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BillAce

February 12, 2015 1:48 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP top speeds ‘medium-term concern’


This takes away a key purpose of racing. Today's racing unobtanium becomes tomorrows mass produced features. Once proven to have advantages on the racetrack the "useless" features become cost effective through mass production. Features can be for performance, safety or competitive advantage all of which help to justify the R&D expense of going racing. Street bikes are in fact much better today thanks to racing efforts and MotoGP is supposed to be PROTOTYPE racing where manufacturers are free to innovate and experiment. We're supposed to get the fastest guys on the fastest bikes, I guess CS was more right than wrong...

BillAce

April 23, 2015 3:30 PM

MotoGP » Updated MotoGP engine use list


The concessions are a bit off IMO. in 2016 the fuel capacity will be 22L for all. Ducati really doesn't need much in terms of development since their biggest engineering problem would have been maintaining their current performance with 20L. On the other hand, Honda and Yamaha have to stress and conserve their engines to deal with the engine development freeze and reduced fuel capacity with only 5 engines all season. This significantly raised the cost of development for factory teams and gets thrown out next year. Its one of the worst rules ever made and did the exact opposite of what it intended.

BillAce

February 25, 2015 4:08 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez, Honda have held advantage


TF2, To the victor goes the spoils. The top 2 teams are motivated to identify and place the best talent on their superior bikes. They pay top dollar and offer short term contracts to make sure this is the case. They provide support to satellite teams to measure potential and develop talent. Factory teams do not have unlimited resources and putting together the best possible riders, best possible team and best possible bike package is how they achieve their goals...winning. The rest of the field isn't disadvantaged, they haven't proven themselves worthy.

BillAce

February 25, 2015 7:42 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez, Honda have held advantage


whoami: Both Marc and Dani are very fast towards the end of race.Marc was able to run down race leaders towards the end of races.dani due to his poor starts was not able to do so.but he is as fast as Marc on closing stages.even nakamoto has said this is advantage Honda has .Rossi is referring to this. unless this problem is rectified it will be tough and he knows it.
This has more to do with the fuel limits and is Honda's ace in the hole. They are so far ahead of the other manufacturers in this area. We'll see what happens next year when the electronics probably won't allow them to control this to the degree they do now.

BillAce

November 14, 2014 12:33 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: New Honda needs change of direction


That's what testing is for, there is no doubt he will ride the wheels off whatever Honda puts under him and barring some last minute rule changes it will be a very good bike. As far as riders taking out others at critical points, it seemed to happen more in 990 era when things were more competitive and riders were close together. Gibbers on Capirossi in 2006, Pedro on Hayden the same year. You also had Rossi T-boning Melandri and braking his ankle and the incident with Gibbers. Amazing that nothing happened when angry Toni got his win, probably a good thing KR couldn't count laps or it could have been a strong possibility...


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