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BJR

March 24, 2014 12:01 AM

MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP - Race Results


Fukkit58: Tady Okada's bike was never on the same level as the other Repsol Honda's, but it wasn't far off. But i get what you mean.
Except that one race in Jerez where one of Doohan's powervalve cables mysterously broke between the Saturday Qualifying and the morning warmup and they couldn't find any wrong before the race. Creville took the easy win and Okada was steaming past Doohan on the straight's like he was stopped. Barry Sheene's comments during the overhead shots down the straight were priceless. Fun and games even back then.

BJR

March 23, 2014 10:33 PM

MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP - Race Results


Fukkit58:It's all about the show. If the racing was fair(er) like moto 3 and moto 2 then the show is created by fair racing. MotoGP is wallet racing. If i wanted to see that i'd watch Formula 1.
Moto2 is essentially bracket racing where riders of similiar talent are on reasonably similiar machines, because the slow ones get dropped and the fast ones get promoted out. Hopefully Dorna can come up with some fair rules for all, not 3 different sets of rules for different teams. But while a factory team can afford a top rider, even if the bikes are the same the racing still won't be close. Even when there were three so called equal (?) Repsol factory Hondas they weren't exactly scrapping in a three-way every weekend...

BJR

March 23, 2014 9:45 PM

MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP - Race Results


Yossarian:
Fukkit58:
Yossarian: Do you always laugh out loud when riders fall off ?
No. I even grimaced at his crash, but it was his own fault, he was on a wider than usual line, and pushing hard on a cold tyre. He was asking for it. Frankly the race was better without him.
How can a race be better with less riders ?
That's it in a nutshell, it's not about the "racing" for some fans (sorry to pick on you Fukkit58) it's about the show. The teams that perform the greatest aren't respected, it's all about the teams that put on the best show. Sad state for what is supposed to be a competitive event, it's more like a reality tv style competition.

BJR

March 20, 2014 5:09 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP announces control ECU from 2016


RSMick: The early 4t years were every bit as bad.
Actually no they weren't. Rossi was winning, Dorna was making good money and the Rossi fans were happy. :-) Dorna is struggling to make the Spanish riders appeal to a wider revenue generating audience. I think that's the problem. The "show" needs better scripting because the wider audience doesn't really like the actors.

BJR

March 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Last Edited 128 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP stars respond to Factory/Open rule change


TrueFan: It is still the case of the best riders having the best bikes,...
Yes and being handicapped by less fuel, different tyres and no development. Dorna needs to come up with a set of technical regs that allows all to play on the same level field at a resonable price that doesn't include "control" hardware or software. They also need to keep those rules steady for a number of years so private teams can build a useful wealth of knowledge to carry over from year to year. But given that time after time time has proved that no other manufacturers want to get publicly trounced by Honda and Yamaha week in week out no matter how cheap is is to compete I still don't see MotoGP as ever being much more then a two-horse race no matter how much they dumb it down.

BJR

March 17, 2014 11:19 PM

F1 » Horner blames FIA for fuel flow issue


It a terrible situation really. Red bull have been penalised for not following the instruction (advice) of race direction, when the instructions from race direction could have been most certainly based on faulty information. Not complying with a request becomes the infrigment, even though you know the request is based on faulty informantion. Sporting teams have to play the ref's whistle good call or bad.

BJR

March 16, 2014 3:13 AM

MotoGP » PICS: Extra lever on Factory Yamaha


R6Ryder:
DamZen1: Could be for upshifting when the bikes heeled over in a left corner
Nobody in GP has used a clutch lever for upshifts for quite some time. A few riders might use it for downshifts but only out of habit or because they think its smoother.
DamZen! wasn't talking about the clutch. With a reverse pattern, an upshift (tapping down on the lever) at full lean isn't too bad, but it does look to be a cable operated type function as opposed to electronic or hydraulic.

BJR

March 12, 2014 11:01 PM
Last Edited 133 days ago

MotoGP » Ducati 'not happy' with Factory 2 development


TalentFan: Actually MotoGP reminds me a lot of the situations that occur in grass roots events everywhere at some point... The guy may win... but you can be sure most will feel sure he bought that plastic trinket with OTT spending rather that really won it
Yep it happens even at local level. Watching your main rival walk off to the tyre changer with cash in hand because he needs to beat you in the last race of the day to take the win and you both know that a new set of tyres is going to make the difference. You just shake your head and accept that they just want it more than you do or you can put your hand in your pocket and do the same. It's a good life lesson if you can draw a positive from it, rather than just letting your panties get bunched. Did I mention he also had some of my clutch parts in his bike I'd lent him earlier to "get him out of trouble". No, I didn't ask for them back until the end of the day after the race..

BJR

March 13, 2014 10:05 PM

MotoGP » Ducati 'not happy' with Factory 2 development


@Talentfan I agree, but it is a competition not a charity ride. With regard to buying stuff fom your rival, I feel that is a main issue right there. Red Bull F1 don't make engines, they are not really customers of Renault either, they are technical partners. Red Bull make a positive financial and technical input into Renault's engine development so both Red Bull and Renault benefit, rather than just buying/leasing for a price whatever Renault come up with and beating them with it. Honda is not going to make available to a competitior "equal kit" and neither will Yamaha. There's a number of frame manufacturers in the system making fames for Moto2, the smaller teams just need to get an engine manufacturer on board to develop a motorcycle engine. I guess that's what CRT was supposed to encourage but the results weren't coming fast enough?


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