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Dean Dean

March 05, 2012 2:30 PM

MotoGP » Which is better - 2012 Honda or Yamaha?

The lead rider has a bike tailored to his needs, literally the factory builds the bike to his specification, this has been written into contracts for years ! Ask Criville when he won the '99 500cc crown if that bike was 'his' or not, it was built for Doohan..ask the '06 champ' Hayden if the new '07 800 was built for himself or for the tiny Pedrosa. Rossi / Jorge, as much as Jorge insisted he had parity the bike was Rossi's and everyone knew this. Capirossi has great intentions when Suzuki pitched up, a bike built for himself he thought but nope, they, like Preziosi go their own way. They'll take a LOT of lead rider input but 75percent is their own inspiration. 'Some' suggested that had Stoner the bike he demanded, he'd have waltzed off into the sunset and this is something Preziosi is having to deal with now with Rossi..and the Valencia spec SAT bike is another indication that the factory is determined to give the rider more input by effectively having the factory test team test with t

Dean Dean

February 26, 2012 3:41 AM

WSBK » Biaggi benefits after Checa crash

Great racing, thoroughly enjoyed and I think Guinters and Sykes get a big thumbs up from me !! The more important aspect for me though is to see just how superior that Aprilia is and what we can expect from their 'semi factory' effort supplying bikes in motogp....absolutely inspired Aprilia ! They lose a fortune coining $1.4M for every 250cc leased factory bike but come up with having all the development costs paid for the RSV4 by flogging what they actually intended to race themselves in motogp...and they'll still get the credit ! I've always liked Aprilia, since my days fettling an RS250.. @Roman EmpeRSV4: How on earth does a non signed up forum poster manage twice the character count as the likes of myself...comically large that 'novel' was :)

Dean Dean

February 21, 2012 1:44 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner - Q&A

If the 800 was detuned even with the electronics, he must be talking about a great deal more torque to deal with, with the new 1000's...this is probably the biggest reason why motogp HAVE to get rid of rider aids...the last guy that impressed on that front, very little electronics, you would never guess...Sylvain Guintoli... don't ask me why, just ask Ducati !! It makes us all wonder what the pecking order would be without such aids, I've no doubt Rossi and Stoner can handle anything but what about Lorenzo as his 250 style suits the assistance ?? Pedrosa can and could handle a lot more than he's given credit for.. IF he was half even Stoners size he'd be a genuine threat !!

Dean Dean

February 17, 2012 5:50 PM

MotoGP » Bosch talks CRT MotoGP electronics

I'd imagine it's like the magneti marelli Marvel ECU Yamaha use, in that the Bosch unit comes complete with various standard programs that a car could use also..but the technicians working for the team can add to the base settings with myriad other programs that are important to their application. Of course, you're bike is only ever going to be as good as the chap creating the program is proficient in creating the very best of software. Yamaha will remind anyone of this when they lost their very best software tech guys to Honda a couple of seasons ago. I thought BMW WSB went their own way with their electronics..weren't they creating them in house ?? I could be wrong but I assumed this was one of their issues, they were doing too much in house development..

Dean Dean

February 11, 2012 10:06 PM
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MotoGP » Gabor Talmacsi turns to four-wheels

@'ps...gibbon75' Thanks for the response and I think you're right and at the same time you're wrong...not wrong but read further.. 'What Stefano thinks is what I ( Gabor )think, what he says is what I say....,' remember those words when the whole Martinez debacle came to a sorry conclusion ? So, just how many genuine issues do you leave to your managements discretion before saying enough is enough ? I'd say that is an excuse...Gabor messed up time and time again because Gabor always knew best...and if Stefano inked the deals and agreed with all that went on, then just who ran the 'Gabor show'...could it have been Gabor himself by any chance ?? Edit: Yes, no doubts about Martinez not being squeaky clean in the whole affair, even if he did maintain he'd not, 'seen this type of sadness in 28yrs of racing'..there was certainly a lot we'll probably never know, apart from all the second bike, bike spec, contractual and advertising etc etc nonsense.

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