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BrianC

July 30, 2012 6:10 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'Hard to concentrate' for poor positions


"Brian I agree that there should be a standard ECU on the bikes. I'd go a step forward and ban all Traction Control and rider aids. It's working in BSB and I'm sure that WSB will probably the next series to adopt TC ban. It would be nice for Motogp to do the same with a std ECU and no TC. This with a ceiling on RPM should help make the series more interesting." But Honda and Yamaha will never accept a Satellite team beating the factory so they'll never agree to that. Wonder how they got away with that in Formula 1?!

BrianC

July 30, 2012 6:06 PM
Last Edited 730 days ago

MotoGP » Hayden flies Ducati flag, overtakes Rossi overall


"Hayden is a decent guy and a decent rider but he isn't a top level rider not even the year he won the championship through attrition." Oh really?! Are you counting Pedrosa "spearing" Hayden while he was clearly in a hunt for the title? Are you counting the terri-bad clutch problems? Are you counting the fact Hayden wasn't the #1 rider at Honda? That he was "testing" parts for Pedrobot (who has YET to win a title for Honda). Hayden came to GP straight from an AMA title and WON a MotoGP title within 3 years. Call it attrition if you want, but Hayden had as much of an issue with his bike as Rossi did, it was just that when everything was on the line, Hayden had the b*lls to win it all while Rossi tossed his chances away. At lets be straight, Hayden was WELL AHEAD of Rossi when Rossi binned it. Is he an alien? No. Is he fast? Yes -- and the hardest worker in GP, great teammate and doesn't back-talk the company that writes his checks (SMART!).

BrianC

July 30, 2012 5:13 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 'Hard to concentrate' for poor positions


FYI Electronics on the bikes determine who's going to be at the front or not (just ask Tech 3 or the Honda SAT bikes). If DORNA doesn't want MotoGP to die, they need to stop letting the manufacturers mess with the electronics. Make them ALL use the same electronics package and let the BEST rider win. Right now, Hayden and Stoner are the only two on the grid who can ride WITHOUT electronics and win. The rest of the field would end up eating gravel.

BrianC

July 30, 2012 12:46 PM
Last Edited 730 days ago

MotoGP » Hayden flies Ducati flag, overtakes Rossi overall


"He has finally overtaken Rossi in the points. Half way through the season, and how long has he been riding the Jukati? I will help you. 6 friggin years." Are you blind? He joined Ducati in 2009, that means Hayden is in his 4th year with Ducati, not 6. 800s don't count as they were made for midgets like Pedrobot. As for Ducati being a "Japanese" bike, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. If they want to compete with the best bikes on the grid, they're going to have to emulate the success of Yamaha and Honda. This is a racing competition not a "styling" or "looks" race. Looks on the street sells bikes, performance and wins are what matters in racing.

BrianC

July 28, 2012 12:16 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms new Nicky Hayden MotoGP contract


"Nicky, should of fought for the gressini spot with honda works." Obviously you don't understand how GP works. The factory "golden boy" gets the best electronics and parts. The rest get "tuned down", especially the sat bikes so that they do not beat the "golden boy". Don't believe me? Notice how much faster Pedrobot is than Stoner is right now? The factory said "Oh if Stoner is leaving, give him just enough to finish 3rd-6th and give the best to Pedrobot" THAT is why you will never see anyone on a Satellite bike win a GP race like you used to back in the 990s era when electronics weren't as sophisticated. THAT is why Rossi won't take a Sat bike. THAT is why Crutchlow wants a Factory ride (better results but maybe not 1st place electronics). And THAT is why Lorenzo will always beat Spies. The FACTORY decides who is going to be fastest, NOT the riders...

BrianC

July 27, 2012 10:18 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms new Nicky Hayden MotoGP contract


@Realist We're going to have to agree to disagree. Rossi does have clout. So did Stoner since he brought Ducati a title in 2007 -- until he left. Are you saying Stoner had no say either?! Nicky gives Ducati feedback, as do most of their riders. They either listen or they don't. Ducati has a "holier than thou" attitude about their bikes and brand name. It doesn't always equate to a good bike (honestly, I would never ever buy a twin engined bike that doesn't say RC51 on the side). As for Roger, he has shown flashes of brilliance, so has Tommy. All of the Haydens are flat out quick and talented, but since Spies and Mladin left AMA only Josh Hayes has impressed me enough to say "This guy could win in WSBK or GP" -- he's that good.


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