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November 20, 2014 1:10 PM

WSBK » We have a lot of work to do, admits Sykes

mrfill:It looks like an attempt to improve Honda's position relative to Kawasaki and Ducati
Stupidest thing I have ever read on here. Do not start posting that conspiracy sh1*. How on earth will this help Honda who has much weaker streetbike than Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW, Ducati? Absolutely no merit on your theorys.
To close the gaps between manufacturers, you can either speed up the slow ones or slow down the fast ones. The changes are not designed to make bikes faster - quite the opposite - so any manufacturer with a weaker street bike will lose less. Honda should therefore benefit more than, say, Kawasaki. I certainly don't believe it was designed exclusively to help Honda but they stand to gain more by losing less, if you see what I mean.


November 22, 2014 11:54 AM

MotoGP » Suzuki will consider expanding MotoGP effort

LaughingGas: No bikes to 4 !!!...........and they quit motogp due to the world recession. They must have just robbed a bank.
Not them. All they are saying is that Dorna may well require them to have a satellite team and they can't do that for 2 years minimum. The same will presumably apply to Aprilia and any other new factory entrant. Factories are returning to motogp and straight away the organisers are planning to put off new potential entrants by insisting on 4 bikes. Genius or idiotic?


November 22, 2014 11:23 AM

F1 » Horner wants new F1 engine regulations in 2016

Once the spec had been announced, the engineers went away and designed the most sophisticated power units they could with almost limitless expense. This at a time of global financial meltdown. The makers knew very well they could charge what they like for the units and they have done so.The FIA knew that small teams (especially those brought in on the basis of a 40m cap) could not afford these units. If your 2013 budget was, say 60m, increasing the cost of the power units by 20m was always going to end in tears. If there was ever an intention of maintaining smaller teams, there would have been a price cap for the units. Bleating for another simpler engine is no answer, just the cry of a loser.


November 22, 2014 11:48 AM

F1 » Wolff: New F1 engine would be ‘disastrous’

EmmBee1964: The problem is that nobody is allowed to develop. It is the slower teams responsibility to get faster and not to hamstring the ones who have done the best, but it is not possible with caps and bans as it is now. BTW - F1 is the pinnacle of the sport weather you like it or not.
If everyone was allowed to develop, do you imagine Mercedes would not bother, as they are so far ahead? They would simply develop an even better engine than anyone else. Merc have done a brilliant job and achieved their objective of dominance. They spent a fortune but then so did Toyota and they achieved zilch. However, Merc are supplying 3 other teams with power and can maintain dominance over the customers by software and over the other teams by regulations restricting development. Change the rules and Merc may well take the Toyota/BMW path and clear off. Don't change the rules and they will rule for years.


November 22, 2014 2:42 AM

F1 » Hamilton edges out Rosberg in FP2

Thursday - "We are not children..." Friday - "I feel like a kid at Christmas" (BBC interview) Its the last race and it should be really exciting, but its not. All the crap about teams going bust, teams almost going bust, Bernie going, Bernie staying, Alonso up, Alonso down, double points, predictable results and slobbering over Putin has spoilt the season as much as the dominant car and the accompanying pantomime. And for 2015? More of the same but with even more politics. Winners - Mercedes. Losers - the fans


November 20, 2014 12:12 PM

F1 » F1: Vettel joins Ferrari on three-year deal

Fullofit: Doesn't really matter who goes where in 2015 ... none of the other "factory" teams will be able to race at the front due to the engine freeze, & none of the Mercedes engine customer teams will be able to fight the factory squad. All these driver movements are pretty irrelevant when they're about 3rd place.
I'm sure Bernie will come up with some plan... Double points for teams signed up until 2020 perhaps...


November 20, 2014 1:50 PM

WSBK » We have a lot of work to do, admits Sykes

Anyway, Honda don't need any assistance from rules. If they perceive a problem, they will fund it. Maybe they will homologate the rc213v-s for WSBK if they feel it is worth it. These new rules won't stifle the makers, they will bring out ever more powerful road bikes (as we are currently seeing) closer to motogp specs. And they'll cost a small fortune...

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