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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 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.

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...

TrueFan

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

TrueFan

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.


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