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Spinach

October 08, 2014 10:39 PM

WSBK » Dorna: We need to go to growing markets


Personally, I could care less if an American is racing in a series if they are simply fodder (MotoGP) so I'll bring this to the Dorna philosophy - do fans really care if they know they're rider hasn't a chance of being competitive? I'll agree with TF and The Prof here, improve the product, give me (Americans) the chance to stream the series (hey, make it cheap enough, maybe $50 a season) and watch the revenue roll in. For the record, MotoGP is a bloated beast - why have second tier bikes in a "premier" class? Shouldn't they all be "the best" or have the chance to prove it? I've loved WSBK for quite a while, maybe someone can figure out what appears to be simple math to the rest of us.

Spinach

October 13, 2014 12:44 AM

MotoGP » Marquez success fuels hunger for 'more titles'


I'm going to have agree with Talent Fan again on this one. I know, many of you have already hit the disagree button before even reading anymore. Shouldn't "The Pinnacle" be anyone's game? Starting a year with only 4 hopeful champions doesn't seem so great to me. As a matter of fact, MotoGP.com LOST me as a subscriber. So that would be me telling the powers that be that I no longer rate their decisions as "good". At least I have done something. Perhaps manufacturers don't wish for equality, either between companies or riders, but that is where Dorna or otherwise steps in and demands entrance to field no less than 3 equivalent machines. And any team leasing, etc. gets the full package to play with. After all, if the machine is truly that great, then we would have a Honda 1, 2, 3 this year. Wouldn't a company want that? And please don't play the pricetag card. How can designing and manufacturing two different bikes be more cost effective than one? The lease price goes higher?

Spinach

October 13, 2014 1:31 PM

MotoGP » Marquez success fuels hunger for 'more titles'


Memory lane is a very scenic street. It should be a historical site. Thank goodness we pave new roads every now and again. Now I'm going to go in the lane marked "Only 4 riders allowed". That seems like a good road for me to take, oh wait, I've been predetermined to be a backmarker. As to MM, I don't think anyone doubts his greatness, but as mentioned, the fans are suffering as we perhaps feel robbed of true dog fights and title fights by the occassional surprise. Cream rises to the top, but now and then it goes sour. Seems as though MM could ride with any one of our legends, but sans a few corners of true grit from Rossi the race is more formality. Again I question, if these riders are the top riders in world, and this series reflects that (perhaps that is only a fan's interpretation and there in lies the problem?) then shouldn't we have more competitive bikes? Let's not look to the past so much, but look to the future. If YOU were designing a series, wouldn't you want

Spinach

October 05, 2014 6:26 PM

WSBK » Guintoli wins as team orders come into play


Crashmaster: This has just ruined the championship! Team orders should not be allowed, the whole point of racing is to see who is the best, now for me if Sykes or Guinters win the championship it will be a sham.... Marco was still mathematically capable of winning the championship, so should be able to ride to win... this is outrageous Boo to WSBK :(
This would never happen in MotoGP! (where is that tongue in cheek emoticon?)

Spinach

October 04, 2014 1:32 PM

MotoGP » Loris Baz lands Forward Yamaha ride


Good for him if that is his goal. Unfortunately I fear he will never have a truly competitive ride and challenge for the title - as he would have in WSBK. I get it, GP is "the pinnacle", but sadly unless you are 5'2" you don't really stand a chance as no one will give you the machinery. Really good rider about to go to waste mid pack. Hope I am wrong.

Spinach

September 01, 2014 5:35 PM

MotoGP » Home roar for Redding, builds Factory case


kenfaustus:
Simon Cartledge:
Spinach:
johnny13:
Spinach: Am I missing something?
Yes, the understanding of the different classes in GP racing.
No, I get that, but from what I recall, he wasn't heads and shoulders above anyone else in that "class", was he? He had a great weekend, but many riders have great weekends here and there. Seems to me as though he and Nicky are pretty much equals on this pig, and we all know how "non-impressive" Nicky is, so why is Scott so much "better"? That is what I am missing.
Nicky is a former world champ who's ridden many different bikes in his long motogp career. Scott is a rookie. Simple.
Indeed. The FACT is Hayden should be slaughtering Redding on the same bike - as did stoner when Hayden first got on the duc- that is hardly the case. But whattayouknow the Hayden fans are still believe that IF Hayden had a Repsol Honda he could get

Spinach

September 01, 2014 5:45 PM

WSBK » WSBK to resume with 24 entries


V4Poweeeer:Meanwhile moto2 and moto3 are oversubscribed for next season though and added two slots to each grid.
Probably because they see Dorna killing off WSBK (headlights, two classes within a race, really?) My guess (as I have no knowledge in this arena) is that those spots are filled with slight built Spanish boys racing on scooter sized bikes.

Spinach

September 01, 2014 5:30 PM

MotoGP » Home roar for Redding, builds Factory case


Simon Cartledge:
Spinach:
johnny13:
Spinach: Am I missing something?
Yes, the understanding of the different classes in GP racing.
No, I get that, but from what I recall, he wasn't heads and shoulders above anyone else in that "class", was he? He had a great weekend, but many riders have great weekends here and there. Seems to me as though he and Nicky are pretty much equals on this pig, and we all know how "non-impressive" Nicky is, so why is Scott so much "better"? That is what I am missing.
Nicky is a former world champ who's ridden many different bikes in his long motogp career. Scott is a rookie. Simple.
OK, fair enough. So the feeling is Nicky is doing well and Scott is at the same level as Nicky? I'm not a NH fanboy (although I hate all the * next to his title by some), but from what I can see, there are two riders getting the most out of the same bike, finishing roughly


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