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mrfill

June 01, 2015 11:13 AM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow dislocates ankle in Mugello fall


All the riders using the 2015 Honda engine are having trouble. The power delivery seems to prefer to throw the rider off rather than get them round corners. To try and counter this, they are trying different swing arms and harder tyres as jiggling with the mapping is not effective. It is now apparent that these solutions are also not helping that much. The Hondas are likely to have trouble all season as the root cause of the problem cannot be fixed owing to the engine freeze. Difficult to imagine but Honda have got it wrong this year, whereas Yamaha made a good step forward. Ducati are not involved in the engine freeze so have scope for even further improvements during the season.

mrfill

June 02, 2015 2:20 AM

F1 » Mosley lashes out at ‘absurd’ F1 driver salaries


andrew2k: I don't make anywhere near 40k(USD) a year, however in the case of Hamiltion, let alone any F1(or athlete for that matter) he deserves every dime Mercedes is paying him. Why? The huge amount of money he's being paid in reality reflects the value that Mercedes sees in him in when it comes to both the team and company.
Well, they can't think much of Dieter Zetsche the CEO and man with huge moustache who is credited with getting MB to the powerful position it now holds. He only commands a quarter of what the urchin from Stevenage gets.

mrfill

June 02, 2015 2:22 AM

F1 » Mosley lashes out at ‘absurd’ F1 driver salaries


Taz:
ProfessorX: I think what is absurd is allowing the big factories to write the rules and push the smaller manufacturers out of business.
Very true and JT is partly to blame for that. Still, keeps him in private jets and blazers. He's doing a fine job though, drivers now have to stick with one helmet design. Courageous decisions for the good of the sport.
Wow! The sarcasm alert indicator on my dashboard has just lit up like a christmas tree.

mrfill

June 01, 2015 10:49 AM

MotoGP » ‘Over the limit’ Marquez talks Mugello misery


Liam94:
jimsingstuesdays: Simple - put him back on last year's bike.
The problem is he is basically on last years bike. Yamaha and especially Ducati have made massive progress where Honda have made very little. The bike is not slow at all, its just very difficult in corner entry and exit, which is where they normally have the biggest advantage. Make it a bit more manageable and they're right back in the game.
The problem with the 'aggressive' engine was known at the Valencia test last year. Usually this can be calmed down with clever mapping but this time that solution is not effective. Both riders are complaining about it but as the hardware needs a tweak, they are stuffed owing to the engine freeze.

mrfill

June 01, 2015 12:54 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow dislocates ankle in Mugello fall


SmoothCriminal: also the software will be frozen from 1st July this year, ahead of the adoption of spec electronics for the 2016 season. so Honda is pretty much stuck with this thing for the rest of the year
They will still be able to use different maps with the frozen software. Noises from Honda suggest that they have pretty much exhausted this route though so the fundamental problem will remain. Its not beyond the bounds of possibility that Honda will finish 3rd in the manufacturers championship this year.

mrfill

June 01, 2015 1:41 PM

F1 » FIA opens applications for new F1 team


ProfessorX: I think there are two directions, F1 turns in to a complete entertainment spectacle like MotoGP and promotes what the factories want or F1 becomes competitive again and starts thinking about all the teams and how to create opportunities and risks for every team, and ends this ridiculous dictation of technical totalitarianism.
F1 is promoting what the factories want and that is the problem. motoGP is a quite different kettle of fish as it has a Rossi and a Marquez who fans want to see. Witness the podium ceremony at Mugello. F1 has no-one even vaguely as charismatic as either. motoGP is a 'complete entertainment spectacle' in spite of the manufacturers, not because of them.


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