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Codger

June 26, 2014 3:49 PM

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest


MotoMarc........Rossi's 7th is not quite as bad as it looks. Take away extra soft tyres & 'one fast lap' riders and it'll be between the usual 4 in the race. Anyway Rossi is only a couple of tenths off Jorge and he actually made up a tenth on him in FP2. He always finds a couple of tenths on race day anyway. Both Jorge and Rossi are looking good on race pace at the moment so they might well be fighting it out for 2nd place with Dani in 4th. Or something else might happen. :)

Codger

June 26, 2014 3:58 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


Brain......I never have liked the smokers as much as I like 4 strokes, but in those days I think we new that whoever won a race he was the best rider that day and not merely on the best bike. On another note......Dorna have had their fun and now it's time to ban extra soft qualifying tyres. Make them race on the tyres they practice on, I think the riders would prefer that too.

Codger

June 26, 2014 8:54 AM
Last Edited 34 days ago

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


TrueFan......:) Brain.....My point was not to go back to the 60s to put things right. I'm trying to say that once things are brought in that are not applicable to normal road bikes, in fact unusable on road bikes, then controls have to be brought in that aid (or take over from) the rider. Nothing to be gained from arguing the merits of it now, it's too late. I count myself fortunate to have witnessed all eras from the late 50s onwards and I really can't pick a favourite. Having said that I have a feeling that we've moved on from bikes being bikes, and riders being riders. It's odd that I could relate to the riders' efforts on a Honda 250cc six, or on a Benelli 4cyl, or an MV3. All far removed from the bikes available to me and yet, somehow, more relevant than modern bikes. I wish that Technology had continued in the way it was, Lap times might well be 3 or 4 seconds a lap slower now, but us punters wouldn't notice. Same for top speed. Is 215 mph really needed when the tracks can't cop

Codger

June 25, 2014 5:30 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


I suppose that what I am saying is that the bikes should never have been allowed to get this fast in the first place, and thereby needing extensive rider aids. I'm all for technology, and don't want to see the clock turned back. What I do say is that if they hadn't moved to 1000cc then Carbon brakes wouldn't have been brought in. If slick tyres hadn't been introduced then highsides wouldn't be such an issue. Progress is not progress if it brings more problems than it solves.


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