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Tetley

January 18, 2014 5:32 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


@Andrew Long “I can't see 2014 being any different than 2013 and I think Rossi in the back of his mind knows this.” I have to disagree as I think 2014 will differ in one important aspect. The “Factory” bikes will suffer from the fuel and engine restrictions and the “Open” class bikes will be much closer to the front than the CRT class ever was. Looking further ahead, it is highly likely that the “Open” class will become the preferred class for 2015. I do, however, agree that VR46 undoubtedly recognises these likelihoods, and he is sure to be contemplating the consequences. For example, VR46 has been successful on 500cc 2-strokes, 990s and 800s, but will JLo, MM and DP be able to adapt to bikes without full “Factory” enhancements? It may be that when the Aliens are on “Open” bikes Rossi’s experience will restore his competitiveness. So, the first 6 races will not only give VR the opportunity to evaluate himself, but also give him time to evaluate the effects the “Open” class may have

Tetley

January 18, 2014 5:31 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


@ Insidejob “There is nothing wrong with Rossi's brakes. They're exactly the same as 95% of the fields. Lever, pipes, caliper etc. There is much more to braking than that. Front to rear weight distribution, rake and trail, height of C of G, springs and damping, wheelbase length, frame and forks rigidity, engine braking, electronics settings, to name just a few of the variable criteria. The issue is not the hardware of the brakes themselves, it is how the chassis and the overall package reacts to the brakes.

Tetley

January 08, 2014 3:10 PM

RR » TT organisers dismiss suggestion of Honda influence


"“ACU Events Ltd amended the regulations following consultation with the motorcycle manufacturers as part of a longer-term strategy to contain costs for the TT teams and competitors. " Surely "longer term" doesn't mean straight away? There should be at least 12 months warning for rule changes, unless agreed by ALL teams. The TT should allow whatever BSB allows for the same year. BSB are already controlling costs in an acceptable manner. They need someone in charge of the calibre of Stuart Higgs.

Tetley

January 11, 2014 9:01 PM

RR » Milwaukee: No Dunlop deal for TT


"'I can categorically state that we have no plans to support any other rider at the Isle of Man TT on any type of machinery'-Dale McElveen" They have been very specific. There's no room for mis-interpretation. They have left themselves no get-out provisions. It won't happen. However, what they don't say is whether or not they had previously investigated that scenario.

Tetley

January 06, 2014 2:57 PM

RR » TT blow for Hutchinson and Brookes


@cruachan “I have no allegiance to any particular manufacturer, but I have to say that I'm rather annoyed with Honda over their political manoeuvrings, particularly over the proposed control ECU in MotoGP.” Like yourself, I have no allegiance to any of the competing manufacturers and you’re right, this change to the rules was “suggested” by Honda. Add to that their opposition to the proposed control ECU in MotoGP and their threat to withdraw. And add to that their dropping of the Honda TT Legends team- and add to that their recent BSB announcements- and (I have said this before) it is showing Honda in a very non-sporting light.

Tetley

January 06, 2014 3:33 PM

RR » TT blow for Hutchinson and Brookes


@wotan “Why not get a separate 1 event sponsor as is done at the Suzuka 8 hours and ride another brand for the TT only.” One- do you not realise the costs of attracting sponsors and persuading them to give their support? AND the costs of new bikes, re-labelling team equipment, and new leathers etc for the riders and new livery for the bikes? This would cost more than any sponsor would pay for a single race. Two- do you not realise the time and cash SMR have spent bringing their bikes to a competitive level? Switching mnfrs would leave them with unfamiliar machines and no useful data. AND put them at a disadvantage to teams who had already been using SMR’s substitute bikes. AND would the substitute mnfr want to give SMR a competitive bike knowing SMR would compete with their established teams? AND how would those teams who have been loyal to the substitute manufacture react? Like “The Pub Landlord” says- you haven’t thought it through, have you? (Smiley Face)

Tetley

January 12, 2014 12:30 PM

MotoGP » Ducati: 'No further plans' for Open MotoGP class


Or maybe Gigi could be publicising mis-information to hide his intentions or just wanting to evaluate the responses from other mnfrs? With 4 litres of fuel less and only 5 engines per season for Factory bikes, I forsee "Open" class bikes being a serious option for many teams. It would certainly be cheaper than running works bikes. Gigi is no mug. He'll do what's best for Ducati. And if that means uniting Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW and Aprilia against the big-spending Honda steamroller , that's what he'll do.


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