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TalentFan

October 07, 2014 3:44 PM

WSBK » Corser eyeing top five for new BMW team


@ Fullofit Thats a fair assessment I think... and a depressing one too. The last thing a wobbly WSBK series needs is to turn into a multi-tier farce like MotoGP... yet that's pretty much just what you described. The worry is also that (if MotoGP is anything to go by) that Dorna really aren't going to be bothered about that for one second. Like GP's the sheer amount of electronics in WSBK bothers me (as it gives the scope for the big budget guys to win through sheer resources), but its not been as big an issue as several teams and riders have been able to challenge.... but that could easily change for the worse. If WSBK turns into a 2-horse race, then that'll mean there's NO decent, proper, sporting International Motorcycle Racing at all. None. Are Dorna determined to ruin International Motorcycle Racing by reducing it ALL to a pre-determined, stratified procession? Thank God for BSB (& pray Dorna NEVER get their hands on it).

TalentFan

October 07, 2014 5:56 PM

WSBK » Corser eyeing top five for new BMW team


........... By the time the masses catch on, it'll probably be too late. I don't think its a coincidence that things like "Real Road Racing" such as the TT, NW200, Scarborough and the Irish Roads scene are gaining in popularity, and this can only increase as they get more television exposure (its 'only' ITV4 right now maybe, but its a damn fine improvement over nothing!). The key thing I think is that these events are "Real" and have credibility - something that (for all the glitz and super-star talent, and exotica) GP's now lack.

TalentFan

October 07, 2014 5:36 PM

WSBK » Corser eyeing top five for new BMW team


@ Fullofit "I'm far more concerned about people winning world championships when there is no real competition, & it's happened in the past." Its happening right now! Yep, there's plenty of lessons that could be learned from and applied to the modern racing scene... but Dorna display not the faintest interest in doing anything of the sort... in fact there seems to be Positive Discrimination in favour of the Manufacturer Teams who have every advantage already! Exploding the grid into multi-tier levels of (non) competitiveness and allowing massively complex technical rules that only the very well-heeled can afford to make best employment of.... is a sure-fire way to introduce the phrase "farcical, non-competitive procession" (or something similar) while removing the phrases "Racing" and "Sporting" from the equation. It does seem that Dorna really ARE going to oversee the annihilation of International Motorcycle Circuit Racing. By the time the masses catch on, it'll probably be too l

TalentFan

October 07, 2014 10:02 PM

WSBK » Melandri: Win in race two is fair compensation


Honestly? Guinters will have earned the title (like Nicky) through consistent high performance (if he wins). If Sykes wins? Same goes. Not spectacular perhaps, but solidly grafted for & earned? Yes. When protecting a lead you can't afford a win it or bin it full attack, you're forced to play the odds. Guintoli already proved he had the spuds in R1 when he pushed hard to get himself into a position to keep his title hunt alive. He should not have had to risk crashing & losing all chance to get those extra points off a team mate IMO. Melandri had nothing to lose - so it's not like they were racing each other under the same conditions, so he knew he could pressurise SG knowing SG had to play safe and not race him hard. I have never knocked Hayden for his WC & I would not knock SG if he wins this one.

TalentFan

October 08, 2014 9:36 AM

WSBK » Melandri: Win in race two is fair compensation


Realist - I'm thinking here about the reality, and just how foolish and childish Melandri's attitude is, and just how much damage he might well have visited on his prospects.... Has anyone forgotten that one renowned 'difficult' and self-obsessed ruthless exponent, one Max Biaggi managed to turn himsef into such a Pariah that he sat out a whole season? Yes, MB could have got a ride... but not ANY ride that his high profile and results should net - none of the big teams wanted to work with him & gave him the cold shoulder. Now Biaggi was a bigger fish in the pond than Melandri by a decent margin (the fact he got so many top rides despite being so "difficult" & demanding is testament to that). So... do you really think that lil Marco can't have doors closed in his face?

TalentFan

October 08, 2014 7:48 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Fight for second ‘getting interesting’


The changing of bikes now with all the electronics has enabled more liberties to be taken by riders, which we can call a change of style if you like. Rossi & the older guys who cut their teeth on bikes and tyres that required more direct input and much less technical safety net have had to try to unlearn the things that kept them as fast as possible but still on the seat & not in orbit. So it's not really possible to say for certain that the Rossi of 2005 would beat the Marquez of 2014. However... IF they were riding 2005 bikes then the odds of Marquez being beaten ( or crashing his brains out trying to ride such a bike like he does his current one) are much higher IMO. This is not me being pro Rossi & anti Marquez. It's just a reasonable observation. A lot has changed in MotoGP since it's inception.

TalentFan

October 08, 2014 7:58 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo riding high on Motegi memories


With my Tinfoil Conspiracy Theorist Nutter hat on.... I think that a WC tie up for Honda in their back yard will be too good an opportunity for them to resist and they will be pushing in every way possible (read into that phrase what you will) to ensure that MM & Honda cross the line First on Sunday. Dorna would no doubt prefer to string it out longer, but they've had their wishes come true in recent rounds so I can't see them getting what they want this time. (Removes Tinfoil Hat) "ooh maybe we will get a genuine race on Sunday" Cynical? Moi?

TalentFan

October 08, 2014 7:15 AM

WSBK » Melandri: Win in race two is fair compensation


Actually you can say that Melandri & Guintoli got the same bike, support & opportunity from Aprilia to have a run at the WC. Both had equal support which clearly not always happens from Teams to both riders (see Aprilia / Biaggi or the Rossi/Edwards pairing). And.... Guintoli put himself through Results & Consistency into a position where he can win, while MM has not. It is reasonable in such circumstances to then ask the Rider in the weaker WC position to defer to the other rider for the Team benefit. And... There is always some good luck and some misfortune. Fact is that VR crashed out, so he lost the final race & title to NH. I doubt many would have said VR had won by default due to NH misfortunes if the situation reversed. None if the above is the same as a Rider having massive unfair advantage over rivals throughout the series, & is reasonable Team Strategy IMO.

TalentFan

October 07, 2014 10:22 PM

MotoGP » Remembering Norick Abe


I'm another who recalls Norick and thought he was great. I watched that mental wild card ride, & was sorry for the kid when he finally hurled the NSR into the gravel with most of the race run, & some fantastic moves that I could only assume he could pull off as no-one had told Norick that an NSR simply couldn't be ridden like that! I always wondered if Norick was better suited to the NSR, & if he might have enjoyed greater success had Yamaha not poached him. The first Japanese rider who really showed real personality and sense of fun and joy in what he was doing, a likeable entertaining character & a rider that seemed to demonstrate that character through his unique riding style. Such a shame he was taken so young.

TalentFan

October 07, 2014 9:43 PM

WSBK » Baz plays down Kawasaki team orders call


Realist: Melandri will be fine. I don't know why you're so up in arms Talent Fan. You're tossing out so much conjecture and speculation that it's not even funny. It came and it went. Let's move on.
Fair enough. It's nothing to me (though I can't believe he did what he did). You can bet that Aprilia haven't 'moved on' though. This could potentially have a huge direct negative impact on their future (& indeed on Marco's).


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