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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...


June 01, 2014 12:17 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP Mugello - Full Qualifying Results

Vilas, see the law of diminishing returns. Yamaha and Honda spend millions for a fraction of a percent of improvement. Ducati being further behind can see far greater gain for less money at this point. The biggest benefit is still the extra fuel and the state of tune being they have more engines to play with. Of course Ducati turned up the wick for their home race.


May 23, 2014 2:47 PM

MotoGP » Michelin named new MotoGP Tyre Supplier

Michelin is entirely capable of providing the spec tires Dorna wants. In the past they were the tire of choice in MotoGP because they had the budget and were putting the engineering resources behind bringing the perfect tires for the track and conditions on that day. It was global economic troubles and new rules that caused their downfall. They didn't put any effort into making a good all around tire since they had a track by track focus. When the rules stopped that they were caught with their proverbial pants down and Bridgestone became the more reliable option. Michelin still won plenty of races but struggled when weather conditions were different from year to year. Who will be the Michelin ambassador. Testing input was key to their past success, Edwards did many laps on many circuit with his M1 helping develop their tires. Rossi loved Colin as a team mate because it gave them a benefit. With all of the rule restrictions in place now a manufacturer will have an even bigger


May 01, 2014 12:16 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone to quit as MotoGP tyre supplier

This was inevitable given the rule changes over the last few years. BStone, just like most participants justifies racing as a way to push engineering and develop competitive advantages. They are not supplying the best tires they could to MotoGP, they are supplying tires to hamper the top teams and get a ton of blame when those teams complain. What company is going to want to deal with that? Don't be surprised I there is an off the shelf tire or an allocation of tires from Dona to help the show and slow down the fastest riders in the world even more. The tires are a commodity and will ne be the reason for a victory but will often be the reason for defeat.


April 28, 2014 2:17 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Bradl cost me a podium

Nearly every rider made mistakes during the race. New track, heat of battle, strategy, whatever reason. Jorge ran wide and dropped to 3rd but jumped from 3rd to 1st in one corner and pulled a gap. Dani and Marc sat 6th and 7th and sliced through the field to get up front. Vale had some difficulty getting in front of the same riders and creating space. I don't think Bradl slowed down for Marc or Dani and he didn't for Rossi either. They finished in their places because of how the ran the race, no fastest lap, mistake or other rider put them there. The top 4 are closer this year and it looks like strategy Is going to be more important than ever. Not just tires but with fuel. Marc and Dani were on it at the end and I think Jorge's strategy of trying to runaway from the start is burning too much fuel and costing him later in the race. Young 93 seemed to have the perfect strategy and pulled a manageable gap to easiy win the race at the end. Talent and maturity that may not have

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