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February 17, 2014 6:22 AM

MotoGP » Dall’Igna begins reshaping Ducati

Ducati came into MotoGP with a competitive machine. It may have had small problems but with tailored bridgestone tyes it used to put up a strong fight and had won races before Stoner hopped on it. Since Ducati lost the ability to have tyres tailored to fix chassis problems their performance has slowly gone out the back door. They were a one trick pony (trellis frame/desmo valves/custom tyres) and they just haven't moved forward from there. It's like someone at Ducati marketing is saying the bike must have A,B,and C to remain true to the Ducati soul/ make it work on the track. To their credit they didn't waste time bringing a 1000cc v-twin to MotoGP and try to make that work, but there seems to be other dead horses in the bike they're trying to flog.


February 15, 2014 11:10 PM

MotoGP » Honda would 'stop' if software is controlled

Dorna should focus on developing a sound set of technical rules for each class. Technical rules that allow manufacturers and privateers to inovate. In the example of the ECU, the inputs and harware should be restricted, ie no accelerometer or Gyro IC's. This allows the teams to develop ECU's and still write their own software. The shift from setting rules to tell you what you can and can't do, to controlling what hardware you must use is a bad road to head down...


February 10, 2014 6:15 AM

F1 » Brundle 'uncomfortable' with F1's increasing pay driver spread

I think it's an important message for any youngster hopping in to a kart that there are two priorities. (1) Develop your driving and setup skills to become fast. (2) Find (and retain) other people to pay the bills. Money will get you into the next class if talent is in question, but it's not always that case if you have the talent but no money. But it's not just F1. A family friend spent huge sums of cash on his daughter's swimming. Her talent didn't quite get her onto an Olympic or national team but she had more opportunity than most.


February 07, 2014 12:01 AM

MotoGP » Bridgestone confirms softer tyre for Open class

The softer tyres will allow the open class bikes to run towards the front (gaining sponsor airtime) during the race then fall off at the end. KR Junior used to do the same trick even to the point of during one race to pit for a new rear, then exit behind the front runners and follow them around. It's 3 classes of bike on the one grid with a handicapping system, it's a bl00dy joke....


February 05, 2014 11:04 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP dashboard 'flags' debut at Sepang

Nick636: JHB1984 Spot on. The blue flag would be the first thing i'd add.
What they need to add to that is that when you get shown the blue flag you can't overtake or gain an advantage over the rider in front of you that also has been shown the blue flag. This would stop the backmarkers from racing each other while the leaders file through. If they're in a group, backmarkers tend not to want to slow down and give up the racing line for fear they'll be overtaken by another backmarker...


February 04, 2014 1:26 AM
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MotoGP » Abraham: I need to enjoy racing again

TalentFan: Rotator cuff / Shoulder injuries have ended careers of the likes of Plater, Hodgson, Fogarty and (I think?) Doohan that come to mind without research.
I think Doohan's injuries both before and at the end of his 5 consecutive WC's went a bit further than a busted sholder. I'm not sure he had to enjoy it either, Doohan either had to make it or die trying because the alternative was digging holes for swimming pools which he reckon'd was too much hard work for not enough money...

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