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TalentFan

September 19, 2014 7:21 AM

WSBK » Haslam urges greater WSBK promotion


I think LH is making good points. I also think that the electronics are spoiling the show. Just like in GPs it's now all so ' managed'. By which I men that as LH says a lot of the field can't compete, and.... That the electronics packages make the riding look boring. With errors smoothed out, TC preventing slides etc then the viewer does not get the impression of speed and danger, it LOOKS like they aren't on the edge even if they are a lot of the time. Last race all you could hear on the Prillers was the TC working overtime as the riders relied on it and leaned on it, no slides, no drama, nothing interesting to watch.

TalentFan

September 17, 2014 5:52 PM

MotoGP » KTM to join MotoGP in 2017


LeisuresuitLarry:
TalentFan: ........ KTM have already seen Honda's back room political might in Moto3 with the rpm reduction that hits KTM, but aids Honda.
Yep, and it will continue. Revs drop in 2015 to 13,500 in Moto3 - which suits Honda as their motor has a smaller bore and larger stroke than the KTM.
Yeah - ironic huh? Honda are more than happy to have a lowered rpm limit in Moto3 (when it'll actually Honda's more competitive against KTM's higher-revving, pokey motor)... .... but fight tooth and nail, with the usual dire threats to withdraw etc. etc. if a lower rev ceiling is even whispered in MotoGP (where of course this would reduce costs, eliminate the need for pneumatics and some electronics... and basically make it easier for other teams to compete with them). Anyone else seeing a pattern here? Why the hell are Dorna bending over backwards to accommodate Honda????

TalentFan

September 19, 2014 9:11 AM

MotoGP » Loris Baz looking for a ride


Brain: There you go again,. To start with, you mentioned Rossi and macho in the same post. I saw the cat fight between him and Biaggi, there is no machismo to be found there. Second, the bikes are heavier now than they have ever been in the history of the sport, so if anything, muscle mass is more important now than ever and all riders, including Dani have been working on building muscle mass. Have you seen MM lately without his leathers, the boy has been pumping iron. I would bet his bio is of by at
I had hoped you'd start to ignore my posts, so I could ignore you. Ok - you don't like Rossi. So what. I'm talking IMAGE here and marketability, NOT whether or not he fights like a girl in reality or not FFS! As for size.. of course MM works out - you need to be an athlete and vv fit to race bikes, but he'll still stay a very small and light strong, fit lad. Also clearly Honda and Aspar etc. recognise that the smaller & lighter the guy is, the better (as lo

TalentFan

September 18, 2014 2:58 PM

MotoGP » Loris Baz looking for a ride


Someone on here recently made a very valid point regarding rider size... Rossi is a tallish, average size guy. So (shallow or not) his general appeal and popularity is likely to be enhanced by fact that he is a 'man-sized' bloke. So... given Dorna's predilection toward Image and Fan-Appeal, that suggests that having shall we say slightly more 'macho' types as the athletes riding in MotoGP would be preferable? Yet... the ever-smaller bikes, fuel limits, rider aids (meaning riders don't need the muscle mass they used to to ride a 'big' bike) and as a result the total emphasis on miniaturisation and mass-reduction etc. generally means that the Dani Pedrosa physique is in vogue. Marketing men / Dorna would I think prefer it if adult-size racers were in MotoGP to give it gravitas, while Factory tech and the rules they wanted are driving teams to hire guys who have the slight build and small size more typically seen in pre-pubescents.

TalentFan

September 18, 2014 1:22 PM

MotoGP » Loris Baz looking for a ride


..... I am concerned that Scotty's big chance could be fouled up by a stupid rule and 1 or 2 litres of petrol. Looks like its already screwed up Baz's. Rabat's not big. But he near-starved himself into hospital when there was no minimum weight limit and Marquez was in Moto2. That was because of limited Hp. But in MotoGP limited fuel allocation is having the same effect - even Lorenzo was looking to drop weight for the 2014 season.

TalentFan

September 18, 2014 1:19 PM

MotoGP » Loris Baz looking for a ride


..... The MSMA wanted it, but its a big negative for the series and the Racing. If Rossi wasn't so - well established, even he would be looked at as being a bit on the big side! Imagine if VR had never been given a shot as it looked like he was going to get too big! MotoGP is now becoming for 'jockey' sized pilots only IMO. I think Redding is now going to be the Litmus Test... if his size & weight proves to be a significant handicap (which I suspect it will - his Open bike can carry 3 more Litres than the bike he gets for 2015), then (barring Dorna actually having some sense and the balls to actually stand up to the MSMA and change things) I think he'll be the last of the non-jockeys in MotoGP. Rob McElnea had the problem on a Skoal Bandit Suzuki 500 back in the 80's - he was talented enough but got hammered by smaller blokes who could out-accelerate and draft past him with ease every straight... and he didn't have a fuel limit. I am concerned that Scotty's big chance could be fo

TalentFan

September 18, 2014 1:12 PM

MotoGP » Loris Baz looking for a ride


The 'too tall' or 'too heavy' thing IS happening and will continue I think. ProfX posted the other day that Simoncelli could do fastest laps and get poles etc. True, but #58 was struggling with fuel to make the flag. Its no point being fastest for 20 laps if its a 21 lap race and you run out of juice. A MotoGP with only 20Litres of juice... well its a no-brainer that if that means fuel is tight at any of the circuits on the calendar that teams will need to maximise the use of that fuel. And burning it up pushing extra kilos up to speed that have extra drag once UP to speed by having a big guy like a Baz or a Camier is an inefficiency solved by not hiring the big fella. Its a (obvious) strategy HRC use after all! The fuel restriction is DUMB, and is part of the problem - the best way to save fuel is to not race at all, and way more fuel is expended GETTING the series to each track than is ever used up racing around it. The MSMA wanted it, but its a big negative for the series an

TalentFan

September 17, 2014 6:01 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


@ Raju "Dont think Heaviness is a disadvantage at all" Please see my previous post where I mention many Crash Posters failing to grasp the basic Laws of Physics. I think you just proved that! Try wearing an empty rucksack all day tomorrow. Then, the next day put 15kG of weight in it and wear it again. Then come back and tell me that extra weight doesn't need extra energy to move it about.... .... and then recall that at several tracks MotoGP bikes are very marginal on 20L of fuel. Which bike will run out of fuel first - the one trying to accelerate a dozen times a lap, for 23 laps, carrying 58kG, or the one carrying 70kG? I despair sometimes. I really do.

TalentFan

September 18, 2014 1:42 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


Maybe part of the reasons for his selection is simply (as others have stated) Millers strength in particular seems to be on the brakes. As I keep pointing out... (in MotoGP) the only direct control input from riders brain, to riders hand, mechanically direct to tyre and track with no electronic modulation or intervention - is the front brake lever. So.... I wonder if Honda are selecting riders who excel at the one area that the rules inhibit them from getting the electronics to manage? Much is made of the fact that Lorenzo runs a high corner speed '250' style rather than a 'wait till you see Death, then hit the brakes' stop hard-square-off-fire! technique. Lorenzo can Lap fast alone, but his style makes it easier for a rival to Block Pass him, and harder for him to pass a rival in braking. Dovi's super-late braking style is making best use of the Ducati's best feature - braking stability. Its something to think about, anyway?

TalentFan

September 18, 2014 3:43 PM

MotoGP » KTM to join MotoGP in 2017


AvTech37: I have it on very good authority that BMW will be in MotoGP within three years!
I'd like to know what authority that is! Intriguing (if true) though. BMW aren't stupid, nor will they be bullied by Honda. Nor would they contemplate (IMO) entering MotoGP UNLESS they are being given strong assurances that they will have a genuine opportunity to compete - BeeEmm won't show up & spend their money just to play 2nd Fiddle and a supporting role in the Honda & Yamaha Show. If (IF) BMW enter MotoGP... I suspect it means that they will have negotiated with Dorna so that the Rules won't enable H & Y to retain their ringfenced advantages with data and electronics. Basically BMW don't have a MotoGP environment where they can REALLY compete, then they won't bother.


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