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TrueFan

October 10, 2014 3:28 PM

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


kma55: ... It's great for the viewers to see the order get changed up a bit instead of the obvious result that occurs in 99% of races. ...
Safety issues should not be decided on how the viewers benefit. Safety issues should be decided in favour of those at risk... Incidently, I tend to like the flag to flag concept, because knowing when to pit is a skill, ans Marquez and Pedrosa learned. However, if the track had dried, they would have been "geniuses".

TrueFan

October 10, 2014 3:46 PM

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


kma55:
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.

TrueFan

October 10, 2014 3:43 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: We struggled


IvorBueb: It's not brake failure as such.. all disc calipers work the same, if the pads go too far out then you have to pump the lever to get them in. Better to try to reduce the vibration that causes it, I doubt even Marquez would be doing very well with drum brakes.
They do until someone looks at the problem and develops a fix...which under current rules can't be electronically controlled, but it can be electronically detected. Given that it's a genuine safety issue, there's no reason not to fix it, even if the rules must change to allow it. And a drum brake would do fine for Marquez's rear wheel...which is usually airborne under braking...but yes, you're quite right...there's no way known he'd be doing his front end balancing act with a fading drum.

TrueFan

October 09, 2014 2:45 PM

MotoGP » No nerves for champion elect Marquez


I expect a Honda 1-2 this weekend. A typhoon might throw a bit of chaos into the mix, and hopefully Lorenzo, Rossi, Dovi and Carzy Joe throw their own chaos into the mix...but Marquez need not worry about the championship, he should just ride the race...if he closes it out this weekend, good luck to him...if not, he's in the box seat, with the deck stacked in his favour.

TrueFan

October 09, 2014 2:50 PM

MotoGP » Race Direction: Ducati only has one dry podium


As a Ducati fan, I want to see them use the engine changes to become competitive again, but I don't see a problem with them losing the soft tyres and extra fuel. They ran on 21 litres, so going from 24 to 22 ought not make much difference. If they're relying on extra fuel and tyres that their target competitors don't use, they're wasting their time - honestly Codger... Change the engine and change the chassis...get that thing working, Gigi.

TrueFan

October 09, 2014 4:40 PM

MotoGP » Marquez, Rossi, Lorenzo talk MotoGP, F1 safety


CliffEdge: Why not have a rule that Race Direction, if they deem the situation has deteriorated further and it too wet to continue on slicks, can show another flag that REQUIRES all riders in come in and change at the end of that same lap? That way there is no advantage or disadvantage to any rider and you avoid the scenario of riders staying out too long on slicks.
I'd like to think that riders are capable of making a decision for themselves with requiring nanny-state rules like that. However, the Aragon situation could happen again, so maybe. Equally, I can envisage a scenario where race direction calls the riders in a couple of laps from the end, resulting in race positions effectively re-arranged by a race direction decision due to the timing or other factors...which would lead to a new version of the same old mess. It might be a safety improvement though.

TrueFan

October 09, 2014 4:48 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


CliffEdge:
TrueFan: Well, the only real benefit of getting it now would be to bed the technology in before next year...it won't make a difference to who wins the championship this year, or who wins the manufacturer's title either...they're better off getting it right than getting it early.
Rossi & Lorenzo still have a shot at beating Pedrosa to 2nd. I'm sure Yamaha doesn't want to see a Repsol 1,2.
You think they should roll the dice to take second rather than get the technology right? They waited until they were sure the seamless wouldn't cost them an engine when they introduced it, it would be counter-cultural.


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