WSBK » 'One problem after another' for Haslam

'It was a much needed test but ended up as a frustrating one, so I can't wait to get back on it in Australia' - Leon Haslam

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, - Unregistered

January 25, 2013 9:40 PM

I know the problem, you are at best an average rider, masquerading as a wanted professional. He knows it as well as everyone around him.

prof-x - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 12:17 AM

hrc software? lolz. Electronics are the weakest link with that bike, its the reason why ONLY Rea has been able to get anywhere on it. The answer is easy, and if the powers that be really wanted to save money they would get rid of the gizmos that only cause disparity.

@RSMick, do you know anything about embedded systems/microcontrollers/sensors/integration/electronics? or do you repeat what your told?

Time for Dorna to ditch traction control, its causing disparity and costing everyone more money, but no, the powers that be want the status quo, so they will keep the electronics, bring in a control ECU, to further their own interests and give handouts like a socialist govt to keep the lower teams interested.


January 26, 2013 6:10 AM

re: "The British rider said he faced 'one problem after another' during a frustrating two days in Spain."

that's right leo, the clock is ticking, tell 'em what they need to know... not what they want to hear. "sugarcoating" is for bakers not boffins.


January 26, 2013 6:44 AM

Q: "How can a company so powerful and with unlimited resources build such a POS out of the box?"

A: it's not a POS, honda is only now realizing the error of pulling chocks 'n chains on WSBK more than a decade ago. kyonari's owned 3X.

re: "The team name may be Ten Kate but make no mistake it is now a full HRC works team so many of the tech staff are HRC & all of the support/development is being done by HRC. With that in mind is it any real surprise that HRC are trying out many new parts & electronics to get the best out of the ageing fireblade pending its replacement for next season?"

nothing's really new. BSB blades have been HRC bikes supplied under the auspices of Honda UK for years, same as the original Castrol RC45/SP1 team of old (edwards/slight/okada) headed by tuxworth. these parts would be those.


January 26, 2013 6:45 AM

re: "The answer is easy, and if the powers that be really wanted to save money they would get rid of the gizmos that only cause disparity."

no worries, carmelo's sleeves are rolled up and he's hanging on your every word. sucks to be us.

herewego - Unregistered

January 26, 2013 8:37 AM

Shows what an awesome job Jonathan Rea has managed over the years!! Give them both time and they will get to grips, but putting your faith into computer programming must be pretty scary!!!


January 26, 2013 9:29 AM

Still ironic how its the electronics that make Honda the Giant in MotoGP, and the Minnow in WSBK.

That fact, if nothing else, clearly defines how massive a role Electronics play in modern bike racing, and how much it influences the outcome.

IMO, this means that the tech needs to be seriously downgraded AND regulated in ALL bike racing. Otherwise we don't really HAVE racing any more.

We know that changes will come. Lets hope, that IF the factories don't have the clout to strong-arm Dorna in WSBK like they do in MotoGP, then Ezpeleta could do something that actually maintains or enhances the competition in WSBK with sensible rule changes that promote great racing, and lower the tech and costs in WSBK. If he can't then all international bike racing will slowly go down a very expensive toilet.

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