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March 05, 2014 4:18 PM

F1 » Pirelli wary of rate of development

Hembery selling the FIA "strategy group" in addition to Pirelli. My, he is a busy fellow! Like so much of the PR we hear from Pirelli this glosses over the basic problem that the two compound mandate is marketing Bullsh-t and in this challenging season a further complication for teams largely unable to cope with the new technical regulations.


March 04, 2014 5:27 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision

A point about the number of engines used. The development costs to create a long-life engine is very large easily being a larger figure than producing twelve "short-life" ( for lack of a better term) engines. This rule for factory teams is just another tool for Honda and Yamaha to limit competition. Show us your long-life engine development budget before you whinge about the costs of more engines. Also, the rules don't say you have to use 12 engines, that's up to the team to decide and if they want to save money they can use fewer. Honda is outraged that their ruling the roost in MotoGP technical regulations is being eroded by Dorna's attempts to level the playing field in MotoGP.


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.

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