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TalentFan

August 26, 2014 9:45 AM

WSBK » PTR scraps WSBK plans, looks to BSB


Sham Its not about "life not being fair". Its about a model for a long-term sustainable Racing Series. It just so happens that if you actually look at it properly (IMO)... that Fair Racing, Fair Opportunities for all Teams and Riders, and the massive curbing of costs through removing all the data collection, analysis, programming and usage, and a return to using the Riders as the element that 'makes the difference' rather than the budget, machine & technology can provide what is needed. Racing does not need to go every faster. Racing does not need to use ever-increasing tech. Racing just needs to be GOOD. To be GOOD it has to be all the above, as well as affordable and attractive to Sponsors and Fans (or Fansumers if you prefer S1). In other words... a return to genuine Sport and Sporting Competition. It makes absolute sense in both a fiscal and a sustainability sense for a Series. Dorna could not run a bath, unfortunately.

TalentFan

August 26, 2014 10:32 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places


martin.mm.108:
Garry: Rossi and Marquez jumped on a Honda and started winning. Did'nt they?
VR won the last 500cc WC on a sat bike, there is no comparison. the Factory Hondas back then were Crivile and Ukawa, the year before Repsol had 3 bikes with Gibernau.
Oh dear. Inherited Doohan's entire crew, a factory bike..... but it was a Satellite ride? You really believe Rossi didnt get a top-drawer bike and package from day 1? Amazing.

TalentFan

August 26, 2014 10:27 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places


JoeAntonio: Mark did jump on Honda with no experience in Moto GP class and he was winning on and on.
Yeah. And that MM culd do that without any learning curve nor apprenticeship to familiarise himself with how to set up a MotoGP Honda tells us what ? ........ ..... That HRC could 'upload' data settings and rider aids from the databanks, and let the kid loose. NOT how I want my Champions to earn their spurs.

TalentFan

August 26, 2014 10:09 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places


Insidejob: “Everybody believes you can just jump on a Honda and be winning. It doesn't happen like that at all." Incorrect. Just look at Marc, Casey and Dani.
Yes. on FACTORY REPSOL Honda's. Tell me - who (since Elias on a Satellite Honda on a set of Pedrosa's spare Michelin Specials) has been winning on a Satellite Honda? Yep - that'll be NOBODY then. A Honda without Repsol writ large on the Fairing does not get the data and support needed to Win. Repsol don't write the big cheques to get beaten to WC's by a smaller Sponsor on a non Factory-Team RCV. So CC is absolutely correct and realistic in his assessment of his 2015 ride's potential.

TalentFan

August 25, 2014 8:27 AM

WSBK » PTR scraps WSBK plans, looks to BSB


Of course I agree with V4 about logistics being a big part of the costs. But.... private teams would also be able to attract more sponsorship to pay for such things.... IF the Series afforded such teams a genuine opportunity to compete. Like it or not.... fans tune in to see good close RACING, and Riders fighting against strong rivals, using their skills and talent. Allowing Tech Rules that shatter the competition element not only makes the Racing spread out and predictable, but makes most teams grid-fillers only and therefore unattractive to Sponsors and drastically limiting their funding potential. Of course it also consigns many riders with genuine potential to grid-fillers, unable to apply their talent to further their careers, as they are riding far less competitive kit, while the front guys have massive tech rider aid assistance as well. The directions both WSBK & MotoGP have taken is obviously ridiculous and destructive for the Series' Dorna have a lot to answer for, and H

TalentFan

August 24, 2014 7:28 PM

WSBK » PTR scraps WSBK plans, looks to BSB


good grief. Racing NEEDS parity between machines. Speed & lap times cannot keep getting faster all the time, tracks cant sustain that. A Race Series needs proper racing beyond all else, & submitting to Factory wants & domination eliminates Racing. See MotoGP for the worst proof & hopeless no-hope of 80% of the field. So use rules to make and maintain parity, and maximise the actual important part - the riders skills and human not technological contribution. See BSB. in this I agree with Buckmaster. Racing and competition, and the quality and depth of field is sold out in WSBK & MotoGP so that Factory teams can dominate, while private teams either cant afford to be there at all, and/or can only hope to be grid fillers. Fans need to wise up, understand and accept whats really important in Racing (the bloody Racing and the Riders FFS).

TalentFan

August 26, 2014 9:58 AM

BSB » Hickman scythes to spectacular maiden BSB win


BSB proving that, without all the rider aids that WSBK & MotoGP bikes bristle with, that iffy conditions allows a skilled rider to overcome budget and equipment deficiency and grab some well deserved glory. Anyone else noticed that in the 2 above so-called 'premier' international series (esp. MotoGP) , that the general order of things doesn't change whatever the weather and track condition? That's cos the better-sorted electronics solutions achieved through budget and techie man-hours, and the overriding influence of the rider aids removes the opportunity for a rider to "do a Hickman" and get a good result and some recognition of talent and application, thats why. Well done to Peter Hickman, and also well done to BSB itself for having the good sense to be working to employ, maintain and improve on a technical regulation set that tries to curb budget and technology alone winning, provides proper Racing, and gives Riders a chance to shine.

TalentFan

August 26, 2014 10:21 AM
Last Edited 6 days ago

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow: Trading places


shamarone: re: "Dovi doesn't care. He only wants the bike to stop." i suppose you could have worse desires north of the double ton...
Dovi is smart to focus on braking. The electronics optimise grip and drive, wheelie etc. so forward motion isn't something the rider gets to influence once he opens the taps. Just about the only thing a Rider has left in his ar$enal now to make time on rivals is Braking. Its also where the vast majority of (what few there are) overtakes tend to be made (the other being up the inside on corners when your opponent runs a few inches wide over-cooking their own latest possible braking attempt). The electronics are now also why the majority of crashes are losing the front... on the brakes. Like I said - Dovi is Smart!

TalentFan

August 18, 2014 7:32 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Finally I can beat Marquez!


I ask the above btw simply as it's not uncommon at all for strange inconsistencies in performance. Danis bike has looked nervous and unsettled, and Dani has looked at the limit, yet today he & bike looked confident and composed and fast - like MM has all year. Meanwhile Marquez & bike had Dani-like issues. CC reported a tyre change gave him 1.4 sec in practice. Smith found over 1s in final mins of Quali - after a tyre change. But in the race he lost that 1s or more again. So what's going on? Are the tyre batches inconsistent quality & consistency? They should not be.


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