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Suzuki engineers present during ECU MotoGP visit to Magneti Marelli

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shamarone

February 24, 2013 11:32 AM
Last Edited 603 days ago

re: "Why put some more obstacles in Suzuki's return."

R.I.F. (reading is fundamental)

re: "Suzuki should be given grid places by default, look at their history for gods sake!"

wait, did someone really just say this...? omg, i knew there were a vast amount of pretenders on the net ignorant to the past decade but holy F#%K...!!!

shamarone

February 22, 2013 7:27 AM
Last Edited 605 days ago

re: "All pro motorsports have emphasized too much on the 'drama' and made for TV plots vs emphasizing the racing. So you see certain actors taking leading roles, you see certain narratives pushed by the commentators and the same brain dead fans rooting it on, because they want to be 'entertained' vs. appreciating the skill / technology / and heart of the riders."

YAAHHHTZZEE...!!! though unavoidable, it's ultimately a downward spiral.

shamarone

February 22, 2013 6:58 AM
Last Edited 605 days ago

re: "I'm gonna presume that some of you are new to bike racing."

you are correct sir...! (ed mcmahon voice)

re: "The reason why Dorna is not doing Suzuki any favours is because Suzuki screwed Dorna just before leaving the series..."

...and screwed the series for a decade leading UP to that point. i contend suzuki single handedly made WOBBLING fashionable and laid the groundwork for CRT.

it's a known quantity i support the manufacturers, but no love for "suzi" in the context of grandprix. wait, correction, it IS love. you don't help alcoholics by enabling their access to alcohol...!? you help alcoholics by cutting them off and forcing them into rehab.

re: "Before anyone says about KRJR, he won in spite of Suzuki not because of them."

exactly, and if anybody remembers as vividly as i do, the year of his title defense was a DISASTER. in '01 sure, a major story line was new kid rossi, but it wasn't the ONLY story line. the other was the on-going row between KR and zook.

madness - Unregistered

February 21, 2013 10:52 PM

I'm gonna presume that some of you are new to bike racing. The reason why Dorna is not doing Suzuki any favours is because Suzuki screwed Dorna just before leaving the series.
Dorna allowed Suzuki to sign Bautista, waiving the rookie rule. Allowed them to have 9 engines instead of 6 when they were struggling with engine reliability. Suzuki were under contract to field 2 riders the following season yet only fielded 1.
Suzuki are infamous for letting their riders down. How many titles could Schwantz have won if he hadn't been riding for Suzuki?
In MCN sport a couple of issues back they did an article on how truly hopeless Suzuki have been in the past 20 years, worth picking a copy up. Before anyone says about KRJR, he won in spite of Suzuki not because of them.

Incidently what the **** does Rossi have to do with all this???

kev - Unregistered

February 21, 2013 8:51 PM

I don't get it. MotoGP needs more bikes, more teams and more manufacturers on the grid. They should be insisting Suzuki bring 4 bikes with 2 teams like the other manufacturers. Or are the finances so bad they need Suzuki to bank one of the private teams for them?

Stace

February 21, 2013 9:38 AM

Why the hell no new grid places!

It's already a depleted field, they have history, as long as they pay the entrance fee I don't see why you would try to make it even harder to join the racing...

As someone else has said, you almost hope the ignore MotoGP and concentrate on their SuperBike effort...

Sad really - I love this sport and go to watch the TT most years, a field full of Moto3 and Moto2 followed by a small group of MotoGP bikes with a large wait between them passing and them coming back...

prof-x - Unregistered

February 21, 2013 12:41 AM

Its good for TV zane, every story needs a good hero.

All pro motorsports have emphasized too much on the 'drama' and made for TV plots vs emphasizing the racing. So you see certain actors taking leading roles, you see certain narratives pushed by the commentators and the same brain dead fans rooting it on, because they want to be 'entertained' vs. appreciating the skill / technology / and heart of the riders.

You can have control tires with out forcing people to ride on what ever Bridgestone or Pirelli decide is a good tires. But forcing all the bikes to run on a tire that will only ever suite one bike the best is hardly racing, ... staged is a better word.

dick craven - Unregistered

February 20, 2013 10:19 PM

they need bigger grids for gp . by the time they have fell off ,or retired, sometimes not many left at finish. not good for paying public. moto gp will die if not careful.to much power they have to use expensive ectronics to tame them. why is more power needed . ditch elecronics let the best rider win. not the guy with the computor

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