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TalentFan

May 07, 2014 11:08 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Very positive conclusions


@ Vale4eva Of course we know. The mfrs will steal any edge they can get, it's a given. The organisers job is to look after the sport and not allow the mfrs the freedom to corrupt it. The custodian must also always look to use the rule book to promote a fair real contest, and resist all efforts to meddle to get the outcome that the marketing boys says would net the best return on investment. Dorna have failed utterly in that role and allowed the mfrs to let the dogs off the leads to run riot and carp all over the lawn. Extreme technology and ring fenced advantages may make 1 or 2 riders and 1 or 2 mfrs look great to the uninformed. But it badly damages the Series and endangers it's future. Like I said... Without true competition Grand Prix is just a motorised circus. The difference is that with this circus the clowns are the ones sitting in the audience doing the cheering & clapping.

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 1:32 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: Open ECU means podium sliding away


Sorry to say it but more or indeed any mfrs won't do anything except put limits on the racing and constraints on variety and innovation. The mfrs are far more interested on the marketing value than the racing. And they grab and guard any advantage jealously and try to force restrictions that inhibit those with less money and resources. If you want the best Racing in the world for Grand Prix, then all independent teams would provide that far, far better. They'd welcome fair rules as great racing means rewards for all as well as opportunity. Mfrs are the biggest problem GPs have. GP's could have way more teams and sponsors without them IMO. (I'm not holding my breath for lots of agrees!)

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 1:08 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Very positive conclusions


Peter Light: I have a cheeky little bet on him winning 15GPs this year and am thinking that the bet I put on where I was looking more at the odds than the chances of it paying off is beginning to look pretty good right now!
Honda might like that too. It'd ram home their machine superiority they've spent so much to get & keep. Dorna wouldn't though. It'd ram home to even the most gullible that MGP isn't any kind of real racing contest. The cynic in me says watch out for some contrived penalty to try to stop him winning every race if Honda won't play ball off the show

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 1:54 PM

MotoGP » Dovi: Top four ride in a completely different way


Lean angle isn't the full story anyway. Warm your tyres up and practice riding in circles in a car park and it's possible to get a much greater lean angle than you could achieve in a fast corner. Then take it where you drop the bike down and pick it up again almost instantly. Big lean angle but for a very short time without pushing the front tyre over the limit. Watch Marquez and Pedro. Their big lean angle numbers are all at slower corners and the time spent at big lean is fractions if a second. They have the bike to brake hard, late & deep, throw it on its side, turn, pick it up and use the power and electronics to blast out of the turn. As soon as you're on the throttle and through an apex you won't lose the front. So they spend as little time turning and leaning as possible.

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 10:33 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Soft tyre better for our bike


Have you ever noticed that Kenny Roberts Snr has always avoided commenting about MotoGP beyond the minimum he can? It's cos the guy says nothing rather than say what he thinks as he could not maintain his own integrity by feeding the bull pile the poor sods commentating and punditing have to propagate to earn a pay packet. How hard must it be for ex-racers to commentate and keep a straight face and find ways to contribute to the illusion that there's a real competition and that the riders all have a big contribution to their competitiveness in an obviously near - vertical playing field of technology and data? Kenny can afford to say nothing, maintain his integrity an sleep nights soundly, knowing he's not spending his reputation up by using it to feed horse manure to Grand Prix fans. Fans could learn a hell of a lot simply by what Kenny DOESNT say when some journal sticks a mike and a camera in his face IMO.

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 10:48 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Soft tyre better for our bike


@ Codger. Agree about the lower classes being far better. The concern though is the manipulation even of these by the mfrs, Dorna or both. The mechanisms are there to use rules and tech to police the res and set rules to make fair competition... But too often it's misused. I'm still waiting for anyone to be able to me with certainty that the engines in M2 are all equal. They are meant to be dynoed within 1hp of each other. But I know of no policed strict "out of a hat" system for allocating engines to teams? Without one it's wide open for some engines to be more equal than others, & for the more equal motor to be guaranteed to get to the intended recipient. Same goes for tyres. If uber tech has a place in Grand Prix then it should be in policing a proper contest- not in ensuring the contest is biased and pre-determined IMO. There seems to be too many loopholes and opportunities to manipulate and corrupt GP. Dorna need to clean up their act with clear and transparent policies

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 10:14 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Soft tyre better for our bike


..... Put up with well gift wrapped and presented dross. Afraid it's now just a circus show, there's no way on all good conscience anyone could call it a sporting event - that requires a genuine competition element. Ok... There's a mfr contest. Or there was. Honda bought that quite some time ago and it's over. So without a real rider contest where they need to use their brains and skills to compete.... Just what does MotoGP have? Glitz, glamour, but no substance. RIP Grand Prix Racing ( or at least it's MIA). Death will be confirmed unless Dorna get a grip and do the inevitable heavy technology cull.

TalentFan

May 07, 2014 2:15 PM

MotoGP » Smith: Leaders now unassailable, fifth the target


The factories now have terabytes of data and computed data solutions for this years tyres. They can optimise settings earlier, faster, better using those vast trailer-fulls of equipment and personnel mentioned above. Not to mention the resources they can call up from the factory if they feel the need. Smith isn't being defeatist. He is being a realist (and no, not like the poster on here either - a proper one). The factory teams may not in theory be able to 'develop' the bikes... But these bikes are as near perfect in chassis etc within the rules already. The advances are in data capture, data analysis & data solutions. And nobody has the resources to get near a Factory (esp. HRC) in that respect. They have as much of more advantage as last year.


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