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Casey Stoner targets a second straight MotoGP victory in Japan

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Southerner

September 28, 2010 5:00 PM

Good on Casey for still showing commitment to improving a bike and team he's parting company with.
As for winning in Motegi.Tall order unless it rains.
Would like to see him win there,but,dry race,I'll bet on George.

chakrabir - Unregistered

September 28, 2010 5:10 PM

if it rains he is surely winning
nobody can do nothing about it.

if it doesnt its gonna be a battle royale b/w spies, dani and stoner.

just wish spies leads at the first corner cos i wanna see who can outbrake him.

Dray

September 29, 2010 2:33 AM
Last Edited 1395 days ago

DIAL 1-800-VALROSSI .... For any Motogp Bike setup, development, electrical, technical, mechanical...etc...

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Operator: Our next question comes from Jules Cisek of MotoGPod.

Jules Cisek: There's a little mythology about Valentino Rossi testing your bike at Brno, and finding some sort of magical setting. Was there some truth to that? Did you guys get some insights?

Cal Crutchlow: Yeah, I'll be truthful about it. Everybody says, especially the Italian press, Valentino turned the bike around and then we went to win on it. But that's not necessarily the case because Valentino Rossi wasn't riding the bike. And yeah, he helped out definitely. His setup was completely different to mine because he's taller. Yeah, he's similar weight, but he rides the bike completely different. But for me, what he did do was he really, really helped with setting of the bottom of the engine, just opening the throttle the first 15 percent.

Contd..

Dray

September 29, 2010 2:40 AM

Contd....

He put a wet map adjusted in the bike and just used that just to make the bike a lot smoother and less aggressive. We went to Silverstone and we did use it, and I found it helped, and that's why Valentino Rossi's the best rider in the world, or has been the best rider in the world for, I'd say, sort of over the last 10 years. If you look at what he's been able to do, he's definitely been the man to beat and the most recognized motorcycle racer ever, really. So for him to ride the bike and give some input was an honor, and it was nice to sort of hear his comments from riding our machines.

Jules Cisek: Are you applying some of those settings now for the rest of the season?

Cal Crutchlow: No. As I said, he only did that one wet map off the bottom of the engine, it's the first 15 percent, and yeah, I've used it ever since. But the bike still does the same stuff, it just helps with the softness of coming off the corner. But it was a lot easier for Valentino Rossi to come in and

Dray

September 29, 2010 2:41 AM
Last Edited 1395 days ago

Contd..

and say for it to be changed. And then, the guys sort of listened, and then changed it straightway. And when he rode it, he was good. He was on the pace and it was nice for him to come in and ride it on Brno, especially straight after the weekend that we had raced. And yeah, he got some competitive lap times, and I think he enjoyed riding the Superbike. I think he said afterwards he really, really liked it.

Dial 1-800-VALROSSI if you want to win immediately. Honda did. Yamaha did. Cal Crutchlow did. We have reasons to believe Ducati did. Your business means a lot to us.

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