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Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 4:04 PM

MotoGP » Can MotoGP ever crack the USA?


I'd agree with G. Irish. If MotoGP doesn't get shown on a large (and free) network with proper promotion then there's no chance it'll pass the "European weirdness" status it has been having for decades in the US. And of course, the difficulty in it is not finding a network but battling the lobbying by other competitive sports. Sports are huge money makers for everyone involved in the show and nobody wants some new "guy" just coming over and stealing away the audiences. After all, there's only so much sports a guy can watch during the weekend :)

Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 12:31 PM
Last Edited 788 days ago

MotoGP » Edwards blasts 'piece of sh*t' bike, Aprilia at Indy?


I don't think it's just the electronics. Mugello's top speeds showed great disparity between prototype-CRT hp output too. CRT is flawed to the bone and should be off the window as fast as possible. More satellite bikes would be good but as is obvious are rather expensive. The only current solution (unfortunately) I see is to go "the F1 way" of imposing restrictions (control ECU should be the first) on the prototypes so as to keep their cost down. This offers twofold benefit: Lower prototype costs lure in more manufacturers and also the satellite bikes get cheaper too. So there's your solution. btw Edwards surely walks the walk when it comes to bikes but he also talks the talk when he feels like it doesn't he?

Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 1:18 PM
Last Edited 788 days ago

MotoGP » Can MotoGP ever crack the USA?


@ markg: I have my own fair share of thoughts about the americans that best remain reserved but you'll have to agree that basketball IS indeed subtle and complicated, don't you think? What I really think about some sports failing to "cut it" in the commercial department in the US has to do with positive feedback between other sports fanbases and media exposure. TV says "People like baseball, we'll show it live, and on a big network". Most people naturally relate to whatever is mostly served upon them and add themselves up to the audience so the sport grows bigger and... there you have it.

Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 12:46 PM
Last Edited 788 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Money 'not important' in 2013 decision


@ nuggets: relax, I'm a Rossi fan too, I just don't thinkg he's the fastest guy around anymore. He's probably up there among the fastest but not THE fastest (like he used to be) and that's not so much because of him but because of his opposition which has matured and grown to his level. And Lorenzo's experience with the bike almost guarantee a Lorenzo triumph in '13 (should Rossi join Yamaha of course). You are right about his ego but that took him only so far. If he doesn't want competition and he doesn't care about money then his decision should be a no-brainer. Yamaha is miles ahead of Ducati. Yet he takes his time deciding. Would you care to answer me why?

Jack Mordino

July 27, 2012 12:11 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Money 'not important' in 2013 decision


Whoever has those links about Burgess comments on Ducatis slow development please share. My view is that Rossi hesitates going to Yamaha because he doesn't want to face confrontation on equal machinery with Lorenzo. Of course he equally dislikes being on an uncompetitive bike like the Ducati. So he either takes the risk of having to deal with a mature and blindingly-fast Lorenzo or follows the long and patient route of staying with Ducati and avoiding direct comparisons at all. I think if he goes to Yamaha he'll get trounced by Lorenzo. Not by far, but convincingly.


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