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April 16, 2014 7:56 AM

MotoGP » PICS: Jorge Lorenzo’s jump start

My opinion is that the ride through penalty is way too harsh, no matter what the infringement. If a rider cuts a corner and gains a place, providing he slows and gives it back then he's OK. Maybe a jump starter should pull off the racing line until he is at the back of the field (thereby handing back his advantage to all of the riders). I see difficulties in policing it but to my mind it would be a fairer system. Jorge's start was laughable, but the same penalty is handed out even if he had jumped by 1cm.


April 16, 2014 3:39 PM

MotoGP » Dovi: Open rules not behind Ducati podium

TrueFan......that's how I read it. He wasn't really making any claims over his podium. He was saying that, wherever he finished it was down to Ducati's hard work and not down to any rules that they were riding under. He fought for that podium spot and the Ducati allowed him to. I suspect that is why he is pleased. As regards your point about English and translation, I was intrigued when I read that he said there was an improvement "on" the engine as opposed to "in" the engine. I wonder what he was referring to. Either way, seeing that Marc was lapping at lap record pace, up to a second faster than anyone else at times, Ducati have made progress to finish only 20 secs off the winner, and we should all be pleased about that. Not forgetting 'joe's' performance, of course, before his tyre went off.


April 16, 2014 8:35 AM

MotoGP » PICS: Jorge Lorenzo’s jump start

herewego.........It was a mistake. A big one admittedly, but nobody jumps the start on purpose. As an aside..... it did show up something that is badly wrong with MotoGP. Any rider, no matter how good, should not be able to get into the top 10 after a ride through. It shows up the huge disparity between the bikes. Reminds me of the Ago days when the rider in 3rd place would get lapped.


April 15, 2014 10:25 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: We destroyed the front tyre

" The point? Its all about how fast you GET to that top speed, NOT the top speed itself. " This describes the 2007 Ducati except that it had the top speed as well. Since then Ducati have learnt that providing brutal power and hoping the frame can handle it is useless. Back on topic....the tyre problems must have been down to a bad batch. The issue struck different bikes, different riding styles, and different degrees of damage. For Bradders to say that he cooked his tyres in 3 laps but was able to slow down and let them cool down and they came back to him, shows that his tyre was certainly different to the other sufferers.

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