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French MotoGP voted most entertaining race of 2012

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December 14, 2012 2:19 AM

I do not think Honda dictates terms of motogp with Dorna. There have been rules made which disadvantage Honda before. The extra weight implemented on the bikes hurt Honda alot as they were close to perfecting their chassis, the bridgestones hurt them further it amplified the front chatter. If we want to compare the racing to moto2 and moto3 then lets have a single engine supplier.

McH - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 3:14 AM

I still enjoy watching it, though it can be a bit dull at times. Maybe DORNA could spruce it up something like the running of the bulls? As the competitors head down the straight towards the start / finish line, spectators could run across the track. :)

Desperate Camelo - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 4:33 AM

Entertainment?,yes,of course it is necessary since it is integral part of any sport!.But when one suggests to condition it to biased viewers'desire and way far of what the essential of racing is unbelievable,against sport spirit and no different from a fake movie.
why don't they just contract Paris H to ride one of those prototypes naked hot?!

Art Visial - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 5:09 AM

It did work in the past few years in Rossi's prime when he knew he had bagged huge advantages with him in a race that he allowed himself to compromise on losing time scrapping with the pack until some laps left to go where he usually started putting his hammer down.then he conjured his antics out as if it all had been hand down to himself when the fact is WAS NOT.
U've seen many of his stunts nowdays?hardly!.it's the quality young guns that very fast who have set the bar way too high.Just leave out this equation(having wild fantasy,DP/JL/retired CS banned frm Mtgp participation),surely the old same scene that long gone comes back at hand flipover.

Doctor Who - Unregistered

December 14, 2012 8:36 AM

Under which account is Carmelo giving 10's for the races?
The only spectacle was given by Yamaha and Ben Spies I was betting on what would go wrong, I guessed all the options wrong on multiple occasions.

Top ranking entertainment of 2012 went to France round where Rossi stepped up to snatch Casey's 2nd position due to badly-chewed up tyres.yeah...hail Rossi the rain master.
but then I didn't see him do that again in the closing stage in Valencia's wet/damp race.oh.. yeeah...he was busy chatting with CRTs riders during the race.

what a fluck 3 podium achievement with Ducati he delivered in 2 years of humility.


December 14, 2012 10:53 AM

@ CRT "If you restrict the GP bikes too much, you have the WSBK machines circulating faster than a "prototype". That would kind of defeat the purpose of the series."
I strongly disagree. Surely the purpose of the series is RACING and COMPETITION. The Factories have conditioned us to believe that MotoGP has to be FASTEST. Ever ask why? If MotoGP retained
*the best human talent on the bikes, * the bikes were KNOWN and marketed as being in the Series with the best talents, * where ALL had a fair shot of proving themselves on competitive equipment then the actual top speeds and lap time would not matter (presented properly. In fact, making the bikes MORE dependent on the riders talent (so harder to ride against the best talent in the world) would actually mean the MotoGP rider AND MotoGP got more kudos as the premier racing series. It won't happen tho, as this is 100% against the agenda of Honda & Yamaha (factories).


December 14, 2012 11:00 AM

Think on it.... IF a promotor was able to gather together ALL the top racers from (lets say) MotoGP, WSBK, BSB, AMA & Moto2, and run an event where they all battled head-to-head for the honour of being top dog.....
How many of us would actually CARE whether the stars were on Go-Karts, Supersports, Moto2 bikes, Superstock, or Superbikes? I'll tell you - 99.9% wouldn't give a stuff. It'd be a sell-out.
Why? Because the bottom line is that it all comes down the the TALENT, not the bikes and the tech.

So... (again) - WHY do we need the factories, and why does MotoGP HAVE to be fastest? I can't see why - read the posts - the majority say that so-called 'lesser' series are far, FAR better than MotoGP, and they are slower.


December 14, 2012 11:11 AM

Now.... take my 2 posts above, have a think, and then imagine the best motorcycle racing talent in the world....

All on CRT's. (Independent Non-Factory of course)

Doesn't seem like such a bad idea thought of like that now does it? It sounds good to me anyhow.

I'd be happy to see Carmelo and Dorna 'grow a pair' & oust the Factories from having ANY influence over rules and policy in MotoGP, and in doing so get racing fans their racing back. It needs the fans to understand that they are being conned, then get behind such a change if we are to get rid of the rigged farce being served up to us now, which is no racing at all, and no substitute for the real thing IMO.

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