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Jack Mordino

February 27, 2014 10:32 AM

MotoGP » Sepang II MotoGP test times - Thursday (Final)


These are some very interesting results indeed. An Open Class machine sitting sweetly on the second slot, really close to the leader and Dovizioso on a Ducati being several places above... Lorezno. Unimaginable things, one would say. As a side note, I don't buy the conspiracy theory that Dorna decide the champion for a minute. They alter things, yes, and steer the sport wherever they want but not to the extent that they decide which rider in particular is going to win. Alas...

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?


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