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LeisuresuitLarry

September 25, 2014 2:10 PM

WSBK » Alex Lowes re-signs with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki


Yearby23: Why?! Seems like both Lowes brothers, hugely talented riders, are stuck with teams that refuse to move to more competitive machinery. Why stay?
Why? Well it depends what other options, if any, he may have. Both Lowes brothers have ability but they are inconsistent with a tendency to crash. No team wants numerous DNF's with the associated repair bills so I doubt anyone was offering Alex anything better.

LeisuresuitLarry

September 25, 2014 7:40 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP stars discuss Jack Miller deal


dickiebird: It's got two wheels, a pair of bars, a chassis, an engine, and a saddle and foot pegs, just like his moto 3 bike They might work a bit different to his present bike, but the jump from his push bike to moto 3 was far greater than this, so, no worries mate. Go for it Jack.
!!!! KTM’s M32 Moto3 engine develops 54bhp. The 'open' Honda MotoGP bike with RC213V motor (minus seamless gearbox) will be in the region of 250bhp. Yep, no worries mate. Go for it. Reach for the stars (probably over the highside).

LeisuresuitLarry

September 24, 2014 12:51 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Melting the glacier


Damned if you do. Damned if you don't. As spectators do we really want to see a situation where one motor is so superior and there is no opportunity for others to catch up? The real problem here is the decision to go to 1.6 litre turbo engines with all the associated hybrid and energy recovery systems. This has driven the R&D costs up exponentially and then the 'cost-saving solution' is to freeze any further development! What nonsense. This wouldn't have been an issue if F1 had retained the previous 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated formula. Unfortunately this is the usual story - playing with the rules to enhance the 'show' inevitably has exactly the opposite effect to that intended.

LeisuresuitLarry

September 24, 2014 1:17 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms 'GP14.2' debut


NineTimes: Open class was open to all factories, but Honda was so scared that Ducati with a mere $50m beat Honda with nearly $1bn budget.
Ducati spends about €30 million / annum on its race activities, including both MotoGP and WSB. Before you hit the disagree button you can check this out in the Ducati Corse published accounts for 2013. Yamaha is believed to spend around $45 million, and Honda $100 million. So whilst Honda does outspend the others the figures are nowhere near the exaggerated figures claimed here. And a significant proportion of costs are recovered from sponsors. Again from the Ducati Corse accounts, 85% of the spend is covered by sponsors meaning the real cost to Ducati is around €4.5 million. It couldn't be anything much more than that for a company that manufactures around 40,000 motorcycles per annum.

LeisuresuitLarry

September 25, 2014 12:13 PM

MotoGP » Rossi pushing for victory repeat


yorgos.efstathiou: And as an argument, don't compare MM with Dani, because Dani is not considered as a 'great rider', although he managed to beat MM once.
Gawd, you really don't know what you're talking about. Pedrosa has 49 career GP wins which puts him 8th in the all-time list. Surely anyone who makes the top 10 all-time list (& that includes Lorenzo too) has to be considered a 'great'.

LeisuresuitLarry

September 25, 2014 6:01 PM
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MotoGP » Jack Miller talks 2015 MotoGP move


Wob58: As stated, he hadn't even achieved a podium before this season and it looks like he won't win the moto3 championship on the best bike either so I can't understand why all of a sudden he is the next big thing.
Australia is an important market for MotoGP. Since Stoner quit, the crowds at Phillip Island have been tiny. Broc Parkes is the only current Australian rider & he will most likely disappear as PBM withdraws. Answer your question?


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