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TrueFan

December 10, 2014 3:37 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Mike Webb (MotoGP Race Director) - Q&A


TF2, please feel free to remain critical of MotoGP, as a semi-prototype based, race team oriented series. Many people would be grateful however if you could express your views more succinctly and less repetitiously though. You have made it abundantly clear that you don't like this racing format. Notwithstanding, it has been this way since the beginning. Even with a locked-down ECU and software, teams with more money can have more analysts studying the data and tweaking that which they can tweak. Limit the analysts, and the rich teams will still have the best and brightest. If it were as one-sided as you suggest, Marquez would have won every race this year, followed into second by Pedrosa, then Bradl and Bautista. Next the four Yamahas - in their pecking order, then the rest... Or, maybe other factors come into it too.

TrueFan

December 09, 2014 4:30 PM

MotoGP » Jack Miller ‘going to be great MotoGP rider’


mrfill:
ProfessorX:
shamarone: ... A: Dorna. ...
... Repsol has over Honda in GPs. & that is a 'repsol' bike MM rides, it's barely a Honda.
Well, if it is, it goes to show that Repsol (an oil company) are far better at producing a racing motorbike than Honda (a motorbike manufacturer with 50 years racing experience). Remind us all, how many parts of the bike are made by Repsol?
Haha... oil, fuel, decals, money...that'd be it. Stop destroying a perfectly good myth.

TrueFan

December 04, 2014 3:46 PM

MotoGP » 2016 MotoGP ECU to be ‘equal, easy, safe’


TF2: ... To me the bike is just the TOOL or piece of sports equipment that the player uses to match his skills in a contest against rivals. ... b) If the tools are so advanced that they permit consistency and a level of performance that the combatant cannot sustain using his own abilities... then that is not a Sporting Contest.
Having waded through all these posts... I can't resist having some "sport" with this... So how do you explain the use of a 250 bhp "tool" that propels the "sportsman" to near 350kph? I would argue that these bikes (which none of your "combatants" have a genuine hand in developing) are so advanced that they permit the same performance you object to...hence, by your definition, motorcycle racing is NOT a sport, and your rules don't apply.

TrueFan

November 28, 2014 4:30 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso wraps up 2014 for Ducati in style


Codger, I'm not here to defend Stoner's record, I just succumb to the occasional temptation to correct false claims about "it's the bike" or other BS claims. But, anyway, the following year they changed the tyres...etc. Despite seemingly boundless hope, I'm not yet convinced that Ducati has fixed the bike. So far, only Dovi has consistently perform on it...improved - yes, I hope so - but not yet fixed. I'm looking forward to Sepang for the GP15 debut. Then we'll know if they have a prayer,

TrueFan

November 28, 2014 4:41 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso wraps up 2014 for Ducati in style


Yearby23: ... aside from Rossi during 2004 and 2005 when he didn't have the best bike but won.
Sort of. Rossi didn't have the most powerful bike - the Honda had more power, but the Yamaha had handling advantages. Probably the Honda was very, very marginally better - the 2004 Yamaha was a completely different bike to the 2003 version - which was not competitive. However, Rossi definitely had the best tyres. He was the number one Michelin rider, and Michelin liked to enforce that heirarchy. Doohan was a similar tyre beneficiary. Having said that, it's one thing to have the best package, and it's another to be able to deliver consistently. Both those guys earned their titles.

TrueFan

November 28, 2014 4:14 PM

MotoGP » Bautista: Lots of power, lots of work to do


TF2: AB gets a hard time generally on here, and generally assessed as underperforming. Unfairly in my view, ... Its not actually outlandish to think that AB (& several others) could genuinely podium regularly (just like the 'aliens' do now) if they swapped seats with one of the big 4 stars.
I agree with the first part, and your rationale, but I'm not entirely convinced of the second part. I think AB could at least *sometimes* podium, but I'm not sure beyond that. We may never know. Whatever, he is certainly a very capable competitor at this level, and is not given the respect that he deserves by some on here.

TrueFan

November 28, 2014 3:00 PM

MotoGP » Bautista: Lots of power, lots of work to do


Well, clearly they still have some work to do, but at this point the feel the rider gets is probably important for the engineers to know where to put the effort in. Software will take some tuning, and the whole package needs to be integrated. Hopefully, Aprilia will have a competitive package by the end of the season. It would be great to have close to the full grid on competing equipment.


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