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Tetley

January 27, 2016 2:14 PM
Last Edited 11 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow ‘optimistic’ despite wait for 2016 Honda


The term "development freeze" means only that they cannot upgrade their race engines during the season. It does not mean that they couldn't do any engine development work at the factory during the race season. It does not mean that their test riders couldn't test a developed motor in private during the race season. The teams had been issued with the revised electronics packages around the mid of the 2015 season, so have already had months to explore the possibilities and characterists at the factory and on the test track. As Honda have known from before the start of the 2015 season that their riders had a problem with the engine they have already had at least a year to sort it out , so if they need to do even more work at this late stage it means that the motor was seriously flawed and they are experiencing significant problems in correcting it. So although Cal is right to have an optimistic outlook, it seems that Honda are still struggling with their recalcitrant 2016 power unit.

Tetley

January 30, 2016 11:21 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


gsfan: Or did you really think Marquez went from multi Motogp champion status and turned into a wipeout artist over the winter?
No-one believes MM93 "turned into a wipe-out artist over the Winter". Neither his fans nor his non-fans believe that. Most knowledgeable followers of GPs have observed that he was a wipe-out artist long before Honda altered the Rules so he could move directly into a full-factory team. He's fast and skilfull, he doesn't need to cheat, he's a wipe-out artist because he thinks he can get away with it.

Tetley

January 26, 2016 4:48 PM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


Codger: Tetley.......If memory serves it was the loss of Gilberto Parlotti in the IOM that made Barry refuse to ride the course. He was Barry's friend. I can't off the top of my head list them, but there was several riders who joined the boycott.
I don't doubt for one second that you and True-thingy are right. Even in those days there were those who supported the withdrawal of WC status and those who opposed it. However, I was just mentioning why a significant number of people lost enthusiasm for Bazza, believing that he was the main man leading the movement and the main reason for loss of income to the Islanders. Looking at MotoGP over the last couple of decades there are obvious reasons why it could never again be held on The Mountain Course, and this is probably A Good Thing. It is infinitely easier to rub shoulders and chat to the Top riders, and TT fans are nowhere near as partisan and fiercely argumentative as MotoGP fans are today.

Tetley

January 26, 2016 2:04 PM
Last Edited 12 days ago

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


TrueFan:
Personally I admired Barry for his race skill, his character, and the good he did for safety. However, one aspect of his safety crusade was was saying that the IoM TT was too dangerous and should be banned. Some say that resulted in the IoM losing World Championship status and have never forgiven him. I'm on the fence.
I understood that the push to drop the IoM TT from the championship came from Ago, after his best mate (or at least a close mate) died there in the early 70s. Ago boycotted the event after that.
My cousin and her husband live on the Isle of Man and are keen and long-time followers of bikes and racing. It was their love of bikes and racing that prompted them to move to live on the isle of Man. It was they who told me about Barry's unpopularity following the loss of WC status. Maybe both Barry and Ago influenced the decision back in the day, but happily they both appeared to regain respect in retirement.

Tetley

January 26, 2016 1:49 PM
Last Edited 12 days ago

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


R1200GSA111: []R1200GSA111: Slo-mo Clear to me. Rossi' left leg make contact with Marquez's left side of the Bike.
If it is so crystal clear to you you would NOT have seen "Rossi left leg make contact with Marquez' LEFT side of the bike". Such contact is physically impossible. Jeez, there's already a "Disagree" who must think VR's LEFT leg could stretch over to the LEFT side of MM's bike. Or maybe the disagreer is just a troll who disagrees out of habit, rather than reason.

Tetley

January 25, 2016 1:15 PM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


Lets look at the incident from an aspect which hasn’t yet been raised- Honesty. Each rider has a different story therefore one of them must be lying. VR46 acknowledged what happened and his part in it, and that he ran MM93 wide. He was honest in his admission despite knowing that it may consequently be disadvantageous to him. MM93 has never admitted responsibility for any of his misdemeanours, either in this race or in any of his previous races. He always protests his innocence and points the blame at other riders, even when the world and his dog can all see that he was clearly at fault. VR46’s admission proved his honesty. He did not lie to save his skin. MM93’s denial that he was unfairly holding VR46 up was rejected by Race Officials. They didn't believe him. Both riders and Race Officials obviously know who is telling the truth and who is lying. Anyone who still thinks MM93 was honest is either sadly blind to reality, or so biased as to support what they know to be lies.

Tetley

January 25, 2016 1:31 PM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


Codger: AussieNsw.It's a sad reflection on Motor Bike Racing fans that Barry got his share of hatred from so called fans. Frank told me once the extent of it...not nice at all. Barry, his missus, and his parents lived in a mansion (near where I lived at the time) and people used to telephone and hurl abuse at whoever answered the phone.
Personally I admired Barry for his race skill, his character, and the good he did for safety. However, one aspect of his safety crusade was was saying that the IoM TT was too dangerous and should be banned. Some say that resulted in the IoM losing World Championship status and have never forgiven him. I'm on the fence.


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