Tom94 wrote:Honda did run the RS500 twin in Repsol colors. With Shinichi Ito if my memory is correct.
Gar wrote:This thread is suffering from maximum verbosity per post
Zaphod wrote:WSBK has the set up just right I believe. The FIM are still the governing body, and InFront manage the rest. Lots of manufacturers playing, big grids and some good sponsorship/TV rights $$$ coming in.
GD66 wrote:Tom94 wrote:Honda did run the RS500 twin in Repsol colors. With Shinichi Ito if my memory is correct.
Takuma Aoki, I think, and also Gibernau once or twice. Further to the enlarged Aprilia, Jeremy McWilliams put one on pole at Phillip Island (hats off, son !) but while it had wicked corner speed, it was never going to outdrag the 500 V4s to turn 1, or out of turn 12 to the finish line, so a win there was never likely. Great viewing, though.
Apologies for the mini-hijack...
GD66 wrote:Fair enough. Do you have a viewpoint on the determination rolling around last year that all the rule introductions and changes by Dorna were merely wallpapering over the cracks so the whole circus looked presentable to outside eyes as they were planning to put the whole MotoGP circus up for sale ?
Tom94 wrote:After reading things in the CRT and rookie rules threads I thought maybe we should condense this into one subject. I'll throw some things up into the air so feel free to shoot them down if you have a better argument.
Tom94 wrote:One thing we all need to keep in mind is DORNa is there to make money. The old FIM was more of a sanctioning body while the DORNA is more comparable to what Ecclestone is doing with F1. The upside to this is that the DORNA is trying to better promote GP than what the FIM ever did. The money is in TV and the DORNA has followed the trail of dollars ruthlessly. ...Back before DORNA toke over the reigns from the FIM...I feel DORNA in this case simply didn't look far enough down the road a couple of years back...If I'm not mistaken Repsol is one of the last big sponsors left in the Paddock so it's only natural DORNA will suck up to them.:
Zootalaws wrote:Ironically, it is Dorna and their continual push to play with the series rules that has created this massive cost barrier. Every time they make a new rule, teams have to redesign and start from scratch with their R&D. Although the other players could push back... but they don't - Dorna pays them a huge amount of money to race.
Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest