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Tetley

March 25, 2014 6:56 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'Dangerous' Galbusera bet paid off


@AussieNSW I admire JB and to a lesser extent your patriotism, but in true Ausssie fashion you overstate your opinion and can't resist sledging the new incumbent. Sure JB has an enviable record of championships, but even he didn't get a win on his first race. Give the new bloke a chance. @DB8 and @Herewego I totally agree. JB was brilliant in his day but his enthusiasm was on the wane. As for Galbusera, it looks like the start of a memorable association with VR46.

Tetley

March 21, 2014 11:34 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


TalentFan @Tetley "As I said, the results have been meaningless for years due to the huge advantages and the control over other teams competitiveness by Mfrs, plus their ridiculous amount of influence over Dornas technical rules. We can with justification question the wins of ANY of the races really for lord knows how many seasons."
It's true that the big spenders will generally have a significant advantage, but until the introduction of the CRT class at least everyone was racing to the same Rules. It was always about who could build the best bike within the Rules and who could best set it up for the track on the day, and which rider was the most skillful at using what he had. The Britten bike proved that ingenuity and innovation can sometimes prevail against the giants, and they did it without a huge budget and without the top riders of the day. We don't have that direct comparison now the Rules arbitrarily single out specific teams for benefits or handicaps

Tetley

March 20, 2014 11:35 AM

MotoGP » Final Factory/Open MotoGP line-up revealed


Dorna may just have been supremely clever and negotiated Honda into accepting control ECU and software OR maybe they have just lost the plot and forgotten their objectives. Who knows ? Race results will now be meaningless as the riders are now on different spec bikes and there will be a season-long litany of claims why everyone's individual favourite won or lost. The system is now akin to a handicap race, except in a handicap race the fastest bikes set off last. All this could have been completely avoided if Dorna had just relaxed the development freeze and allowed Ducati to experiment with engine mounting positions. But when you're up to your ar$e in alligators it's easy to forget that the prime objective was to drain the swamp.

Tetley

March 19, 2014 8:54 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: The rule just got better for us again!


Gigi has been remarkably quiet during the last couple of weeks. He's a smart kiddie and won't be letting the grass grow under his feet. He will be inwardly content that he has created unsettling ripples and had all the other teams in a quandry. While the others have been squabbling he will have been getting on with fine-tuning the bike, trimming his beard, and selecting a chair from which the view the proceedings. I'm 100 percent confident in his abilities to bring Ducati back into contention.

Tetley

March 19, 2014 8:41 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP stars respond to Factory/Open rule change


Victories will be hollow this year. No two teams have comparable machinery. Other than the Honda and Yamaha factory riders it will be impossible to gauge whether success or failure will be because of the Rider or the bike or the Rules. It will be said of whoever wins that "It's a factory bike, that's what you expect" or "It's an Open bike and the Rules are in their favour" or "" It's a factory2 bike so it's got all works parts plus all the other Open advantages". Crash will be full of posts saying "it's this" or "It's that" and no-one will really know the truth about who did better than expected and who under-performed. The outcome will be inconclusive as there are too many variables permitted.

Tetley

March 18, 2014 10:48 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


So the MotoGP Committee has convened, the MotoGP Committee has debated, and the MotoGP Committee has decreed. A camel is a horse designed by Committee, and the MotoGP Committee have made a camel's ar$e of the Rules. For instance, they announce that "the control ECU will be introduced from the 2016 MotoGP season" Why "from" 2016 ? Why not "for" 2016 ? In fact, why not 2015 ? Why must the sport endure these barmy rules for any longer than absolutely necessary ?

Tetley

March 19, 2014 1:21 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


So Dorna insist that teams register as Factory or Open by a specified date, then single out Ducati to be placed in a category which didn't even exist until a few days before the season starts. Dorna are the cheats in this scenario. And the idiots. And the incompetents. Carmelo needs to have a long serious look at BSB to see how a race series should be run.

Tetley

March 18, 2014 10:14 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


RossL:
JimmyTheRealOne: I still don't understand why ECU is one of the most expensive parts of the MotoGP teams' budget. I mean, what's so expensive about it? It's just a CPU which you have to write some software for, am I right? So you have to buy the hardware (ECU itself) and pay some programmers to write software...
Those programmers need to get paid - factory teams can afford to have dozens, smaller teams can only afford one.
There will always be rich teams and poorer teams. You can't alter that. You would have to limit the number of technicians allowed in the pitbox to equal it out, and that won't happen any time soon.


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