MotoGP » Lorenzo concerned by Silverstone pace


"I tried to ride the same pace as last year but I was one second slower" - Jorge Lorenzo.

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motogp fan - Unregistered

June 10, 2011 11:25 PM

i love motogp!

I love dorna even more for any rules they've created and now we have the most entertaining motogp era in history. Today's motogp has so many duels fight for podium in almost every race, and the distance between riders has never been this close.

Thank you so much dorna!

mark - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 12:17 AM

I agree, MotoGP has become a boring F1 derived snorefest, I dont care who is faster Stoner or Lorenzo, fact is that if stupid Dorna stopped ensuring the racing is boring and it became closer, both those spoilt brats would be crying about how close the racing was, now boys and girls, we cant have close racing can we????

RipripTSS500

June 11, 2011 12:24 AM

I think Lorenzo is just as smooth, if not smoother than rossi at this point. However I feel he is going to have to push the bike outside of his comfort zone if he's going to really make a few tenths up. With everyone on the same tires, you have the situation that stoner is quite simply riding the tires off the bike. he is drifting the bike harder, and really on the throttle harder and crazier than lorenzo. It's not just the top speed that is putting him out of reach, because look at dovizioso.

Dovi and Lorenzo have very similar very smooth styles. Casey is dirt tracking the honda and taking advantage of the electronics that allow such beautiful perfect slip angle without destroyign and smoking the tires up too much, combined with a chassis that is very forgiving for this style.

Lorenzo needs more than just power, he needs to trade smoothness for chance taking and outright speed.

Motojunky..

June 11, 2011 12:58 AM

Read between the lines.
Rawdawg's annalogies have more holes in them than a swiss cheese, and it's the easiest job in the world to be critical after the event. How about making some predictions, seeing your so hell bent on slagging off at anything to do with Rossi. Did you think in your wildest dreams that Rossi would finish in front of Stoner last year, after Rossi broke his leg? Bet Not.
Used to enjoy reading Rawdawg's posts (even if I didn't always agree with them)cause they put a different point of view across. Now he's turn into a "pick the eyes" out of everything to do with Rossi poster. "If" he is on the way out and/or can't come to grips with the Duke, leave it at that. Don't use that to make Stoner look better. He can do that by himself by posting the results that he is.
Enough said.

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Ausrossi

June 11, 2011 1:02 AM

Who are we all kidding, it is Stoner's to lose. He is one of the best riders on the machine to have. He was playing with Lorenzo last round and is good in the wet or dry. If he gets to the lead see you later. If it rains it may hamper him but he has done a nick off and lead by 20 in the wet as well. Equally, yes they don't manufacture part etc etc but if your saying that ride input does not have an effect on the bike your kidding yourselves. What if the ride said look I don't think it is power actually too much please detune it by 10% that wouldn't have an effect on performance?

Schnertz in California

June 11, 2011 2:28 AM
Last Edited 1295 days ago

This is a gift season to GP's Benefactor(y). Honda has stacked the deck and has bought the last championship in the 800 era. Stoner is the great tool in the tool box to make it work even better. If Yamaha was the series sponsor, they wouldn't have been dinged for their proprietary engineering. They weren't cheating, they were better all around from mid 08' and slowly they were brought back in line with all the exclusions (notice that they mostly affected Yamaha). The 800 series was Honda's fault in setting up this monumental failure in GP history. They blew it and have been on the backend until this season. My question is, what proprietary stuff is Honda doing that no one else gets to have? I'd lay odds on it if it was Yamaha that had eveloped pneumatic valves first, that would be excluded as well, but since Honda had it before they did, it stayed. The inconsistency of the DOR(knob)NA in how they set the rules each year is what I dislike most about this 800 Era.

shamarone - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 3:14 AM

re: "dumped the WSBK team to concentrate on GPs this year, that's why they call the end of season test a disaster when Rossi was slow, that's why they went back to the factory before Christmas to do a redesign, that's way they have been developing another chassis this year, that's why they've been working on the electronic"

now just imagine what they would be doing if 2011 wasn't a throw away season, and most of the money weren't already earmarked for 2012 and beyond...!?

shamarone - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 3:22 AM

btw, i no way is my post to be interpreted as joining the pile on rawdawg. he's made posts as insightful as anybody. i'm simply an equal opportunity "disagree'er" (wait, is that a word?).

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