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TalentFan

September 05, 2014 5:32 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Herrin out, Wilairot in at Caterham


Wilairot is trying to get back up to pace after having his career effectively ended by being torpoeded by a maniac Marquez in Moto2. RW had been starting to get to grips and show some promise when Marquez happened to him, and he was an innocent victim. MM was lucky not to kill the guy, and chances are his backing kept him from getting a lot more than the slightest of raps on the knuckles he got for a stupidly dangerous move in blatant contravention of rules. So I'm not sorry to see RW get another shot at it - and I wish him well and good luck. Problem is, is that the Caterham might not be a good enough team to give him a chance to show anything if he has it to show. Herrin at least is young enough to learn and regroup and come back stronger.

TalentFan

September 08, 2014 2:08 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Herrin out, Wilairot in at Caterham


RockNRolla46: Wow, did marquez blow up ur house or something? From where all this rage is coming from? Don't like how Marq is mopping the floor with ur Racing heroes?
Oh dear. What I said was factual. MM did total RW by staying on full gas on a slow down lap and t-boning the guy at racing speed. I haven't got any rage. Also it would be appreciated if you would not tar all people with your own kind of petty prejudices and bias (the 46 in your username says it all). I can however get a mild irritation from mindless muppets with big gobs. How about you stop baiting, and slink back under your bridge?

TalentFan

September 08, 2014 3:12 PM

WSBK » Unassailable Melandri puts Laguna demons to bed


Trackside microphones were picking up and transmitting the traction control working overtime. I know that is probably the same for all the well sorted front running bikes, but the fudging of the rules to keep all this stuff in WSBK is disappointing - esp after the initial stronger rules set was announced.. We all know Marco and the rest are damn good, but we cannot know if Marco is better at tyre / grip management and pace on worn tyres than the next guy. I was out all day and came home to catch the re-runs of WSBk and BSB back to back. No prizes for guessing which series had by far the best racing and action throughout, and proper, clear demonstrations of riders demonstrating their bike control on the edge. (here's a hint, it was the domestic series where TC is banned). The dependency on rider aids in the so-called premier international series is really calling into question whether riders there could come into BSB and show their superiority like they used to. Its by no means s

TalentFan

September 04, 2014 4:22 PM

WSBK » Rea pins hopes on Honda engine upgrade


I know he's not seemed on fire, but I always liked Guintoli, and he has MotoGP previous. On a Dunlop shod and hopelessly uncompetitive Tech3 he tried hard and went well. And he's French! Considered past it though I suppose. At least Guinters would have half a chance of fitting on a MotoGP minibike, whereas I can imagine Baz would look like a Spider Crab trying to hump a Shrimp! Seriously though, I really think that (like Scott Redding getting a Factory Honda Satellite bike) that a big guy like Baz has no chance in MotoGP with his size and weight. 20L of juice gives a finite amount of energy no matter HOW much prod the bike can make. So if a track race length is close on fuel, then a bike with a Baz or a Redding (or a Camier) on it is going to pound tyres and use more juice, and so will switch to fuel-save, go-slow mode long before the Midgets bikes do. Baz is better off in WSBK - I reckon he's on a hiding to nothing on a GP bike. His size suits Paris-Dakar really!

TalentFan

September 04, 2014 12:15 PM

MotoGP » Marquez unapologetic over 'aggressive' Lorenzo pass


MM by the way has previous in Moto2 where he regularly demonstrated a keen understanding and a ruthless deployment of the "disrupt the other rider" tactic. In Moto2, there were numerous helicam recorded examples of MM getting by on the inside of an opponent at the end of a straight on braking, then drifting across the opponents front wheel and line to the outside edge of the track. This either forced riders to: 1. Run on. 2. Crash 3. Hit the brakes extra hard to avoid running into MM's bike 4. Turn in late and be unable to get back on the gas until MM was long gone. As long as its deemed permissable by the Officials, then the advantages of making sure a guy you just passed is delayed or disabled by your move are obvious. Is it 'fair' or 'sporting'? Thats a different argument. The Block Pass type of tactic is not new - MM didn't invent it, he's just a high profile ruthless exponent.. But for sure its one that MM has learned well a long time ago.

TalentFan

September 04, 2014 4:26 PM

WSBK » Rea pins hopes on Honda engine upgrade


shamarone: re: "It will be interesting to see if the new engine has some additional HP" there's nothing left in that engine that TK hasn't already "mined". only shy a top end makeover of being on par with the Kawi, which they're prolly waiting for the rule change to do in the event they don't repurpose the RCV.
+1. If Honda can't make their WSBK competitive through Engineering & Electronics, then they'll throw their weight behind Plan B.. making all the other bikes slower through political lobbying. After all, worked with Dorna and Moto3 eh?

TalentFan

September 04, 2014 4:12 PM

WSBK » Title contender Guintoli to ‘fight for every point’


How about NATCOBT as well Sham? "No Amount of Talent Can Overcome Banzai Teammates" Just ask Haslam. Guinters, best you keep an eye out for a banzai Melandri move for the rest of the season. That boy won't hesitate to clean you out and wreck your WC run, even if he has no chance at it himself. Ole Marco is not a team player, and is THE boy for the late lunge block pass with a side order of ramming speed in the WSBK paddock. MM in WSBK ,makes MM from MotoGP look like Mother Teresa on this one (so far).

TalentFan

September 04, 2014 12:01 PM

MotoGP » Marquez unapologetic over 'aggressive' Lorenzo pass


One things for sure.... the Block Pass debate is going to run and run. As I have said... its now an essential part of a very limited repertoire that riders have now to overtake (unless their bike is significantly better / quicker / faster that is). Passing on the brakes at the end of a straight has been by far the most common form of pass for years and years. The Block Pass is just a more extreme example brought on by the lack of opportunity to pass any other way. I think JL has maximised his performance on the Yam with a classic 250 high mid-corner speed style yes. And I'd agree this style is more vulnerable to the Block Pass too. As long as there are electronics minimising errors, then that dictates that rider A may well have to force rider B into an error, or indeed force rider B off line to make a pass stick. The Block Pass is here to stay.

TalentFan

September 03, 2014 5:16 PM

MotoGP » Silverstone ‘extremely disappointed’ to lose 2015 MotoGP


RSMick: The A465??? with just about everybody heading east?? With anybody using the M4 incurring crazy prices?? Donny never pulled in the crowds since 90, can't see Ebbw Vale doing any better.
The A465 is about as pleasant as you Mick, but not really any worse than loads of busy A roads in the country, and generally has less traffic on weekends. In any case, many would use the M4 from the SE (and I believe there's talks about scrapping the Severn Toll too) while the M50 from Strencham would be the route of choice for many from the Midlands. They have managed to handle the traffic into The Millennium Stadium for FA Cup etc. into Cardiff, and so I dare say they can handle a MotoGP crowd. Bikers from the North would be able to enjoy a ride down via Hay, Talgarth & the Brecon Beacons Nat Park. Possibly irrelevant though, as it may never get built.


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