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Tetley

January 15, 2015 11:51 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I


Why are so many posters making such comments of condemnation and derision? The GP15 is an all-new bike. Unlike the other big teams (except Suzuki?) it isn't just a slightly tweaked version of last season's bike. It is completely new/re-engineered, and has radically new geometry. Gigi has said the GP15 will be at the end-of-February tests but won't be at the Feb 4-7 tests. He hasn't said the GP15 isn't ready. He's just saying it won't debut in public until a couple of weeks after the proletariat expected. The "delay" might simply be due to a late design change to a significant component. Or it might be due to a supplier not being able to meet due dates. Or both. Or maybe Gigi simply doesn't want to show the opposition his hand until the last minute. Until mid-last season the GP15 existed nowhere but in Gigi's head. Bringing it into production in a time frame of only 6 months or so is an achievement in itself.

Tetley

January 13, 2015 1:48 PM

MotoGP » The MotoGP penalty points list


It is a sensible, welcome decision to carry points over to the subsequent year, but it does not say if the points carried forward are applied for ALL of the subsequent year, or if they are removed at the anniversary of the penalty. Can anyone please clarify ? It is also a sensible decision to carry the points over when a rider changes classes, for example, Miller moving to MotoGP class.

Tetley

January 16, 2015 12:49 PM
Last Edited 191 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I


TedG: Slighting Ducati for not making a self imposed deadline is really not necessary.
Most of the critics simply do not think in depth. Gigi's intention is to turn up at the first round, ready to race, and that includes having an adequate spares back-up. Critics don't appreciate that development parts are mostly one-offs, and won't be passed for production until they are proved and optimised. Duc needs the maximum possible time to juggle the various components into the best-working mix so the final spec has to be decided at the latest possible date. Factor-in that the GP15 is a wholly new machine and there will be very few carry-over components from the GP14 and it is apparent that making enough spares for a weekend's racing is a BIG, TIME-CONSUMING JOB. Therefore risking their (probably) only complete bikes at Sepang 1 with inadequate spares resources could mean being unable to complete the weekend. And that would be foolish. And foolish Gigi is not.

Tetley

January 15, 2015 12:25 PM

MotoGP » Stoner to continue Honda MotoGP tests


frontbrake:
Olafthehairy: One wonders what would happen if either of the two Repsol riders were to get a serious injury???????
That is in my view Honda have him in the family. Honda have the best reserve rider out there Cleaver policy.
In the scenario of MM or DP being out Honda have many options, one of them being CC35 ( Don't bother arguing, we're talking "if's"). However, a definite criteria would be whether CS wanted to race again. He retired because he didn't like / didn't have the stomach for MotoGP, so why would he return to somewhere he didn't enjoy being, with the real possibility of playing second-string to MM93? That would really be risking the end of any credibility he might still have. Even if he beat everyone hands-down he would just be re-creating the circumstances which he retired to avoid. It would be a lose/lose situation. So, I think the likelyhood of Stoner returning to MotoGP is nil.

Tetley

January 16, 2015 12:04 PM

MotoGP » Stoner to continue Honda MotoGP tests


TF2: 2016 will not be any more of a level playing field than it was in 2014, or what it will be in 2015.
Herve Poncharal and I disagree with you. 2016 has so many differences from what went before that the simplest bikes may be easier to set up than the complicated ones. There could well be upsets. It will be fascinating seeing who adapts quickest and who finds the sweet spot quickest.

Tetley

January 16, 2015 12:00 AM

RR » Michael Dunlop to ride factory Yamaha in 2015


frontbrake: Tetley, I am not so confident Micky D can win on the Yamaha and I feel that Guy can do it on the BMW. Micky D is the better rider at the TT , but, has Shaun Muir got the correct winning package for his rider.? I don't think so and past evidence would suggest that. I hope he hasn't just signed the contract for the biggest cheque.!!!!!. However I wish him the very best of luck.
I agree completely. I'm sure Guy , McPint, Anstey will all be relieved that MD is on a Yam and not on another BMW. But the words "fat Lady" and "Sings" come to mind. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.


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