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Tetley

January 07, 2015 2:21 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP getting faster…


It is very easy to sit in a chair at a keyboard saying "MotoGP riders must risk more for my entertainment". Personally, I would prefer "closer" to "faster". Currently, Moto3 provides the closest, most exciting, most unpredictable racing, with only 250cc and at significantly lower speeds than MotoGP. Most professional racers prefer to win at the slowest possible speed. Yeee-Harrr racing belongs on the drag-strip, not on Grand Prix circuits..

Tetley

January 12, 2015 2:01 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015


PorkPie: Fair enough Tetley I get your point, it is far from a full gone conclusion. Anything can happen, and in every TT at least one of the potential winners has a mechanical, pit stop mess up or it rains (if they'll ever let them out again in the rain). I just feel, on anything like a factory supported BMW, over the course of the two big races Michael will blow away Guy and William. Having said that, I don't think he can keep winning 4 in a week, or can he?
Agreed, but who knows- he might ! But 4 in a week ( or 5, like Hutchy) paints a large target on a rider's back and can raise the game of their rivals. The likes of Anstey are cussed enough to just not let it happen. And Guy could have put one on the board if (yes, I know we can't rely on if's) he hadn't had the time penalty for going a gnat's cock-hair above the pit lane speed limit. T'aint over 'till it's over. That's the thrill of the Mountain circuit.

Tetley

January 11, 2015 12:42 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015


PorkPie:
Tetley: I don't think it is quite that cut-and-dry
I can't see it. I haven't seen many like Michael around the TT, he's up there with the very best at the IOM e.g. Joey, Hizzy, Foggy, McCallen, DJ, McPint, a very elite group.
Pie-man, I can't dispute that Mickey D is a tremendous top-class rider , but I did qualify my comments with "when we factor-in weather, pit stops, punctures and other unpredictables and imponderables it is as close a head-to-head as we are ever likely to see." Like yourself, I've been in the hedgerows and had my hat blown off by legends like Hailwood, Gardener, Hutchy, Molly and Webster. However, you have to believe that MD's rivals might challenge and prevail, otherwise racing loses the important elements of competition and uncertainty and brave under-dogs. And discounting the opposition can de-value the win, while a close tussle makes the win sweeter. Personally I prefer to maintain interest by regardin

Tetley

January 08, 2015 6:43 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015


frontbrake:
Tetley: BTW, at the weekend I heard a whisper that BMW were still talking to Mickey D . Could we see Mickey D on a works BMW going head-to-head with Guy Martin on a TAS works-supported BMW ? That would be a contest worth sailing to see.
,Can you guys be 100% sure that MD is aboardthe BMW come june because he is the big draw for the TT ie the rebel with a cause that pushes himself tothe limit just like his dad and uncle Joey.
The only thing that is 100% sure is that , as I said in my posting, I heard a whisper that BMW are still talking to Mickey D. My source was someone with a connection to the Dunlops. As far as I am aware nothing is finalised.

Tetley

January 08, 2015 12:28 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015


PorkPie:
Tetley: BTW, at the weekend I heard a whisper that BMW were still talking to Mickey D . Could we see Mickey D on a works BMW going head-to-head with Guy Martin on a TAS works-supported BMW ? That would be a contest worth sailing to see.
If it happens, Micky wins hands down every time!
I don't think it is quite that cut-and-dry. The factory bike is bound to have the edge on the works-supported bike, and as a bonus they have that tasty lady engine builder. But when we factor-in weather, pit stops, punctures and other unpredictables and imponderables it is as close a head-to-head as we are ever likely to see . And Willie D might cause an upset.

Tetley

January 08, 2015 12:54 PM
Last Edited 207 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP getting faster…


Brain: My conclusion flawed? Which is more dangerous, pack racing with bikes reaching 140 mph, or pack racing with bikes reaching 215 mph. Im no physicist, but im going with pack racing with bikes that reach 215 mph.
Thank you for once more contradicting yourself and conceding my earlier point that closer, slower racing is less dangerous. That fact was obvious from the start to everyone but you seem to pick arguments purely for the sake of arguing. I'll not be satiating you with further responses.

Tetley

January 07, 2015 7:43 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP getting faster…


Brain:
Tetley: It is very easy to sit in a chair at a keyboard saying "MotoGP riders must risk more for my entertainment". Personally, I would prefer "closer" to "faster". .
To start with, as technology has moved forward and speeds have increased dramatically, the number of deaths in GP has plummeted .
"Dramatically" contradicts your earlier statement that "In the last 10 years, the lap times have come down approximately 3 seconds on average. 2/3rds of that 3 seconds was in the first five years, while the last five years have seen a much slower progression."
Now to your conflicting comments, you do realize that by calling for closer racing, you are in fact saying you would like to see the riders risk more for your entertainment
Your conclusion is a flawed non-sequitur until deaths occur more frequently in Moto3 than MotoGP. Because it is cruel to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent, I'll not be

Tetley

January 07, 2015 7:18 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP getting faster…


Brain:
TF2: Sense there from Tetley.
You are kidding yourself if you think that slowing down lap times by 2 seconds wont affect the popularity of the sport.
You are the one kidding yourself. It won't make one jot of difference to the popularity of the sport in The Rest Of The World, excluding USA.
As has been discussed a million times,
I've told you a million times - don't exaggerate. Brain, your problem is that most of your statements contain absolutes - surely you don't actually believe you are absolutely right all the time and those who disagree are absolutely wrong ?
series like Moto3 have close racing because it allows more riders to race at speeds that fit their comfort zone
Your imagination exceeds your logic.

Tetley

January 07, 2015 7:50 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015


Nick23: @ Tetley "However, it is slightly worrying that in the photo McPint appears to be hiding substantial wrist strapping. When I spoke to him last year he showed me the scar from his scaphoid operation and said his wrist was healing nicely, so seeing the strapping may not be a good sign." I think that photo is from spring 2014 & McPint's wrist has fully healed now.
You're right. I asked MCN and they confirmed it is " Last year's launch photo "

Tetley

January 07, 2015 1:45 PM

RR » Honda retains McGuinness, Cummins for TT 2015


It's good to see McPint back in the Honda family, but the old girl (the bike, not JMcG) hasn't changed for several years so it has to be doubtful whether it has the pace of newer bikes, particularly the BMW. However, it is slightly worrying that in the photo McPint appears to be hiding substantial wrist strapping. When I spoke to him last year he showed me the scar from his scaphoid operation and said his wrist was healing nicely, so seeing the strapping may not be a good sign. BTW, at the weekend I heard a whisper that BMW were still talking to Mickey D . Could we see Mickey D on a works BMW going head-to-head with Guy Martin on a TAS works-supported BMW ? That would be a contest worth sailing to see.


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