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TalentFan

September 23, 2014 8:08 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


@ BJR (Sigh). The NSR & 250 examples were 2 strokes. The MSMA (read Honda who always hated 2T bikes) as well as the Green thing meant these were killed off. 1. You cannot make a 600 4t as light as a 250 2t. 2. You cannot make a 1000 4t as light as a 500 2t. The bikes aren't heavier to help big riders. They are heavier because they are 4 strokes. And at 165kg a MotoGP is still a very light motorcycle, less than some small commuter bikes and scooters ridden by teen girls to the shops!

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 10:30 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith - Q&A


SS58. You're thinking WAY too simply, and making the HUGE and WRONG assumption that A) the situation one season is the same as the next. There ARE more machines that have moved forward in competitiveness, which means others move back, regardless of the pilots performance (to a point). B) you're STILL moaning that BS hasn't had podiums, without giving any consideration whether of not its a realistic expectation on the current circumstances.... And it isn't. The big problem is that the huge inequality of the equipment and support means we don't really know whose doing how good a job, and who is underperforming. So... What's the point in racers racing again? On yes, it's to see which one is best. And we cannot actually DO that. And idiots claim that there's nothing wrong with MotoGP.

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 4:26 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith - Q&A


cokerel: At least WAIT until there has been some rather than making assumptions!
Check the history of Bradley-Bashing cokerel. It's endemic. I'm hardly pre-empting anything. I'm just making a defence fBS early for once. If it puts off a knuckle-dragger or two from the usual vitriolic drivel - then great. BS has a problem in the shape of Pol Espagaro. That is far removed from a turnip posting that BS is rubbish and doesn't deserve the ride because he isn't top satellite bike or getting podiums in 2014.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 7:42 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Theres a reason the lower capacity classes were known as the 'Junior' classes. These were seen as classes where young (& indeed smaller / lighter / weaker/ less mature) riders could learn their trade and gain experience.... So that they could then progress to the next Class and continue the growth and learning process. Only if and when they got hood enough as well as physically mature and strong enough could the boys become men and enter the Premier Class. Now? The politics and Electronics has seen that progression system killed off, while the silly fuel limits and electronics means that the LAST thing a team wants is a man-sized rider on their bikes! Madness. So now experienced, talented MEN get their chance to compete terminated instead of rewarded with opportunity, while small stature, inexperienced BOYS get put onto 240bhp, 215mph bikes. And this is good? This is VERY wrong IMO. There's a cesspool of corruption & exploitation & very questionable morals in MotoGP ( as w

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 7:28 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Realist: Just out of curiosity (since we agree that this sends a larger message), which satellite riders were promoted to the Factory teams and suddenly became winners? Or were you referring to a class other than GP?
That's really my point. We might say Stoner is the best example, but we might also say that was a fluke, as Honda didn't promote him to Factory, CS took an opportunity gamble with Ducati no one guessed would pay off. Since CS I can only think of Spies who got promoted from Satellite to try! Now the demise of the rookie rule means that factory's can close off Open & Sat bikes as a route to Factory altogether- avoiding more fans catching on & asking awkward questions (like me).

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 11:11 PM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


This is a damaging trend for MotoGP. Being the cynical observer that I am , I'm thinking that promotion from lower classes is preferred by the Manufacturers. It gives them MORE power, control and neatly hides a truth they'd rather not have fans catch on to... That they ARE rigging the field. Think about it. Promote a Satellite Rider up to Factory Team.... and that rider is suddenly a winner. So it reinforces the TRUTH, that Satellite stuff held him back, while Factory stuff and support is needed to win. So (Duh!) it's fabricated non-racing. Promote a rookie (now that Honda got THAT pesky irritant removed) and the new Factory 'Star' is a winner and Fans believe that he is the 2nd coming, and play down the Factory bike element. Maybe Millers biggest worry perhaps should be that now he's gonna be on an Open Class bike... that Honda can never move him up?

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 4:19 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Not on paper he hasn't - UNLESS he really is (significantly) better than MM that is (& the bikes electronics will see to it that there isn't that kind of pace in the package to be found IMO anyway). It really does put into perspective what Redding was up against in Moto2 though - esp. in the MM 'no minimum combined weight' years. Redding had the problem there of a HP limit, rather than a Fuel one. With about 125Hp or so, then SR was at a major disadvantage carrying 20kG extra. Yet there are VERY vocal MM supporters INSISTING that it was Marquez's talent alone that gave him the edge. How often was SR able to finish considerably closer than a 10+ second deficit to MM in Moto2? I don't know myself, but often.

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 10:00 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Posters should bear in mind that the weight issue in MotoGP is far more relevant and having far more impact ..... Because of the fuel limit which the MSMA wanted instead of simpler and cheaper rules (read as easier for other players to achieve and compete with) MAKES size & weight a critical factor. No fuel limit, a lot less impact a riders weight has on the outcome. So as this nonsense has bitten harder, so it's made smaller guys more competitive without their talent needing to be any better to do better. this is just more irrefutable evidence that the Fuel limit, just like the OTT electronics is damaging and marginalising the riders. Which is BAD for Grand Prix. I've been saying it for ages, now Rossi et al have pointed the facts out perhaps fans will take it on board.

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 4:50 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Tell you what... Aleix is a big lad among that lot! I wonder if HIS size / weight is handicapping his potential for a Factory ride too? For sure Repsol Honda wouldn't come a-knocking! Also that pic is very illuminating... but lacks the 2 extremes of a DP at one end of the scale(s) and lets say Camier and Redding at the other. I think we'd see a graphic demonstration then of the size / weight issue. Rossi at 1.82m... thats 5' 11.65" -a smidge under 6ft, and weighs about 10 stone 3lbs (143lb). Thats pretty light! I'm about 2" shorter and weigh 12s 7lb (175lb), which is a long way from 'porker' territory. I mountain bike with a guy with the same height / weight stats as Rossi, and he's a very lean rangy bloke with no fat or bulk at all on him. On steep trail climbs I can't compensate for the 30+lbs advantage I'm giving away, and he's gone (well that's MY excuse, & I'm sticking to it!).


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