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TalentFan

May 20, 2014 12:45 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Rossi will feel 22 again at Mugello!


Marquez has a standard script now which boils down to "yes I know I've got a huge advantage and have cleared off every time, but I have to make a point of telling you how hard it is and how great my rivals are, as it builds up my victories to be hard won" It's an old record already. I'm not smug or happy that he is proving the Dominance I said would be there before the end of last season. But surely all but the very dimmest of fans are starting to catch on that it's not any kind of real contest by now? The problem is if "the very dimmest" form such a large proportion of the fan base that any voices of reason will be drowned in the vacuous baying of the Football Fan mentality hordes. It's certainly been the case so far.

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 1:07 PM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


Im one of a few that thinks BS has been given nothing but undeserved abuse from far too many. But his teammate did better than he did today, and his tm is the only remotely useful benchmark with so much disparith jn MGP. Seems Pol has settled in. Brad knows he has to beat Pol in 2014 and has said so many times. Pol might just be better. Or he might just be better yesterday at Le Mans. A 4th is great, but an under performing DP and JL help that 4th. We cannot rely on that every race. Its too early to say, but for sure Pol looks strong and a very serious threat to Smith. If Smith cant beat Pol by a decent few points over the season, then of course his position will be shaky, so you can be sure that BS will be putting whatever he has into beating Pol. At least the T3 boys will be having a proper race eh!

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 6:40 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


It has to be demotivating if you know that you dont have the tools atvyour disposal to compete. I believe that Lorenzo feels very confident in his own ability, and that on equal terms he would have the measure of Marquez. He knows that to beat MM on a Repsol..... he must have a Repsol too. Im really not at all sure that he would get one though. Marquez is still IMO a bit of a loose cannon. It looks like he isnt, but his current advantages mean he has no need to make banzai moves. But I reckon if MM had a teammate who would really stretch him that the old 'slam it in there and go for it' Mark would reappear. I think Honda realise that a head-to-head at HRC with MM & JL could bring more lost points and crash repairs as MM cleans himself & JL out pushing to be top dog. So I think DP will be offered a new deal, & JL has to join the rest of the field as a supporting cast member only.

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 10:19 PM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


From what little I have seen about Moto2 engines theg are all built and refreshed and then all run on the samd dyno. Any that fall outside a 1hp tolerance with the rest are supposed to be taken out of the allocation. Smart way would be to test a loaf, find the e gine witn the output smack in the centre and wor, within 1hp above and below that median, so yoh get enough motors out of a batch. Any motors just outside the tolerance of one batch may well be inside the tolerance of future batches. This is all of course assuming they really did and do regulate properly. The lack if transparency in engine issue leads me to think otherwise (that and stuff like Marquez having a 600 motor that went like a 750... see that M2 race where he won from the back of grid penalty?). Yes I agree MM is damned good. But its a very fair question to wonder if he'd be anything like as good as he appears now in such company on a evenly matched machine (and all with a heck of a lot less electrickery aids t

TalentFan

May 20, 2014 6:54 AM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


AmIEviL: More Cheating goes on in Moto2 then most people think...Notice how Nakagami's results have plummeted since he was caught with a illegal "air filter" He was on a hot bike directly from Honda, the air filter was a easy catch without risk of offending HRC.
Pity Dorna are so weak and toothless that they concern themselves about offending HRC. My guess is that Dorna are just as guilty of manipulating to suit their agendas so they cannot expose Honda without exposing themselves as well. Corruption breeds corruption. If Moto2 as a control class is not run properly, just think how much deeper the issues run in MotoGP - way deeper than the majority of fans can ever think of. Factories decude what rukes they ard going to play by, and Dorna lack the integrity to control the series.

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 8:19 PM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


The M2 engines are all supposed,y dynoed and stated to be within a 1hp tolerance. Which means that there are people who in theory know exactly which motor makes exactly how much prod. So how could MarcVDS get a duff engine allocated to them at a key point of the season while SR had a handy lead last year then? It was tested within 1hp, right? Seems not. Because.. I know of no open and transparent engine issue process, such as a hat draw. So... it is possible for it to be arranged for the right (or not quite right) engine to reach the intended recipient? Add in the big weight disparity that was only addressed post-Marquez, and the system has enough loopholes for me to be concerned that strings may have been and are being pulled to manipulate Moto2. It also casts suspicion on just how good MM was against his peers in M2. Just like it does today in MotoGP.... the amount of package performance Marquez seems to have in reserve seems far too hood to be true IMO.

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 5:37 PM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


SuperSick58: TalentFan - Smith has never shown anything in Moto 2 to deserve the MotoGP ride, and he'll never show anything in MotoGP...he just doesn't have what it takes. Don-R - I agree with you
I also thought that Pol was maybe the better rider when he was up against MM in M2. The helicopter shots showed Marquez had an embarrassingly large speed and acceleration edge in a so-called control class. My view was that Pol rode better than MM in 2012 I discounted Smiths M2 results sheet as he never had a chassis to give him a chance. And good in a lower class doesnt always translate to good in the premier class. And the reverse is sometimes true too. But for Pol to beat BS handily in his 5th race (also injured early on) is ominous. As I said... if Pol beats Smith consistently on the same package it'll simply be because he is better than Smith. So BS has to give it 100% to raise his game, or Pol could derail Brads MotoGP career fast.

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 5:59 PM

WSBK » Technical issues dog EBR in Italy


shamarone: re: "His biggest problem will be if the Indian backers feel their name/product is getting ridiculed for trundling round at the back-they have deep pockets but may feel foolish." nope, here more than a decade into the 21st century, the line between good and bad publicity has been blurred. it's all just "publicity" now, we stopped differentiating some time ago.
Wow Sham... a lucid, plain English, comprehensible and intelligent comment! Good stuff. Much better than the cryptic conundrum 'S1' alter-ego stuff!

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 12:56 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Great overtakes, I enjoyed it a lot


RnR46. Show respect? For what exactly? For Marquez? For His Fans? For Crash Posters in general? I respect all the riders. That does not mean I respect MM's victories as he has far too much advantage, as well as far too much electronics doing the job for him. For fans? I respect fans who show a modicum of intelligence and understanding. Those who merely gush or gloat over MM while Proclaiming he is a legend, while glossing over all the things that give him a huge head start..... no. There are a lot of football fan, top rider only type supporters who do not care at all if a team or rider has no real competition and that there is no real value in such 'wins'. In other words those who care nothing for the sport nor its kntegrity and value. Just what is there to respect about fans like these? Respect cannot be demanded. Respect is earned.

TalentFan

May 19, 2014 5:17 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Great overtakes, I enjoyed it a lot


@ Realist But you are a confessed Vake fan, and now one who has also adopted MM as the recipient of your support. Yes both are personable characters, while Lorenzo is not quite as smiley and media friendly. Personally I expect to see a little steel in a racers character traits, but the pressure to be totally pc and media savvy is making all riders into smiley politicians if they want to be popular. But as an example, Bautista is just as personable as MM. But has a fraction of the support from fans. Dovi is quieter, but comes over as honest and thoughtful, and demonstrably doing a sterling job at Ducati on a tough ride. The truth is that in the main those who support a rider or perhaps 2 primarily over Racing as a whole are fickle. The motivation is the success of that rider first, with personality a support act. If MM had knocked Vale out of a win instead of JL, & had then not had as much runaway success, then you could guarantee Mark would be a darn sight less popular today


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