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TalentFan

October 10, 2014 11:52 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day


NineTimes: @ TalentFan Imagine Ducati beat Honda. That is end of the world for HRC and Dorna. They'll do everything it takes to cripple other winning teams. FACT
It already happened once in 2007. And Honda were NOT happy. As you say, Honda have and will do everything in their power, both fair means and foul (as in off-track political strong-arming), to guarantee that the upstart Ducati NEVER get the opportunity to do so again. And Dorna lack either the will or the spuds to make all parties play fair. The biggest surprise for me, is that Ducati and any other Mfr (Suzuki, Aprilia - HELLO!) haven't recognised and accepted that yet, and told Dorna to ram it. The biggest problem is that there isn't any other game in town, so its a Dorna-mess or don't go International Circuit Racing.

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 11:14 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day


Dovi again showing how well he's going. This tyre nonsense though is just further confusing everything, making bikes look competitive in practice, but all too often throughout the season its a case of the harder tyre needed to last the race is denied to them, so on the day it really counts, the 'Open' or 'Concession' bikes have less performance than the Factory Teams (surprise, surprise). Seems like what Dorna giveth, Dorna also take away. And... this HAS to have been a sop to the Factory Honda & YamahaTeams (again) to stop them crying foul and issuing dire threats of walking out etc. etc. So... Different Gearboxes Different engine specs Different Electronics Different Software Different Fuel Different Tyres Different Classes of Bikes Different Rules All in the same Event, at the same time, supposedly competing equally for the same goals. What a mess.

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 2:39 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day


Codger: Come on Dovi, now do it on your hardest tyre. TalentFan.......I'm getting confused.....where do you stand on the 'MotoGP is not fair' issue ? Where do you stand when you post as 'ProfessorX' ?
Sarcasm in full effect there Codger old son? I think maybe Altzheimers is kicking in though? You keep asking, and I keep telling you that I don't have any alter-ego (I really couldn't be ar$ed tbh). Unfortunately for you ProfessorX is another poster - so yes, there is more than one person who isn't happy with the way MotoGP is run and who posts on Crash for you to cope with. (By the way he writes 'tires' I'd have to guess the Prof is from the other side of the Pond, so at least 6,000 miles away from me. But if it keeps you happy, you believe what you fancy).

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 2:51 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day


@ CliffEdge Given their expenditure and resources, actually your stats suggest to me that really Honda have under-delivered since '75. They really should have much better stats and a better return in terms of Titles than they have. That, or Yamaha have just punched above their weight, as really Yam should not pound for pound be equalling HRC. That, and the fact that after Honda they are the Mfr thats spent the most money (learning loads from ROC about how to build chassis didn't hurt them either back in the 500 days, when Honda engines ruled, but their handling was shopping trolley bad?) However, Honda have managed to finally get all their ducks in a row in recent times, and have it pretty well tied up today though! The main thing though.. is that we are supposed to learn from History and mistakes. Just because something has been flawed for a long time, does not mean no-one shouldn't try to fix it?

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 11:30 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: We struggled


Its just the gyroscopic forces of a 'tankslapper'. The inertia of the steering flapping wildly to and for a few cycles moves the pads away from the discs. Steep steering head angles, light weight and hard acceleration combined with the slightest bump (or landing the front slightly crossed up) are combinations that can set off a tankslapper. Its very common and every racer will have experienced it. MM knew to expect his brakes to have been affected, but didn't expect to need more than one pump of the lever to get the pistons back to normal pre-braking position. Thats what caught him out. Its normal and doesn't need 'fixing' (nor will it affect his mental state)! Even one brake pump uses up a LOT of metres at speed though (& creates an 'Oh $h1t! moment), so no wonder MM ran out of road.

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 12:05 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: A great day


I think Honda have it sussed. They manipulate & strongarm to dominate MotoGP and thereby secure most of the airtime and positive promotion for their brand and products..... In so doing, Honda make the MotoGP environment so hostile and unsuccessful an environment for their Rival Mfrs to try and promote themselves in... that they either get very poor marketing and look sub-standard next to Honda, and get very little airtime & market exposure, or...... Other Mfrs are forced to withdraw (and thus gain NO marketing and promotion from the biggest motorcycle shop window there is), leaving Honda with MotoGP as their own personal 'shopping channel'. Game, Set, Match to Honda. Got to hand it to them - in pure business terms its a killer strategy. But they need Dorna as a tame & servile sidekick to pull it off. In terms of what it means for Fans of Racing... draw your own conclusions.

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 3:15 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


@ SasquatchBob The technology helps close the time differential - its also a natural consequence of the advance of equipment generally as go back far enough and Works Teams like with Ago had kit that was light-years better than privateers, and advances in the bikes was working from a much lower base, so its natural for big jumps to be made and huge performance gaps. Now Mfrs spend huge sums to gain tenths, and an uber-exotic machine is still only a handful of seconds faster than a shop-bought and tweaked superbike. These things account for a lot of the 'closer racing' Bob. But being fewer seconds in arrears does not come close to meaning 'competitive'. The results, predictability of results & consistency of results all prove that there is most certainly not any depth of competition. A miss is as good as a mile Bob. And the Mfrs make damn sure that they always maintain enough in hand to ensure they cannot be challenged consistently by the vast majority of the field. You haven't

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 10:48 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo fastest, Marquez falls in Motegi FP1


Neckbeard: Yamaha is certainly looking strong this weekend. However, I do have to say that Marquez as of late isn't looking so consistent. I wonder if he's in a late season funk or if the championship pursuit is getting to his head.
There may be a little bit of amateur dramatics for the show, but don't worry, Marc knows damn well the WC is in the bag. He's not losing any sleep.

TalentFan

October 10, 2014 8:06 AM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


I should point out that Honda are only upgrading the Open RCV because they've been shown up by the Open Yamaha (which is only faster as Yam didn't gave the wedge to design an all new, nice n slow CRT replacement model like Honda did). Even ' upgraded' Honda will still control the engine & therefore the competitiveness of their customer teams. Fans should surely have it starting to dawn in them by now? It's not Racing Competition, it's a "Control" Series in the very, very worst sense of the phrase. Basically who can compete & who can only circulate is controlled by the biggest & most powerful entrants in the series. The likes of "Brain" (ironic username surely?) & RSMick are promoting and defending a regime which GUARANTEES you will not see a genuine sporting race in Grand Prix. Think on that.


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