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Robert Danley

November 04, 2013 5:04 PM

MotoGP » POLL: Marquez vs Lorenzo - Who will win 2013 MotoGP title?

OK Hoppy, while we're playing hypothetical farcical what ifs: one guy wins half the races and another guy wins no races but has more points and wins the title. That could happen in this stupid points system. Is that fair? Did the best rider win? You guys act like the points system is some kind of sacrosanct gift from on high. It's not, it has changed many times over the years. At one time, the 2 worst results were thrown out to limit the negative effect of DNFs. I want a championship system that encourages aggressive exciting racing, not one that rewards conservative points collection.

Robert Danley

November 04, 2013 3:50 PM

MotoGP » POLL: Marquez vs Lorenzo - Who will win 2013 MotoGP title?

What do we want? We want exciting aggressive racing! We need a championship system that gives us that. The points system rewards consistency not aggressive risk taking which is what racing should be. Example: 2006, the championship was won with 2 wins, the lowest winning percentage in the history of the sport. 3 other riders won more races. The best rider of the year won 5 races but suffered 3 mechanical DNFs. In most years it doesn't matter, the rider who wins the most races wins the title. DNFs carry too high a penalty and the points system is just a consistency competition.

Robert Danley

November 04, 2013 3:20 PM

MotoGP » POLL: Marquez vs Lorenzo - Who will win 2013 MotoGP title?

Time to get rid of the stupid points system! The rider who wins the most races should be the world champion. Right now, that would be Lorenzo. As it stands, Marquez can ride safe and win the world championship. Who wants that? In the most wins system, he would have to beat Lorenzo to win the title, which he would win because they would be tied on wins and he would win by virtue of more 2nd places. Points are for p**sies!

Robert Danley

June 20, 2013 3:35 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo not worried by engine 'observation'

While everyone seems to be freaking out over Yamaha motor usage, has anyone considered that Yamaha is just using a different strategy? Perhaps they feel it is safer to spread the usage over more motors rather than run any motor closer to their life limit and risk a failure in a race? Maybe motors with higher use are being used for practice and fresher motors are being raced.

Robert Danley

February 26, 2013 4:26 PM

MotoGP » Dovi cuts gap, compares Ducati with Honda

Interesting comment from Dovi. The Ducati is known to understeer "the bike wants to go straight". Unfortunately understeer is a fatal flaw. To correct your line you need to either increase the lean angle or the steering angle. Both increase the load on the front tire. If you are on the limit, you will lose the front end. Result: you can't enter the corner on the limit with a bike that understeers. Racing motorcycles must be designed to oversteer. This is Ducati's flaw.

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