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TalentFan

September 15, 2014 10:53 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Time to change mentality


Not just Italian VR46 fans unfortunately. I recall well the singular disgust I felt when this occurred right in front of me at Donington 2008. I wish Rossi himself would intervene tbh. One public statement thanking his loyal fans for their strong support, but asking for some respect for his rivals would do his own image no harm at all, and at the same time be maybe the only thing that might put these soccer fan hooligan types onto slightly better behaviour. Ok, so Vale maybe gains a physiological advantage over rivals when the baying yellow hordes insult and behave in this thuggish manner toward his rivals..... but thats a damn poor way to get an edge. I wished VR had stepped in back in 2008, and I felt he should have. He still should IMO.

TalentFan

September 15, 2014 10:27 AM

MotoGP » Scott Redding to Marc VDS Honda


I share the concerns made by Revilo52 & the supported by the post by MagicNumber. Scott now has the Factory bike.... and with it 3 or 4 litres less fuel to generate the energy to exaggerate his mass and weight disadvantage. I really do think that (even if MarcVDS learn fast & well with setup) that SR is hamstrung somewhat by the rules restricting fuel energy on the one hand, but failing to compensate with a minimum weight on the other. Perhaps it would be fairer for big & little riders to have a formula for fuel allowance? Bigger guys get more? I bet a clever boffin could come up with a working formula? If fuel turns out to be Scotts Achilles Heel, then I'd like to see MarcVDS run the bike full power to let Scott prove his pace, and run out with a lap or so to go. That'd highlight the rules nonsense for all to see clearly.

TalentFan

September 15, 2014 10:39 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP weight changes, software freeze


As I just posted onnthe Redding thread.... There is always the counter-argument against minimum weight limits that the additional weight of the bike then is unfair to smaller, lighter, weaker riders. Then why not keep the bikes weights the same, but get a clever bloke to come up with a formula for fuel allowance in weight bands? Little fella, X Litres of fuel. Big, heavy fella, X + Y Litres of fuel. The big guy gets extra fuel, carefully calculated to compensate for his weight disadvantage. Probably makes far too much sense, and way too practical and fair for Dorna to ever consider it? If you limit fuel energy, then you disadvatage a bigger & heavier rider by doing so. Therefore it is only right that the rules provide a mechanism to re-establish parity IMO.

TalentFan

September 15, 2014 10:08 AM

MotoGP » Victorious Valentino Rossi 'at the best of my career'


This is the first time in I dont know how long that one of the top 4 bikes clearly was able to out-drive and out-accelerate another from behind, pass on the straight, and be in front cleanly by the next turn (VR on MM). Instead of forcing under or the block pass which is the norm now. I am wondering what circumstances and conditions contributed to this, as its unusual. Certainly the VR Yamaha looked better at Misano than the MM Honda (didnt get too much camera time spent on the rest to get a good look). The MM crash though WAS true to expectations - lose the front on brakes. The only analogue and rider controlled weapon in the armoury is the front brake. MM was unable to rely upon his bike package to close, so was pushing the front ever harder, and went past the limit. Listening to the engine tone as the MM bike only just failed to recover was intriguing - it ran down in a measured manner. Sounded like HRC electronics have an engine braking strategy to ease stress on the front

TalentFan

September 15, 2014 9:39 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP weight changes, software freeze


Surely weight is a factor when fuel energy is limited? More weight needs more energy to accelerate at the same rate as something lighter, while more weight stresses tyres more. More weight requires more energy to stop it, meaning more stress on front tyres, while there is more centrifugal force as the greater weight exterts greater force through fast turns. All this without considering the larger frontal area and drag a heavier rider is likely to have over a lighter one. All in all, there seems to me to be far more negatives than positives disadvantaging bigger and heavier riders. I think Honda agree with me too, as they employ small and light riders on their Factory bikes.

TalentFan

September 13, 2014 7:17 AM

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


Haven't Aprilia been struggling badly with sales and kept their Noale Factory shut down for an extended break at the start of this year? Also they have had to relaunch thief rsv4 based giant trailey thing? These too suggests that their image as a sports bike mfr and their presence in WSBK hasn't helped them at all. I'm wondering if MotoGP will do anything except damage them further.

TalentFan

September 12, 2014 9:42 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return


These are genuine questions.... Is there a long-term future for Motorcycle Racing as a vehicle for Brand Promotion of a Factory / Manufacturer? The shift away from Sportsbikes and the advance of the 'lifestyle' motorcycle, plus the success of brands like H-D suggests there is not. So.... IF as I suspect Mfrs might start to have diminishing interest and support in the future, what will Grand Prix have left? All of a sudden they'd need to attract Independent Racing Teams and Sponsors etc.... currently the dispossessed poor relations, right? The alternative being decline and / or shut up shop and no more international racing? The above questions are why I keep asking if the current focus on technology and the wants of Factory's at the cost of so much else is the right direction for the Sport's future. I'd honestly like to know what (or if) people have given any of this any thought, and have any conclusions?


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