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TalentFan

August 29, 2014 3:32 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Silverstone - Free Practice (2) Results


Early days. I am concerned that Reddings great form wont get fully rewarded. He may well get the Satellite bike which gets him the chanve to move from a top Open fight to a top Satellite fight. But its looking more n more like a Satellite ride will be a cul-de-sac for riders. But it looks like the Marquez M2 promotion is the template for all future Factory Team seats. This will suit Honda. After all, if they promote a top 6 Satellite guy & the rider then smokes em on a Repsol.... itll show even the dumbest dumb fan the gulf in performance over Satellite and Open kit. Promote a fast guy from Moto2 (a la Marquez)... and hes hailed as a superb talented choice if he hacks it, and can be thrown back if he doesnt make grade with no dramas or headaches, nor too many tricky questions asked. For Scott's sake I hope I'm wrong, cos the lad is impressive.

TalentFan

August 29, 2014 4:48 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Silverstone - Free Practice (2) Results


Yearby23: TalentFan. I'm hoping MarcVDS will step in and sort something for Scott as Gresini is past it and hasn't been even remotely competitive since Gibernau/Melandri days or maybe even Simoncelli. Time for another team to take the reigns.
Me too. Still concerned that any Satellite ride could be a dead end with no chance of racing for wins (I.e getting promoted from Sat to Factory Team Rider) though. It looks like Sat guys now get passed over for plum seats in favour of promoting Moto2 Rookies straight to Factory seats, with the only other considered option being a rival Factory Team star switching marque.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 11:09 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Honda ‘good step’ for Crutchlow


People love to compare riders, and so many judgements and verdicts on a riders talent is based on results. Results against rivals with equipment that has significantly different potential. Like muppets trying next season to compare CC with MM. Or AE, PE & BS v JL & VR, or SB v MM & DP this season. Pointless and stupid. MotoGP has at least 4 different and clear levels of equipment in the same field. So its daft and unfair to rate a Satellite pilot against a Factory one etc. How can no non-Factory Team race wins in 8 years be completely ignored by people coming out with some of this utter nonsense?

TalentFan

August 29, 2014 3:19 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


Tetley:
AyrtonSenna: Talentfan, are you one of those blokes who believes the lunar landing happened in hollywood?
I'm another of the many who are 100% sure the lunar landing actually happened. I saw it live on TV.
Me too. I was too small to really get what it was I was watching, but I saw it on tv live too. Theres so much stacked against it actually being achieved though that cannot be adequately countermanded by NASA spokespersons though, so I'm with the 'Film Lot' stage scene people. We could not land manned missions there now, let alone in '69.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 11:26 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo ‘happy and confident’ for British GP win bid


AyrtonSenna: If its too loud, you're too old. These boys are still the bravest around.
And when have I ever said otherwise? But I cannot get too excited with the same 4 guys, who tend to largely hold station after the first half of the race, despite the speed and bravery. So I guess my brain starts looking for something else to occupy some of its capacity, and starts analysing each rider and bike in shot, and looking for clues that suggest what grip they have, how hard they are pushing in different areas, whose machine seems effortless at specific things, and who seems to be having problems in others. You can then consider the possible whys and wherefores.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 10:44 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


AyrtonSenna: Talentfan, are you one of those blokes who believes the lunar landing happened in hollywood?
Yup! When humans can survive travelling through the Radiation belt that'd make the centre of Chernobyl's fallout zone seem like the dose you'd get having an X-Ray or a 9-hour Airline flight..... You be sure to let me know eh?

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 5:02 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


@ Tetley Again you've thought of angles I hadn't considered, but which make a lot of sense (maybe a bit far for even me though with the gaseous atmosphere thing). Even if its a bit tongue-in-cheek, your post does highlight that really there could well be nothing really 'controlled' (at least in the sense its meant to be) about Control Tyres at all! Or indeed Moto2 engines. I was flamed for suggesting that MM's Moto2 seemed to run like a 750 when he won from the back of the grid after a penalty, passing bikes on the straights every lap with a clear speed advantage on the Helicam wide shots. Apply the same thought processes to engine allocations.... and the whole thing might (I say MIGHT as its only conjecture) just start to smell really bad. I really thought by now someone who knew more would have been able to conclusively bury my concerns with evidence proving them unfounded. But not so.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 3:12 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


@ Tetley good points all, esp. the tyre age and storage etc. it is a fact that relatively hard road compound tyres degrade, harden and lose performance pretty quickly, so the high performance race compounds could well 'go off' much faster, plus ANY tiny losses of performance are far more critical. One thing for sure though... it all supports the need for a lottery style open book distribution, as this means all teams get the same chances of getting any tyres from a batch allocation, and prevents any kind of manipulation or favouritism in its tracks. If its a Control Tyre... then it must BE properly controlled and guaranteed randomly issued IMO. Applies just as much to Moto2 engines as well, where I for one reckon that some motors have been more equal than others.


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