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TalentFan

March 20, 2014 4:30 PM

MotoGP » Michael Laverty - Q&A


Always good stuff from ML. Even down in bargain basement old CRT land though... It's nearly all about the electronics! I know I bore people going on about it... But read the article folks. Aren't you getting just a bit fed up with the fact that clearly you haven't a prayer in MotoGP without a tech army collecting, downloading, collating, analysing and understanding the vast potential of the software, and then spending thousands of man hours more writing new pages of code to exploit it. And this is just the spec software! Imagine what the Factory stuff needs, and the potential advantages they can get from it! The sooner Dorna unify the software and gain full control of it the better. Then if anyone has any sense they'll neuter the hell out of it and remove this vastly expensive tech that gives huge advantages only to those who can afford the resources to use it. Until this happens MotoGP will never be a proper Racing Series IMO.

TalentFan

March 20, 2014 1:36 PM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


@ Joeski Sensible and pragmatic post. Dorna have to start somewhere. And the battle to maintain as much parity between entrants machines will never end and will need regular rule changes to try to maintain a level playing field. But first they have to get there after years of things being allowed to get totally out of hand. Just like WSBK 2014 where this season is a transition year before all entrants go EVO in 2015. As long as the moves are in the right direction for Grand Prix racing as a whole then they should be supported IMO. This seasons winners have no more and no less validity than in the previous few seasons IMO. That is.... - not enough. But better to be moving toward a day when they are than not.

TalentFan

March 20, 2014 1:01 PM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


@ Skywilk I try not to get involved with the rider arguments too much, esp the Stoner v Rossi stuff. It opens an emotive can if worms and all reason seems to fly out the window. E.g Vilas was making a fair go at an argument with evidence of logical thought.... Until Rossi was mentioned. Next thing you know it all goes to pieces. The seamless gearbox etc. though is exactly the sort of spend, resources advantage that I agree should be prevented.

TalentFan

March 20, 2014 12:24 PM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


@ grantrd Yes it's getting old. But it's THE most important thing happening in MotoGP However if all so-called fans had as shallow and as purile an attitude as you just demonstrated, then it will never be resolved and Dorna can throw any old pantomime WWF type nonsense on and call it Grand Prix... And you'd still watch and cheer on the 'winner'. I don't think my posts are suitable for you. I'm aiming more at folks who don't need a nice helmet with a chinstrap, and constant reminding not to eat their crayons.

TalentFan

March 20, 2014 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Smith: Final six laps could be interesting…


TrueFan: Amazing. A Bradley article with no-one jumping on him. Maybe people will give this kid a chance this year... Or maybe I've just had the cool-aid.
I think Brad made a lot of trolls slink back under their bridges with his later season performances and then kicked the rest under with his Valencia test performance. Another rider proving that equipment and support plays a huge part in how well you can go in today's MotoGP.

TalentFan

March 20, 2014 2:21 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Five days ago I wasn't able to walk


This kid won am awful lot on a bike pre programmed and with vast electronic intervention. Sorry but no way could a rookie come in and do that without some serious, serious technical assistance. No learning to set up the bike. No learning the limits of the bike when the electronics manage the throttle, clutch, wheelie, TC etc. In an internatioNal world championship it should not be possible to walk in and be utterly dominant no matter how good you are. I accept that Marquez is one hell of a talent and really is something special. But not THAT special in this company of riders. If ever there was an argument that there is way too much electronic intervention in GPs and that spec software that then is greatly restricted and prevented from doing the riders tasks.... then Marc Marquez's performance in MotoGP 2013 is it IMO. I'd love to see what the kid could do in MotoGP on equal kit with a lot less electronics. If he cleared off and hammered everyone then I'd be the first to acclai

TalentFan

March 20, 2014 1:16 PM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


@ grantrd Exactly. It a damn circus now and has been for years. And Dorna run into huge resistance and dire threats every time they attempt anything to get to a single spec so it's more Racing and less circus. Which is why we have this mess. But if it's a genuine transition to a unified spec and a levelling of the playing field.. Then that's preferable to leaving the Mfrs to run riot and keep MotoGP a place where only maybe 15% of the field has any real chance of winning... For as long as MotoGP lasts. That is why I bash on. It's because MotoGP has to be strongly managed and the Mfrs made to accept that their role is to race within a fair rules set and not make the rules and make sure they cannot be challenged. AFAIAC the more fans that realise this and demand it the more chance there is of proper racing and a stronger more competitive field. Better for everyone involved (except the mfrs who have been taking the pi$$ anyway) (btw. I have no problems regarding female company e


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