MotoGP » Suzuki concludes Phillip Island MotoGP test


"We were slightly luckier than in Argentina as at least we could test for more than two hours" - Randy de Puniet.

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Moto89

June 07, 2014 5:52 PM

If riders performances dont vastly improve/worsen when they go from satellite to factory machinery and vice versa, the only logical conclusion left is that the differences between the bikes cannot be that great. The factorys already have a good idea how good certain riders are. If a satellite rider finishes 30 plus behind the race winner consistently , the factories know that sticking them on factory bikes won't make a lick of difference. In fact the whole notion that factories don't know which riders would do well on their factory machinery is pretty dumb. Its their job to know which riders are better than others. Which is why the better riders always get the best bikes. They represent a factories best chance of success.

R6Ryder

June 07, 2014 3:30 PM

whammy: Ask any sat Honda or sat Yamaha rider what bike they would choose if they could have another ride. I guarantee it will be one of four bikes on the grid and not their own bike.

Grow up - we only have a four bike grid

So... If dani and Marc switched bikes with bradl and Bautista and the factory M1 riders traded up with the tech 3 bikes do you think the factory bikes would still win every race? All 4 of them ahead of everyone else?? I personally do not. I think the results would remain the same. The sat bikes aren't that far off. It's the rider and the electronics support where the factory teams gain any advantage. A different part here and there hardly makes a diff of multiple tenths on the track. Imho

cossiegaz

June 07, 2014 12:26 AM

The LCR and Bradl are a factory supported satellite team, Marquez would win races on it.
Rossi won the 2001 championship on a factory supported satellite Honda before joining the official Repsol factory squad.

cossiegaz

June 06, 2014 9:59 AM
Last Edited 71 days ago

Indianbear:
stonapersona: how well do wsbk guys do in motogp? seriously he'll be an alsoround for life on that bike. sorry but facts are facts.

how many guys get a good bike theres only four.....facts are facts


Ben Spies and Colin Edwards got a good bike

cossiegaz

June 06, 2014 2:58 PM

Indianbear: they got a bike built for the other rider ...colin still hates the yam frame


In 2007 Casey Stoner had a bike built for Loris Capirossi, he won the championship on it, in 2011 Casey Stoner had a bike built for Dani Pedrosa, he won the championship on it, in 2013 Marc Marquez had a bike built for Dani Pedrosa, he won the championship on it.

exloko

June 11, 2014 12:02 AM
Last Edited 72 days ago


difference between official and satellite is lil relative,
obviously is not exactly the shame, but should be some differences
after all, i think we shouldnt just see statistics to explain,
maybe Marquez or (Stoner in his moment) could win on a "good"
satellite, but for sure they would find much more difficults

jlav: randy de pun has had his chance in moto gp so its time for some new blood. everyone is an also ran at the moment to the all conquering duo of marquez and repsol Honda so we need a new team and a new rider to shake things up.



ye, agree about new blood, but to be honest about DePuniet,
he has a great moment in 2010, i think he show enough skills and kudos
to stay at least one more year in (a good) LCR Honda...i think the team replaces him in (obligated by Ezpeleta?) favour by Elias, dont missundestand me, i like Elias too, but not fair drop out DePuniet,
since then he have no "luck"...

Indianbear

June 06, 2014 9:44 AM

stonapersona: how well do wsbk guys do in motogp? seriously he'll be an alsoround for life on that bike. sorry but facts are facts.

how many guys get a good bike theres only four.....facts are facts

1MoreRound

June 06, 2014 9:34 PM
Last Edited 72 days ago

whammy: Ask any sat Honda or sat Yamaha rider what bike they would choose if they could have another ride. I guarantee it will be one of four bikes on the grid and not their own bike.

Grow up - we only have a four bike grid


Four bikes are the "best". This we know.... yet satellite bikes are also getting podiums here and there. So your analysis is a bit black-and-white. Would Markus still run in the top 3 on an LCR? Me thinks the answer is yes.

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