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nealio

March 03, 2014 2:44 PM

MotoGP » Fastest Lorenzo turns page on Sepang woes


Lorenzo said at Sepang that Bridgestone was not going to change the spec on the 2014 tires which he didn't like. Now at Phillip Island Bridgestone has three new tires for him to try? In 2012 Bridgestone didn't change the spec on the tire that Stoner and Pedrosa said was usafe and gave them huge chatter ( not only them either) which basically ruined their season. If the new tires Bridgestone tested are used anywhere else than at Phillip Island it demonstrates a clear bias toward Yamaha. This is inconsistent and a manipulation of the championship. Dorna should take immediate action against Bridgestone if they are in fact rigging the championship in Yamaha's favor.

nealio

February 28, 2014 9:13 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: It's impossible to be competitive


Rossi and Pedrosa both alluded to the difference in bike characteristics and how they influence the type performance. The Honda is strong on braking and accelerating while the Yamaha is strong at max lean angles and corner speed. Lorenzo's style relies on max lean angles for longer thru the corners because of his flowing style of riding and so this new tire affects his lap times more. It is a mistake to say that the Honda's don't have the same problem dealing with the new tire, they are just naturally designed to work around the problem with superior strengths in other performance areas.

nealio

February 13, 2014 1:58 PM

F1 » Domenicali warns F1 against ‘self-destruction’


The sad fact is that the automobiles the public can afford are just transportation. Automakers push expensive home entertainment centers on wheels in part because the cars are so boring. They seem to think that if they put any performance in a car it has to cost more than the average person can afford and the governments are not helping with non-engineering politicians and bureaucrats writing the technical laws that manufacturers must adhere to. Governments don't want cars to be anything but a mode of transportation which yields a huge tax revenue stream and criminal fines. Formula One can't do a thing about this and the FIA even abets the bureaucrats!


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