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hoppy

December 09, 2015 8:03 PM

MotoGP » Yamaha recover ‘3 or 4 years’ with ECU progress


Hoppy gets it. He is right that you cannot uninvent technology. But Sport is full of examples where they choose not to employ technology in order to preserve the integrity of the sport and the competition.RRC. Again,that is a fair point. Just as skirts on F1 cars were banned in the early 80s because they created too much down force. And the famous,at least in golfing circles,Polara golf ball which was banned because it flew too straight! Also,if i remember correctly,oversized racket heads were banned from tennis. The list goes on. Its all well and good to introduce so called control ECUs. The big money factory teams will simply put a stack of cash into exploiting the technology to their advantage one way or another. I will bet my house that the same riders riding for the same factory teams will continue to win every race next year. Nothing will change.

hoppy

December 08, 2015 8:42 PM

MotoGP » Yamaha recover ‘3 or 4 years’ with ECU progress


For the record, the only reason CRT bikes were seen as rubbish sheds, is that they were forced to share the same so-called "race" with the stuff Rossi & co got with all the extra power & electronic strategies. If you'd had Rossi, Lorenzo and all of them ALL on CRTs then (while the kiddie top trumps numbers wouldn't have been as impressive) the actual RACING would have been much better than the rubbish that was served up. RRC. Exactly!

hoppy

December 08, 2015 8:35 PM

MotoGP » Yamaha recover ‘3 or 4 years’ with ECU progress


The trouble is that modern Motogp machines produce more power than is necessary. I dont see the point of having a bike produce 280bhp if you then have to employ a shed full of electronics in order to make the damn thing ridable. I would much prefer to see bike power reduced to a level where these aids are not required. then you would find out who has the best touch and ability to bring home the bacon each race day. Racing would be closer and the lesser teams would be in with more of a chance.Thats just my personal opinion of course. But at the end of the day,you cant uninvent technology,and i think the electronic aids are here to stay. We will continue to see the same few riders win week after week.

hoppy

November 27, 2015 7:34 PM

MotoGP » ‘Time is a gentleman’ in Marquez, Rossi rift


db84x:
hoppy: Fair enough Tetley. I guess its time we all wound our necks in a bit after what has been a volcanic end to the 2015 season! Lets use the off season to cool off and look forward to next year. I also hope that Marc and Val can draw a line through this and move on.
So do you want "team order culture" in F1 contaminated MotoGP ? Do you really motogp fans ?
Not sure i get your point mate. Who mentioned team orders or F1? Not me.

hoppy

November 25, 2015 8:45 PM

MotoGP » Official: Casey Stoner returns to Ducati


like to see Casey do a race or two next season but in all honesty i cant see it happening. He will be quite content to be a test rider and offer any advice to the Ducati team and riders that he thinks may be useful. One of the reasons he left Motogp in the first place is because he didnt like the way it was turning into a circus. And lets face it,after what has been going on lately all thats missing is a herd of elephant and a big top!


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