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TalentFan

August 28, 2014 9:31 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Honda ‘good step’ for Crutchlow


Bradl has publicly stated he doesn't get access to Repsol Honda's data and data solutions settings for his bike though. So even if the bike was (and that is questionable for sure) 'the same' as MM's then it is still next to impossible for LCR's resources to make their Satellite Honda as competitive as the factory effort. I think Cal has a much better competitive opportunity on the LCR yes. But its still an unrealistic expectation to think that regular podiums are what the team should expect, let alone wins. Satellite bikes haven't win in 8-years, and then it was a very rare event. I bet if LCR got a rider to finish a solid 5th in the WC standings they would be ecstatic, as that is the best they can reasonably hope for with the Factory Yam and Honda Teams. Not to mention... in reality MM wouldn't have the first idea if Bradl's bike was REALLY 'completely the same' as his or not. He's not an engineer, he's a rider.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 10:46 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo ‘happy and confident’ for British GP win bid


I no longer find the MotoGP podium tussle to be exciting (despite the best efforts and skills on display)... but I do find it interesting. I find I am now watching and looking for signs, patterns, unexplainable changes in competitiveness, attitude, composure, grip levels etc. I find myself looking for small hints as to what's going on. Its not deliberate - I have just realised that that is what I am doing. I suppose that, as I know in advance really who is going to fill the top 4 spots, and the cameras don't spend much time on the rest of the field, that the finishing order doesn't interest me as much as what and how they achieved that finish. Like I was watching MM struggle with grip, turn-in and drive out of corners at Brno. This was new. Dani's bike looking perfect - this too was new. And so on. I find I have started studying it rather than watching it.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 5:02 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


@ Tetley Again you've thought of angles I hadn't considered, but which make a lot of sense (maybe a bit far for even me though with the gaseous atmosphere thing). Even if its a bit tongue-in-cheek, your post does highlight that really there could well be nothing really 'controlled' (at least in the sense its meant to be) about Control Tyres at all! Or indeed Moto2 engines. I was flamed for suggesting that MM's Moto2 seemed to run like a 750 when he won from the back of the grid after a penalty, passing bikes on the straights every lap with a clear speed advantage on the Helicam wide shots. Apply the same thought processes to engine allocations.... and the whole thing might (I say MIGHT as its only conjecture) just start to smell really bad. I really thought by now someone who knew more would have been able to conclusively bury my concerns with evidence proving them unfounded. But not so.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 3:12 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


@ Tetley good points all, esp. the tyre age and storage etc. it is a fact that relatively hard road compound tyres degrade, harden and lose performance pretty quickly, so the high performance race compounds could well 'go off' much faster, plus ANY tiny losses of performance are far more critical. One thing for sure though... it all supports the need for a lottery style open book distribution, as this means all teams get the same chances of getting any tyres from a batch allocation, and prevents any kind of manipulation or favouritism in its tracks. If its a Control Tyre... then it must BE properly controlled and guaranteed randomly issued IMO. Applies just as much to Moto2 engines as well, where I for one reckon that some motors have been more equal than others.

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 7:28 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


Hmmm. Seems some of you are happy to have FAITH that the tyres are 100% fairly issued. You do not require PROOF. I think Faith is required for Religion. I have no faith nor trust whatsoever jn Dorna. They havent earned any trust with their mismanagement IMO, and their track record demands they PROVE their Control Measures are fair and iron clad., & that no one (inc. Themselves) can meddle with it. Again I ask (& so should you)..... if its easy and a no-cost Proof to implement...... why aren't tyres (& Moto2 engines) issued by lottery as I suggest? Like World Cup Football Group televised Group Draws for example? They do this so that ALL Fans can be CERTAIN that there is no manipulation BY THE ORGANISER & that all is above board. I dare say a simple Web Cam stream of the process would suffice. Tyres are CRITICAL. So Fans KNOWING the Control Tyres issued to each Rider are randomly & openly issued in a Tamper-proof System is also critically important I'd say. I'm accused of

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 9:46 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


@ Codger: "All I'm asking for is proof that Control measures are NOT totally fair." (A. I have provided a case for reasonable doubt, and that perhaps the opportunity exists for tampering. It is Dorna's job to make sure it is iron-clad, and to prove it to be so to gain and maintain their customers trust in them AND the control measures -NOT for the public to try to prove it is not). A technical question........How do teams set up a bike for asymmetric tyres, or is it merely a compromise setting ? (Good question. Given that the electronics are able to be programmed to alter the characteristics of the bike from corner to corner, then theoretically the setting for one side of the tyre could be different to the other. But also, as the TC is a reactive element, it'll simply cut in at the limit of adhesion - the difference is that the grip characteristics may change due to the assymetric compound left & right. Seems logical.)

TalentFan

August 28, 2014 7:34 AM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


............ I'm accused of being as nutty as a fruit cake If true... then how can this nutjob raise valid questions none of you can debunk? All im asking for is proof that Control measures are totally fair. We should not have to ask, nor rely on trust or faith. This is a Vale thread, so I apologise if I seem to have carried it off-piste. But tyres are vital to all riders chances.


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