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Tetley

May 23, 2014 3:51 PM

MotoGP » Michelin named new MotoGP Tyre Supplier


Greavesit: Pirelli can't even match lap records in BSB that are 8 years old
It is so easy to say that, but you are forgetting that the spec of the BSB bikes themselves has been reigned in over the past 8 years and they are now running to much more restrictive rules, effectively the Evo rules which were at the back of the grid a year or so ago.. You could just as easily say that no-one has completed a faster lap on a GP bike than Barry Sheene's 137 mph lap average back in times long ago. As it is, it would be better to note that in BSB, Pirelli tyres rarely give problems, warm up quickly, appear to be consistent over race distance, and no team is favoured by suspiciously better-then-the-norm tyres. All of which is exactly what MotoGP needs. No I'm not a Pirelli fan, they don't suit my bike at all. But Bridgestones do.

Tetley

May 24, 2014 1:14 PM

MotoGP » Michelin named new MotoGP Tyre Supplier


[blockquoteEDIT by CRASH.NET! Grammar? It's EFFECT, not AFFECT! Grammar ? No, that's not grammar, that's just mis-spelling or an incomplete knowledge of English vocabulary resulting in inappropriate terminology. Grammar is poor punctuation, syntax, phonology, or etymology. It includes poor construction of sentences and other errors such as split infinitives e.g. " To boldly go". Crash! Before you correct someone, first you must be sure that you yourself are correct, not just THINK you're correct. Now can we get back to dissin motersickles ? ( Smiley Face )

Tetley

May 23, 2014 11:18 AM

MotoGP » Michelin named new MotoGP Tyre Supplier


Let's hope that extra testing is scheduled for 2015 so teams can find out how the Michelins behave and start to work developing new base settings to suit the 2016 season's bikes. And let's hope that the tyre spec is decided and frozen well before the start of the 2016 season. Dithering with different tyre specs as Bridgestone did at the start of 2014 would cause chaos and justifiable complaints from teams and riders.

Tetley

May 22, 2014 12:06 PM

WSBK » Melandri: I need to redeem myself


ProfessorX: Guintoli is food for guys like Rea and Sykes, I can't see Aprilia winning anything this year unless Pirelli throw them a bone, or Melandri 'adapts' and overcomes.
I think you underestimate Guintoli and dismiss him too easily. He is well at the front of the game, despite the team being shaken to the roots with the surprise departure of the talented Gigi D'Alligna. And if you doubt Gigi's value and influence you only need to consider how the Ducati has vastly improved since he joined them. Sylvain is trouncing Melandri and the Frenchman is no stranger to the Championship lead, despite his recent troubling injuries. With the perpetual roulette of tyres,injuries and weather randomly handicapping all teams and riders Sylvain should not be discounted.

Tetley

May 22, 2014 9:50 PM

MotoGP » Rossi 'Lorenzo frustrated', Marquez 'fun is faster'


MotoMarc: In terms of Pedrosa's issues it's a combination of the bike being developed more towards Marquez's style and I think the other part may be mental and part phyiscal (i.e. recent arm pump issue).
The flaw in that hypothesis is that even before MM93 came along Pedrosa always had less overall success than whoever his team-mate was at the time, so developing the bike towards MM93's style cannot be held to blame, nor can the recent issues with arm pump, as his lack of dominance over his team-mates happened just the same in all the previous years. Dani is, of course a fast and extremely capable rider, but there is that certain element missing which perpetually prevents him from seizing number 1 status in the team. And if he can't beat his team-mate he will never be World Champion. I think Dani knows that.

Tetley

May 22, 2014 11:20 AM
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MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


V4Poweeeer: "Vale didn't get a Factory ride straight away, he won the last 500cc WC on a sattelite NSR500". Rossi was given Jeremy Burgess as his crew chief why on earth would Honda give such a valuable resource to a non-factory rider.Burgess was one of the main reasons Rossi signed for Honda that year Burgess was looking to retire aswell Honda gave Rossi the works.
Rossi was already 125 and 250 World Champion. Honda saw his potential and wanted him. Honda recognised VR's habit of a learning year, then a championship year so they sensibly put him in a satellite team. JB is on record as wanting to bring on a young rider and VR wanted JB. The pair of them probably insisted on a factory bike as part of the deal. The jigsaw fitted perfectly for everyone. The one aspect which did not go to plan was that VR and his satellite team won the World Championship. Honda then had no options but to put the VR on a full works factory Repsol Honda. Of such are legends made.

Tetley

May 22, 2014 11:48 AM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


V4Poweeeer: Being a non factory crew chief would have meant pay cut and less support.
"It ain't necessarily so" as the song goes. If JB was already contracted for that period Honda would have had to keep him on the same pay. In fact, to lure JB into a satellite team, Honda might have had to give him extra money. Honda certainly wouldn't have wanted to allow JB out of contract as other teams would have paid handsomely for JB's experience, intuition, capabilites and insider knowledge.

Tetley

May 21, 2014 10:38 PM

WSBK » Melandri: I need to redeem myself


Marco is just spouting PR speak. He hasn't gelled with the Aprilia. Marco is a barge and bully rider, but the Aprilia isn't a barge and bully bike, it is a machine which responds to finesse. Whatever he says to the media, Marco doesn't have a magic button which he can press to save him. He has lost his mojo. And has he also lost Manu ? And are the two situations connected ?

Tetley

May 22, 2014 11:38 AM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


PorkPie: As you say back then having Burgess was a massive selling point for Honda. Sad how he went.
I thoroughly agree. I can't believe that anyone wanted the decision to be revealed in that manner, but the media saw a scoop and blew away all the plans for a proper announcement and an appreciative and honourable send-off for JB. The media showed neither gratitude nor respect for the countless occasions when JB and VR had given their time, expertise and information to help reporters fulfill their roles. The media owe a huge apology to JB for preventing a gracious conclusion to his exceptionally successful career.


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