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johnny13

July 31, 2014 12:43 AM
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MotoGP » Red Bull increases Honda backing


RSMick:
TalentFan: HRC visibly have masses of electronics staff in the pit,
Now look at the Kawasaki WSB pit, whose electronics are far more advanced that what Honda Motogp have with more rider aids.
RS Mick did you actually read the articles you posted links too? 1. It was MCN FFS! Make it up as you go along then deny ever saying it. And yes other than Matty Birt and Chad they generally do. And HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto told MCN: “It’s impossible to police this. How can you check how much they are spending in R and D? We fully agree with the philosophy but 15m Euro is too difficult for us. "I think more realistic is something closer to 20m. I think that is reasonable for a company to join MotoGP. I have heard some rumours that BMW is already spending 15m Euro in World Superbike. So your own article links suggest Honda are against ever not being able to monopolise budget yet you argue against it....hmmmm odd

johnny13

July 31, 2014 12:21 AM

F1 » Wolff: Mercedes ‘comfortable’ with Hamilton’s stance


107SS2009: Yes my comments on Lulu are stupid, but yours are for sure wise and brimming with freshly popped-up mushrooms replacing IQ'S.
You see I kinda had a bit of respect for your stance on the team order thread, that was until now. So, Toto and Lauda have basically said exactly what I did. Racers race, teams gain sponsorship from their single minded determination. And as for freshly popped up mushrooms.......clearly you've been having a few magic one's on toast fella....

johnny13

July 31, 2014 12:26 AM

MotoGP » Red Bull increases Honda backing


“I'm sure that this new partnership will increase our visibility, not only as Honda, but also MotoGP on a whole to a wider global audience, which can only be good for the sport" It would have done Suhei san, if Dorna hadn't decided to make it pretty much pay per view worldwide. That unfortunately has killed all chance of gaining some kind of mainstream, and in result more benficial/other brand sponsors. Cheaper for Repsol though and Honda do ok so I guess as usual the real winners are the rich brand not the spectator

johnny13

July 29, 2014 10:20 PM
Last Edited 2 days ago

MotoGP » Leon Camier - Q&A


''In the end I think that it was financially better for the team to take on Eugene. Alex had done his deal when I was still meant to be there and I think they took Eugene over me for financial reasons'' Strange that he thinks they took Eugene for financial reasons? Was he asking too much salary or did Eugene bring in mass sponsorship and pay his own ride. Weird one that as I cant see Norge riding cheaper than Leon, so can only assume that he was happy to on the promise of a future something? Unless he was talking about the repair bill in which case I get it lol, although Norge hasnt exactly been cheap on that front ans Alex has been rather pricey!

johnny13

July 27, 2014 11:39 PM

F1 » Hamilton ‘very shocked’ by team order


107SS2009: Johnny, as I already said, disagreeing is a right of yours, but let me correct you, a driver is firstly employed by a team to be a part of said team by driving for them, his employment carries obligations to his team first and foremost is to do all in his control to safeguard the interest of the team he drives for. mOnza, “Lulu showed his team who is boss” as much as I like arguing F1 matters on here, it will be a waste of time doing that with such a mentality as you posses.
Unfortunately chap you are not in any way placed to correct me. Unless it is distinctly different for a team in F1 compared to a motorcycle race team, which I very much doubt, they are employed on their ability for single minded success not to be part of a team. Perhaps spend some time in a paddock, have a chat with some riders/drivers and team managers at any level, then come back and back up your comment.

johnny13

July 29, 2014 10:30 PM
Last Edited 3 days ago

MotoGP » Moto3: Jorge Navarro to replace Livio Loi


Shrimpling:
DBL: No idea why a team with all the experience of MVDS would be taking chassis swapping advice from a inexperienced 17 year old anyway.
I see the bike change as an excuse to get rid of Livio Loi rather than them listening to him and giving him what he wanted. Good Luck to Navarro... I hope he can make it work for him.
Agree with the half a seasons experience, however it was Loi who wanted the switch to KTM, the team obliged..see below “It’s true that our success in Moto2 hasn’t been reflected in Moto3, but that’s not through a lack of effort on the part of the team,” explains Bartholemy. “This year Livio has been very vocal in his criticism of the Kalex-KTM so, for Assen, we made the decision to switch bikes to KTM, just to see if it brought the improvement that Livio himself expected.'' from motomatters. They gave him everything he asked for, Navarro wont be so greedy methinks

johnny13

July 27, 2014 10:11 PM

F1 » Hamilton ‘very shocked’ by team order


@107 s s 2009 Firstly, when Lulu was asked to allow Nico past, there were over 25 laps to go in a technically challenging race. Had Nico had the speed to pass then as the radio commentary said, he would have been allowed to do so. At no point in proceedings before Nico's pitstop was he more than a second closer to lulu. Therefore, regarding team instructions, unless it was contractually written into his contract that Lulu was to allow Nico to become World champion at any cost, the request to pass was unfounded. Should you have ever been involved in any form of team motorsport, rather than trolling, you would yourself have absolutely no doubt that employing aggresive, focused driven INDIVIDUALS, will not always make teamwork available as a focus for them. Nobody in any format of media, team or singular racing entity has agreed with this Mercedes decision. And before you wander onto your paraphrasing and utter waffle about team's, I have been apart and still am a part of racing. I ha

johnny13

July 26, 2014 11:34 AM

MotoGP » Schwantz urges early Suzuki MotoGP debut


Ok back to the actual point of the story. Why wont Suzuki race before the last race of the season? Two reasons I can see. Financially would it be worth it for them when testing times can tell you a fair bit about how fast your bike is. Secondly a most importantly, would you get the riders you want to sign a contract to race for you if you have wild carded and come last? Not saying they would come last but you get what I mean. Sign the riders up before you have shown what the bike is capable of in anger, because they may just not sign if it is a dog.

johnny13

July 27, 2014 10:34 PM

F1 » Hamilton ‘very shocked’ by team order


107SS2009: Johnny, As I said in the first place a driver is first of all employed by a team to drive for said team, that says it all.
I disagree completely. A driver/rider is firstly employed to win races and get results. Otherwise teams would be employing the most amiable, NOT the most gifted. Never has a rider been employed in any team I have been involved in for his personality or teamwork, always for their single minded tenacity to achieve the best possible result for themselves, because without this, the team would not get the publicity, exposure and sponsorship to be competitive. Its a simple game of managing ego's against exposure and results. Nothing more, nothing less. As I said above, if the INDIVIDUAL I employ rejects the team orders within a race situation, you review and deal with the consequences of those actions. In this case, there are not any.

johnny13

July 27, 2014 10:18 PM

F1 » Hamilton ‘very shocked’ by team order


cont: @107 I have had INDIVIDUALS not follow team orders and cost us dearly, I have also had INDIVIDUALS not follow team orders and contribute massively to success. If you want true teamwork, unfortunately the INDIVIDUALS that race, will never be what you are looking for, as when you put on that lid and sling your leg over/into the beast, its you agaiinst the rest, not the team. Thats why Vettel, Senna, Agostini, Rossi, Hamilton, Schumacher and any other true champions are true champions, and so sought after by TEAMS...


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