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TalentFan

September 24, 2014 10:58 AM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden confirmed for Aragon return


Rayzerp2:
RoyO: Time to admit that it's over - and has been for some time Nicky.
It was nip and tuck the last 2 years between Hayden and Dovi....Now Dovi is a hero for decent performances on an improved Ducati and Hayden is finished because he got injured while trying to get results on an underpowered bike while beating everyone else on same bike???? Some logic!
Yep, and NH ran VR close on a Duke too, so there's plenty to say NH has talent. Yet... I get slated all the time for trying to get more fans to realise that MotoGP is totally rigged and unfair, with rules that actually AID the factories to dominate, and hamper the smaller teams! Riders like NH are getting screwed, and most of the fanbase seems happy for it to be that way.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 1:31 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden confirmed for Aragon return


LeisuresuitLarry: This is surely just a fact of life isn't it? The best riders will always be on the best factory bikes and the rest will be at a disadvantage. NH was there himself in 2006 - an RC211V that was markedly superior than anything else on the track? Nicky has had his time in the sun and if he wants to remain with the circus it is inevitable that the package will not be at the same factory level he once enjoyed.
It IS a fact of life.... but ask yourself if it HAS to be that way, and indeed if it should be that way? If all the bikes had some parity and freedom to truly compete, then by natural selection the rider quality would self-select. We should not need to argue about whether rider X or Y would be able to win if he had a Factory bike, and that rider Z only wins BECAUSE he has the best bike IMO. They should ALL be on bikes that can do that.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 10:28 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


..... more people ARE getting more disgruntled as they get better informed and start to think for themselves instead of just swallowing the media-spin they are served. One day there might be a revelation that makes you think twice, and you might start to feel the same way about MotoGP's (mis)management as I do now. IMO in Sport there is NO justification for defending a system which is patently unfair. If it was you (or your Son) who'd fought his way and demonstrated the ability to get into MotoGP.... and then you found that your/his entire future and potential was taken completely out of his hands - governed and capped by politics, unfair rules and a multi-tier performance gulfs that meant you/he would NEVER even get the opportunity to realise full potential (whether that ultimately be WC, race winner or just a podium)... ... how do you think you'd feel about it? If Rider A has to ride as hard and as well to get 10th, as Rider B has to in order to WIN (like is entirely possible no

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 2:08 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


Pakundo: i think crutchlows rookie year was on the 800cc not these 1000cc that Pol is on. I think Pol has done a solid job,,but thats all.I cant remember any stand out performences that he's done this year.
See cokerel? Even though we have discussed this in this very thread... fans STILL cannot see that Pol might be doing standout performances, but as these don't feature in the top 4, then they are dismissed as nothing special. Pakundo there has managed to completely ignore that he can't fairly judge PE's performance, as his package is inferior to the Factory stuff by an unknown value. As a rookie, and against his Satellite mounted opposition (a more fair yardstick if still not an accurate one) then Pol IS producing standout performances. But fans cannot see the wood for the trees. It should not BE complicated - it should be proper racing, not this convoluted, contrived mess.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 3:52 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


...... All it takes is the desire for GP's to be a proper, fair. competitive racing series. Fans communicate that, and they might get it. Instead Fans DEFEND the situation! In god's name, why? Accept dross, and a fake when you're paying to get the genuine article, and for sure dross is what you'll get.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 3:48 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


SasquatchBob: For example "Although it's hard to say for sure with all the PR spin and disparity in machinery, in my opinion Pol seems to be riding very well in this, his rookie year on under-powered and under-developed machinery. He shows quite a professional attitude in interviews too and seems like a nice guy who'd probably be fun to have a beer with."
Actually, that's a good piece of work there Bob! I like it. Part of why I bang the drum so hard, is that even putting stuff in the most direct terms possible... it seems that I get the same old lame, pointless, ill-considered and regurgitated media-spin responses, defending a situation which is actually harming the riders they claim to support. Defending the indefensible, using tired old cliches, and failing to realise that both riders and fans could be enjoying something far, far better. All it takes is the desire for GP's to be a proper, fair. competitive racing series. Fans communicate that, and they mig

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 3:43 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


SasquatchBob: We will never be able to make a 100% comparison between any 2 riders in any form of motorcycle racing. There are just too many variables.
Far too many that shouldn't BE there. That's my point?
Trying to compare Pol and Marquez, Doohan and Stoner, Biaggi and Gibernau, Gary McCoy and Norick Abe, Anton Mang and Carl Fogerty or Rossi and Ago (you get the point) is nigh on impossible.
From different era's etc., yes. From the same RACE? Thats ridiculous, but thats the problem that should be fixed!
I'm just happy to watch them do what they do on a Sunday.
Then MotoGP should just be a demonstration where we can watch these guys show off their skills, and not pretend its a competition.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 2:02 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


cokerel: Each to there own Talentfan. IMHO the cream usually rises to the top. If a riders good enough he will get the opportunity to cross swords with the top guys, but it's not an exact science and there will be occasion where some will be overlooked. At present, I don't see many obvious candidates to replace the likes of Marquez and Lorenzo and short of putting them all on production litre bikes, there is always going to be an imbalance due to funds available. Same as all sport. What do you suggest they do?
If a riders good enough to be in the pinnacle of GP's then he should AUTOMATICALLY get the chance to cross swords with the top guys - he's arrived already (only to find the very summit is denied by bad rules and governance). I suggest they put that right.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 10:49 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


As I put forward much earlier in the thread.... WHY does it just have to be add ballast and work around an average? IF fans want riders to have a truly equal contest based upon skills (lets leave the multi-tier nonsense and electronics out of it to keep it simple)... Then START with a suitable motorcycle min weight - lets say the same for all pilots. THEN develop a weight/size/drag band formula, where a guy x kilos heavier & larger get y litres of extra fuel allowance for the race. A guy 2x gets 2y fuel extra. And so on. This means the heavier guys get more fuel to compensate for their extra size/weight to enable them to have as much relative power and fuel energy as the lightest rider on the grid does. It makes the bigger guys bike weigh more on the start line, but his greater strength & levers can be thought to balance that out? Instead of disadvantaging either of the extremes, surely with motorsport there is scope to make it all-inclusive and as fair for all as possible?


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