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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 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 11:27 AM

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

A lot has changed as all bikes will be EVO in 2015 with more stock bits and dumbed down electronics. It looks like an attempt to improve Honda's position relative to Kawasaki and Ducati but with lots of new models like the Kawasaki H2R 300bhp turbo monster, the new R1 and the RCV Honda appearing on the market I would guess there is likely to be all sorts of fancy new machinery appearing. Just like in F1, a big rule change has helped one team big time (Merc) and hindered the previous top dog (Red Bull). Who the big winners and losers in WSBK will be, remains to be seen.


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...


November 19, 2014 8:37 PM

F1 » Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview

richard: i think that the previous comment about marussia was a joke! there is now NO marussia. the team entry is in the name of manor f1.
The question now is, What will happen to the $60m prize money they earned by their ninth pos1tion.
Marussia are in administration so remain a legal entity until liquidated. If it didn't exist, it could not pay any creditors, nor be sued. It has ceased trading but is still twitching. Any prize money due should go in the pot which will be used to pay creditors. Well, that's the theory anyway.

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