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TalentFan

October 11, 2014 9:54 AM

MotoGP » Marquez unsure of Motegi title coup


No need to worry MM. there will be an army of technicians and every data solutions specialist in Hondas Army hammering away on keyboards for every second overnight. Just await your new & perfected data upload in the morning, and you'll be right on the pace for the win. Title is a certainty anyway, the only query is if it happens here. I wonder if theyll put as much effort into Dani's computer settings as they will Marc's?

TalentFan

October 11, 2014 12:22 PM

MotoGP » Marquez unsure of Motegi title coup


TrueFan: ..and for my money, he's earned it by his riding - especially his braking and corner entry, which doesn't benefit from electronics.
Actually, a recent crash interview with a data guy says otherwise, and that engine braking strategies gain far more lap time than TC actually does. You really think that MM doesnt have the very very best tech staff and also the very very best, most effective engine braking strategies? Sorry Truefan, but while MM is a talented GP racer for sure.... its a total fallacy to think that his skills dont have the very best "help" as well with that braking and corner entry ability.

TalentFan

October 11, 2014 10:32 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010


Vale4eva: isn't that the way things work in the world?
Yes it is. But in Sport the Regs are meant to correct that wherever possibke, not support and enhance the cheque book champs.
think people here worry much more about that stuff than the open class teams themselves. They have the best jobs in the world!
ever heard of the 'glass ceiling' where high achievers in jobs get held back due to gender or other in their careers? It means they can SEE the last couple of rungs to the very top, and have earned the right to get the shot..... but know that they will onky get to watch others do so. THAT'S the situation of all non factory teams. So NOT the best job in the world. Frustratingky close, but always denied a real chance to truly make it.

TalentFan

October 11, 2014 12:33 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010


And right on cue RSMick comes out of the woodwork like a nightclub bouncer to defend Honda. He's already tried to stealthily redirect the conversation away from the rules mess on Page 2. Its not worked, so now its back to the frontal assault eh? Good grief Mick... are you REALLY expecting to convince everyone that Honda dont have the most resources, nor that MotoGP doesn't have a rules set influenced by them for their own benefit? Good luck with THAT! You're flogging a dead horse Mick, and blowing your cover while doing it.

TalentFan

October 11, 2014 11:51 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010


Truefan's post highlights how confusing MotoGP now is. Q1: What do you think would happen if Dorna said "no tech restrictions - bring whatever you can make & race it"? I think Honda would outspend & build, & then blow everyone away. Then GP Racing would lose everyone else, which provides no show and no reason fir Honda to be there either. No more GPs. Q2: What if Dorna drastically curbed tech, & enforced rules that made ALL the machines & technology as equal as they possibly could? You know what - I think Honda would still win more than anyone else. Because they still still afford to buy the best. Except NOW the vital expenditure would be on securing the best Talented Riders, as the rider would be THE deciding factor in Success. Riders get to compete properly and fairly. Fans can have confidence that the best man really does win on the day. And GPs could have a long, healthy future, because as the top riders careers and talents naturally fade, the next batch will always be comin

TalentFan

October 11, 2014 10:45 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010


Fullofit: MotoGP rules may not be perfect, but the open class tyre advantage is a good cost effective way of allowing smaller teams to compete without spending the equivalent of the US defense budget like Honda do.
Or... you COULD also say that the quali tyre (all it is in effect) neatly makes it LOOK like MotoGP has more competitors in the mix than it really has. Without it, the total domination of every practice and quali by the same bikes and riders might start to have even the most galactically stupid fan wondering and starting to feel disaffected. several of the messy rules help obscure the fact that certain bikes have vast advantages and virtually guaranteed top positions, without actually having much actual impact upon those guarantees. A political snow job if you will... make it LOOK like issues are being addressed, while actually DOING little of the sort.

TalentFan

October 11, 2014 10:22 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010


I can think of a longer list.... Different Budgets (HRC of course have more) Different Gearboxes (HRC) Different engine specs (HRC) Different Electronics (HRC) Different Software (HRC) Different Fuel (Instigated by HRC) Different Tyres (Factory only get ones that last races) Different Classes of Bikes Different Rules (heavily influenced by HRC to make MotoGP too expensive for rivals to compete) But Ducati have an unfair advantage????

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 9:38 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


Brain: Show me a major race series where every participant has a chance to win. There isnt one. All series have back markers and they understand their role. If you put a 15th place bike in the 10th position on a constant basis, you get noticed and move up a tier. Its how life works, and its how racing works
And why does that have to stay that way? Surely if you get into the highest rank, then you should then find that you're still a couple of rungs off and with no sure route to a bike that then gives you the unfair advantage? You're big on evolution and love to bash on about technology etc. Yet this doesn't seem to apply to evolution in your thinking and evolution and improvement for the actual Racing. I'm not the one trying to put GPs back 30 years. You're the one trying to keep it there.

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 7:11 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day


I think we can also lay the impetus for MotoGP 4-stroke at the Honda door (as a Co they have always abhorred the 2-stroke, and only deigned to make them when 4-stroke's simply could not compete). Remember Honda insisted on building a very expensive and complex 4-stroke NR500 racer in the 2T era (ignoring or believing their engineering brilliance could overcome what everyone else knew which was that an equivalent capacity 4T will always get spanked by a 2T), and reverted to 2T when even after spending gazillions they couldn't change facts. Honda never wanted 2T, have never supported it and never wanted to make them as a Co. But... they lowered themselves to do so to compete in GP's. That in itself should show Dorna the value that GP's have.... they do not need to kow-tow to Honda, they have a viable and successful product and Honda know how valuable it is to be represented in it IMO.


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