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TrueFan

February 26, 2015 3:39 PM

MotoGP » Miller: We're slowly making steps forward


ducati1098: ...The man has plenty of natural talents and it'll only be a matter of time until he consistently podiums.
No doubting his performance in Moto3, but many have come to "conquer" the premier class, only to find that it takes more than mere talent and hard work...it really is a team sport at this level, and the other riders (and teams) are all very good. I'm pretty impressed by his testing so far, and I'd like to see him do well, but I'm also impressed with other rookies this year - e.g. Vinales and Petrucci. Good luck to all of them, it could be pretty interesting racing right down the order...

TrueFan

February 26, 2015 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Smith: We're close to being top satellite bike


speedbegger:
SmokinHaddock: Oh, I don't know, maybe the one where he had the skill to stay on board, end up on the podium, whilst the others were chucking it at the scenery?
...and i'm not sure i'd say it was 'skill'... extenuating circumstances
I'd say it's skill to stay upright when practically everyone else is binning it. Racing is about riding at the maximum the conditions allow. Besides, you can't win races until you can make fast laps. Bradders is doing ok, but yes, he needs a few solid race results. It would be nice if some "experts" would get off his case and let him get on with it.

TrueFan

March 01, 2015 4:34 PM

MotoGP » VIDEO: Iannone - The Ducati is fantastic!


Strange how people get hot and bothered about Ducati having "tyre advantages" and the benefit of multiple engine changes and so on... Yet no-one has mentioned how odd it is to have an engine freeze each season in a "prototype class". A prototype is supposed to change at will...the engine freeze rule only serves to preserve the status quo, e.g. the two dominant manufacturers. It is a complete fallacy to suggest that it is a cost saving measure, or that it offers any benefit to competition. It is a loss lock-in measure for any manufacturer that falls behind for any reason, and a catch-up lock-out mechanism. Factory 2 is a compromise which effectively admits this by allowing Aprilia, Ducati and Suzuki a window in which to catch up. Anyway, I'm genuinely looking forward to this season having a Ducati that can enter a corner without trying to straight-line it off the circuit every time, and this for the first time since they re-entered the GP paddock for the MotoGP era. Although the tyre

TrueFan

February 26, 2015 4:24 PM

MotoGP » Michelin cite grip balance for Sepang falls


Guna4699:
SoSlo: ...
what a pathetic moaner fan?? coming up with irrelevant long story...
@Guna settle down, precious...he was merely questioning whether it was the tyres. The reality is that in 2007, Bridgestone seemed to have an advantage at about half the circuits, Michelin at slightly less than half, and one or two were about even. At Sachsenring, Stoner and Hopkins (BS) had BS hard compound, and looked like they were riding on treacle two thirds through. Pedrosa - on Michelins - was on rails. Inexplicably, Capirossi (BS softs), screamed through from mid-pack around half way through, and came second. Stoner come home in 5th despite two wheel drifting at low speed (repeatedly). I concluded then that he was going to win the championship - and it wasn't just the bike. That was just fanboi-BS. It wasn't just the Bridgestones that helped Rossi win in 08 and 09 - his bike got pneumatic valves and electronics that were "almost like c


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