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TalentFan

September 23, 2014 2:26 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Brain: 1/2 of the Moto GP field is interchangeable with any major racing series and would not win races no matter what you put them on, Their purpose is clear to everyone but you, they are grid fillers. Every race series has the teams that are not going to win races or titles, yet for some odd reason, you have chosen to zero in on a sport you profess to not even follow. Do us a favor and go save F1, they have teams and drivers who stand zero chance of winning in the pinnacle of car racing. You seem more like a car guy anyway, with your total lack of understanding of bikes and bike racing
MY lack of... now that's a laugh. I've seen your flawed reasoning, and I can say with confidence that I understand it rather better than you. Even at my age, there's a better than even chance I could wipe the floor with you ON a motorcycle as well (thats if you even ride one that is). There's a saying 'all mouth and no trousers' Brain. I think maybe it applies to you.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 1:46 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden confirmed for Aragon return


I really do wish NH well. I really hope the surgery has worked, but removing bones in a wrist sounds like a drastic thing, and cannot be good. Its not even like the poor guy gets to ride a remotely competitive bike anyway, so I'm really hoping he can finish the year out without hurting himself more riding hard for midfield mediocrity - a position that's dictated more by the equipment than the rider. I don't think the way the multi-tier dreadful way most of the riders are treated in MotoGP is worth potentially wrecking your health over when there's NO chance of a decent result - Nicky's going to need that right hand for the rest of his life.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 11:02 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


Realist: Good interview, and considering all of the other things mentioned, it also serves to highlight what a natural talent Marquez is. He came into GP having to learn all of the same things that these rookies have to learn (albeit on better machinery, but that doesn't change the learning curve), and he won his first year.
What learning curve? MM was on the pace from day 1. That screams sorted data solutions, electronic strategies and rider aids to me. A factory Honda with Terabytes of data acquired from CS & DP & massive resources to make use of it. MM had no learning curve, his setup was uploaded so he just had to ride it.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 1:53 PM

MotoGP » Pedrosa focussing on Rossi fight


Pedrosa is the best No2 any team is likely to get... so he most certainly DOES deserve his seat for another year. Also there could be a myriad of reasons (most certainly including electronics and likely politics) as to why he isn't able to fight with his teammate. Fans ARE realising that MotoGP isn't fair, and isn't all as it seems by now, aren't they? Also, there's a good chance he can still finish 2nd in the standings (Its not a WC in my eyes, so I shan't refer to it as one). VR is going well, but his result at Misano doesn't mean too much just yet, and the record at coming tracks favours the Honda super-computer.

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 10:05 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


cokerel: But it is sport and by its very nature competitive and riders are judged on there results according to the machinery they are riding.
Ever thought that if Fans didn't passively accept the status quo and tilted playing field, that fand (& riders) might be enjoying genuine head-to-head Racing instead of "according to the machinery"?
People want to watch and make there own judgements on the merits of these results. I'm sure the majority have the ability to distinguish whether a rider is punching above his weight or not.
Clearly and demonstrably not true. We wouldn't have all this drivel & riders on rubbish kit being dubbed lousy and unworthy of a ride by 'fans' if that were the case. Look on here - many ARE insistent that (say) PE is a let-down because he hasn't podiumed on a 2nd string Satellite as a rookie!

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 10:17 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


@ cokerel (& Roo) Yes I am an idealist. And yes I do not like the fact that Riders are treated unfairly, firstly by Dorna and the Factories, and secondly by the Fans who happily lay into those who aren't 'winning' without caring that only (at most) 4 have any real hope of wins, while podiums are a very rare possibility for another small portion of the field. No-one likes to be played, and taken for a ride. Invariably, when it dawns of someone that they've been had, and conned into supporting something that is sold as one thing, and then proves to be nothing of the sort... well they don't like it at all, and it rankles. Maybe I'm just one of those whose woken up to the fact he's been had a lot earlier than the majority. Which would colour ones outlook negatively toward the source of the con job. I'd ask you think (before just writing me off as some internet crank).... there IS a tide shift... more people ARE getting more disgruntled as they get better informed and start to think

TalentFan

September 24, 2014 7:22 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


@ Realist I know all of what you say. The thing is... You're using the relative situations and results of (in this case) as a yardstick to state that (as MM is winning) that he is the better rider. I am making the valid point that ( given the far lower levels of support, budget and data solutions etc) that Pol enjoys compared to MM, that it is entirely possible that in reality Pol is doing at least as good a job as MM did in HIS rookie year. Like I said - making fair comparisons in MotoGP is not possible. Another poster says with 100% authority that MM rides with the minimum TC etc possible. A statement that he cannot have the first clue in truth if is actually true or not, nor what level is 'minimum' for that Repsol Honda. It's just regurgitated media speak served as fact. Whether fans like it or not it is true that MotoGPs vast tech and support disparity renders fair rider comparisons impossible, so the whole point of racers racing becomes moot. It needs to change.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 11:07 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


Pol as a rider arriving in MotoGP as a Satellite rider, without all the resources a Factory team provides has a much tougher job on a package with less competitive potential than MM did. Fans are still insistent on comparing riders by results while managing to completely ignore the obvious impact of greatly differing equipment and support through the field.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 10:54 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Brain: Just this past weekend, we did a little 900 mile ride that consisted of nothing but mountain twisties. I doubt you get that much riding in 6 months, thats if you ride at all.
Sounds nice. For a guy who rides so much, Id have thought maybe you'd have paid more attention to understanding about the mechanics and physics of it all. A lot of what makes racers quick is their application and study of riding itself, the greater the perception of cause and effect, the more able they are to adapt and improve (though sadly this is being steadily eroded by tech rider aids somewhat). Doesn't matter how many miles anyone racks up if they don't actually consider and work to understand how they do what they are doing. Still, the 900 miles of Mountain twisties does sound very nice, it's lashing down with rain here.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 2:23 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Dani 112lb Marc 130lb Jorge 141lb Vale 143lb Cal 152lb Chaz 154lb Scott 172lb So.... to put this into perspective... The weight difference between lightest and heaviest (ignoring the Drag Factor which makes this worse) is a staggering 60 (yes SIXTY) Pounds of weight! (Or 4 stone 4 lbs if you prefer). Dani is more than one-THIRD lighter than Redding is! That's one hell of a penalty to carry - more than a commercial bag of potatoes for example (25kG / 55lb).


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