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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 11:23 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 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...

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