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TalentFan

September 11, 2014 11:08 AM

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


Garcia: LOL Talent Fan, humiliated much? He's saying it loud and clear for you to understand, electronics or not, it's the riders that ultimately make the difference, also "without electronics qualifying would become more spread out and so would the race" totally contradicting your absurd theories that it's because of the electronics that there is a big gap between bikes. But sure, we all know Doohan is only saying these things because he's part of the Dorna conspiracy and he's paid to spread motogp lies to the world... I really don't know if your are a deranged person with a paranoid fixation or just a troll. My guess is both.
DOH! He's an ex-rider and ambassador for the Sport. What do you expect him to say? Also its the electronics that dictate positions, not big gaps. Get it right if you're going to have a go eh?

TalentFan

September 10, 2014 1:20 PM

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


Brain. FFS - everything is RELATIVE. We are talking about a field of world class professional bike racers here, not Joe Schmo from Uberwald who's ridden a couple of track days being put on it. FYI - if 'the power and speed' is beyond what the very best riders in the world can manage without electronics.... then the engineers are doing their job wrong, and perverting the contest. The 'clever bit' used to be in producing THE fastest machine thatb was also the most user-friendly - that oh-so-fine balance between outright grip, power and performance and useability. Thats what made the racing, Racing. The ability of the crew chief and engineers to produce a package that played best to their RIDERS ability. Now they just bypass the riders limits and use data and electronics instead to go faster. Like I said, impressive. But it ain't a Riders Contest with it. End of. Brain Surgery is impressive. But I don't want to watch it on telly.

TalentFan

September 10, 2014 1:29 PM

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


Look Brain. Lets not degenerate this into nonsense again. I take your point about MotoGP being a Mfr and engineering contest as well as supposedly a Riders contest. The problem is... is that the technology is now so advanced that it is rendering the Rider contest irrelevant - the balance of man & machine has been lost. Surely you can concede that, if this direction continues, then the clever engineers will increasingly render the pilots inputs to have less and less impact upon the pace of the package? The thing is... is that the majority have their primary interest in the Riders, and the Riders Contest. So to marginalise and make this irrelevant is destructive to GP racing. This is what has happened. So - do we accept that its now a valid Mfr WC only, or do we want to accept that Gyros' data and electronic aids are totally incompatible with the needs of the Riders WC? Those are the realistic choices.

TalentFan

September 10, 2014 1:37 PM

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


RSMick: I am sure some here believe the smile is the latest development from Asimo, and the smile is only there because of servo's and emotion aids.
You may laugh, but high profile sportsmen are well coached in public speaking and how to do public speaking, etc. How to present themselves as a 'product' and as a spokesperson for their sponsors and employers. I was amazed in my naivety many years ago when a friend who played Club Rugby here in Wales was telling me how that, as soon as a player received selection and a Welsh Cap, that he would be bundled off by the WRU to be conditioned so that they would present a media and fan friendly and very diplomatic and politically correct persona to the fans and media. That was over 20-years ago. Just how focussed on it do you think they are now?

TalentFan

September 11, 2014 11:29 AM

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


Hmm, the usual suspects all lining up to have a pop at my opinions eh? And I'm a 'Troll'? Funny. Yes guys, its the Rider making the difference, and the best guys will always be at the top. Is it? In THAT case, how come Rossi is multiple WC on a Factory Yamaha, then spends 2 seasons in a virtual wilderness at Ducati, then straight back to top 4 status, multiple podiums and a win... as soon as he gets back on a Factory Yamaha? This is the single biggest proof that its the equipment making the biggest difference - even with Rossi being 35 and past his prime perhaps - swing a leg over the 2nd best package out there and he's again a contender. Why has no-one won on a Satellite bike in over 8-years (& then it was as rare as Rocking Horse $h1t)? Oh yes, its cos no-one who rides one is good enough, right? But how do you KNOW this, when the package & support isn't as good? Just believe then. Clearly, independent Thinking is not for you, so stick with your blind faith and obedience. Just

TalentFan

September 11, 2014 11:05 AM

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


SasquatchBob:
TalentFan: Nothing contentious or really outspoken there really
A couple of things he did say were "When it comes to competition I think without electronics qualifying would become more spread out and so would the race." and "I think the same guys would be winning whether they were riding two strokes or four strokes." Interesting... Is he wrong or lying do you think?
Dunno. Its an opinion he qualifies by saying he hasnt ridden the new stuff at race pace, so even he's not saying its definitive. He also says its critical to be with the right team, and a factory team. Does this mean he's saying no-one else has a hope? Like I said, opinion, and carefully delivered & not too far from safe centre.

TalentFan

September 10, 2014 4:49 PM

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


Nothing contentious or really outspoken there really. No real pro-this and anti-that at all. Pretty well steered down the middle of the road. This isn't a poke at the interview nor Mick Doohan, its just the fact that no-one with any sense publicly says whats really on their mind if they have a polarised opinion. People in the public eye can no longer afford to be 'characters', or complain etc. etc. They'll have contracts stating clearly what they are limited to saying, and if not there's the constant threat of being black-balled and losing income, or being sued. Its got to be damned hard these days to be an interviewer (cos you know you'll get nothing but PR-Speak) and hard to be the interviewee (co you have to think carefully about the myriad possible implications of your reply and formulate that reply accordingly. Ive noted that Kenny Roberts seems to get around this by mostly saying very little at all.

TalentFan

September 10, 2014 4:22 PM

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


Brain: Like i have told you at least two dozen times. Moto GP is not just a riders contest, it is engineering contest as well. It defies logic for someone to come onto a GP board and complain about technology.
It is MEANT to be both perhaps. My point was that the Riders contest has now been pushed to the margins and rendered pointless BY the engineering. Not so hard to understand, and its a logical and obvious truth. Do fans want an engineering contest, if in doing so it means the Racers become bit prt players in the game? I really doubt it. Or, would they want the tech controlled to levels where the riders contest was the most important aspect? It is a very real, and very valid question that you are just trying to bully out of existence. You know my feeling and I know yours. If push comes to shove, and fans were given the clear choice, I think my view would prove to be the popular one (just look at the media focus - its ALL about the riders).

TalentFan

September 10, 2014 1:11 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden targeting Aragon comeback


I broke my left Scaphiod in a bike crash when I was about 25. And although it hurt some at the time, it was the pain it gave for months AFTER it healed and the supprt casts were off that was the thing. I couldn't put any weight pressure through the base of my palm for many, many weeks without sharp pain, and getting the range of movement back took time and was no fun at all. Ok... I know NH will have had treatment and rehab that I could only dream of.... and just reading about a wrist with bones removed and serious surgery... and then hoping to handle the handlebar forces of a Racing bike - well it makes me wince just thinking about it. I can envisage a working wrist and right hand for Nicky... but one thats up to taking THAT kind of stick? I remain concerned.


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