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July 20, 2014 9:41 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow stays at Ducati

Seems to me like a sensible move on Cal's part, if Gigi makes the required improvements to the bike for next year then it could well be a podium regular again. The Rossi legacy at Ducati would be that he helped make the bike more rideable for all riders not just riding round the problems like the previous no.1 at ducati, which didn't help with the development. It has been well documented that the engine is the suspected problem in that it is not possible to position the engine correctly due to its size thus having adverse effects on the bikes handling. Cal also seems to have have had more than his fair share of technical problems this season which gives a false impression of how he is performing, I'm not a huge fan of his but I do think he is an excellent rider and he has more than proved himself worthy of being in the top class on a factory bike.


February 15, 2014 12:01 AM

MotoGP » Honda would 'stop' if software is controlled

Honda are only threatening to quit because they know that if electronics are controlled then they have lost their advantage and have no desire to compete on an even footing. As for the the mechanical vs electronic argument, to say all the electronic rider aid development is to benefit the road bikes is a load of sh#te. I've been riding sports bikes for years without any t.c. etc. and last year bought an r1 with t.c., and to be honest to get any real benefit from it you have to be pushing way harder than is advisable on the road. If you need a road bike to have t.c. etc. then the bike is too much for you.


February 06, 2014 12:45 PM

MotoGP » 'Happy' Marquez breaks Stoner's Sepang record

As M.M. Has only had 1 season on a motogp bike, it's only his second test on the new version of the bike, new tyres to set the bike up and the tighter fuel restrictions they are working around I'd say it is pretty impressive. As for "stoner would be quicker" , who cares ? Maybe Agostini or Hailwood would be quicker, not really relevant though as you've got to be in it to win it.


February 07, 2014 12:37 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Production Racer criticism

The whole class is a farce, if they just decided on a set of rules and stuck to them for several years it would be a much more level playing field. The satellite teams will always be a step behind the factory teams and because the rules keep changing the other teams never get the chance to develop enough to get close to the satellite bikes. This season is officially 2 classes but realistically you've got : factory, satellite, open class and CRT bikes , and if early indications are set to continue the yamaha open class bike is a class of its own. Are they going to have a winner of each class on race day ? Here's hoping dorna don't ruin wsbk as well as motogp, that would just leave bsb that would be worth watching.


February 07, 2014 11:17 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Production Racer criticism

RSMick Unless you are you are directly connected to motogp or any other championship, then you are a race fan like me. As a race fan it is about watching good preferably close racing, what dorna has succeeded in doing is creating a championship that is overly segmented. As for your comment on wsbk, it goes without saying really that it will likely be a factory team that wins the championship, as just like motogp the factory teams have the biggest budgets, but unlike in motogp private teams in wsbk can get quite close to the level of factory teams as with it being a production based championship the disparity is nothing like the same level which helps keep things closer and more enjoyable to watch. It may be an alien concept to some, but for me it's more about the racing than who is actually winning.


February 08, 2014 2:14 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Production Racer criticism

RSMick Perhaps for your benefit I should have highlighted "CAN" ,as in they "CAN" get close, not as in every team is fighting for the championship. Again as I stated with it being a production based championship non factory teams have more chance of fighting at the front if they have the available budget for bike development, top rider and team without the manufacturers using the rules to hold them back. And if you think watching lap after lap of competitors separated by several seconds is racing then perhaps you should switch over to f1.

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