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September 02, 2014 1:42 PM

MotoGP » Rossi rues time lost on opening laps


Brain: : I dont hate Rossi, i loathe his fans who cant see that he is not on the same level and make excuses and declare conspiracies why he is not a title contender any longer.
This thread is about Rossi saying he lost time to the leaders in the first few laps. That's not an excuse- it is a FACT. We all saw it. VR46 realised it and admitted it to the media. And still he gets criticism from keyboard warriors who refuse to give him credit for his skills and his current status as regular podium visitor. I admire him and I see no why I should be loathed for that personal opinion. Consider- Muhammed Ali has not won a fight for years, yet no-one disputes his greatness. Jimi Hendrix was a ground-breaking guitarist and even now when kids in their bedrooms can play all his licks, no-one disputes his greatness. VR46 is STILL among the world's top four MotoGP riders- yet he gets slated and called a has-been, and you insult his admirers. It’s time you took a broader view

Tetley

September 03, 2014 1:14 PM

MotoGP » Donington Park to host 2015 British MotoGP


That’s settled, then. But for 2016 it could be Donny, Silverstone, Brands, or even Ebbw Vale. I read it this way- "The Circuit Of Wales" is an investment Company who have bought The Rights to promote (run/organise) the British MotoGP, but it seems that they are not compelled to host it in Wales. It appears that they can choose to stage the event at any UK track which reaches Dorna's standards for GP racing. This means that they can take the GP to any eligible Brit track, and they will obviously take it to whichever track makes them ( the Promoters ) the most money. This partly depends on gate, TV and other receipts, and partly on the costs of "hiring" the circuit and ancillary services. The CoW MUST make at least enough to cover what they pay to Dorna, and the remaining hopefully anticipated profits can be invested in the Ebbw Vale circuit. We may even see the British MotoGP held at different circuits each year which may be good- or not. The CoW is a cow. A cash-cow.

Tetley

September 02, 2014 7:35 PM

MotoGP » Rossi rues time lost on opening laps


Brain: I think what Rossi is doing at his age is admirable, BUT, . He is protecting his image so you keep buying his junk. .
I have watched VR46 since his 125cc days, and have experienced the most exciting and entertaining performances I have ever seen. You correctly assume that I have bought some of his products, but you wrongly call it junk and have no evidence that it lacks quality.
Brain: Reality is, at this point in his career, he is not good enough to beat the current competition in a straight up fight for a championship.
Only one rider will be good enough to win the 2014 championship, so by your reasoning all the other riders are rubbish, which clearly they are not.
BrainI need a broader view?, for Christ sakes, Rossi fans are the most closed minded drones i have ever came across
Insults don't strengthen your case, They just show you up for provoking an arguement. i.e.Trolling.

Tetley

September 02, 2014 8:01 PM

MotoGP » Delighted Dovizioso breaks 10sec barrier


Great result for Dovi. Gigi is making great strides in improving the Duc. But let's not get carried away. For this season only, the Duc is enjoying concessions which the other factories don't have, and without those concessions the Duc would not be so high up the order. On the other hand, Dovi earlier said they would have a new frame and engine by Aragon which he hopes will bring the team nearer to the front . But next season the all-new Duc won't have the concessional advantages and will be run to the same rules as Honda and Yamaha. Only then will we see if Gigi has exorcised the Ducati demons.

Tetley

August 29, 2014 5:57 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Speed trumps psychology


I wouldn't place too much importance on what VR46 or any rider, manager, or team member says to the media. They are not going to reveal any secret tactics or winning philosophies. Their 2 prime jobs are to keep the sponsor's name prominent, and to win races for the manufacturer. Which includes mis-informing and unsettling their rivals. So when a journo sticks a mike in their face it is their opportunity to say something that will cause a rival to take their mind off the job, and get the topic talked about in the media.. And VR46 is the master of that Art. He could say Fenati is his secret love-child, the Bridgestones are made of licquorice, or the track-sweeper is a mafia hit-man, and there would be some people believing it, and others arguing it wasn't like that in the Good Old Days of last season. VR46 may, of course, be speaking truthfully and from the heart, but racers often don't. So be careful what you believe and treat the chatter and sound-bites with caution.

Tetley

August 29, 2014 6:43 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


TalentFan:
Tetley:
AyrtonSenna: Talentfan, are you one of those blokes who believes the lunar landing happened in hollywood?
I'm another of the many who are 100% sure the lunar landing actually happened. I saw it live on TV.
Me too. I was too small to really get what it was I was watching, but I saw it on tv live too. Theres so much stacked against it actually being achieved though that I'm with the 'Film Lot' stage scene people. We could not land manned missions there now, let alone in '69.
I still think it was real, 'cos it was on in the early hours of the morning. If it was staged it would have had a prime time slot and there would have been adverts and product placements and at least two smarmy presenters .

Tetley

August 28, 2014 3:47 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


TalentFan: @Tetley-good points all, esp. the tyre age and storage etc. it all supports the need for a lottery style open book distribution, properly controlled and guaranteed randomly issued
Exactly. I'd also like to know what happens to tyres which are NOT used during race weekends. Does Bridgestone keep unissued tyres on the truck and mix them with the fresh tyres which arrive for a subsequent race meeting? We know Bridgestone don't throw them away because we know that earlier this season the teams were issued with the previous season's tyres. Do the teams return their unused tyres to the Bridgestone truck? OR do the teams keep them and carry them forward to the next race? If so, does anyone monitor what befalls them? Can teams "treat" them in any way to enhance their performance? For example, additional heat cycles, storage at high or low temperatures, or in a gaseous atmosphere or coated with substances to modify characteristics? Too many loopholes.

Tetley

August 28, 2014 5:50 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘closer to goal’ heading to Silverstone


TalentFan: @ Tetley Again you've thought of angles I hadn't considered, but which make a lot of sense (maybe a bit far for even me though with the gaseous atmosphere thing). Even if a bit tongue-in-cheek, your post highlights that really there could well be nothing really 'controlled' about Control Tyres at all!
“Gaseous atmospheres”- new tyres have a definite "smell" which is solvents evaporating from them. Tyres continue to “go off” or “cure” long after being made. By storing them in an atmosphere rich in solvent gasses (or other gasses which attack or modify rubber compounds) maybe they could preserve their newness or alter their characteristics? And back when my son was racing radio-controlled cars, they used to paint or spray their tyres with concoctions which made them stickier. And it worked. If a layman like me is aware of possible tyre treatments it is highly likely that tyre boffins have more than a trick or two in their ganderbags.


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