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TalentFan

September 25, 2014 8:15 AM

WSBK » Q&A: Davide Gentile (Eugene Laverty's Data Analyst)


Oh #&@%$ !! I never wanted to be mentioned! Loved the article itself though, very illuminating. I hope RSMick reads it, as it debunks a hell of a lot of his insistence that ECU's cannot react faster than human inputs, & that the electronics cannot do that much. Clearly they can, & DG is a man that knows. Safety? Of course. But do I now agree with its use in Racing? No. BSB had far better racing with far less tech. Gaining 0.5s a lap for a rider just through engine braking strategies! If they retain all the rider aids then yes it's safer. And thus also proves that they are so complex, and comprehensive that they make the riders contest much diminished. Like in MotoGP, the rider with the most and best data engineers and coders etc. has a vast advantage, & needs less skill than a rival on lesser kit does yet still beat him.

TalentFan

September 25, 2014 10:10 AM

WSBK » Cluzel committed to MV Agusta, prefers WSS


A very talented and handy rider Cluzel IMO, and probably the best the French have on the international scene. JC has been fast and competitive on a variety of bikes and classes, which is an indication of his raw talent I think - if he can adapt between Moto2, WSS, WSBK and on different marques he's got great potential. The big pity these days is just where can a really good rider actually make a name for himself using those skills? WSBK? Too much electronics determining how well you'll go. MotoGP? No rides, and same as WSBK, but with added politics and multiple levels of equipment. WSS? Not much strength in depth there, so winning a WSS title won't carry as much weight as it might. Moto2? Even there it seems that unless you have the right package and team, you can be damn good yet still be outside the 10 ten. It really does look these days that the only arena where a riders talents can be clearly showcased is in a domestic series - BSB (or maybe even BSS?)?

TalentFan

September 25, 2014 9:51 AM

WSBK » Q&A: Davide Gentile (Eugene Laverty's Data Analyst)


... surely my argument that "he who has the best Electronics engineers and data guys Wins" and not necessarily the "best Rider" has just been proved by DG's interview? Nice to read what DG said about Spies too... but before anyone uses Spies as a stick to bash me with... remember that was 2009. Electronics and IT moves FAST. The solutions now will make 2009 capability look like stone-age stuff. I know and accept that electronics and rider aids aren't the whole story, and that riders still have to have huge talent and ride the things, but its clear cut... the electronics ARE drastically reducing the importance of rider skills that on the edge differentiate the really, really good.... from the great. And THAT is the biggest loss or trade-off IMO. It'd have been nice if Crash had asked DG outright if electronics and the data solutions determines win or lose, and the outright competitiveness of ANY rider on any given motorcycle.... ... and as an honest-seeming guy with (entirely) ju

TalentFan

September 25, 2014 9:44 AM

WSBK » Q&A: Davide Gentile (Eugene Laverty's Data Analyst)


I know I'm likely to get flamed to hell for this! Anyway.. I can see that DG's work to be really interesting, and the challenge of doing what he does must be very rewarding, and its a skills contest in its own right - and seems DG is damn good at it. And people with views like mine would effectively do a decent clever bloke out of a job. Thing is.. is - the 'safety' thing. What it really means, is bikes can be pushed to make more power and be faster than a human can handle without 'help', yet maintain safety within some vague 'acceptable limit'. But... surely IF a rider then exceeds the limit, or suffers a technical fault, then surely the potential is there for that rider to have a bigger, faster, more potentially harmful crash than if he'd been going a bit slower, using only his own skills? Also.. 0.5s a lap with engine braking...TC getting another 0.2s, AND taking over the job of making the tyre last, anti-wheelie shaving a bit more etc... surely my argument that "he who has the

TalentFan

September 25, 2014 7:42 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


Realist:
TalentFan: Want to solve all the who is best rows? Simple - give em all a level playing field and let em duke it out as it should be.
Ummm, didn't we already do that in Moto2 and in 125cc? He didn't bring the title home in any season. Of course now you (or another Crash.net) member will say that so-&-so had a better this and a better that rather than saying so-&-so is just a better rider. Espargaro, Marquez, Bradl, Luthi, Kallio, Rabat, etc. ALL came ahead of Smith.
If the rider contest is done n dusted in the lower classes, then why have a top class at all then? Sorry Realist but that's a stupid comment.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 9:16 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


SuperSick58: @talentfan..............I still stick by my comments that BS is not capable of winning a race, he doesn't have the talent. You could put him on MM's bike and he would still finish behind more talented riders at which he'll provide a list of excuses for not winning....
You may well be right. The pity of it is that it's unlikely BS will ever get a package capable of winning to either prove or disprove your opinion. So (if I chose to) I would always have the justifiable comeback that we cannot be certain of any riders true position in the GP pecking order while there is big gaps and factories in control of Satellite rivals level of competitiveness. Want to solve all the who is best rows? Simple - give em all a level playing field and let em duke it out as it should be.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 5:18 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


...... but I'd expect fans to have a lot more concern for the welfare of the sport... I guess its a sign of the times - it requires far less effort for an individual to just decide to support the guy who (by whatever means) is successful. Then, that 'fan' can enhance his easy enjoyment of 'his' riders successes, and get his jollies by taking the mickey out of those riders who aren't chosen to succeed. Nice n easy, in the disposable age eh?

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 5:03 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


cokerel: In all honesty I'd suggest you take a break from Motogp Talentfan as it seems to create more stress than enjoyment for you. It may well be a very small injustice in a world full of HUGE injustice. I get frustrated and slightly emotional when i switch on the news and see whats going on around the world on a daily basis. I'm not going to get too stressed about a Motogp rider who earns more in a year than i will in a lifetime. I'm pretty sure they don't wind themselves up about it half as much as you do. Especially when there bank statement falls through the letterbox.
TBH cokerel, I don't get stressed about MotoGP really. And your point about the paycheque taking the sting out of being a grid-filler is a good one. I think the sheer obtuse, closed-mindedness, and the total apathy of the so-called fan toward the corruption of their sport that is undoubtedly more frustrating. I expect big corps to run roughshod over whatever stands in their way, but I'd e


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