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BJR

March 07, 2014 1:17 AM

MotoGP » Ducati software heading to Open ECU?


BMWR1200GSA:
BJR:
BMWR1200GSA: Yes Codger the 990s were real animals and when the 800s came along they were dumbed down so even riders who could never win a championship in any other class could do well on the new traction control GPS bikes.
Please tell me again how Pedrosa's exceptional talent winning three WC's in the 125's and 250's has helped him on the dumbed down 800's?
Read the comment again
You creditied Stoner's performance in 2007 to a dumbed down easy to ride 800cc GPS bike in your reply to Codger did you not?

BJR

March 06, 2014 10:11 PM

MotoGP » Ducati software heading to Open ECU?


Honda's not a monster, It's just a big fish in a little pond. Dorna is granted the rights to conduct a motorcycling world championship by the FIM and Dorna makes the rules. Honda has to play by those rules or go home. It's Dorna's decision based on commerical reasons to make rules thay may accomodate Honda's wishes. If Dorna didn't want Honda's (or Honda generated) money they shouldn't have taken it. Honda will always have the resources to extract more speed from any dumbed down spec even if they don't always make the best rider decision. So the only answer Dorna has for that is to make Honda use something outside of Honda's sphere of influenece.

BJR

March 06, 2014 9:56 PM
Last Edited 26 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati software heading to Open ECU?


BMWR1200GSA: Yes Codger the 990s were real animals and when the 800s came along they were dumbed down so even riders who could never win a championship in any other class could do well on the new traction control GPS bikes.
Please tell me again how Pedrosa's exceptional talent winning three WC's in the 125's and 250's has helped him on the dumbed down 800's?

BJR

March 11, 2014 3:30 AM
Last Edited 35 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati 'not happy' with Factory 2 development


The whole situation sounds like the open class was granted certain advantages and there was a gentleman's agreement between the factories that they wouldn't directly run in that class. They all knew the open class has a leg up with extra fuel, engines and development potential but those advantages should go to those who "needed" them. A bit like your mates agreeing not to sleep with your sister when she comes of age, only thing one of them slips her a quickie on her birthday and put his hand up claiming "I've done nothing illegal"..

BJR

March 09, 2014 10:46 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Factory 2 triggered by Ducati 'advantage'


Honda's problem (and rightly so) is that an independant third party should not be controling the equipment that goes onto their race machine. There is a huge difference between stating in technical regs what you can and can't do, vs stating you must use X specific piece of hardware/software. The tech regs state a wheel must be a minimum diameter and what contruction materials are or aren't allowed, they don't state you shall all use the same wheel. This allows some freedom to innovate. With the open class rules as it is, the only thing left in the Honda Factory race bike that's Honda would be the engine and frame. Hardly a Honda at all. They might as well change the class to MotoGP production where Honda supplies the engine, Yamaha the frame and Ducati the ECU and each team supplies their own fairings painted up in team colours.

BJR

March 08, 2014 7:07 AM
Last Edited 39 days ago

MotoGP » Bridgestone goes multi-coloured for MotoGP 2014


Codger: What colour will they use for asymmetric tyres ?
The normal colour on each side of the tyre according to the hardness of the compound on each side would make sense? VR v CS?? Well, one could certainly aportion "blame" to Rossi for attracting people with the European soccer fan mentality to the sport, because they also bring fan money. I doubt the same level of antagonism existed between fans of Doohan, Schwantz and Rainey. The mad Spanish reaction to Creville falling off at his home race that year just show which part of the world the loony (whoops I mean passionate) fans come from !!

BJR

March 08, 2014 5:15 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP Factory 2 triggered by Ducati 'advantage'


therealDave: I see this as no different to WSBK, where rules are changed in order to allow more even competition among the different manufacturers with there different "designs" (pneumatic valves, desmo, V4's & inline 4's etc etc.). When they feel one group has a distinct advantage, they change the rules again. I personally have no issue with this.
The differnec is WSBK was based on production machines. A manufacturer did not have to change the fundamental "character" of the their consumer product in order to succesfully compete. Although the constant displacement increases allowed to Ducati by the rulemakers forced Honda to build a V-twin to put the rulemakers back in their place. MotoGP should be about building the fastest race bike you can, and the technical rules should provide suitble bounds to keep the costs reasonable. The weight dispensation the v-twin 500cc NSR got was the start of the handicapping "rot" that's becoming a joke today.

BJR

March 06, 2014 11:58 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP to create Factory 2 class?


pogo: True 2007 was a death nell, the bike with the most power and the best electronics let the championship go to a famous crasher, didnt happen again till 2011
C'mon pogo, we all know Stoner was Ducati's lessor experienced #2 rider. Loris should have romped it home for the WC if the bike was that good but we all know where he fininshed the season on the bestest bike on the grid now don't we. Even Melandri the following year couldn't do jack with it while Stoner gave Rossi a decent run for his money...

BJR

March 06, 2014 11:01 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP to create Factory 2 class?


JasonLewis: TalentFan Sometimes loony conspiracy theorists in tinfoil hats get it right huh? Motorcycle Grand Prix racing died October 29th, 2006. Dorna took an incredible sport that everyone loved and allowed it to be ruined. This is on them
No, 2006 was a fatal wound but 2007 was it's last gasping breaths. 2007 was the last year a unexpected rider took a WC on a fully "independant" machine. Neither Dorna, Honda, Yamaha or Michelin could stop the Ducati/Bridgeston/Stoner Juggernaut. 2008 and it was all back under "control" again and has been pretty much ever since..


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