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November 19, 2014 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Honda, Yamaha discuss Ducati advantages

Codger: I like the way TalentFan handles criticism too. ... I do notice that when he is in full spate he forgets to log in as ProfX though. ...
Codger, you're misbehaving again. Talent Fan's beef is that the competition isn't a level playing field where RIDERS compete (As opposed to TEAMS, with the rider an important component, as is the bike developer). ProfX is more oriented towards the quite different perspective that the tyres are the determining factor in motorcycle racing, and he who controls the tyre spec controls the outcome...or, you might not have noticed in your misbehaviour, as ProfX would say: "tires" (sic)...and that ought to help you understand the difference between Welsh and that other continent where spelling was lost. Both of these guys have valid points, and both bang on about them a bit more than perhaps they should. But we all do that.


November 19, 2014 4:41 PM

MotoGP » Honda, Yamaha discuss Ducati advantages

Back on topic, my only beef with the Ducati situation this year is that they had more fuel and different tyres. Hence we don't know how close they really are to being "competitive". The engine freeze rule is a recent invention. It only serves those whose design is well sorted. I like to see more successful manufacturers. I hope Suzuki and Aprilia are competitive too...


November 15, 2014 4:57 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Motivation not an issue for 2015

This year Rossi rode better than he has for years, while Lorenzo had quite a few dead races. Next year, if either of them are going to really challenge Marquez, they need to be much better at corner entry. Marquez came back from duff starts too often this year, making the races look closer than they ought to have been. His corner entry almost defies the laws of physics. I used to enjoy watching Stoner accelerate from just before the apex, sliding through the corner and getting much better drive and acceleration onto the straights than anyone. But Marquez on corner entry is one of the most sublime spectacles in motor racing. Balancing over the front wheel with the rear floating, perfectly controlling yaw and roll, then hanging off so far he needs face sliders. He really is that good... Rossi is adapting, and hopefully, he'll continue, and Lorenzo will sort out whatever is bothering him. If Dani can gert his mojo back too, there will be a four way contest. Then its up to Ducati to de


November 15, 2014 5:18 PM

MotoGP » Petrucci confirmed to ride ex-Crutchlow Ducati

I'm disappointed that Ducati won't be able to supply Pramac with at least base model GP15s for their two riders. What is the point of campaigning GP14s when they know they're not the direction of the future. There's little to be gained from them. I'd even prefer that Bautista got an open class GP15 to ride...the more bikes generating useful race data, the better they'll understand what works well and where they need to improve. No point getting data from dead-end bikes. They're all good riders, they can all produce good input.


November 13, 2014 4:19 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow 'fell at turn one, nearly landed at turn two'

brains: @truefan, someone should tell cal it takes a year to learn how to ride a new bike, really ???????, you shudda told that to m marquez last year,he won a world title first year on it, poppycock,if your good enough,you will ride it fast
You're new on here, obviously. You see, after you've ridden the factory Ducati, it takes a year to re-learn how to explained by certain "fans". The riders themselves have never said anything of the sort, but I was sending the fanbois up, because a lot of thenm don't like Cal. I know I shouldn't do it, but I'm bored now that the season is over...


November 13, 2014 4:26 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi gives thumbs-up to new chassis, swing-arm

Guna4699: yes Honda can bring in radially quick changes and can work again to make another change if riders don't like but Yamaha can't... that's why Yamaha don't make big changes suddenly.. they'll slowly but surely improve taking one small step at a time.. this How Yamaha caught up with Honda this season without any drastic changes but small ones here little there little and all were proper little ones .. ...
I'm pretty sure that Yamaha caught up this season by focussing on software. They already had their seamless, and still have the downshift version to introduce. They can't make engine changes, so all they have is software and frame / suspension / brakes. I don't recall any major frame or suspension changes, although they seemed to like the bigger brake rotors, but software evolves. Power improvements and fuel efficiency were due to software.

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