MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


Tech 3 co-founder Guy Coulon has been present in the paddock for 24 years. The Frenchman currently combines MotoGP crew chief duties for Bradley Smith with the role of technical director for the team's Moto2 project...

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TrueFan

June 24, 2014 4:43 PM

"Crash.net: Lastly, would you ever consider getting a sharp, fashionable hairstyle like Herve's? "

Crash. Asking the questions on the tips of our tongues...

I was more wondering if he could spare a bit of hair for Bradders...

TrueFan

June 24, 2014 5:28 PM

Given the various opinions deriding all the electronics in the modern MotoGP bikes, and the postulation that they are "ruining the racing", by having the bikes "practically ride themselves", it is refreshing to read the view from someone on the inside who explains the way they actually work, and what they actually do...well, at least an alternative view of them.

I wonder TalentFan thinks?

KnowNothing

June 24, 2014 5:49 PM
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TrueFan:
I wonder TalentFan thinks?


Haha I am on the edge of my seat for TalentFan and ProfX to get in on this thread. This is going to be rich.

Further, I hope Crash keeps this article on top of the news feed permanently, so it can be referred back to instantly when inane bleating on bikes riding themselves is mentioned.

KnowNothing

June 24, 2014 6:27 PM

So according to Mr. Coulon, JL would achieve similar results on the Tech 3 as it is close to a factory bike, and both T3 machines are equal. Assuming this is true, lets compare:

BS race finishes: DNF, 5, 7, 8, 10, DNF, 10. - 2nd year

PE race finishes: DNF, 6, 8, 9, 4, 5, 7 - Rookie

Hmmmm...

Matt2

June 24, 2014 6:54 PM

Electronics are the cancer of MotoGP. You got to be crazy not to think so, when people get highsides what is the reason? "Tractioncontrol was not fully working". These guys are running the bike against tractioncontrol in every corner + ride by wire not giving the same ammount of "gas" as you are truning the throthle. I think that takes so much out of the riders hands and gives them more cornerspeed that they would be otherwise running. Give them "one map" tractioncontrol and not that GPS/corner by corner ****...



Brain

June 24, 2014 8:01 PM

Matt2: Electronics are the cancer of MotoGP. You got to be crazy not to think so, when people get highsides what is the reason? "Tractioncontrol was not fully working". These guys are running the bike against tractioncontrol in every corner + ride by wire not giving the same ammount of "gas" as you are truning the throthle. I think that takes so much out of the riders hands and gives them more cornerspeed that they would be otherwise running. Give them "one map" tractioncontrol and not that GPS/corner by corner ****...




Electronics have lessened the amount of high sides by a huge percentage. It is a career saver for the riders.

Brain

June 24, 2014 8:08 PM

I wonder TalentFan thinks?

Im guessing he is sitting in front of his computer in denial, trying to come up with something clever along the lines of, " of course he is going to say that, he is a paid mouth piece". Or maybe he has a big red Honda Tattoo on his chest and an orange Repsol tattoo on his back, and even though he runs a Yamaha, ultimately everyone in GP answers to Honda.

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