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RawDawg

March 16, 2012 1:05 PM
Last Edited 915 days ago

"Then Dorna may start to see the the motorcycle sales are not centered around Spain. The ultimate audience is the people who ride motorcycles not the one who eat snack foods, by oil or french cars..."

@Mal

I'm not sure that you understand how any of this works or if you just want to blame Dorna for everything.

Dorna isn't in the bike selling business, they are in business of selling sanction fees. And if Spain has the tracks/promoters that cough up the money to hold races more so than anywhere else than good on them.

I don't know if you know how Dorna works but I'm 100% sure you don't understand marketing and brand promotion. First off it's the teams responsibility to find sponsors. And sponsors know that motorcyclist eat snack foods, buy gas, buy cars, etc. A healthy series is one that has a diverse portfolio on sponsors from various industries.

Tetley

March 16, 2012 2:19 PM

Tell us what you think of MotoGP!
I think Grand Prix bike racing used to be a great spectacle. Note ”used to be”.
Currently, when comparing BSB, WSB, Moto2 and MotoGP for excitement, entertainment and spectacle, most viewers say that MotoGP is lagging way behind the others.
Eurosport should turn back the clock and re-broadcast Grand Prix seasons from 12 years ago, or more, when Rossi raced 125's and McCoy hung the back out. That was exciting racing and should remind Organisers and Manufacturers what the elements were which brought Grand Prix racing to TV prominence and attracted major sponsors. Hopefully this would prompt all concerned to take a fresh view overall and decide on fresh formats for 2013 and beyond.

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 2:21 PM

First priority MUST be to cut the cost of competing.
When major bike manufacturers can't afford to put a team on the grid something has gone drasticaly wrong.

When a MOTOGP bike becomes a staggeringly expensive computer on two wheels requiring a squad of highly paid boffins to tune it correctly then for me it's time for a change.

I want a bike to win races because of its rider and the skilled engineers that built it, NOT because it's been honed on a PC by some computer geek.

SHAKEN - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 4:35 PM

What a ridiculous question. I cannot agree with any of the Crash suggestions. Put simply, modern racing (that's MotoGP) is a sad tale of the have's and have not's. The beginning of the end was the switch from 2 strokes to 4 strokes (engines). The character of racing is gone. I wont waste time and space about modern costs, computers, electronic aids etc.....

motomoto - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 4:57 PM

rawdog,, props but IMO ,, NO

Melandri, could probably match Dani today (please sve the disagrees, its my opinion). His career was destroyed by the Ducati (like many others).

Both Bautista and Depunet could today be close to a podium every week.

Please don't tell me it's not about the bike. To your credit, it was probably always like this, but the last 7 years its been ridiculously undeniable,, and no, Stoner would have never titled on a Rizla Suzuki. But I'm not saying that give a average rider a tits bike and he'll win either. Today the bike itself is worth @ second per lap..

Md Zane

March 16, 2012 5:33 PM

Did Suzuki and kawasaki pull out of motogp because of cost issues or was it the realisation that they couldn't build a bike to compete with Honda and Yamaha and it was a tad embarrassing/pointless for them to continue.

Is Dorna management like Fifa internally corrupt and only interested in lining there own pockets.

some1 - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 6:02 PM

The big question is why the 2-stroke prototype being forbidden to race alongside the current 4-stroke?

May be, there is a small bike company able to blend the new electronics with a 750cc 2-stroke bike and run competitively with the current 1000cc 4-stroke.

Pizdoff - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 8:25 PM

Ask lots of questions but whatever you do don't ask two that matter:

(1) Has MotoGP become unbelievably Boring?

(2) Which would you rather watch MotoGP or WSB?

Because I recon:

Most folk around here have shrewd idea what the answers would be.

And Dorna ain't gonna be happy.

Fair Point - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 8:43 PM

Ask lots of questions but whatever you do don't ask two that matter:

(1) Has MotoGP become unbelievably Boring?

(2) Which would you rather watch MotoGP or WSB?

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(1). Has been for a while. The last 4 years (unless you are a Stoner/Rossi fan). Even before that it was only interesting if you were a Rossi fan. Occasionally brilliant races, but rare. Rossi made it interesting only cos he left it till the last 2 laps for the "show" (bless him)

(2). Depends, WSB for racing (actually BSB is FAR better than WSB) but MotoGP only because you are watching the best riders/bikes in the world.

Put it this way, if MotoGP collapsed tomorrow and the headline was "MotoGP destroyed, all MotoGP riders to join WSB next year", would you be disapoointed? 95% of us wouldn't. Would be the most exciting series ever!

RawDawg

March 16, 2012 10:29 PM
Last Edited 915 days ago

"Please don't tell me it's not about the bike."

@motomoto

er, my whole post was stating that it has always been about having the best bike since the beginning of the championship. So I'm confused as to what you are disagreeing with me about.

No Stoner or anyone else would not have won on the Suzuki, yeah Bautista and RDP probably would be closer to the front on full on factory kit, etc, etc. I don't see the disagreement.

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