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Joeski

February 28, 2014 2:50 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: It's impossible to be competitive


herewego: Well, it just goes to show, riders these days need a perfect bike or they don't stand a chance!! That's progress for you !!
I think it has more to do with the level of engineering... if you ask me JL did a lot to improve and adapt... he is, of course upset, because human ability cannot make up for mechanical or electronic deficiency in this era where everything is so close to the razor's edge. Back in the day they complained about different things...like making up 2 seconds...today it is about making up a tenth here and a tenth there!! The language of time (in racing terms) has changed so much since a decade or 2 ago hence the compaints for perfection because everyone else is operating on this level of perfection. The bar has moved. Last year Rossi was about .4 off on pace...look where he ended up in the races, so of course JL is upset ..he is .6 or .7 off....

Joeski

February 28, 2014 1:57 PM

MotoGP » Official: Ducati goes Open class for MotoGP 2014


jambop: ...They will be taking a full works machine into the open class shame on them. ... Ducati have plenty of opportunity to develop their bikes in testing just in the same way Honda and Yamaha will
Honda admitted to making an incorrect assumption with their production racer....they did not realize that they could SIMPLY use their factory mahine with OPEN software and that was all that was needed to be considered OPEN class. I know you are upset with Ducati but why are you not upset with YAMAHA??? The Forward bike is Tech 3's bike from last year!!! with different fairings....

Joeski

February 28, 2014 2:18 PM

MotoGP » Official: Ducati goes Open class for MotoGP 2014


cont'd... "Ducati have plenty of opportunity to develop their bikes in testing just in the same way Honda and Yamaha will" The testing and engine development restrictions ensures that only those who start the year good will be good through the year...so Honda and Yamaha would be alright and Ducati would not improve... Unfortunately Ducati does not have the budget of Honda or Yamaha...so opportunity? that is arguable! although I agree, its equal... resources? less! and time is limited...the open class is their best opportunity and it is within the rules just as it is for all manufacturers!! including the FTR-M1... oops! I mean Yamaha..thats right because their is no such thing as a non-factory M1....its all factory spec minus the most current updates!

Joeski

February 28, 2014 1:50 PM

MotoGP » Official: Ducati goes Open class for MotoGP 2014


jambop: ...I can fully understand why Ducati are doing this but what they are doing is a totally under hand cheap shot at winning something. This is not in the spirit of what the open class was meant to be about in my book ...others may disagree. They will be taking a full works machine into the open class shame on them. ..... flame away :)
The Spirit of the Open class is really the reduction in cost... by minimizing the excess expenditure on ultra expensive electronics and software...one way for this was standardizing at lower costs. The idea is to have everyone go to this system for parity and improved competiveness for anyone while suppressing "Factory expenditure" that is unrealistic for anyone else (even Ducati)

Joeski

February 28, 2014 4:25 PM

MotoGP » Official: Ducati goes Open class for MotoGP 2014


shamarone: re: "The idea is to have everyone go to this system for parity" bad idea. can't get there from here. re: "that is unrealistic for anyone else (even Ducati)" ok what about owners VW/Audi/Lambo/Bugatti...? wait, doesn't a Veyron cost like $3 million dollars...?
I do not disagree with you about the bad idea! just that its the idea! RE: VW...bad business!!! You do not take money from one venture to pay for the failings of the other. Ducati was bought as a profitable venture...using Bugatti funds to cover Ducati was never in the game... I guess people thought that money was gonna flow endlessly now that AUdi/VW is here! WRONG!!

Joeski

February 18, 2014 3:26 PM

WSBK » Lowes exceeds expectations with test top three


Greavesit: @FT398. So what has the Suzuki actually won so far this year then? It will go backwards quicker than an Italian tank after PI
I would like to know what source you are getting this information from because the Suzuki was a podium challenger last year... their primary rider was just injured all year long. FWD to today and it is doing just as well as it did at the test last year with Camier...in case you all forgot Camier lead this test in 2013 as well on the Suzuki. Not sure why you said it will go backwards when it has improved every year since...2011

Joeski

February 19, 2014 6:51 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Luthi, Suter on top for first time in 2014


Kenan tucked tail for the sure thing...a guaranteed top ride in SSP....he changed brands and still won the title on a different bike. To me that proved he can ride a bike regardless of the differences. The moto2 bikes were not as fast as the SSP bikes at the time so I have no doubt that the parity of machines were the major factor of his underperformance!! in this class!! Anyway, I hope Sam will show and prove otherwise!! and I hope Herrin steps up...at least next year!!

Joeski

February 19, 2014 6:46 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Luthi, Suter on top for first time in 2014


I am happy for Luthi...I think he is a dediated rider who for whatever reason (injury last year) just has not performed to match his ability. Hope he does well this year. With that said I am looking for an upset in Sam Lowes and yes I am also keeping an eye on Josh Herrin...part of the reason is I believe a motorcycle is a motorcycle and a good rider will be good period (as long as the bikes have some parity). I really would like them to show that just because they come from production racers does not mean they will not perform at top level!! Kenan was not given the bike to show what he had in Moto2....Valencia race and testing 2010 he showed he could run at the front and then the bike they gave him at start 2011 was not the same and he suffered a horrid season...

Joeski

February 18, 2014 8:20 PM

WSBK » Lowes exceeds expectations with test top three


shamarone: Q: "I would like to know what source you are getting this information from" A: his eyeballs...?
Good reply...I should have partitioned my response! My reply was in direct response to the "Suzuki will just go backwards" jab.. I agree that they have not won anything but I personally do not believe this is because of the bike and definitely not since beginning of 2013!! when Camier outpaced the field in this same test just as Laverty has. Point is that Suzuki has not gone backwards and they did not go backwards last year either...Their rider underperformed albeit bcause of injury or whatever excuse....


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