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TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:35 AM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith - Q&A


The one constant that keeps shining through in just about ANY thread.... and its the one constant which (for me) shows just why Dorna get away with running such a manufactured mess instead of a proper racing series... And its the seeming total inability of so many fans to comprehend the reality. How can so many enthusiasts fail to see or completely ignore the fact that the technical disparity and manufacturer control over most of their rivals through equipment supply and regulation... is making the whole thing a non-event? There is now SO much evidence shouting out "this is not a fair competition" and demonstrating that the riders don't always get selected on merit, don't often get competitive provision, are discriminated against and that the electronics and level of bike they get is what dictates their potential, NOT their actual skills. I've said it before... If Fans are too dumb, or too ignorant to demand they get proper racing, and proper racing champions as a result, then Dorn

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 11:32 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


....... Electronics is making sure we don't actually know which riders are riding great, and which riders just have great electronics settings. Yuk! (Yeah I know - I bash on about it. But it IS ridiculous! Pol might smash them off the park if all the electronics were taken away, or he might struggle. And we cannot possibly have the faintest idea when he does do well, if its him, or the data engineers sorted his rider aids sweetly, while maybe the aids aren't dialled-in quite as well for a rival that weekend. etc. etc.).

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 11:29 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro - Q&A


Again.. its all about perfecting electronic rider strategies and aids to be able to go fast enough to compete. I realise that there are skills involved with that in itself... but once again its reinforcing the fact that the more expereince and data you have, and the more resources you can throw at attaining solutions - the better your package will be. As long as this is true and the bikes have the complexity they have, then no independent or Satellite team is ever going to challenge, no matter how good the pilot they have on board. As an analogy.. look at Leon Haslam. When there is less electronic intervention and more rider control (like at Suzuka) Leon proves he's got the ability to compete on that Honda. But in WSBK where again Electronics are OTT (and he doesn't have an HRC Data Army in the pit either) and he's struggling for pace. Clear demonstration of "same rider - very different performance" on what is the same base package - a Honda Fireblade. Electronics is making sure

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:24 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


BJR: I know they're two strokes and I've made the comparison that at the top class, the bikes have gotten heavier and bigger and with more hp.
And electronics to manage it all instead of the rider.
Weight should be less of an issue now as the rider now makes up a lower percentage of the total weight.
Didn't you READ the article, and what the Riders said???? Loss of time and loss of performance due to FUEL RESTRICTION. FFS!
Why don't we get all the riders to perform a reaction time test as well and handicap those that have faster reaction times, surely that advantage is unfair as well.
Because TALENT is what RACING is meant to demonstrate / prove! Now you're just being silly - a Sporting Competition is meant to provide a fair and stable platform for a Skills contest. Which MotoGP patently and demonstrably is NOT. The evidence is right here.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:44 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Stilo: Has anybody thought that it is a marketing exercise by Honda as they need to sell more bikes in Aus?
Not that big a market. If that was the only motivation then there'd be a Malaysian or a Thai, maybe an Indian rider on the bike - much better potential returns (as long as they could find a guy good enough, which hasn't happened.... yet). MM proved that you don't need to serve an apprenticeship and learn to ride a premier class Grand Prix bike any more. The Factory can just upload a good base data and rider aid setting that'll get him going quite nicely and keep him out of the Clinica Mobile and gathering points. So now we see a rider promoted straight from a 50-odd Hp single straight onto one. That fact alone (& MM's zero-time settling in period) should scream to fans that yes, now it really IS the bike/package/electronics (& size/fuel) that largely determines a riders potential to be at the sharp end. If JM does ok, Numpty's will be convinced its

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 11:41 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


@ TrueFan I know youre in the technology camp.. but ALL racing series are actually 'control series' with a whole raft of measures to try and maintain some limits and some parity. Its just that MotoGP does it so poorly it has the opposite effect - it ringfences advantages for those teams that already HAVE the most of everything. Positive Discrimination FOR factory Teams is what we actually have. Is THAT ok? I really don't think it is. Why should a rider in the PREMIER top class, pinnacle of motorcycle sport.... have to set his ceiling to be what his package will allow? If its truly the pinnacle, then he should already HAVE a package that (if his talent is there) empower him to RACE. For WINS, and TITLES.... NOT relying on some well-informed fan recognising that he's ding really well. given the 2nd or 3rd (or even 4th) rate equipment he is allowed to use there. That scenario is NOT a premier racing series.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:49 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


1MoreRound: He'll survive, the laptop guys will make sure his first 500 practice laps are relatively easy going. If I managed to jump from a stock 80cc 2-stroke dirtbike to a fully race-built 250cc when I was 14 yrs old and 90 lbs wet, and walk away with nothing broken, I'm sure this cocky little brat can get on a Honda GP bike and figure it out. We'll see if it's just passport racing or something more next year...
A 250cc Mx was often lapping in races faster and longer than the 500's. But the 500's were the 'Expert' class bikes and deemed the 'top' class simply BECAUSE they demanded much more of a rider than the 250. Chances are... if you'd gone straight onto an Expert Class 500cc 2-Stroke.... at 14 and 90lb you'd have got tired fast, and then had a big crash and detuned yourself in a big way.


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