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TalentFan

April 03, 2014 10:22 PM

BSB » 30 bikes confirmed for BSB 2014


LLarry: It's a real shame that variety of machinery is being compromised by the dumbed-down rules in BSB. So many Kawasaki's. Two Hondas. Two Yamaha's. One Ducati. A couple of BMW's and Suzuki's. Shouldn't be this way.
At least in BSB these are independent teams, and they can choose to run the bikes they want to run. Within the series rules, Kawa have won the Mfr battle to produce the best base machine, evidenced by its popularity. Whats wrong with that? Far better than like MotoGP where there is little or no choice of machine, and what there is is regulated more by the Mfrs than by teams, and they can limit what you can do with it.

TalentFan

April 03, 2014 10:36 PM

BSB » Donington Park - Testing results


A right mixed bag of machines and riders in the front third of the field, and all top 10 within 2s at a pre season test. Not a bad pointer for the BSB season at all. Looking forward to what imo is the best (with the fabulous BSS) televised circuit racing series on the planet (I include WSBK & most definitely MotoGP when I say that) kicking off soon. Gotta love Stalker showing that old school skill talent and feel can cut it at top level even when north of 40 when there isnt too much electronic nonsense interfering with things and taking away the riders job. Have to agree with the above.... Bring it on!

TalentFan

April 03, 2014 12:53 PM
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MotoGP » Crutchlow, Dovizioso join Ducati test


One thought about Mfr competition Garcia / V4 / Realist... If indie teams all pick say Kawasakis like we are seeing in BSB and in Superstock... Then one could argue that this is true Mfr competition and that Kawa have done the best job within the rules as the Indie teams could choose Hondas or whatever... It also means that more Riders get the chance to compete with competitive kit under them. Now then... Using the same principles of competition... Could you honestly say that MotoGP provides a proper Mfr competition or a rider competition? If you say "yes" I'd love to see just how you can justify your argument with something that holds water.

TalentFan

April 03, 2014 11:32 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow, Dovizioso join Ducati test


grantrd: Talent fan.... Go read a book called "the endless racer" .... It may change your opinion about Honda .... A very inspirational read...
So... A book printed over 20-years ago about Soichiro Honda who has long since passed away... Has ANY relevance to the Honda Corporation, HRC, MotoGP 2 decades later? SH was a rags to riches story and inspirational, fine. And has nothing whatsoever to do with the situation at hand. And nothing to do with today's Honda Corp. So cannot change my current opinion at all.

TalentFan

April 03, 2014 6:57 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow, Dovizioso join Ducati test


@ Realist. I know that full well. But some inequality due to someone "finding a little something extra" within the Rules against a rival is one thing. A series where competitors have skewed the rules to favour them, and who can regulate and control their fellow competitors is something else. The first is in the nature of competition. The 2nd is the removal of competition. That's why I 'rant' and so should every Racing Fan IMO. Rant over.

TalentFan

April 02, 2014 2:43 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


Good grief. Every racer has to have huge self belief or they'd have no chance. So every racer on inferior kit and support who is riding well like Aleix is will feel certain that they could challenge the stars given a fair chance to prove it. If any of you knockers were racing and got beaten by a guy with better kit and support.... Would YOU believe that the guy beat you cos he was better than you? Or would you feel he beat you cos he had an unfair advantage, & that without that advantage you could take him on? Be honest, every one of you would feel you'd do much better if you had the same opportunity, right? So why expect a super competitive natured motorcycle racer to be any different? Get off the guys back, at least until he gets a genuine fair chance on equal kit. Which isn't gonna happen through the MGP field for a veryong time- if ever.

TalentFan

April 02, 2014 2:53 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow, Dovizioso join Ducati test


@ Garcia I guess maybe it's cos at heart I'm a hopeless optimist and a long time can of the talent in Grand Prix. So it is shameful to me that most of that talent is denied the chance to genuinely show what they can do against the very best of the best on equal terms. I want Grand Prix to be what it is meant to be, see above. Actually it is good to see that fans attitude and understanding of the problems GP faces is steadily growing - far far more fans on here are prepared to contemplate this than even 12 months ago, and Dorna have started to make some effort at least at long last. So yes I watch. But I'm looking a lot at the political and power struggle and the effects on track - looking for signs that GPs are starting to move back toward a direction that gives it a future. My hope is that one day Grand Prix will be worthy if the name and worth watching purely for the racing. Sorry, more than 3 lines lol.


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