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September 15, 2014 6:18 PM

MotoGP » Smith: We need to learn from Rossi, Lorenzo

Revilo52: I would never doubt the talent possessed by any rider who even competes in a GP, but I honestly don't think Smith will ever have the ability to become a front runner in Grand Prix.
Put Lorenzo and Rossi at Tech 3, and then Pol and Smith on the factory team, with all the interest that goes with being on a factory team and you only need one hand to count down how long it takes for both riders to regularly finish above Rossi and Lorenzo at Tech 3.


September 16, 2014 5:05 PM
Last Edited 11 hours ago

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions

107SS2009: ... blah blah blah ...
define UNAIDED Sunny. Get back to me when you realize it's a very ambiguous term, which can apply to just about anything said over a radio. Aiding a driver in pointing out cautionary situations, is still providing aid, any aid provided to a driver breaks this rule. 20.1 "The driver must drive the car alone and unaided." *the real risk to the FIA about this issue is the egg on their faces. So they are weighing the benefits (what is there to gain/agenda) and the risk of looking stupid (losing credibility/sense of authority). Not sure I understand why the FIA seems to want to police this glaring issue mid season. But like I said earlier, if you read the radio transcript, it's Nico who's getting a bigger hand out so far as being told how to drive.


September 16, 2014 2:26 PM
Last Edited 12 hours ago

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions

107SS2009: Not liking the ban on something that is blatantly infringing a rule/regulatio that all on the grid go racing under does not change the fact that said rule is being breached. ... If a team/s feels that a rule/regulation needs an upgrade/change that team/s should have gone through the proper channels ...
The thing is, the rule is still being broken, even by the FIA's own standards. This is life, and people don't follow "the rules" if the benefits outweigh the risks (not as advertised on television.) "The rule" 20.1 needs to be rewritten very precisely, and the FIA needs to add a very clear glossary (no parenthetical statements) to their sporting regulations. The FIA should not be above their own rules, this sets a very poor precedent. The question Lewis was alluding to at the last driver's press conference, possibly.


September 16, 2014 1:58 PM
Last Edited 12 hours ago

F1 » FIA clarifies F1 team radio restrictions

While the FIA needs to reword 20.1, it looks like they did a good job at least clarifying what they want. I don't know what the penalty is for breaking the rule, something that needs to be figured in for sure. As for information about competitors, the teams could feed that in through some sort of digital wayside channel (via digital voice?) and feed it to the drivers through the steering wheel or head phone. How about some cockpit glass and a heads up display, and jarvis on thumbwheel. The FIA will need to police/standardize the radio equipment on the cars and voice equipment in order to keep the guys back in the factory/pits from relaying additional information though. If they don't do that already. Rules beget more rules. Some times hazards/risks are easier to implement in order to keep the boundaries.


September 16, 2014 5:00 PM

MotoGP » Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP move

Even though it's probably a pay raise, mentally, it will probably be harder than anything hes had to contend with in WSBK/WSS, not because of the other riders, but because everything is just a little too well ordered in GPs. Hes done his time at Aprilia with Max though, don't think any bubbles will be bursting. Hope he does well for him and his misses.


September 16, 2014 3:35 PM

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia

Wasthatit: I would like to see Kallio get a chance on the second bike. Always thought he was a great prospect and may suit the MotoGP paddock better than Moto2.
Kalio will be at Italtrans in Moto2. Why do people believe Melandri could run up front? He couldn't on the Honda in 2010.
Only Simoncelli had factory support RSMick. Lolz. Simoncelli even went to the 'wind tunnel'. And even then Marco was only 22 points behind Simoncelli by the end of the year. That and Simoncelli was no mug. Marco's performance with Hayate was pretty special imo, all Marco needs to do is click, and hes more than capable.


September 15, 2014 4:36 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Time to change mentality

cossiegaz: Yesterday I posted the following comment and 30 idiots disagreed with me, now Marc himself has backed up what I said!! Quote: "This will be a massive turning point in Marquez's domination, he will never dominate in the same way again, since arriving in moto gp he has ridden purely on instinct and desire to win, he's now going to realise that just isn't enough and he's going to have to start thinking and taking less risks because sooner or later his luck will run out again if he keeps riding beyond the limit."
yah, wtfe. His domination will end if the tire maker/Honda-Repsol decides it's going to. Time to get a brain.

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