MotoGP » Redding rides ex-Kevin Schwantz 500cc Suzuki!

“They should bring these back. It was absolutely mega to ride!" - Scott Redding

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July 09, 2013 3:52 PM

"To get the best equipment you have to prove you are the best, what do you want last finisher to get the best?"

Actually Mick, I'd like the last finisher to be on kit CAPABLE & EQUAL so able to compete with the guy who finished first. That way you'd know the guy who won really was the best guy, and ditto for the tail-ender.

Right now the last guy may or may not be good enough to win, but Lorenzo wouldn't stand a chance of a (say) top 8 on (say) Laverty's bike either - so Laverty has no chance to prove his potential, and (again) means MotoGP has 4 (just FOUR MAX) truly competitive bikes!

The difference. We can say with confidence that Shane Burne is currently the best rider in BSB due to the rules. We cannot have anything like as much confidence that Lorenzo is definitely the best in MotoGP because of the vast discrepancy in electronics and equipment.


July 09, 2013 3:58 PM
Last Edited 1026 days ago

"They would just do as they have throughout history and as currently happens in Moto3, dish out better engines to who they want. Remember why Honda splashed Repsol on the belly pan of Rossi's Nastro Azzuro Honda, its all about contracts."

Your statement above Mick is a lot of what it is all about.

When stuff like that goes on and "its all about contracts" then MotoGP is what I've said it is - a stinking corrupt pile that has no claim to be sport or Racing at all, and represents everything that is bad about Factory /Manufacturer power and influence over MotoGP.

If Mfrs can openly cheat and manipulate the field to compromise or enhance the ability of racers to compete fair & square then that is destructive and plain WRONG!

In simple terms MotoGP has Zero integrity and the worth of a WC won under such sham conditions is near-zero as it is not won fair and square against all-comers IMO.


July 09, 2013 4:15 PM
Last Edited 1026 days ago

Jesus, don't watch then. Don't comment, the series or any bike racing is not for you. Its good to let your emotions fly though.
They are just your opinions, not fact.


July 09, 2013 5:10 PM

Mick - when it goes to BT Sport next year chances are I won't be watching. Just the same as I'm not chuffed that its going to BT Sport, then I am also as a motorcycle racing fan annoyed at the the corruption of MotoGP.

As for "They are just your opinions, not fact". There are many safe conclusions that can be drawn from a simple analysis of the rules and the situation that are open to ALL who choose to analyse it. You have been unable to come up with any evidence or proofs to contradict what I've said - you just think I should stop rocking the boat.

It may be 'how it is' that MotoGP is a sham but I don't have to like it Mick.

Maybe if more people made enough noise about it, then maybe something would be done about it.


July 09, 2013 6:13 PM

"Maybe if more people made enough noise about it, then maybe something would be done about it."

Maybe because its all in your imagination.

You really do make it out to be an episode of Dallas, Flamini was closer with his Indian saga.

bri t

July 09, 2013 6:35 PM
Last Edited 1026 days ago

So what I mean (by introducing tech filtering down) is that MotoGP may seem dull due to the tech used but it has more value than 'just' a sporting spectacle, in day to day life. It seemed this was being well overlooked in the debate.


July 09, 2013 7:07 PM

I have said many time Bri t, its not just about the race on the Sunday, its the whole weekend, the developement, the marketing (Bradley was doing his bit again for Dewalt the other day), the gossip etc etc.

I saw an interesting story from Herve Poncheral the other day, when asked about Crutchlow going off in the media, he said that Pernat was always a good one for saying one thing to the press then totally denying them the next day, but it got press coverage which he says Crutchlow is getting maximum coverage for his sponsors.


July 09, 2013 9:26 PM

" I don't think they did that in 500GP back in 1994" (put elbow down) Oh yes they did. Jean Philippe Ruggia used to do it already in the 80's B-) So with Marquez is nthn new either.


July 09, 2013 9:38 PM

Ok. So people are happy that MotoGP is now reality tv with good marketing and product placement with the weekend lapping the tracks being just the vehicle to get the punters to tune in.

Ok I get it. I'm the only throwback who still wants it to be a competition and not "The Kardashians on 2-Wheels".

Ah well. At least there'll be no need for Crash members to post arguing which rider is best anymore cos the answer will be whichever one is scripted to win this week eh!


July 09, 2013 9:45 PM

He did on a 250 as did Reggiani, not sure he did when he raced 500's,
You can get a V4 500 if you want, you can get a Paton V4 in a Suter chassis. Everything is made to order.
Giuseppe Pattoni and now Roberto never gave up despite being downtrodden by the evil factories and Dorna.

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