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Noriben

April 01, 2015 7:14 AM
Last Edited 8 hours ago

MotoGP » Helmet issue 'cost Lorenzo chance of victory'


Joeski: I got it!!! but I really do not need to see the lap time breakdown...if it was any less than .5 (which I know and that was also used loosely) meant I am even MORE surprised and impressed he was able to keep that pace at the top of this field in the fastest 2 wheeled sport on earth with the best riders on earth as well.....
Joeski, you are making fluitless efforts. You can never win over the people who have never ridden a motorcycle. Anyone who has any experiece riding a sportbike cannot deny that Lorenzo's performance at Qatar was nothing but a laudable effort (sheer madness to me) once they know what his helmet was like. Even the ardent haters cannot deny that. There's no need to check the lap times. Calling that helmet issue as just a 'little irritation' is nothing but an admission of having no experience riding a motorbike.

Noriben

March 30, 2015 4:43 PM

MotoGP » Pedrosa: ‘I cannot continue racing this way’


Don-R: I'm pretty sure they won't pull other riders from their teams. It would be a contractual nightmare as well as causing severe disruption to those teams. If anyone replaces Dani, it'll almost certainly be a Japanese test rider. Most likely Aoyama. Not very exciting, I know, but that's HRC for you.
In normal circumstances, I believe Aoyama is the most likely replacement for Dani as well. But making Hayden (and maybe some of his team stuff) join the Repsol team for two or three events might be a good idea as it can bring a win-win situation for both teams - Aspar lost the Drive7 funding recently, and Mr. Martinez is having trouble finding a new replacement to fund his 2-men team.

Noriben

March 31, 2015 8:34 AM

MotoGP » Smith: Factory Yamahas made ‘huge step’


Maybe Smith should ask Dorna for giving him concessions to be allowed to start his race weekends on Wednesday or Thursday as he has been winless like Ducati for such a long time. Valentino is a nine time world champion because he often finds a solution miraculously by Sunday afternoon. Bradley has never been a world champion because he can only find his answer, say, in Monday evening.

Noriben

March 30, 2015 6:02 AM
Last Edited 1 day 8 hours ago

MotoGP » Helmet issue 'cost Lorenzo chance of victory'


It is Lorenzo himself who opted for the second-rate HJC over the first-rate Arai, Shoei, AGV etc. He's a two time world champion and is still prevailing as one of the tile favorites in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. So, he can choose any helmet if he wants. Any helmet brand will welcome him with both hands. Yet he chose the HJC, the second-rate helmet, for the sake of money, and it finally led to a loss of possible 12 points (1st 25p / 4th 13p) in the most competitive season in decades. He has to pay the cost for his wrong decision now. If he appears at Austin wearing the same HJC on his head, I will call him a real idiot, and will regard the helmet issues in Qatar as just a excuse.

Noriben

March 29, 2015 1:11 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: We are really f**ked in that aspect!


Codger: My view is that Ducati should lose all concessions immediately after their first dry win. Although a Dovi fan I take no pleasure in his pole position because of his tyre advantage. He is in the running to win in Qatar (if they all use the same spec tyres) but it would be a tainted win because it could always be said that he had an unfairly gained grid position. The rules are bad...but it has, I suppose, brought more manufacturers in and also more potential winners. I still want Dovi to win though (tainted or not).
As a Dovi fan I can't agree more.

Noriben

March 29, 2015 10:47 AM

MotoGP » Espargaro: We are really f**ked in that aspect!


Garcia: The problem is ducati need three dry wins to lose the softer tyre, that's is unlikely to happen soon. l mean Yamaha barely got three dry wins last year, so l can see Ducati will keep the concessions till the end of the season. They already use 22 litres of fuel so losing the 24 wont affect them. I think Espargaro is right, the non-Ducati satellites are the big losers in all this.
And even after three wins, Ducati is still eligible for more engine changes or free engine development or test. The parity is crucial for a manufacturer like Yamaha - even when they want to improve their engine performance, there is very little they can do.

Noriben

March 29, 2015 4:28 AM
Last Edited 3 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP Qatar - Full Qualifying Results


rdc: They would loose some fuel which they weren't using last year anyway, they need 3 races wins to get the same tire allocation on the rear as the factory Hondas and Yamahas. They won't loose the extra engine allocation or the freedom of engine freeze at all
And can anyone enlighten me as to what will happen when two Ducatis finish in 1-2 on two occasions? If my memory serves either two second positions or three third positions is equivalent to one win. This is only hypothesis, but what will happen when there's two occasions of Ducati's 1-2? Will they lose the tire concessions right away?


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