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Jack Mordino

February 26, 2015 12:02 PM

MotoGP » Michelin cite grip balance for Sepang falls


Edwards, an "old school" rider liked the Michelin front. He stated that you have to start releasing the brakes as you lean-in, which he deemed as "normal", in contrast to the Bridgestones which offer so much grip that you could lean-in pretty much with full brakes still applied, something "unnatural" to him. Reading between the lines, the Michelin front tyre still complies to the philosophy it had when they were racing side-by-side with Bridgestone. Of course the accidents happened when already at full lean and on gas application so it's not about turn-in but gassing it out. Just sayin'.

Jack Mordino

March 10, 2015 9:43 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Schwantz - Q&A


Sam7:
reinmacre: That last lap at Suzuka was absolutely hairball. What a circuit. Something about the nimble 500cc two strokes, the smell and sound, those bikes screamed, "Grand Prix". When is the last time we saw a MotoGP race with four guys you could cover with a blanket vying for the win, on the last lap? Exactly.
I'd say Sachsenring 2006 (Rossi, Melandri, Hayden, Pedrosa), maybe even Estoril from the same year (Elias, Rossi, Roberts, Edwards).
Mugello 2004 was also really amazing. 4 bikes approaching San Donato (1st) turn in line abreast formation.... priceless.

Jack Mordino

February 27, 2015 11:00 AM

MotoGP » Michelin cite grip balance for Sepang falls


SoSlo: A History Lesson: (...) 2. 2007, when Stoner on a Ducati on Bridgestones did to the GP grid what Ben Spies did to the WSBK grid in 09... embarrassed everybody 3. everybody was scratching their heads? was it the ducati? was it the tires? could it possibly be the rider? 4. of the bike/tires/rider, the only one anybody else (VR, DP, JL) could realistically get their hand on were the tires... i.e., bridgestones... 5. REWIND: in '06, VR has a lot of probs with michelin... his front tire chunked in China, he had no grip at Laguna Seca and his bike overheated, etc. etc... VR admists in interviews that he had lost trust in michelin by the end of '06 (...)
B'stone's breakthrough happened somewhere near the end of '06. Remember Bayliss leading Capirossi to the chequered flag on Bridgestone-shed Ducatis and everybody else playing catch-up in the last race (Valencia)? Start '07 and Bridgestone was already at the tope of their game.

Jack Mordino

February 18, 2015 3:01 PM
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MotoGP » ‘Final say’ for MotoGP software unclear


-cont.- yes it's a stupid rule. If it's support of the grid health, then not. The intricacies of particular cases, like Marquez's sponsor & crew situation 1. are relevant to the transfers but you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs 2. Could have been solved in amicably acceptable ways, even if it meant various types of compromises or delays.

Jack Mordino

February 18, 2015 3:00 PM

MotoGP » ‘Final say’ for MotoGP software unclear


Brain:
Jack Mordino: -cont.- to lure-in either new factory or new satellite teams, the rule wasn't that stupid after all since it would ensure lesser teams have some access to talented-if a bit precocious riders, a rosy alternative to being forever condemned to second or third rate riders.
The rule WAS stupid on so many levels and never affected 1 rider. The sattelite teams told Dorna they couldnt take Marquez because he had a sponsor who would demand to be on the bike, meaning they would have to dump their sponsor for a year, who probably wouldnt be to happy. Not only that, but Marquez came with crew in tow, meaning LCR would have to dump part of their crew. Its stupid to make a rule that freezes records, and think of all the rookie records we would have missed had that idiotic rule been enforced.
Stupidness and cleverness are subjective things that depend on the end result that you want. If it's records you care about, yes it's a st


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