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Joeski

March 20, 2014 11:15 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


The only concessions Ducati should have gotten (for the sake of MotoGP and Racing as whole) is the 12 engines and unlimited testing. Why give them all the OPEN perks if they are factory....those 2 concessions are all any factory should need....if they cannot accomplish success with those then they probably should not be there in MotoGP!! This way OPEN teams would feel a little better about their concessions to make them competitive and not be pissed about a resourced factory stomping any chance they have by tossing more money at it and factory teams would still be encouraged to enter MotoGP while current factories would understand the concessions to aid a struggling factory...

Joeski

March 20, 2014 1:21 PM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


I agree that there needs to be one rule accross the board but that is an ideal we all strive for!! in between time the rules have to flex to promote competition.... what sense would MotoGP be or how would it survive if all independent teams could not pay to go racing and struggling factories like Ducati say...eff it!! this is a waste as we cannot progress and we are just looking worst every year...let us focus on SBK...and Suzuki decide to delay the comeback as not feasible since they are already behind...so now we have 2 factorys racing and a grid size of 8 or 10...I was worried when it was only 16!! So I understand the reason behind the opposition to these new rules and I do not agree (wholly) with them but have to realize it is needed if we want MotoGP to survive....and bring greater levels of competition and racing..it will never be perfect!! Moto2 has control tyre and engine and there is sill disparity in the resources. So teams with bigger budgets always float to the top!!

Joeski

March 20, 2014 10:46 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


I think that you all are thinking about this way too much! Most people (not die hard race fans) will just see the bikes race not all the rules race!! We on here are all passionate about this, others ... not so much... as MotoGP fans we focus and read every story so we are highly involved and opinionated about this. In the end...we all just want to see racing which we will see and IF Ducati improves because of these "OPEN" concessions it will make the racing "appear" better... at least on track especially with the independent OPEN teams moving closer to the top guys!! In the background the rules will play out and those of us on here will "wage the usual war" of words about what the rules should be etc etc etc but it will make the "RACING" closer an better!! Few years down the road they can adjust to ensure no one has an unfair advantage.

Joeski

March 20, 2014 6:48 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro tops FP1 on Open Yamaha in Qatar


This is good for the sport...new face and bike up front....when last have we seen this...I know the tide will change come FP2 or 3 but this is a positive start... Someone suggested to give OPEN teams a further 3 days practice at every track prior to the race....lol... I like it actually but in reality maybe they could give them an extra practice session starting day before FP1 or make FP1, 1.5 hours long with OPEN bikes taking to the track for first 45 mins. then joined by all teams after....this could be a concession for OPEN teams only. But I fear if we keep making concessions this will truly become a category within a category (as if it is not already) and less towards a unified rule under 1 championship

Joeski

March 20, 2014 7:22 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: The rule just got better for us again!


I think Crutchlow realizes the deficit to the front... he spent 3 years getting close to it and now he was back in 10th-13th at Sepang...that is why he was welcoming the OPEN change...and he is correct the change back to factory gives them more help getting closer to the front...so he is ha ppy as a rider that he will (may) not be fighting for a mere 6-10 place!! His statement says nothing about suddenly gaining the greatest unfair adantage and winning every GP just that the change in rules to OPEN was a very good move that benefitted (more like helped) Ducati and now they get to keep the factory software with OPEN concession thereby... being able to develop the bike and that holds true for 2 years. Now if they do not get to the front...this could be a bigger failure/embarrassment than the poor effort they put in when they spent millions to get Rossi and did not follow suit on the development....

Joeski

March 20, 2014 10:57 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


GlennGreen: I can already imagine me explaining these classes to my girlfriend or anyone with little MotoGP knowledge. "Factory Option with concessions" I'll just call it, the Ducati-class.
You only feel the need to explain because you are a true race fan who knows all the hot topics and debates about bike racing but you really do not need to explain anything to your girlfriend...she really does not care...she just sees the racing that is in front of her on the TV....all other explanations besides who is riding on the red/blue/orange bike is a waste for non-fans. You can debate the rules with us here on crash!! We get it ...well some of us do!

Joeski

March 18, 2014 9:19 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


Ducati dug themselves into this hole. Why should they be allowed special concessions to dig themselves out???? For the sake of MotoGP and the procession it has become with only 2 factory's capable of winning.... I wish the real world was that Ducati would just come out with this great machine and put it in the mix with the rest but that cannot/has not happened with the current rules...if you fall behind then you are toast with in season development freeze and limited testing.

Joeski

March 18, 2014 9:10 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


I still believe the best way forward was just to freeze the standard Software (not the updated complicated Ducati version) with maybe 1 update release (predetermined parameters established with Marelli) mid-season or end of year and leave Ducati in the Open class. That way at least for the first 8 races Ducati would only be able to focus on mechanical performance and forced to work with the standard ECU for these concessions as with all open teams. Their 10 software guys would be of no use since they are not doing jack with the software..so 1 or 2 would suffice versus 10 If they won in OPEN format then the win wouldn't be as hollow because they had a handicap and they would know that it was the improvement of the bike not fancy electronics as with factory class then once they achieve certain wins/podiums they would just be required to move back to factory status.


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