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TedG

August 02, 2013 7:01 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow's Ducati MotoGP deal done


Here is a fact of life in MotoGP: If you do not have a factory ride and only one is available, YOU TAKE IT!!!! Motorcycle racers would all love to be legends, but they also don't want to struggle with money. They MAKE THEIR LIVING doing this. After they can afford to retire, then they can work on being a legend or the "Winning is everything" mentality. Don't forget that the Ducati WILL get better. It can't happen overnight.

TedG

August 02, 2013 12:09 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow's Ducati MotoGP deal done


Anyone who thinks that this is a mistake is well....sadly mistaken. Those who do, don't realize what it means to be a factory rider and have a sponsor like Marlboro. EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT, from travel, to hotels, to treatment by everyone involved, being waited on hand and foot, to feedback to the factory, not to mention a boatload more money. CC is looking out for himself and his family. He will make enough to retire, that doesn't sound too dumb to me. Then he is free to do as he wishes. Secondly it takes time to design a new bike and Audi did not have the time to design a new engine with a re-engineered center of gravity. They had to submit their design before this season. Next year we should see a redesigned DuAudi that is far more adjustable. Cal did the right thing!! And good for him.

TedG

August 01, 2013 11:44 PM

MotoGP » Bradl, Marquez talk Moto2 to MotoGP


@TalentFan, But isn't most racing that use machines from different MFGs that way? Isn't the idea to produce the best machine and win the most races? So the deepest pockets usually comes out on top. Of course the MFGs are going to try to create hurtles that the others have difficulty with. Actually that is part of the fun. Is it unfair? Absolutely! But is it cheating? Absolutely not! Working within the rules and pushing the limits is and always will be the challenge to racing. What is a shame is it is ruining racing for you, I prefer to be an optimist and root for a rider and enjoy a good race, without looking at all the negatives. Life is too short......

TedG

August 01, 2013 4:12 PM

MotoGP » Bradl, Marquez talk Moto2 to MotoGP


@TalentFan, The results aren't rigged, as in the winner was picked before hand. The race is manipulated in the manner of trying to slow down the the team with the deepest pockets so not to produce run aways. So I guess my question to you is, what is misrepresented? Where do they say things are one way, when they are actually another?

TedG

August 01, 2013 12:24 AM
Last Edited 363 days ago

MotoGP » Bradl, Marquez talk Moto2 to MotoGP


I hate to tell you guys this but all that MotoGP and all of racing is for that matter, is entertainment. NOTHING more. It is not about government corruption using your taxes to force bad stuff on you. It is nothing more than the business of entertainment, no better or worse than a movie you watch. They are in business, not politics. They can do what they choose, they aren't elected officials. The best advice is if one doesn't care for the internal politics of this particular form of entertainment ..... change the channel. They are trying to make the most money possible, and the people who watch are not purists, they want to be entertained by battles and close finishes, personalities, and (dare I say it?) drama. The rules will change to accommodate the making of the most money. Which by the way is close racing, battles, personalities, and drama....Period.

TedG

July 31, 2013 1:05 AM

MotoGP » Bradl, Marquez talk Moto2 to MotoGP


@TalentFan, TeSmalls, hoppy, The bad part is there are always rules to racing, and those rules usually favor the MFG or sponsor with the deepest pockets. And whether we like it or not it is all about money. Sponsors want exposure and will pay through the nose to get it. Promoters are in business to make money. Even the riders want to make money (oh the humanity!!). So it will be rule bound, and it will only get worse. Here is the most apropos example....NASCAR. Rules from hell, glamor and glitz, and drivers that well .... all have the same DNA and couldn't be identified by dental records. And the series makes money hand over fist...Go figure.

TedG

July 30, 2013 12:52 AM
Last Edited 365 days ago

MotoGP » 2014 MotoGP ECU rules updated


What is really going to be funny is if the Spec ECU works almost as well as the factory's. Then with the extra fuel, it puts them over the top. Remember it is going to be a very adjustable unit, it has to be. Any bets the Ducati works better with the Spec ECU? That really is not a reach........


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