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RSMick

October 02, 2014 8:33 AM
Last Edited 18 days ago

MotoGP » Iodaracing planning to stay in MotoGP


Thus far the CRT has worked, making Honda, Yamaha and Ducati sit up and look at providing more bikes, the Honda customer bike has been a disaster PR wise as was their first Moto3 bike, but it has easily beat the ART what Honda said. Ioda were expecting better treatment from ART this year but it never materialised and I feel for Sacchi that Aprilia went to Gresini, PBM were negotiating for better equipment for this year from Aprilia but it didn't happen and PBM by the fact they put bigger effort into BSB than they do GP look like they were just hanging on to their slots to be able to sell them at the same time raking the money in from the series. As in F1 it is all about the grid slots, something Dorna has done since 2001 worked on protecting teams with no factory involvement. 5 were given contracts in 2001, Pons, Gresini, Tech3, KR and Dantin. Look at how WSB has been run for years, pay for tyres only, no travel fund (it used to be the top 14) and poor start money.

RSMick

October 02, 2014 8:13 AM
Last Edited 18 days ago

MotoGP » Iodaracing planning to stay in MotoGP


Somebody mentioned on here that the CRT were being screwed over! All were given a 5 year contract to protect their grid places from Dorna, this is why Aprilia went to Gresini, they will receive bikes for free and Aprilia have saved themselves €3.8m. The CRT bikes were created for 1 reason, to show the manufacturers particular Honda, that the championship could carry on without them, the supply of Motogp bikes was getting smaller each year and they were dictating the series. Remember Nakamoto saying "if we go to spec ECU Honda will leave" or "if we go to spec software Honda will leave"? The CRT gave teams with no chance of getting into Motogp a chance, not only did they receive start money, tyres and travel but also a subsidy from Dorna that factory or satellite bikes did not. PBM will sell their slots as this was being brokered by Dorna for Aprilia to buy, that has changed whether that is now LCR, VDS or Suzuki? if they finish bottom 2 they become less in value.

RSMick

October 02, 2014 7:54 AM
Last Edited 18 days ago

MotoGP » Iodaracing planning to stay in MotoGP


SasquatchBob: How can Ioda stay in MotoGP? I thought all 24 grid places were taken. Anyone shed some light?
Contracts work both ways and Ioda have 2 grid slots for 3 more years. It was announced that they would increase to 26 when Suzuki announced they were returning, however, tyres would only be provided free for 24, any new teams who do not buy a grid slot from someone else will have to pay their own travel and tyres. Add to this out of the 24 contracted places the last 2 from this season will not get the travel fund for 15, which currently stands at 1 Ioda (if that counts) and 1 Avintia. Suzuki were told 18 months ago that if they did return they would either have use or buy an existing team slots, or pay for their own travel and tyres which estimates run at €1.9m per bike. Why should Dorna help them?

RSMick

September 30, 2014 10:47 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident


It wasn't the astroturf that hurt Rossi, it was the tyre sliding on the astroturf then gripping when ran on the tarmac, if the astroturf was there all the way to the gravel he probably would have just lowsided until the gravel. Its racing and has happened to lots of riders with no complaining, Iannone's back wheel hit the astroturf that made hi sit up but it was real grass that bought him down and destroyed his bike. Again if he had kept between the white lines like most of the riders did he wouldn't have crashed. You sometimes have to pay for your mistakes.

RSMick

September 30, 2014 10:37 AM
Last Edited 20 days ago

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident


Joeski:
Roofusruffcut: There's a simple solution to the slippery artificial grass. Stay ON the track
Do you mean like Marquez? Oh that's right he crashed on the track...or maybe Pedrosa?.. Oh sorry, my mistake because he crashed on the track too. Wait a minute...didn't MM crash ON THE TRACK last time out in Misano? What the heck is going on...riders actually crash on the track as well....I guess you can crash ON or OFF the track.... in wet or dry....go figure!!!! You are an effing genius Forest Gump!!!!
Another hilarious post, not sure what it has to do with MM and DP, but Roofusruffcut is spot on, as Rossi himself has said and the commentators on Sunday, 'there has to be a penalty for going off the track, if not they would all go wider'. The solution is simple, stay between the white lines particular in the damp, the curbs are a hazard as well, want to get rid of those?

RSMick

September 30, 2014 12:43 PM
Last Edited 20 days ago

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident


Sasquashbob The same logic applies to gravel traps, Wayne Raineys head dug down and his body carried on, did they call for gravel traps to be banned? Obviously the riders would prefer real grass but plenty have been hurt on that, watch the video of Rossi's crash beyond the astroturf was a huge wet patch on the runoff tarmac, equally as lethal to a leaning or braking bike (see Pedrosa's crash). With the astroturf you can see clearly the boundry as you can the curbs, whats the alternative? Paint? equally as lethal, a wall? certain death, tyres? I've hit them may as well hit a wall, even hitting water at that speed hurts like hell. Grass well yes but similar problem, slippy and the rider behind gets a helmet and radiator full of stones. Ideas to the safety commission, I am sure they are willing to listen, they have been discussing it a long time. BTW Suzuki have just announced their riders


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