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January 15, 2015 11:51 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I

Why are so many posters making such comments of condemnation and derision? The GP15 is an all-new bike. Unlike the other big teams (except Suzuki?) it isn't just a slightly tweaked version of last season's bike. It is completely new/re-engineered, and has radically new geometry. Gigi has said the GP15 will be at the end-of-February tests but won't be at the Feb 4-7 tests. He hasn't said the GP15 isn't ready. He's just saying it won't debut in public until a couple of weeks after the proletariat expected. The "delay" might simply be due to a late design change to a significant component. Or it might be due to a supplier not being able to meet due dates. Or both. Or maybe Gigi simply doesn't want to show the opposition his hand until the last minute. Until mid-last season the GP15 existed nowhere but in Gigi's head. Bringing it into production in a time frame of only 6 months or so is an achievement in itself.


January 13, 2015 1:48 PM

MotoGP » The MotoGP penalty points list

It is a sensible, welcome decision to carry points over to the subsequent year, but it does not say if the points carried forward are applied for ALL of the subsequent year, or if they are removed at the anniversary of the penalty. Can anyone please clarify ? It is also a sensible decision to carry the points over when a rider changes classes, for example, Miller moving to MotoGP class.


January 15, 2015 12:25 PM

MotoGP » Stoner to continue Honda MotoGP tests

Olafthehairy: One wonders what would happen if either of the two Repsol riders were to get a serious injury???????
That is in my view Honda have him in the family. Honda have the best reserve rider out there Cleaver policy.
In the scenario of MM or DP being out Honda have many options, one of them being CC35 ( Don't bother arguing, we're talking "if's"). However, a definite criteria would be whether CS wanted to race again. He retired because he didn't like / didn't have the stomach for MotoGP, so why would he return to somewhere he didn't enjoy being, with the real possibility of playing second-string to MM93? That would really be risking the end of any credibility he might still have. Even if he beat everyone hands-down he would just be re-creating the circumstances which he retired to avoid. It would be a lose/lose situation. So, I think the likelyhood of Stoner returning to MotoGP is nil.


January 16, 2015 12:00 AM

RR » Michael Dunlop to ride factory Yamaha in 2015

frontbrake: Tetley, I am not so confident Micky D can win on the Yamaha and I feel that Guy can do it on the BMW. Micky D is the better rider at the TT , but, has Shaun Muir got the correct winning package for his rider.? I don't think so and past evidence would suggest that. I hope he hasn't just signed the contract for the biggest cheque.!!!!!. However I wish him the very best of luck.
I agree completely. I'm sure Guy , McPint, Anstey will all be relieved that MD is on a Yam and not on another BMW. But the words "fat Lady" and "Sings" come to mind. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.


January 12, 2015 2:01 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015

PorkPie: Fair enough Tetley I get your point, it is far from a full gone conclusion. Anything can happen, and in every TT at least one of the potential winners has a mechanical, pit stop mess up or it rains (if they'll ever let them out again in the rain). I just feel, on anything like a factory supported BMW, over the course of the two big races Michael will blow away Guy and William. Having said that, I don't think he can keep winning 4 in a week, or can he?
Agreed, but who knows- he might ! But 4 in a week ( or 5, like Hutchy) paints a large target on a rider's back and can raise the game of their rivals. The likes of Anstey are cussed enough to just not let it happen. And Guy could have put one on the board if (yes, I know we can't rely on if's) he hadn't had the time penalty for going a gnat's cock-hair above the pit lane speed limit. T'aint over 'till it's over. That's the thrill of the Mountain circuit.


January 11, 2015 12:42 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015

Tetley: I don't think it is quite that cut-and-dry
I can't see it. I haven't seen many like Michael around the TT, he's up there with the very best at the IOM e.g. Joey, Hizzy, Foggy, McCallen, DJ, McPint, a very elite group.
Pie-man, I can't dispute that Mickey D is a tremendous top-class rider , but I did qualify my comments with "when we factor-in weather, pit stops, punctures and other unpredictables and imponderables it is as close a head-to-head as we are ever likely to see." Like yourself, I've been in the hedgerows and had my hat blown off by legends like Hailwood, Gardener, Hutchy, Molly and Webster. However, you have to believe that MD's rivals might challenge and prevail, otherwise racing loses the important elements of competition and uncertainty and brave under-dogs. And discounting the opposition can de-value the win, while a close tussle makes the win sweeter. Personally I prefer to maintain interest by regardin


January 08, 2015 6:43 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015

Tetley: BTW, at the weekend I heard a whisper that BMW were still talking to Mickey D . Could we see Mickey D on a works BMW going head-to-head with Guy Martin on a TAS works-supported BMW ? That would be a contest worth sailing to see.
,Can you guys be 100% sure that MD is aboardthe BMW come june because he is the big draw for the TT ie the rebel with a cause that pushes himself tothe limit just like his dad and uncle Joey.
The only thing that is 100% sure is that , as I said in my posting, I heard a whisper that BMW are still talking to Mickey D. My source was someone with a connection to the Dunlops. As far as I am aware nothing is finalised.


January 08, 2015 12:54 PM
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MotoGP » MotoGP getting faster…

Brain: My conclusion flawed? Which is more dangerous, pack racing with bikes reaching 140 mph, or pack racing with bikes reaching 215 mph. Im no physicist, but im going with pack racing with bikes that reach 215 mph.
Thank you for once more contradicting yourself and conceding my earlier point that closer, slower racing is less dangerous. That fact was obvious from the start to everyone but you seem to pick arguments purely for the sake of arguing. I'll not be satiating you with further responses.

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