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Tetley

June 16, 2014 7:34 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow calm as erratic engine ruins race


PatrickD: Cal's qualifying performance here was an embarrassment.
The chances are that whatever the problem was in the race, it was there at the start and during warm-up and during qually, probably initially causing an undetectable performance drop but gradually getting worse until it stopped the bike altogether. While the bike was not displaying any adverse symptoms it is unlikely that they would change any significant component , so the data should show what the problem was and where the blame lies. It isn't because Cal isn't trying, and that will be obvious to Team management.

Tetley

June 16, 2014 7:20 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow calm as erratic engine ruins race


mrfill: CC has a 2 year contract so should be safe for 2015 but Dovi is out of contract and rumour has it that Iannone has been offered a full factory bike.. Will they run 3 bikes? Get rid of Dovi? Sack Crutchlow? If true, it has to be one of the three.
I'm sure you're right about Cal's 2-year contract. Also, as I recall, Gigi's thoughts were "Why have two bikes doing development when we could have four?" and didn't he consequently announce that the satellite Ducati's would be full works bikes to enable him to learn where the bike's handicaps were more quickly? With a new bike due next year it would make sense to retain his current riders, as their direct comparisons will be valuable. There's a weak link somewhere in Cal's crew and that's where i would expect changes to be imminent.

Tetley

June 17, 2014 12:18 PM

MotoGP » ‘Power cut’ strategy costs Lorenzo


rattle: cosseiga rossi has the mindset to adapt? Wonder what happened in 2011 and 2012 then
What happened ? The Ducati bike was in decline and had stopped being unbeatable long ago. Ducati management thought they could get back to winning by just adding a World Champion rider. Ducati management subsequently ignored what the rider was telling them, although other riders had told them the same in previous seasons. VR46 and JB were able to improve the bike's times compared with the previous year but Ducati continued being unable or unwilling to make the much-needed improvements. After VR46 and JB left, the bike got even slower and its result became poorer. That's what happened. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Q E D.

Tetley

June 12, 2014 5:43 PM

MotoGP » Rossi fired-up for 'fantastic' Catalunya


PorkPie: @ Tetley One concern however "confiscated our tinned drinks" oh dear! Whatever will I do... hate standing in catering van queues!
Buy and bring your cold drinks in plastic bottles. We didn't have any glass containers so I can't comment on them. But they searched everybody's backpacks, bags and handbags at the entrance gate. I wore my Crutchlow T-shirt. He got pole. When he fell off in the race everyone around us gave me a sad face. Aaah. Have a great time.

Tetley

June 12, 2014 1:27 PM

MotoGP » Rossi fired-up for 'fantastic' Catalunya


PorkPie: Well I'm off to Spain in a few hours so you could say just like Rossi I'm fired up! I predict a great weekend's racing and: Marc to win (but not take pole), Jorge second, Dani third, Rossi 4th.
I predict you'll really enjoy it ! My Mrs and I went last year. Three-day tickets only cost us about 100 Euro for two, including seats opposite pit lane exit on Race day. Our tickets allowed us to sit where we wanted on the other days , so we sat in the grandstand opposite Rossi, JLo and Crutchlow's pits. It was scorchio and we were pleased that we had taken cushions to sit on as the seats were so hot ! Note- we took food and drink but Security searches everyone's bags before allowing entry and they confiscated our tinned drinks and the metal fork we had taken. Plastic bottles and cutlery are OK.


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