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TrueFan

November 28, 2014 2:21 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso wraps up 2014 for Ducati in style


Codger:.. ps......Faster than Stoner ever managed, ...
As others have pointed out...always having a crack at Stoner...So how do you explain Stoner's 1' 38.757 at Jerez? And, it was on an 800! (and we've all heard how the bikes have progressed immeasurably since then) Ok, perhaps it wasn't a Ducati, but you didn't limit your claim...and the problem with absolute claims, is that there's no way out when you're wrong!!! For a septagenarian, you can do a very good impression of a very naughty little boy, Codger. You're knicked!

TrueFan

November 26, 2014 3:43 PM

MotoGP » Miller: The bike is incredible!


Funny how long it takes to get used to an extra 200 bhp for these guys... Having his knee down won't cut it anymore. The new thing is to have shoulder sliders - and use them. It's the new Spanish hipster thing. Anyway, he has a couple of days to get the hang of his new ride. Then he can think about it until he's back at Sepang when he'll get to see just how good the competition actually is. I for one hope he can adjust. Like Vinales and Pol Espagaro, he's one of the brightest potential contenders coming through.

TrueFan

November 20, 2014 11:19 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Marquez talented, brave, takes lot of risks


Yearby23: Hopefully this article can silence all the Lorenzo haters ...
That assume that logic, reason and fairmindedness is involved. Unfortunately, it isn't and they don't. The hate will continue to flow unabated. Lorenzo makes some good points though, Marquez does appear to take more risks, but he's been doing it for a long time. He rode much better this year than last year though, so Lorenzo and Rossi will need to improve if they are going to challenge next year. Hopefully they do.

TrueFan

November 19, 2014 10:31 PM

MotoGP » Honda, Yamaha discuss Ducati advantages


TF2: @ TrueFan I think the 'advantages' or 'concessions' that Honda & Yamaha condescendingly agree to for Ducati (and try to make it sound like they are doing them a favour, when IMO it's none of their darned business) are just different 'advantages' to those that H & Y know full well that they currently have. ...
Ducati needed to make changes to the engine and frame in concert. It takes a few versions to fine tune a new design. The engine freeze rule makes it all but impossible, and - in a pre-emptive answer to the usual bleaters of "the same rule applies to Honda and Yamaha" - this rule is only a couple of years old, and was invented by them. Ducati opted to go open class as it was the only avenue that allowed for more engine changes, to support their much needed development - within the Dorna imposed rules that were accepted by players. H & Y had nothing to do with it.

TrueFan

November 21, 2014 2:42 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Marquez talented, brave, takes lot of risks


TF2:.. ask whether MM would crash a lot more and lose points, risk injury etc. and potentially lose WC's.... without those rider aids ...
The key difference I have seen between MM and his rivals in MotoGP this year has been his corner ENTRY - especially tipping it in over the front wheel with the rear completely unloaded. I would be intrigued to read your explanation of how the rider aids have assisted with this particular facet of his performance, because my reading of the rules indicates that there are no electronic aids - certainly not in real time - to assist braking. I understand that data logging is allowed, but it would be a very large step to analyse some data and determine how much harder you can squeeze the front brake lever in the heat of the moment.

TrueFan

November 21, 2014 2:28 PM

MotoGP » Michelin front main question for 2016


Safe to say that the satelite teams will do one or two test each, but the factory teams will do the bulk of the donkey work. No doubt, the data will be shared by teams of the same manufacturer. Smith has already said he has access to factory team data, and I have no doubt the others all do it too. Frankly, even if the current competition IS unfair (per TF2's level playing field criteria for determining good racing), I think it will be a sad day for motorsport if we are denied the spectacle of Marquez riding into a corner with his rear wheel skipping, and tipping it in whilst he maintains a precarious balancing act with the mass of the motorcycle pivoting over a front wheel subject to serious braking forces, while inertia attempts to send the whole mass tangential to the corner he is negotiating. I hope that Michelin can give him a tyre that is up to the task.

TrueFan

November 19, 2014 10:21 PM

MotoGP » Honda, Yamaha discuss Ducati advantages


Codger: As usual TrueFan.....I accept my chollicking, with good grace. ( next you'll be sticking it to me that Shamarone and S1 are the same person ) I feel that the extra fuel allowance wasn't needed by Ducati, and maybe not even used. The tyres allocation was more disadvantage than advantage. I admire Ducati for putting 6 bikes on the grid, but if only they'd concentrate on getting the Works Bikes up to scratch.
I agree on fuel and tyres. I would be more impressed with the number of bikes if they were going to start next year with at least 4, and preferably 6 GP15s, albeit with 2 running Open Software. I can't see the benefit of tracking the rejected design's performance across 4 bikes.

TrueFan

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...


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