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Tetley

July 24, 2014 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?


MotoMarc: if Cal had the contract for next year it makes sense why Ducati is considering a 3rd rider. In terms of Crazy I think the spec of his bike is already very close to that of the factory boys.
Gigi said before the season that all the Team and satellite Ducs would be factory spec, as that gave him 4 avenues of development. So I’d expect that CJ’s bike is the same under the paintwork.
MotoMarc:I think Gigi will improve the bike for next season but they have such a big gap I'd expect a little improvement compared to their current race finishes but don't think they'll compete against the factory Yams or Hondas yet. 2016 rules should help teams like Ducati or Suzuki.
Everyone says it is the weight distribution which is handicapping the Ducati. If Gigi’s more compact new engine solves that I’d expect much better results in 2015. 2016 should be even better, except for Dorna’s habit of changing the rules just as the season starts.

Tetley

July 22, 2014 10:55 PM
Last Edited 3 days ago

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?


Stillsmokin: i want to know why ducati are putting all there hopes on next years bike what happens if that bike is rubbish are they going to wait until 2016 to update it ,they should be trying new frames and engines every week
If they don't put all their hopes on next year's bike, where do you think they should put them ? Last year's bike maybe? Surely every team is putting their 2016 hopes on their next year's bikes. Regarding frames and engines, Gigi said wisely that he needed to understand this year's bike before he could design an improved bike. Now he says they are working on a smaller engine. It's obvious that they can't do any track work on a frame until the motor reaches a certain point in it's development, but Gigi will have the frame's principles already clear in his mind.
Stillsmokin Ducati are owned by audi and sponsored by the devil
Is Biaggi giving them money ?

Tetley

July 21, 2014 10:25 PM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?


MotoMarc: Ducati should not have extended Cal's contract for next year a
The way the media explain the situation, Ducati had no choice in the matter. it was written into Cal's contract that he had the option to leave if certain performance and results parameters were not achieved. I think Cal has made the right decision. The Ducati will get better. The only question is "How much better ? "

Tetley

July 22, 2014 10:38 AM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?


V4Poweeeer: Manufacturers title make it only the top 2 bikes from each manufacturer count then won't change much.
I recall reading or hearing somewhere that if a manufacturer enters a three-bike team in the manufacturers championship, points are only awarded for their highest finishing bike, and their lowest finishing bike. The bike that finishes between those two gets no points for the manufacturers championship. This is to avoid any team flooding the field by entering say ten bikes. However, when a team such as Ducati has no realistic hope in winning the manufacturers championship the rule will have negligible effect on Gigi's decision.

Tetley

July 16, 2014 12:09 PM
Last Edited 9 days ago

MotoGP » Riders want changes after ‘dangerous’ pit start


TrueFan: Maybe, they should have a double grid on the track. If you change bikes before the start, you come out and do a second sighting lap, then take your position in original grid order, but on the grid behind the grid...
Unfortunately, the double-grid suggestion would penailise the riders who don't dash for the pitlane, because they would be held on the "proper" grid while the others entered pitlane, with pitlane speed limits, stopped and changed bikes, rode the rest of the pitlane at pitlane speed limits and then completed another "sighting" lap. During this time, the riders held on the "proper" grip would have their tyres losing heat, and their engines getting overheated. I agree with Oli - no changing bikes on sighting lap.

Tetley

July 15, 2014 12:46 PM

MotoGP » Pits to victory for Marquez in Germany


V4Poweeeer: I do believe we are witnessing a legend in the making and should savour every moment regardless who you support This boy could eclipse both Agostini and Rossi on pretty much any of the factory bikes if Honda ever let him go.
Honda learned a big lesson when they let Rossi go. They won't let the top rider in the series and the world slip from their grasp again. Honda had to eat humble pie when Rossi won on the Yam, and the Japanese don't like that. Just imagine what Rossi might have achieved and how many World Championships he would have won if Honda had recognised his value and kept him.

Tetley

July 10, 2014 1:03 PM
Last Edited 14 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


It's a tough decision for JLo. Number 2 rider at Yamaha on a good bike but with a pay drop, or number 1 rider at Ducati on an unproven bike with better pay. That's assuming that there is a spare seat at Ducati, as Dovi and Cal haven't yet announced what they are doing next year. JLo doesn't need the money. He's already rich. But he has such a superior view of himself he may not be able to stomach the indignity of losing number one rider status. If he wants number one rider status he has to take a big gamble. "You have to ask yourself- are you feeling lucky, punk?" (Dirty Harry voice) From a race fan's point of view I'd rather not see the top four of the next two years being the same as the top four of the last two years so I'm hoping that JLo can regain some of his former self-confidence and take the plunge into the unknown. Nothing will change if things stay as they are.


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