MotoGP » Melandri: I'm struggling


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Bob@Work! - Unregistered

September 03, 2010 4:21 AM

I don't know about riding the wheels off a bike, but he can certainly ride the fairing off it!
And the handlebars....and the tank....and the footpegs...and the exhausts.....Haha...

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

September 03, 2010 7:05 AM

Seems to me that those are essentially the same comments he made about riding the Ducati. Don't know what is up with this guy, never been the most consistent rider around but he's turned in some flash performances that made him many fans. Now though...it would seem he's lost his bottle......just a thought. But I agree, what will he say indeed, when the BMW doesn't suit his riding style?

rick65

September 03, 2010 8:33 AM

It always stuns me that Melandri is a MotoGP championship runner up, 250 champion and multiple GP winner. His recent form has been anything but that of his early career
What happened to everyone else (except Rossi)in 2005? Hopefully Troy Corser and BMW will be able to provide him a bike that he can ride fast next year and rediscover his edge.

aeolus

September 03, 2010 9:06 AM

Apparently he hasn't signed yet for BMW as he may be in line for a ride with Tech 3 which would mean Edwards out there. Tech 3 might work for Marco as the Yamaha is thought to have the best electronics package.

Jon

September 03, 2010 9:32 AM

Let's not forgot that Aoyama and Simoncelli have hardly set the world on fire either.
250 world class riders, languishing in a similar position to Marco (on track, at least).

People moan about Capi and Edwards, saying we need young talent, but look where the 'fresh, young, exciting' rookies are...
..at the blunt end.

We know how fast Simoncelli is- look at his WSBK Wild Card last year, and we know he isn't short of bottle.

Modern 800's may be easier to ride than 500 2 strokes but it doesn't mean that suddenly everyone gets the ability to ride like the World champ.
Someone will always win, and by default, someone will always come last.

Oli - Unregistered

September 03, 2010 1:08 PM

The way I see it, there are two problems here.

Firstly Melandri is Melandri. Able to beat anyone on his day (few people can say they have gone head to head with Rossi and won). God awful the next (See Ducati website for more details). Basically when it's not working 100% Marco loses his head and seems to think the world has ended. A shame, because he is a MotoGP runner up, 250 champ, 125 runner up... when it is working he is seriously good.

Second issue. In this day and age, the grid is so small that everyone has to impress to earn another year. All the team managers are looking for the next Rossi, next Pedrosa, next Spies etc so there is very little continuity. Let's see how many of Simoncelli, Barbera, Aoyama and Bautista are in MotoGP in 3 years. Guys like Elias and Melandri are good enough for MotoGP but the teams don't keep them because they are def NOT the next big thing. It's the reason Dovi is getting pushed from Repsol despite a better season - he is good, but the guy is nev

kostis - Unregistered

September 03, 2010 1:38 PM

Hey.Marco is one of the best riders in Moto Gp.If he had a bike that can take from it the 100% from all races he would up there with the front guys.His strong advantange is the speed inside the corner but this year this has been his worst nightmare.Unfortunately all Marco's fans Haven't seen him in podium this year and this is very disappointing.I bet that Marco will show as again his real ability in 2011 with BMW.I am sure that he will win the championship and make all moto gp teams towant him back in 2012.And especially Honda.(never gave him tha chance to ride a factory bike).Good luck Marco.Think positive.
*Don't forget that he is the youngest rider to have 200 races and he is only 28.Capirossi has 312 and is 37.Just think...............

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