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TalentFan

June 26, 2014 4:36 PM

MotoGP » Fastest Espargaro hits sweet spot with soft rear


Ok Codger. What about having bikes way better than most of the field then? Don't you think THAT ruins a race? Seems there's selective moaning here. It's not enough for the top 4 to have it all their own way every race day, we can't have some upstart stealing their rightful glory even in Q1 is that it? Politicians all. Pick on something minor & make a big deal out of it and misdirect away from the big issues that actually need fixing most.

TalentFan

June 27, 2014 7:12 AM

MotoGP » ‘Economic’ sticking point for Lorenzo, Yamaha


KnowNothing:
TalentFan: Prof. We seem to have some common ground even if our approach is different. But its all falling on deaf ears.
A persecution complex is a term given to an array of psychologically-complex behaviours, that specifically deals with the perception of being persecuted, for various possible reasons, imagined or real. People or groups who hold to marginal (non-mainstream) beliefs or theories often display some features of this malady, as a way of explaining why their views are not more widespread.
Ah. Trying tk appear clever by using a copy n paste dictionary definition are we? Im not feeling persecuted. But I'm not an Ostrich, and am fully aware that reason can only prevail when delivered to those willing and able to see reason. I'm facing the fact that the mass GP audience doesnt care if GP's have proper racing and competition or not. You arent an audience seeking quality.

TalentFan

June 27, 2014 7:38 AM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


.......... Young Mark may genuinely be worthy - but if so his talent is being sold short because he is on kit that means it cannot be proved. Its just he is getting trophies when the likes of (say) AE who may be as good or even better on his day cannot win a trophy because he is on kit markedly inferior to the 'aliens'. All riders and all fans miss out when you have an environment that removes real racing. Thats the whole point of my posts - people like you argue to support a direction that means you support both yourself, fellow supporters and the riders being sold short in a predictable, biased pale imitation series.

TalentFan

June 27, 2014 7:35 AM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


@ Brain. Marquez was indeed very successful in the smaller classes. He had the very best kit and support too, and he gad a suspiciously large speed advantage that was blatant in Moto2. But again unless people are prepared to look at stuff with an open mind they'll never accept that its more than possible MM had unfair advantage before too. Also there are plenty of examples where riders were great in a lower class but never really gelled in the bigger class. And indeed vice versa (Stoner being the obvious example). Who would win without rider aids? Logic suggests thise with experience should do better. But..... thats the great thing about genuine competition..... the only way to know is to HAVE a genuine competition and find out! Thats the sad thing about it all for me. Young Mark may genuinely be worthy - but if so his talent is being sold short because he is on kit that means it cannot be proved. Its just he is getting trophies when the likes of (say) AE who may be as goo

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 8:31 PM

MotoGP » ‘Economic’ sticking point for Lorenzo, Yamaha


Prof. We seem to have some common ground even if our approach is different. But its all falling on deaf ears. Like Ostriches with their heads in the sand, it seems many just dont want to face the harsh truths. There is plenty of evidence to show that MotoGP isn't Real Racing. But many lack the mental acuity, while more are in denial, while even more are so vaccuous and shallow that they simply dont care as long as the rider they have chosen to support has great success so they can live vicariously off the reflected glory, and then taunt supporters of other riders. The hard truth for the likes of you and is that todays GP fan simpky doesnt care if thr racing is real, or has any quality. It is aimed a a soccer-fan mob mentality and aimed low. There is no place in MotoGP for true Racing enthusiasts. The mob is a larger group, and a damn sight easier to please, cos theyll lap uo just about anything just so long as they get to fight about it. Odds on this post getting deleted? Sh

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 8:01 PM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


@ Brain No Marquez would not definitely dominate without rider aids. You see thsts the great thing about Real Racing.. A rider has to use talent tempered eith fell, judgement and experience udjng only his senses to gauge what inputs to make, when and how much is as much as possible without going over the edge. Right now the finesse aspect, that fine sublime skill that differentiates the very very good from the great has been taken away by tech and electronics married to rider aid systems. Launch control, slipper ckutches with seamless gearboxes and TC, digitised throttle control manged by data algorithms and wheel speed sensors and gyroscopes has removed the very things that made the great, great. Racing a motorcycle used to be an art, and it was the fine control exhibited by masters of the art that made it so, and made them champions. No doubt MM is brave and talented. But now the bikes systems mean that these riders does not have to demonstrate and rely upon their finesse and

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 4:52 PM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


Btw Brain. I respect all the riders. If you did perhaps you'd be keener to see them allowed to actually use their talents in a fair contest, where they stand or fall on their own merits - not necessarily upon being the right guy off the marketing dept and sponsor, and given unassailable equipment advantages with technology to artificially enhance his performance and consistency. I think Marquez would be super fast on anything. But without all those sensors, algorithms and processing power I also think he'd be nowhere near as consistent, & crashes and injury would have made a lot more appearances in his CV.

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 4:46 PM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


Brain: Just curious TalentFan,who was the last rider and what championship do you respect. How far back does this go with you.
Most recent? Tai Woofinden's Speedway WC. If you mean Grand Prix? Probably Stoner / Ducati in 2007. Though that's likely influenced by it being good to see 2 genuine underdogs put one over on everyone. Before that? Well Doohan made GPs boring, but at least he had to ride the thing. It's not about history. We are now better informed than ever, and so we could easily eradicate the mistakes of history and have something truly great. lLike many sports the best employment for technology is in monitoring and policing sport to maintain its integrity. Not in employing the technology directly to destroy it. I do not expect you to understand. But you asked.

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 8:48 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


And what about all the other key points in my posts Brain? You sure you're not a politician? You overplay a small point to try and discredit and misdirect, and completely ignore the stuff you cant handle. My standpoint is unpopular and clearly in a minority. But you'd have one hell of a job trying to pull it apart with logic and reasoning and common sense. Simply because my standpoint has got too much logic, reason and common sense already. You dont like it, but you cant refute it. So you resort to political type underhand tactics. Dont bother - Dorna clearly know thier target market, and I'm not in the demographic. I think and have standards.

TalentFan

June 26, 2014 8:09 PM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


.......... But now the bikes systems mean that these riders do not have to demonstrate and rely upon their finesse and intuitive feel to find the limit. They have systems that help collect it all up without them needing to. Motorcycle Racing should not be all about brute speed and sanitised and antiseptic soulless systems. It should be all about the sublime skills to control a motorcycle using god-given talent. If that was what Grand Prix served up instead of a soulless 2 wheeled super computer facsimile, then the show would be awe inspiring instead of predictable, biased and insipid. Dorna and people like you lack the vision to comprehend what has been lost, and what Grand Prix could be IMO.


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