Crash.Net User: Percentage

Comments rating: 725
Position in rating: 178

Show Comments on:

Percentage

March 08, 2012 11:26 PM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...


@Nucci Sorry to ram this point across, but MotoGP went to control tyres to make a level playing field. Well, that obviously hasn't worked. The SBK control tyre has worked across the 4 cylinder 1000cc bikes (exclude 1200cc Ducati V2). If Bridgestone made a tyre that worked across frame types and set ups, on temp ranges etc., then we might have a better show. Many (great) riders just don't get on with the Bridgestones. I'm sure Bridgestone could build an excellent and suitable tyre, however their own politics has left us with the shomozzle that now exists in MotoGP. They wanted a tyre that has high laptimes and lasts the whole race. What the riders and teams want isn't necessarily what the show wants and needs. This is the point Dorna is making.

Percentage

March 08, 2012 10:58 PM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...


@Nucci "Sorry if I sound a bit fanboyish, but dont like when people look at something like tyres, electronics and say this is the cause of MotoGP's lack of competition or race winners." So pre-Bridgestone control tyres, what MotoGP component was hand built the night before and flown in? It wasn't electronics, engines, exhausts. It was tyres. Sorry mate, but that is why so much time is spent on tyre testing, chassis set up for tyres. And it is fanboyish to not recognize the importance of tyres in the equation. As an example, Steve Martin can do 1:38's at Phillip Is. on an '80s steel framed, oil cooled Suzuki Superbike. It is the tyres.

Percentage

March 07, 2012 10:50 PM

MotoGP » Factory 'red lines' for MotoGP 2013...


"Bridgestone's tyres are the best MotoGP has ever seen, it just happens that their appointment as official tyre supplier coincided with the advent of the 800cc era." @Nucci Really? That is not what 2x World Champ Casey Stoner or 9x World Champ Valentino Rossi say. Bridgestones take too long to warm up, then stay at a high level for a long time, too long. It is possible to set the fastest lap near the end of the race. It is to do with the rubber compound and has been like that for a long, long time. Who cares what the lap time is. It is about the "show", providing overtaking opportunities and rider skill. Having riders highside in the opening laps isn't good.


Page 14 of 47
« 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19  »

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.