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TalentFan

June 26, 2014 1:08 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


For a poster who is told relentlessly that his opinions are wrong.... I see several posts containing elements and points I have made, which have been accepted without backlash. All I can add is this... If the performance level continues unchecked, then either circuits become unsafe, or millions will need to be spent (again) which will make them worse venues for race goers and ruin the character of each circuit. Also if electronics and tech continue to be used to replace direct rider inputs... Then you have to accept that the Rider competition is no longer valid as the rider skill is not a large enough contribution to the total. That's simple logic and I fail to see how anyone can fail to accept that. IMO it's already really just a Constructor contest. The big problem Dorna has though is that they KNOW that it's the Riders that attract the most interest & attention & fans. Which is why they mis-sell MotoGP as all about the riders. When it reality it patently is not.

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 4:07 PM

MotoGP » Fastest Espargaro hits sweet spot with soft rear


People like to moan about the soft tyre advantage and call it a joke. Them fully support Repsol Honda and Movistar Yamaha having massive equipment and data advantages - meaning they hold a permanent advantage over the rest if the field. In fact they can even regulate the performance of their own satellite team rivals by simply ensuring they never get quite enough to challenge for wins against them. But a soft tyre - that's worth raising the roof over! You have to wonder what is in the minds of people - you really do.

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 1:20 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


So... Does MotGp NEED to have all the gizmos that make it fastest? Is it the electronics and uber sophisticated motorcycles that give MotoGP quality? Or is it the riders? What are most threads and arguments about? That's right, the riders. Speedway is Motorsport (Brain take note). It uses machines that have a glorified tubular bicycle frame, no suspension or brakes, an antique single cyl air cooled engine, and they only turn left. And yet, the riders turn their brief races into spectacular displays of skill and daring, and hard fought racing competition. No one ever thinks that a Speedway WC didn't earn it the hard way, and won simply because he had equipment and benefits his rivals were denied. There's no doubt in my mind as to that Speedway is a proper rider competition and that winners are worthy. Ergo (despite being technologically archaic) Speedway is a much higher quality Motorsport than MotoGP.

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 3:59 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Lowes takes ‘mint’ bike to Assen


mrfill:
ProfessorX: does mint mean special geo motor? Like the one Pol got after he didn't push getting run over by Marc, and the one Marc had pretty much the whole time down the straight when nobody could draft him? Even if SpeedUp give him a good chassis, hes not with MVDS/Pons racing teams, gonna be difficult unless someone gives Lowes some special tires.
Perhaps if the engines were randomly allocated, it would nullify that. Oh, hang on, they do... Usual drivel....
I'd genuinely like to KNOW just how the 'random allocation' is actually done. I've not heard of an airtight and public ' number out if a hat' system being used to distribute motors MrFill? MM had a suspiciously and visibly faster bike in M2, while MVDS successfully protested and got another motor when Redding got a Mutt issued last season when leading the WC. Now how can these things happen when all motors are dumped within 1hp and genuinely randomly allocated?

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 1:30 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


My point? Grand Prix can be the best quality truly premier motorcycle racing series without the electronics and so on detracting from the true value it has. The value is in having the greatest talent available to race one another, on the worlds best and most prestigious racing circuits. Dorna should be making best use if these commodities, not selling both short so that Mfrs can use their clout to dominate through budgets and technology. The current direction is straight down a cul-de-sac. It cannot be sustained. A genuine rider competition can be sustained in perpetuity. speedway is living proof of that.

TalentFan

June 25, 2014 2:22 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


@ Brain. You really aren't getting the fundamental differences are you? A war plane needs to win at all costs. I'm sure that's exactly how ThdMfr Teams see it too. But the purpose of Sport is a contest of skill for entrants. A contest where the only significant advantage a competitor should have should be their individual skill and effort. It should not be in the equipment used in the undertaking. The whole point and reason of war planes and racing motorcycles are completely different. It's blindingly obvious. Unless you're simple.

TalentFan

June 25, 2014 3:04 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


Brain: The whole point and reason of war planes and racing motorcycles are completely different. Uh no, the whole point for either is to win. Period.
So it seems. But that is not Sport. Failing to understand and maintain what Sport means is why Sport is being eliminated and replaced by something meaningless except as a show for dummies. If something is not REAL then it is fake. And while a fake may look like the real thing, it only ever has a fraction of the real things value. Just like a Hong Kong Rolex watch - in Sport only the real thing is actually valuable. You're just too wrapped up in your gung-ho fastest is best mentality to have any appreciation of quality. And quality of competition is what makes something a Rolex and not a knock-off fake. You just lack the intelligence to appreciate the difference by the look of it.

TalentFan

June 25, 2014 3:15 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


The stupid pursuit of excess now means that the bikes are too fast for even international iconic circuits like Mugello. So like it or not, they are going to HAVE to slow down the bikes. They can do it the easy way and save teams actor time and also dramatically increase the quality of the racing. Or to pander to the Factories they can complicate the carp out of it to achieve the objective of making the performance fit the environment (circuit safety constraints). If you had any sense you'd want a dramatic tech cull that achieves the objective the easy way that also demands all rider skill and makes much better racing. But if you are galatically stupid, you'll happily sit back while the MSMA come up with some ludicrously complex rules set that maintains it like now where the biggest resources and budgets get to control the lot. Change and slower bikes are coming. So that'll mean you quitting as a MotoGP supporter when that happens then Brain & Garcia?

TalentFan

June 25, 2014 2:55 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


@ Brain. There are always limits. And the proper limit for technology in a given Sport is the limit at which competitors can fully employ and exploit that technology to enhance the performance using their own skills. Once the technology exceeds human limits and starts to replace their inputs then it has to diminish the sport and be a negative move. The clever bit is maintaining the right balance as in everything. MGP has gone way past the limits with the tech. @ Garcia. It depends on how you look at it. To me the absolute best thing Grand Prix could be is an environment where the very best of the best riders compete on the worlds best circuits on pure racing machines that demand the ultimate skill and application of their skills so that the best competitor becomes a very worthy Premier Class WC. You CAN have the best series by it being the toughest competition and the most difficult bikes to master on the best tracks by the cream of riding talent. The only reason people think t


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