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TalentFan

August 28, 2014 9:31 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Honda ‘good step’ for Crutchlow


Bradl has publicly stated he doesn't get access to Repsol Honda's data and data solutions settings for his bike though. So even if the bike was (and that is questionable for sure) 'the same' as MM's then it is still next to impossible for LCR's resources to make their Satellite Honda as competitive as the factory effort. I think Cal has a much better competitive opportunity on the LCR yes. But its still an unrealistic expectation to think that regular podiums are what the team should expect, let alone wins. Satellite bikes haven't win in 8-years, and then it was a very rare event. I bet if LCR got a rider to finish a solid 5th in the WC standings they would be ecstatic, as that is the best they can reasonably hope for with the Factory Yam and Honda Teams. Not to mention... in reality MM wouldn't have the first idea if Bradl's bike was REALLY 'completely the same' as his or not. He's not an engineer, he's a rider.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 7:28 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


Hmmm. Seems some of you are happy to have FAITH that the tyres are 100% fairly issued. You do not require PROOF. I think Faith is required for Religion. I have no faith nor trust whatsoever jn Dorna. They havent earned any trust with their mismanagement IMO, and their track record demands they PROVE their Control Measures are fair and iron clad., & that no one (inc. Themselves) can meddle with it. Again I ask (& so should you)..... if its easy and a no-cost Proof to implement...... why aren't tyres (& Moto2 engines) issued by lottery as I suggest? Like World Cup Football Group televised Group Draws for example? They do this so that ALL Fans can be CERTAIN that there is no manipulation BY THE ORGANISER & that all is above board. I dare say a simple Web Cam stream of the process would suffice. Tyres are CRITICAL. So Fans KNOWING the Control Tyres issued to each Rider are randomly & openly issued in a Tamper-proof System is also critically important I'd say. I'm accused of

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 9:46 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


@ Codger: "All I'm asking for is proof that Control measures are NOT totally fair." (A. I have provided a case for reasonable doubt, and that perhaps the opportunity exists for tampering. It is Dorna's job to make sure it is iron-clad, and to prove it to be so to gain and maintain their customers trust in them AND the control measures -NOT for the public to try to prove it is not). A technical question........How do teams set up a bike for asymmetric tyres, or is it merely a compromise setting ? (Good question. Given that the electronics are able to be programmed to alter the characteristics of the bike from corner to corner, then theoretically the setting for one side of the tyre could be different to the other. But also, as the TC is a reactive element, it'll simply cut in at the limit of adhesion - the difference is that the grip characteristics may change due to the assymetric compound left & right. Seems logical.)

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 7:34 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


............ I'm accused of being as nutty as a fruit cake If true... then how can this nutjob raise valid questions none of you can debunk? All im asking for is proof that Control measures are totally fair. We should not have to ask, nor rely on trust or faith. This is a Vale thread, so I apologise if I seem to have carried it off-piste. But tyres are vital to all riders chances.

TalentFan

August 27, 2014 8:57 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


Actually Joeski... if I had my tinfoil conspiracy theorist hat on, I'd be asking myself.... IF tyres could be manipulated through loopholes, then who would best profit through manipulating their Distribution? Ok yes, a Team might. But there's limited mileage in limiting the potential of one of your own bikes at this stage, so really a team would want the best for both riders. But... an organiser might well want to spice up the show for the punters by chucking in the odd curve ball perhaps? Its not a new idea by a long shot. To prevent people even thinking it, then Dorna could easily and at no cost have public witnessed lottery draws for tyres (and indeed Moto2 engines). It is very interesting to me that they seem to have choosen not to do so.

TalentFan

August 27, 2014 9:24 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


Regarding control elements and the need for such controls be be open book and independently verifiable (so that it is abundantly clear to teams and fans alike that all is fair, sqeaky-clean & beyond question).. Another anomaly to consider. Moto2 engines. Reportedly batched and dynoed before batch release to guarantee no motor will differ from any other by more than 1hp. This means that just what engines make how much power is known. But again - no public hat draw type distribution I know of. MarcVDS successfully complained at getting a mutt for Redding when he was leading the Moto2 WC, & got issued another motor. This should not have been possible. Yet it was PROVED. If it can happen with motors, it can happen with tyres then. Questions, questions.......

TalentFan

August 27, 2014 9:09 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


As for the changing environmental conditions argument... yes of course. But.... youd expect variance against others to be very small given the data and electronic compensations, and youd also expect all to be affected negatively, even if some were affected less than others. Conditions played no part in CC and BS finding identical tyres back to back in quali where no setup or condition change was present resulted in over 1s lap time improvement immediately at Brno either - that HAD to be down to the rear tyre swap. All I'm saying is that there seems to be a glaring loophole in the control tyre distribution, and that there's enough circumstantial pointers to enable me to query it. After all, we can all agree that no matter how good the bike and rider, he cannot win without tyre performance at least on par with his closest rivals, yes?


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