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October 11, 2014 11:32 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso takes Ducati's first pole since 2010

Codger: Go Dovi......The boy sure can ride. Begger it ! As a Dovi fan and a Ducati fan I should be dancing on air. How can I with the stupid, unfair, and un-needed tyre disparity ?
Agree with Codger here. I have much respect for Dovi, and I am very much a Ducati fan, but I also find it difficult to enjoy such a moment. Was it due to recent engine and chassis mods? Was it Dovi coming to terms with the bike's idiosyncracies? Or was it the soft compound tyres? Sadly, although I hope the first two questions are answered in the affirmative, the third question still weighs in heavily. We'll see in the race. But I still think it was an "honest" pole :) Personally, I'd be happy for Ducati to have the factory tyres and factory fuel restriction, but keep the engine change allowance so they can develop a competitive bike. Then when they win a couple of races, lock them down to the same restrictions as Honda and Yamaha.


October 11, 2014 11:09 AM

MotoGP » Marquez unsure of Motegi title coup

TalentFan: No need to worry MM. there will be an army of technicians and every data solutions specialist in Hondas Army hammering away on keyboards for every second overnight. ...
Whether or not he has an "army of technicians",doesn't mean much. Once a team of analysts gets bigger than 6 people, productivity and or quality of output declines due to communications, differences of interpretation and the time to resolve them and so on. 3 or 4 really good analysts will do better than 20 average ones. I agree that Marquez only needs to keep it upright to win the title. He needs 25 more points from 4 races if Pedrosa wins them all, and 22 more points if Rossi wins them all...which reduces if Lorenzo wins, or Pedro and Rossi win one each, and so on...and for my money, he's earned it by his riding - especially his braking and corner entry, which doesn't benefit from electronics.


October 11, 2014 4:03 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso savours ‘special’ Ducati pole

TalentFan: "But in order to get the agreement of Honda and Yamaha, some performance limits were put in place. " There's your answer. Right there. H & Y bully Dorna, who fail in their duty.
Ordinarily, I respectfully disagree with TalentFan's argument that racing should be a contest of riders on equal bikes. To me, that's "one class racing". However, his point above is absolutely on the money. The rules restricting changes during the season were introduced to make it much harder for new entrants to compete, or existing competitors to adapt to the ever changing rules. Take a bow, TF...


October 11, 2014 7:08 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP Japan - Full Qualifying Results

Well done to the front two rows. Now that we're seeing signs of improvement from Ducati, the differences in tyres used to set the lap times annoying, because you can't really tell how close they really are. Anyway, I'm pleased to see them in the mix. Great work from Rossi. He really has his head down. Lorenzo too. I still expect a Honda 1-2, but I'm very much looking forward to a close fought battle, and maybe even an upset! The top ten all have competitive lap times. That's good for the race.Bring it on!


October 10, 2014 4:48 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP to remove artificial grass, reconsider flag-to-flag

TrueFan: ...
What? I'm talking about some official who would make the decision if the rules were changed, not individual teams right now. Anyway, it seems this could happen in a couple of ways.
Haha... Sorry kma55!!! It looks like we're arguing the same line... Generally, the rider should be capable of judging conditions for their own safety. If they choose to take the risk, they're betting their own safety first and foremost. Officials on the other hand, would tend to blindly apply the rules in case someone gets hurt if they don't, to cover their ar$3...and the nanny state steps in.


October 10, 2014 3:46 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP to remove artificial grass, reconsider flag-to-flag

TrueFan: Safety issues should not be decided on how the viewers benefit. Safety issues should be decided in favour of those at risk...
I don't really see how someone on the pit wall making the decision on when the riders should change bikes is any safer than the riders making the decision themselves. They are after all the ones who can feel exactly what is going on with their bike.
No-one on pit wall currently makes those decisions, their job is to have the bike ready for when the rider makes the call.

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