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December 15, 2011 10:07 AM

MotoGP » Moto2: Lady racer Rosell set for full season?


HOLD ON A MINUTE!!!! It drives me mad when people get seats they don't deserve, but on one of her two other outings she got, umm, 25th was it? So with 40 starters she beat 15 other riders. Of course she deserves her seat! We're not talking about getting a satellite MotoGP Honda, just a ride in Moto2. Where's the problem? We've plenty of Brits in 125 racing who comparatively aren't doing as well as her- give the girl a chance eh?

Jon

November 24, 2011 2:12 PM

F1 » Your views: Does fitness give Schumacher an edge?


Don't really see the point of this article? It is complete speculation- who is to say how fit Rosberg is compared with Schumi? All F1 drivers are superfit, and once you get past a certain point its the law of diminishing returns. If Schumi can run a marathon in 2h20m and Rosberg in 4h then maybe you have a point, but if Rosberg can do it in 2h40m then in the world of race driving it doesn't really count for much.

Jon

November 24, 2011 12:51 PM

WSBK » Camier, Seeley set for Crescent WSBK test


Just to keep things fair, Leon is about 15 years younger than Max or Carlos! They won't always be fast, and they're at the point where they are, and will, decline. Conversely Camier has youth on his side. If Leon does beat Biaggi next year, lets not all say 'I told you so' but remember Max was literally racing in GP whilst Leon was running around the playground! It'll be the same with Rossi- you're not fast forever. My other sport is boxing and in that sport it's very clear when someones recovery time and reactions decline.

Jon

November 24, 2011 12:28 PM

MotoGP » Edwards samples Forward Suter-BMW


Not clicked 'disagree' so many times ever! What's the problem? CRT will comfortably beat a Moto2 time with more development- it's obvious. It'll have another 100bhp and full electronics package. If you could shoe-horn a WSBK 'blade engine into a Suter or Kalex frame (with Dunlops) it'd be fast, but take that same bike and fit Bridgestones and it'll be slower. The reason? Development! The Moto2 bikes have had 2 years of testing and development. Matching the bikes to the tyres, honing the chassis and importantly allowing the rider to learn the bike. By April these bikes will be competitive, and I bet if you put Stoner on one (with its extra 3l of fuel) it'd get on the podium.

Jon

November 22, 2011 1:36 PM

MotoGP » What's the story? Rossi and Ducati (1)


I think this is a fine article for the casual fan, but doesn't actually reveal anything new or thought prevoking. I'm afraid i don't agree with this 'throttle' or 'brake' style explanation either. Rossi has always been good on the brakes, but remember that in racing you don't slow down- you simply set your speed for the corner. If it was a style thing then in all probability someone else could get on the Duc and make it work- and that hasn't happened. Stoner is simply THAT good.

Jon

November 21, 2011 2:05 PM

BSB » Assen included on 2012 BSB calendar


A UK trackday operator needs to move fast and book the circuit for the Weds & Thur before. 2 days riding and 3 days spectating sounds great, but people need to have evening entertainment setup. No way I'd go across just for one one day, and likewise I'm not happy to just spend a lonely evening in the tent. Great idea, but just putting it on the calendar shouldn't be the end of it. If you're doing it, do it right!

Jon

November 21, 2011 11:11 AM

MotoGP » Aprilia to supply full CRT MotoGP bike?


Good thread, this. Although it's a shame everything we say is just theory and opinion- not like our thoughts make any difference to anyone! As someone quite rightly said, the engines are generally pretty similar in output- it's the electronics that make a big difference. You can't use 220bhp below 100mph when the combined weight of bike, rider & fuel is just 220kg itself! If it's not the TC cutting in, it's the anti wheelie. It's not fair to have a mandatory electronics package in GP racing, but they do need some restrictions. In my opinion they need to ban anything that either uses GPS or recognises the corner. Simple system based on a pre-programmed map, wheel speed sensors, throttle position and gyros. It'd be the same as what manufacturers fit to their road bikes, be a lot cheaper and remove the need for a whole fleet of electronics engineers.

Jon

November 18, 2011 5:27 PM

WSBK » Aoyama will be 'fast team-mate' for Rea


Whoa, lets hold our horses!!! Ronald McDonald has said he's fast, but Aoyama sounds exceptionally negative- saying they need to make a lot of adjustments. Let's wait for a public test or a race before we all say " See, he really is fast!". Elias went from Hero to Zero and people loved to kick him whilst he was down. In this business you're only as good as your last season, and unfortunately being 10th in SBK is roughly equivelent to last in MotoGP. Melandri showed how it should be done- enter WSBK and be fast from race one. If Aoyama can do that I'll be very impressed.

Jon

November 18, 2011 9:55 AM

MotoGP » Stefan Bradl signs for LCR Honda


I don't care if the riders are young or old, I just want the fastest and hungriest riders going as fast they can on pure, thoroughbred racing machines. I don't care if they have 2, 3, 4 or 5 cylinders, whether they're 600, 800 or 1000cc. Even 2 stroke or 4 stroke. All I ask is that the racing is close, electronics are at reasonable levels and ultimately it's the rider with the greatest racecraft, ability and pure guts that stands atop the podium.

Jon

November 16, 2011 2:29 PM

MotoGP » Gresini confirms CRT plans with FTR


(Sigh...) Same old stuff. Crutchlow in 09 lapped Donny quicker than a 500GP bike EVER did. A 140bhp bike with limited electronics and road legal tyres!!! Motorbikes are fast, and unless circuits could adapt to be safer, they had to be slowed- hence the 800s. GP bike can now use *all* of their power thanks to antiwheelie and TC, whereas in the early 990 era it wasn't as advanced. People would lose time in some areas, gain in others and you'd get a more active race. You don't need 1000cc factory 250bhp monsters for good racing, just a chassis that offers feel and bikes that are within a few hp of each other. 800cc bikes with elongated service intervals, 190bhp and no electronics would've been mega. Like Moto2, just faster! That wsn't going to happen so instead we have CRT regs. Cheap, fast and dirty. Can't wait to see one on a podium.


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