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Jack Mordino

February 07, 2014 10:34 AM

MotoGP » Dall’Igna talks Ducati Factory/Open dilemma

I think that on technical terms, the Open Class for Ducati is a no-brainer. What makes it a real dilemma is something that I suspect Ducati are very sensitive about: To revert to the "secondary" category of the series, pertains to a considerable "loss of image". It can very well be seen as weakness, as admitting an inability to fight with the "strong guys" on the same terms. And for Ducati, a brand that sells image together with performance and has a certain mentality, it is difficult to swallow this and do the obvious thing. And not only that, but concerning the possible results it is also a difficult situation: If -by going Open- they fail to make progress everyone will say: "The poor bas***s, they didn't make it even by reverting to the Open Class". If they achieve any success however, it will be all "Yeah right, 4 litres more fuel, more engines and better tyres, what did you expect"? No credit to them nomatter what. I really wouldn't like to be in Dall'Igna's position right now

Jack Mordino

January 09, 2014 8:56 AM

MotoGP » Ducati switching to Open Class for MotoGP 2014?

Actually I think that this maybe indeed be the smart route to go. Having 4 more litres of fuel, softer rear tyres and more engines to go through for the exchange of having a spec software on the bike might be the better (see: faster) choice. Besides, (as I have understood it), apart from the software an "open" bike can very well be the same as a factory bike, if it is made by a factory... :) In essence MotoGP is 2 different classes: 1: Spec ECU, factory everything else, 20 litres of fuel. 2: Spec ECU and Software, factory everything else, 24 litres of fuel, softer rear tyres. It only remains to be seen how good and versatile this spec software is. We might be in for a surprise.

Jack Mordino

December 03, 2013 12:41 PM

MotoGP » 'New role' for Pedrosa’s manager Alberto Puig

This move came a year too late. Pedrosa has come of age two years ago - in 2012 we saw a Pedrosa different from what he used to be upt o that point: Resilient, persisting and with a willingess to fight. These qualities were present throughout 2013 as well so a personality as imposing as Puig can't be a good thing anymore. When one really becomes a man, the father has to step aside.

Jack Mordino

November 23, 2013 5:13 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow - Q&A: Part 1

"In Yamaha I was not going to be guaranteed a factory bike. I was not really getting promoted in that company at all. The way I explain it to people is, imagine doing their day job, doing better and better at it every year, but never being able to move up. And then someone new moves straight in with a better contract than you." Well, since the reference to Rossi is more than clear, I cannot but say that Rossi isn't exactly new to Yamaha, nor his fans or sponsors - are they Cal?

Jack Mordino

October 20, 2013 12:06 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner an official MotoGP legend

“There are some people that will remember me well and others that will remember me not so well. I was a competitor to a lot of their idols, someone that took a lot of race wins away. Some people remember me as a loud mouth Aussie, others will remember me as being honest." Rossi is in his mind even now. That's almost confessing to being booed away from MotoGP. I'm not sad about his departure. Marquez is the perfect replacement -equally fast but so in contrast with him in all other respects- always smiling, never shy to scrape paint (even declared he considers it to be fun), he thrives on RACING, not just fast riding.

Jack Mordino

October 16, 2013 9:22 PM

MotoGP » Rossi fancies chances at Phillip Island

"abundant memories of glory days at the stunning Phillip Island circuit " indeed. Rossi's book "What if i had never tried it?" an autobiographic account of his racing (and other) exploits until 2004 (or 2005?) starts with a flashback of his last lap assault against Gibernau on that circuit which eventually led to victory. What could point the above out in a better way?

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