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TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:35 AM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith - Q&A


The one constant that keeps shining through in just about ANY thread.... and its the one constant which (for me) shows just why Dorna get away with running such a manufactured mess instead of a proper racing series... And its the seeming total inability of so many fans to comprehend the reality. How can so many enthusiasts fail to see or completely ignore the fact that the technical disparity and manufacturer control over most of their rivals through equipment supply and regulation... is making the whole thing a non-event? There is now SO much evidence shouting out "this is not a fair competition" and demonstrating that the riders don't always get selected on merit, don't often get competitive provision, are discriminated against and that the electronics and level of bike they get is what dictates their potential, NOT their actual skills. I've said it before... If Fans are too dumb, or too ignorant to demand they get proper racing, and proper racing champions as a result, then Dorn

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 7:42 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Theres a reason the lower capacity classes were known as the 'Junior' classes. These were seen as classes where young (& indeed smaller / lighter / weaker/ less mature) riders could learn their trade and gain experience.... So that they could then progress to the next Class and continue the growth and learning process. Only if and when they got hood enough as well as physically mature and strong enough could the boys become men and enter the Premier Class. Now? The politics and Electronics has seen that progression system killed off, while the silly fuel limits and electronics means that the LAST thing a team wants is a man-sized rider on their bikes! Madness. So now experienced, talented MEN get their chance to compete terminated instead of rewarded with opportunity, while small stature, inexperienced BOYS get put onto 240bhp, 215mph bikes. And this is good? This is VERY wrong IMO. There's a cesspool of corruption & exploitation & very questionable morals in MotoGP ( as w

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 7:28 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Realist: Just out of curiosity (since we agree that this sends a larger message), which satellite riders were promoted to the Factory teams and suddenly became winners? Or were you referring to a class other than GP?
That's really my point. We might say Stoner is the best example, but we might also say that was a fluke, as Honda didn't promote him to Factory, CS took an opportunity gamble with Ducati no one guessed would pay off. Since CS I can only think of Spies who got promoted from Satellite to try! Now the demise of the rookie rule means that factory's can close off Open & Sat bikes as a route to Factory altogether- avoiding more fans catching on & asking awkward questions (like me).

TalentFan

September 22, 2014 11:11 PM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


This is a damaging trend for MotoGP. Being the cynical observer that I am , I'm thinking that promotion from lower classes is preferred by the Manufacturers. It gives them MORE power, control and neatly hides a truth they'd rather not have fans catch on to... That they ARE rigging the field. Think about it. Promote a Satellite Rider up to Factory Team.... and that rider is suddenly a winner. So it reinforces the TRUTH, that Satellite stuff held him back, while Factory stuff and support is needed to win. So (Duh!) it's fabricated non-racing. Promote a rookie (now that Honda got THAT pesky irritant removed) and the new Factory 'Star' is a winner and Fans believe that he is the 2nd coming, and play down the Factory bike element. Maybe Millers biggest worry perhaps should be that now he's gonna be on an Open Class bike... that Honda can never move him up?

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:24 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


BJR: I know they're two strokes and I've made the comparison that at the top class, the bikes have gotten heavier and bigger and with more hp.
And electronics to manage it all instead of the rider.
Weight should be less of an issue now as the rider now makes up a lower percentage of the total weight.
Didn't you READ the article, and what the Riders said???? Loss of time and loss of performance due to FUEL RESTRICTION. FFS!
Why don't we get all the riders to perform a reaction time test as well and handicap those that have faster reaction times, surely that advantage is unfair as well.
Because TALENT is what RACING is meant to demonstrate / prove! Now you're just being silly - a Sporting Competition is meant to provide a fair and stable platform for a Skills contest. Which MotoGP patently and demonstrably is NOT. The evidence is right here.

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 8:08 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


@ BJR (Sigh). The NSR & 250 examples were 2 strokes. The MSMA (read Honda who always hated 2T bikes) as well as the Green thing meant these were killed off. 1. You cannot make a 600 4t as light as a 250 2t. 2. You cannot make a 1000 4t as light as a 500 2t. The bikes aren't heavier to help big riders. They are heavier because they are 4 strokes. And at 165kg a MotoGP is still a very light motorcycle, less than some small commuter bikes and scooters ridden by teen girls to the shops!

TalentFan

September 23, 2014 9:44 AM

MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Stilo: Has anybody thought that it is a marketing exercise by Honda as they need to sell more bikes in Aus?
Not that big a market. If that was the only motivation then there'd be a Malaysian or a Thai, maybe an Indian rider on the bike - much better potential returns (as long as they could find a guy good enough, which hasn't happened.... yet). MM proved that you don't need to serve an apprenticeship and learn to ride a premier class Grand Prix bike any more. The Factory can just upload a good base data and rider aid setting that'll get him going quite nicely and keep him out of the Clinica Mobile and gathering points. So now we see a rider promoted straight from a 50-odd Hp single straight onto one. That fact alone (& MM's zero-time settling in period) should scream to fans that yes, now it really IS the bike/package/electronics (& size/fuel) that largely determines a riders potential to be at the sharp end. If JM does ok, Numpty's will be convinced its


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