MotoGP » Dovizioso to be downgraded?

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stars and stripes - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 7:55 PM

what a load of "ifs, buts and maybe's"

tech3 this that and the other

utter gossip mongering

there making out like the rossi/ducati deal is done ...and untill rossi makes an anouncement gossip it will stay ...

roll on brno!


July 22, 2010 7:55 PM

thanks for the link rawdawg...

this is all very interesting, one thing is for sure... yamaha or any bike of the same manufacturer being better than another riders is doing the sport no good... we have Rossi and Lorenzo type egos that want the best of the best and be the number one rider that gets whatever he wants and gets everything first.i give honda props for getting their satellite teams upgrades soon as they are proven, we need more RDP's Dorna would be smart to limit what can be written into a contract to make sure everyone gets the same bike and parts. playing favorites gets you nowhere. if you want to make a bike special for rossi then why bother having another rider in the team


July 22, 2010 8:07 PM

I echo what many are saying and I hope where ever he goes he gets factory kit and honestly it looks like he is better off being on a Honda Satellite team versus a Yamaha the reasons are obvious.

Johan46 - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 8:14 PM

Spot on 1motion.

People in here sez that if JL wins this year it will be a hollow WC (because of Vales injurys).

But if you cant beat your teammate on equal bikes, isnt that hollow?


July 22, 2010 8:16 PM

I agree. Enforced parity and transparency. I've often wondered why it is that if Rossi (just a for instance, don't get shouty) is so good on track, why devote so much time to screwing the opposition before you get there. People say he's taken riding to new levels. Perhaps he has. It could be said he's taken impeding the oppositon to new levels as well. No I don't think its 'smart', 'professional' or 'savvy' - or any of those bywords for 'vanity', 'cheating' or 'not as quick as he was'. And don't get me started on the day he rode his bike into the side of Gibernau - I've never seen something more unnecessary and just plain dim before or since....he just couldn't stomach Gibernau's speed.

fan - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 8:24 PM

Having all the factory bits on a satelite bike still does not equal a works team. If Yamaha gave both Tech 3 bikes the exact same bikes as the Fiat boys, they are still going to be behind. Do you believe that Tech 3 has the money, resources, manpower, technology etc to perfect the bike? Remember, just like riders, not all engineers, mechanics techs are creaated equal.

Having factory support has more to do with it than the actual go fast parts. Having a factory bike with satelite support is no doubt better than a sat bike with sat support however, it is not the be all end all solution to going fast on the track.


July 22, 2010 8:32 PM

thats my argument... bikes should be the same, teams and backing will always be different but the bikes should be the same. if satellite teams and riders knew they had decent machine and a fair chance then maybe we would have more than 18 riders in the field and more teams willing to jump into motoGP.

Deepree - Unregistered

July 22, 2010 8:33 PM

The current state of MotoGP is really simple, you have:
1. The top 4 riders in Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, and Stoner
2. The second group of good riders in Dovi, Hayden, DePuniet, Capirossi, Melandri, and Edwards
3. The rookies with potential: Spies, Simoncelli, Bautista
4. Everyone else
Ideally a factory should have a combination of 1 and 2. Since Suzuki isn't doing it, no top rider want to go there. You end up with Yam this year and Honda next year having 2 of the best. If rookies show good progress they get promoted, which was the case for Dovi. Now it is Spies turn with Simoncelli next in line. Hayden was a WC... Capirossi is too old, Mel and Edw had their chances. DePu is just unlucky.

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