory at the Qatar GP, taking second position just over three tenths behind the winner Enea Bastianini (Gresini/Ducati). For the Red Bull KTM rider it was proof of significant improvements to the bike, after some doubts about it with the performance in the tests.
Asked where the improvements seen in this first round came from, the south african told a press conference: 'To be honest some things are the same and many are different. So it's hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. But if you consider what we used to use to what we're using now it's a completely different bike'.
That said, Binder pointed out that he is more comfortable with his RC16 and it is no longer necessary to be on the limit, there is scope even when there are some difficulties: 'Of course it is working better and I am more comfortable with it. And it gives us the opportunity, especially when we don't have grip or things aren't perfect, or we're having some difficulties, to have some more margin. So we don't need to ride it at the limit and I'm very happy with the way the bike is working'.
Tested: 2022 Lexus RC350 F Sport AWD Is Off the Pace Yet Still Has Appeal .
Far from the quickest in its class, the RC instead prioritizes styling, comfort, and value.The RC dates back to 2014, and the car's age is evident in several areas. A series of updates did arrive with the 2019 model year, and the RC rolls into 2022 unchanged from last year. Surprisingly, given this shrinking segment, Lexus still fields a broad spectrum of RC models. They range from the turbocharged four-cylinder, rear-wheel-drive RC300 to the V-8-powered RC F, which, in Fuji Speedway Edition form, can reach six figures. In the heart of the lineup, you'll find a 3.5-liter V-6 in 260- (RC300 AWD) and 311-hp (RC350) strengths. Lexus has never offered a manual in this car.