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October 10, 2014 3:13 PM
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MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day

TalentFan: @ CliffEdge Given their expenditure and resources, actually your stats suggest to me that really Honda have under-delivered since '75. They really should have much better stats and a better return in terms of Titles than they have.
I don't disagree with you TalentFan. Honda has always taken the approach of throwing massive resources at it to win and you wonder what they would have achieved if they had only spent at the average rate of other teams.Much less I suspect. In terms of trying to fix it, I do think Dorna are trying to improve the situation with the introduction of control ECU's and various other restrictions but it is a delicate balancing act. If Honda was to pull out, that's 8 bikes gone from MotoGP, all motors from Moto2, and the only real competitor to KTM in Moto3 (I discount Mahindra). Some folk naively seem to think that Honda pulling out would be a good thing - in reality it would devastate GP racing in its current form. CONT


October 10, 2014 1:59 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day

Some folk go on as if Honda being the only game in town and this domination is a new thing? Essentially the premier class in the modern era (1975 onwards) has ALWAYS been dominated by Honda and Yamaha. Suzuki have had a few championships during that time and Ducati only won because they interpreted a new set of rules in 2007 most effectively. For the record, since 1975, the championship wins have been Honda 16, Yamaha 16, Suzuki 6, Ducati 1.


October 09, 2014 3:16 PM
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MotoGP » Marquez, Rossi, Lorenzo talk MotoGP, F1 safety

At present there is a white flag rule that says riders CAN come in and change to wet weather bikes. But the choice still remains with the riders who may opt to take the risk of staying out and then a situation as per Aragon can develop. Why not have a rule that Race Direction, if they deem the situation has deteriorated further and it too wet to continue on slicks, can show another flag that REQUIRES all riders in come in and change at the end of that same lap? That way there is no advantage or disadvantage to any rider and you avoid the scenario of riders staying out too long on slicks. This is in practice no different than when Race Direction previously red-flagged a race but you avoid the delay with having a restart.


October 09, 2014 4:18 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha

TrueFan: Well, the only real benefit of getting it now would be to bed the technology in before next won't make a difference to who wins the championship this year, or who wins the manufacturer's title either...they're better off getting it right than getting it early.
Rossi & Lorenzo still have a shot at beating Pedrosa to 2nd. I'm sure Yamaha doesn't want to see a Repsol 1,2.


October 08, 2014 12:23 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo climbing up in the record books

cossiegaz: He'll move ahead of Hailwood and Stoner but I'll be surprised if he gets more than Doohan, he's moving into the twilight years of his career now and wins will become harder and harder with the young guns coming through.
I hardly think he is moving into the twilight years of his career at 27! For sure this season has not been good by his standards and his confidence has taken a bit of a pounding but Jorge is still in the chase for 2nd place in the Championship. He is far from done yet.

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