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TalentFan

July 19, 2014 7:51 AM

MotoGP » Second wrist surgery for Nicky Hayden


@ Conrice I agree that after this seasons slating of their open class Fireblade that Honda will turn up the wick on it a bit for 2015. But it being better makes little difference to NH or Reddings potential finishes. A couple or 3 spots.... Maybe. So, still going to ensure midfield mediocrity and anonymity for the rider. All he could hope for is the odd personal fan and better informed race fan to notice the effort and application. That's still a bloody poor return for a WC class rider - trading your career season by season and risking his neck for.

TalentFan

July 19, 2014 8:28 AM

MotoGP » Second wrist surgery for Nicky Hayden


Btw. I'm a Brit who watched Redding win his 125GP at Donington in 2008, so I'm not saying this because I'm a Yank supporting Hayden. Nor am I saying that NH would definitely be able to podium & win again if he got a competitive package. What I am saying is that if you're a rider in what claims to be the pinnacle of motorcycle sport, that the package you get should give every rider the opportunity to show their mettle. Nicky already had a very fast high quality racing motorcycle. The problem is that select rivals are given more and better by the same mfr! Dorna badly fails it's entrants and it's audience. The only reason they can get away with is because it's audience are too stupid and too shallow in the main so they simply don't care that MotoGP is dross. Fans are failing the riding stars by failing to demand that ALL riders get a much more equal opportunity. That's why I say all non factory riders & teams should quit MotoGP unt they get proper treatment, as neither Dorna nor

TalentFan

July 18, 2014 8:35 PM

MotoGP » Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez


........ (& even the last was won on a factory supported Honda with Saturday night special tyres that Pedrosa didn't want). So all of a sudden Elias got tyres he'd never normally be given. It's likely no coincidence either that on that day Honda needed every possible Honda to try and get in front of Rossi to keep their WC challenge alive - which paid off spectacularly. ELISA rode his socks off that day to win by the tiniest margin. But without all these things lining up for him getting him extra support (& grip!) then you can guarantee that rare 2006 satellite win would have never happened then either. I do wish fans would think! It'd make the job if fooling them a damn sight harder!

TalentFan

July 18, 2014 5:38 PM

MotoGP » Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez


@ Brain & Mr Fill Yes. I say that any of the riders WC' s validity can be questioned to a greater or lesser degree due to the unfair advantages and preferential treatment they got. And yes Brain that means Rossi too. If you had been around long enough you'd know I'm not wearing a Yellow 46 or any other. I'm a racing fan. Basically the rest of your post about the competitive nature of MotoGP is wonderfully naive drivel that a 10 year old could discredit if one chose to examine MotoGP. As for owning and riding. Yes for over 30 years home and abroad, road, track and dirt. Not going to talk childishly about experience or prowess when this is a place where huge talent is discussed, but it's a good bet that your mouth writes cheques that your own ability could not cash.

TalentFan

July 18, 2014 8:57 PM

MotoGP » Second wrist surgery for Nicky Hayden


@ Conrice. I'd take a bet with you right now that Nicky will not get a bike good enough to challenge the Repsols, nor the data solutions to maximise it even if it was a good enough base package. You just don't get it do you? MotoGP is being contrived. Manipulated. Nicky is not about to get an Open Class bike able to beat their Factory team. If you and other fans cannot see and accept that then quite simply you're going to get conned for the foreseeable future.

TalentFan

July 18, 2014 8:27 PM

MotoGP » Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez


JasonLewis: How do sponsors help him tip the bike into a corner without the rear wheel being on the ground? The guy is unbelievable, period! No doubt he would win on the LCR, no doubt whatsoever. It's up to the other 3 to make this "more exciting". This is history happening before our eyes, and it's amazing IMHO
Money. Budget pays for more technical staff, testing, R&D, data capture and analysis, data and setup solutions etc. It's rather damning that you could not work this out for yourself tbh. Therefore your statement that MM would win on the currently funded and supported LCR setup is ridiculous rubbish. That's before we even consider that HRC would ensure that LCR's package was not quite good enough to beat their factory Repsol team riders consistently even if MM was outstanding on it. You may as well believe fairytales. There's solid reasons why no non factory bike has son a race in 8 YEARS (& even the last was won on a factory supported Honda with Sat

TalentFan

July 19, 2014 9:25 AM

MotoGP » Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez


Even GP superstars could simply not be capable of riding any motorcycle with much over 200bhp to its limits for an entire race and season, maximising the return and maintaining the shortest race time...... Without any electronic rider aids. Which means what? It means that any modern large capacity sporting or racing motorcycle has more than enough power to shred tyres and challenge even the best of the best. Which means that the very best rider on the day should win, as he'd be the guy who made the fewest human errors while pushing the package the hardest. Result - top class truly competitive racing from the best racing talent in the planet. Just think what a great series and spectacle that could be! Or... You can have electronics. And none of the above. It's a bloody poor trade that suits only the big Mfrs and no one else IMO. Unless and until the mass audience cottons on to this then MotoGP will remain a predictable biased snoozefest that devours careers of great riders by

TalentFan

July 19, 2014 8:58 AM

MotoGP » Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez


Nothing in life is fair, but you can make it harder for the factories by completely abolishing traction control, and any other computer aids.
Agree 100%. As long as there is electronic intervention the mfrs resources will ALWAYS have significant advantage and be able to dictate the general competitiveness and outcome. That is an inescapable and logically sound conclusion. Posters will now start saying that MotoGP has to be the technical pinnacle etc and losing the electronics is going back to the dark ages. It's simple. Keep electronic intervention and surrender any chance of the Factory teams not being able to utterly dominate and dictate performance levels. Result- no real racing. Or get rid of electronics and put the control and destiny of a rider back in his own hands. This dark age outmoded concept used to have a name. They called it Racing.

TalentFan

July 19, 2014 9:34 AM

MotoGP » Home MotoGP title not a target for Marquez


.... a predictable biased snoozefest that devours careers of great riders by condemning most if the field to ride 2nd , 3rd or even 4th string packages in the same so-called race. Don't be fooled by the 2016 ECU / Software thing btw. It's just the next con job to fool you into thinking Dorna are actually doing something meaningful. It may cause a blip for a race or 2, but the status quo won't change a bit. Honda know this damn well, which is why their dire threats to quit MotoGP if control software came in evaporated pronto. Marquez IS spectacular. But MotoGP isn't Racing. As long as electronics and rider aids are permitted then it never ever will be.


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