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Tetley

March 14, 2014 11:43 AM

MotoGP » PICS: Extra lever on Factory Yamaha


tleaf100: what i always wanted for rear brakes,always loathed foot brakes. learnt to drive in fast rear wheel drive cars and just did the same on bikes,front brakes are only there to warm your feet up!! couple of times i rigged rear brakes to front brake lever and got threatened with being nicked!! my perfect setup would be rear brake bar right with throttle front brake on little lever like these and clutch on bar left.
Nice one ! There are 20-plus disagrees who believed your hilarious posting. Incidentally, tleaf, you are obsolete. Tetley

Tetley

March 16, 2014 10:14 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


therealDave “@Tetley, you can’t possibly think it fair, just or "proper" that Ducati be allowed their full factory effort (including software) but with concessions other factories aren’t allowed and other open teams can’t use (effectively). Ducati aren’t at fault but that doesn’t mean they deserve a "leg-up" either.
Dorna gave every team in the pit lane the choice of Open or Factory status. Ducati made an inspired choice. Honda goofed. Having chosen Open class, Ducati should run by the same Rules as the other Open teams. As I said earlier, I agree that the release of the "upgraded" software was badly timed by Dorna and Marelli, and that all Open Teams should use the "original" control ECU at least for the first half of the season. Dorna and Marelli can then choose whether to continue with that software, or progressively introduce agreed enhancements. Ducati made ONE decision and chose Open status. Every other decision was made by Dorna and Marelli.

Tetley

March 14, 2014 11:29 AM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


Carmello's job does not look very safe, as the controlling interests who pay his wages can not be favourably impressed by his constant dithering and ineptitude. Dorna stated a firm date for teams to notify them which class they would be contesting. Ducati complied within the time allowed and announced they would enter Open Class. Now Dorna are breaking their own Rules by contemplating a different class than those originally specified. By definition, any Factory 2 team has therefore already missed the application cut-off date and are therefore NOT eligible to compete in any class. Call this "Management" ? I call it "Stupidity".

Tetley

March 15, 2014 8:33 PM
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MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


Joeski: TruefanNow they "slid" DORNA/Marelli their software (PS Marelli already had their software as they developed it for Ducati)...Marelli puts it out as an update...NOW Ducati is allowed to keep the very software they sacrificed for OPEN class concessions.... sorry bro!!...they skirted the rules through a loophole (legal maybe,,,,but underhanded!!!)
Joeski ! ! Either you don't understand or you choose to ignore the facts. Ducati did not "slide" their software to Marelli. They and the other teams were requested to provide input and Ducati made no secret that they had. Ducati did not decide what went into the control ECU. Dorna and Marelli did. Ducati did not decide when the updated control ECU was introduced. Dorna and Marelli did. Ducati were not underhanded. They acted within the same rules which applied to all teams. Ducati are NOT the bad guys here.

Tetley

March 15, 2014 1:39 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


jambop But let us not take our eye off the ball here this is about l Ducati seeing a chance to be competitive with a crap bike and hope that as they go along they will buy time and get it sorted. They could easily develop their bike in non race conditions with test riders just as Honda and Yamaha will have to.
Yes, they could. But no developments are allowed to Factory bikes during the season and that is why they chose to go Open. It was a sensible decision made entirely within the Rules.

Tetley

March 15, 2014 1:14 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


Chopper51: The fact remains that Ducati only signed up for the open class to be able to compete (2013 no podiums), So...any success that they have this year, would only be due to the fact that they manipulated the rules that were not for factory teams intended.
Ducati did NOT sign up to Open class intending to compete for the podium. They signed up to because it was the only way which allowed them to develop their machine. Also, they did NOT manipulate the Rules. They complied with them fully. ALL teams had the same rules, all teams had the same options. Some teams just made better decisions than the others.

Tetley

March 15, 2014 1:00 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


Garcia: "Honda are against a control ecu and I'm sure they complained against Ducati going open but the Factory 2 rule has been created not because of complains from Honda but from the Open class teams".
Please tell us which Open Teams have complained. Name them. I have not seen any reports of them complaining. The bare facts are that Honda do not want, and have already resorted to threats about, control ECUs. They simply do not want them. They certainly do not want the Open class to be adopted as the only specification in future years as this will erode what they see as their advantage. They threatened to withdraw if the Open class was adopted but that didn't work. So they are now employing an alternative tactic which is to add confusion and DISCREDIT the principles of the Open class and control ECUs. It's a common ploy in politics " If you can't win fairly, discredit your opponents."

Tetley

March 15, 2014 1:32 PM

MotoGP » Ducati Open or Factory? The wait continues…


Realist: I'm with jambop, shamarone and a few others on this one. Ducati tried to pull a fast one.
Impossible. Ducati did not specify the release date of the upgraded software. It was Dorna and Marelli who decided the date of release. You can't blame Ducati for that. Ducati gave Dorna their software for Marelli to use as they see fit. The late introduction of the upgraded software certainly disadvantaged the other Open teams, but it was Dorna and Marelli's decision. So we should be asking "Why did Dorna and Marelli choose that action?" The most probable answer is to show Honda just exactly who sets the Rules and who runs the show.

Tetley

March 12, 2014 5:22 PM

MotoGP » Ducati 'not happy' with Factory 2 development


grantrd: Tetley....it's a private joke from another thread , calm down.... Talentfan.... Just take it for what it is man you come across as very bitter about the fact that some people may not accept your opinion... I watch motogp for many reasons and yes the mfr battle is my priority along with many others ... We aren't all the same......
Ah, now I understand. Next time if you give us a smiley face or a "He-He" we'll see what you're at. ( Smiley Face )


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