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Joeski

March 05, 2014 4:05 PM

MotoGP » Official: Movistar returns to MotoGP with Yamaha


Peter Light: Not the first time Rossi has had Movistar paint on his bike looking at that picture.....
As obvious as your point was.... I had to think about it for a few secs... because I was about to debate that Vale never ran under the Telefonica banner before.... so where did the paint come from???....oooooo got it! hahahahaha too funny Yeah.. I can be a little slow...funny considering I like racing!!

Joeski

March 05, 2014 2:18 PM

MotoGP » Eugene Laverty to test Suzuki MotoGP bike


I know there will be the argument/concern of cost because the restrictions came about because of cost and worldwide economics...so I agree that there has to be rules especially to maintain parity....it is most likely the reason for testing limitatons which can be drastic or expensive So my idea is this... instead of unlimited testing...how about 18 (same number as races) open tests (if you want to participate)...specifically after each grand prix and only on the track that they just completed the race weekend. We could bring that down to 12 or something in number because of the back to back races and the logistics of moving equipment in 1 week....but I figure they are already there so flight and equipment shipping cost are not an issue!! In fact Dorna could request a testing schedule from each team ahead of time to understand the logistics of moving teams around the world! Of course to make it sensible there would have to be some minimum attendance limit such as 40% or 50%. So as not

Joeski

March 05, 2014 12:32 PM

MotoGP » Eugene Laverty to test Suzuki MotoGP bike


Everything needs to go to OPEN...ncluding Suzuki, we are all hung up on "Factory Status" and what constitute prototype racing. It seems to me that the OPEN concept removes a lot of restrictions that is KILLING prototype racing...engine development freeze, limited engine use, fuel restrictions (to an extent), minimal tyre selection (well at least they have one more tyre..lol) and limited testing....but the best thing of all is what many race fans on here have been begging for since 2006/2007... control the electronics!!!...minimize it, cut the cost, and make it equal for everyone. Seems Marelli's control software and hardware does this very thing!! So the question is what is the problem with OPEN class? for me, get rid of the control tyre and possibly make it 15 engines per season and this would be great!!! but 12 is a reasonable concession in light of cost!

Joeski

March 04, 2014 8:27 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision


@ Chopper51 What loopholes???? They have operated in the rules and made a decision within the rules.... it is too bad Honda MISINTERPRETTED the rules and wasted millions on a production racer barely capable of 14th place with controlled software. If Honda had done what Yamaha or ducati is doing...at least with their satellite bikes they could be running MM's/DP 2013 championship bike with a satellite team using controlled ECU and all the advantages of the OPEN class and dominated!!! the bike was already built!! no more additional cost except for support and supply of new engines but they never thought of it so now they are back pedalling on a bad or poorly informed decision of a production racer!! Please stop making me point out the obvious because in reality I like Honda just that even I can see they goofed and their proddy racer will be behind the top OPEN bikes! Next year might be different with development time!

Joeski

March 04, 2014 9:29 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision


therealDave: Couple of points, Regardless of the facts, it does look like a dummy spit from Honda. If the ecu is basically Ducatis anyway, then it is simply the different tyres! They are now on pace (over one lap) consistently over the last 3 days of testing (1xsepang and 2xPI).
I agree with you about Honda having a little fit....but I do not believe its the tyres making the big difference.. first of all Ducati/Dovi did not use the OPEN bike for the fast time at Sepang...he used the "Factory" GP14...also they never tried the soft tire with the OPEN bike, which is the only different rubber for the OPEN class!! Historically Ducati also have always done relatively well at PI...NIcky HAyden...not Stoner held the lap record there for Ducati until 2012 (almost 4 years) until Stoner on Honda broke it. So this test is not indicative because we cannot do a proper comparison as teams were testing varying constructions and rubber and there is no coherent/equal data

Joeski

March 04, 2014 7:18 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision


HRC At the start of each year, the yamahas are all the same...Bradley ad Pol are now getting the seemless transmission that the factory pressed for last year! and they have a 2014 spec Yamaha (and the data) which was used somewhat early last year to bridge the gap to Honda. PS. CAl Crutchlows issue last year was that he got the updates he wanted but realized that it did not give him the performance he thought...in fact it was the opposite. Cal said that he wanted yamaha to give him Bradley's bike because Bradley was running the old spec that worked for him!!! but he was on the newer spec that did not work for him!! Funny enough, Bradley wanted the spec Cal had...the same spec that he ran at Valencia test to 2nd behind MArc!! Proving the bike is competitive and NOT 2nd tier!!! Why they did not switch? ...that I cannot explain but it has something to do with contractual obligation agreed by CAL who is/was a factory paid rider and Bradley was not!!


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