MotoGP Sachsenring Michel Turco Responses

Here are the answers of the questions arisen by people about our special envoy Michel Turco at Sachsenring. Here are the answers for the 

Grand Prix of Germany.

Marc Márquez won his ninth consecutive victory in Germany

I would like to give the answers of your questions by the experience of three pilots Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow and Alvero Bautista who experienced this bike and conclude their results.The departure of the pit lane for a lot of drivers, side-by-side between the concrete walls and safety rails according to my view a mismatch on the measures taken last years on the starting grid. A simple clash could have serious consequences. What happens to Takaaki Nagakami in Moto2? Last year he shone in qualifying and many races. This year, since his problem from non-regulatory air at the first GP box, it is at the bottom of the ranking… It is, however, still on a Kalex… Did the season last with this non-conforming piece?

I share your opinion on the start which it attended in Germany. Voices are also raised for that review the procedure. It would have sufficed to delay for five minutes initially so that everyone can change wheels and settings on the grid. With regard to Nakagami, no one really understands what happens to him. But this has nothing to do with the modification of the air box that cost him his decommissioning in the Qatar. Last year, he played with the Italian team Iltatrans while he runs this season under the colors of the Edemitsu team which is none other than the structure Honda in Moto2. Would that also be her problem? It is impossible indeed that the Japanese rider turns a little too much pressure because of the expectations of the HRC in its regard.

Mark: What are the latest developments of the M1? What works Yamaha at the moment?

Since the beginning of the year, the Yamaha engineers have worked to improve the behavior of the M1 on the phases of braking, there where the Honda very hurt. A new chassis appeared, the seamless box has evolved to allow its pilots to downgrade without disengaging the clutch, Electronics also has progressed… The last modif that has emerged in the Netherlands is a new sensible exhaust improve the engine behavior to the go-around. As always, all these developments are small details to win a few tenths of seconds over the duration of a race.

Christophe: What are the salaries of pilots in MotoGP? (Vale, Marc, Dani, Jorge…). We might someday revisit the Spa Francorchamps GP, Laguna Seca? Vale talked about big changes for MotoGP 2016. What will be these big changes that should dėbuter a new era?

Between those who pay to roll, as Mike Di Meglio and a mark that is more than EUR 10 million, the range is wide. For circuits is Spa Francorchamps is most approved because too dangerous, and Laguna Seca disappeared this season of the MotoGP calendar because of the financial difficulties of the American promoter. The changes referred to Rossi, he is obviously replacing Bridgestone by Michelin and the transition to the single software provide Magneti Marelli on the model currently used by the pilots of the Open class.

Lorenzo: Maverick Viñales is a nice first season at the moment and has already demonstrated for years a high potential. Repsol could him re – open arms after the have departed from their ranks in 2012? Is it banned from Honda following his “abandonment of team” in 2012? In addition, I read that Alex Rins risks about suffering the same fate, so the same question.

I’m not sure that Maverick Viñales has, for the time being, profile to run with the HRC under Repsol colors… Also the liabilities that you remember, Spanish remains a difficult to manage, and not really reliable boy according to some who have dealt with him. Of course, he is still young and many things can change. We know, in sport, only count the results and present. For the time being, it is in the line of sight of Davide Brivio who’d do start in MotoGP on a Suzuki.

Baptist: What English succession according to you? Bradley Smith, Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding, other?

At the age of 28, Crutchlow is really a hope. His season with Ducati is also a fiasco, and it would be difficult to bounce back. Smith was only 23 years old, but it doesn’t obviously have the talent to mark the history of MotoGP. He will certainly leave the Tech 3 team late in the season, and find a good handle will be for him as complicated. Of the three names mentioned, Redding is in my opinion that can be most associate with the idea of succession. He was only 20 years old and it’s a fine season with the Honda Gresini team Open. Regularly before Hayden, Aoyama and Abraham, he progresses and does not error to the handlebars of a bike away from the level of the Yamaha and the Ducati.

The Open ranking second behind Aleix Esp at the age of 28, Crutchlow is really a hope. His season with Ducati is also a fiasco, and it would be difficult to bounce back. Smith was only 23 years old, but it doesn’t obviously have the talent to mark the history of MotoGP. He will certainly leave the Tech 3 team late in the season, and find a good handle will be for him as complicated. Of the three names mentioned, Redding is in my opinion that can be most associate with the idea of succession. He was only 20 years old and it’s a fine season with the Honda Gresini team Open. Regularly before Hayden, Aoyama and Abraham, he progresses and does not error to the handlebars of a bike away from the level of the Yamaha and the Ducati. The Open ranking second behind Aleix Espargaró, it could well recover next year the RRs of Bautista. After those, it is not come many people on the side of perfidious Albion. Sam Lowes and Danny Kent, which can also think, certainly will struggle to climb the ladder to shine one day in MotoGP.

Michel: Why other Japanese manufacturers, European or other do not engage in this category, seeing that the small/medium sized cars are in vogue in countries emerging high-potential for these cylinders and strongly promoted by Japanese manufacturers in particular, I think Yamaha and Kawasaki. These constructors already have for small/medium drum rollers performing in the TT, suitable specifications of motors are not identical to speed engines. Moreover I think the Moto3 is less expensive than the MotoGP.

 

Unlike what you imagine the Moto3 is quite expensive. Seen this year with the HRC who decided to put the package to make the skin of KTM by developing a new engine. Furthermore, this makes long that Yamaha is more than interested in the Queen of the Grand Prix class. What are the stars of the MotoGP who sell motorcycles in emerging countries, in particular in South Asia where the Rossi, mark, Lorenzo and Pedrosa are true stars. Not the great price Moto3.

Serge: Who is tipped to replace Colin Edwards? If Iannone retrieves a factory Ducati, who jumps?

Bradl, Smith, Crutchlow, Bautista… The pilots who could lose their place at the end of season and type at the door of the Forward team are not lacking. Also why not imagine the passage of a Superbike to MotoGP rider via Giovanni Cuzzari team? Iannone, it should take Crutchlow square, whose marriage with Ducati is a fiasco, or Dovizioso who could be tempted by the adventure Suzuki.

 

 

 

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