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Full qualifying times from the British MotoGP at Silverstone, round 6 of 18.

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BillAce - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 5:46 PM

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on the Honda on his first flying lap, partly because its a great bike and partly because Honda probably had a good idea of what he would want from the package already...

BillAce - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 5:53 PM

"Horse with no name", Fanboi or whatever you want to go by.

I said nothing has proven that Stoner CAN develop a bike, so you can relax.

As far as Honda paying him, I'm pretty sure he is contracted for 2 years to win races and the factory is handling the majority of the development. They want the 800cc title more than anything. Rider input on characteristics is not development and they have one hell of a platform to work from. did Pedrosa & Puig invent the transmission they have now?

Dr Kev Orkian - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 5:57 PM

I think it is obvious what has happened: Rossi has - in his desperation - resorted to using steroids to come back from his injury. The side effects have been a pronounced shrinkage of his primary sexual characteristics. Now he is just too scared to ride fast and push the bike. He has also got all his girlfriends to write on the crash forums that that awful Casey smells and is no good. You can bet he won't invite Casey to his 40th birthday party which is coming up very soon.

RawDawg

June 11, 2011 5:58 PM

"And on the other side of the coin there has been no evidence that Ducati didn't listen to Stoner either."

Ok, there is no solid evidence that they didn't listen to him but there is plenty to say that if they did listen they didn't do anything about it.

Stoner and Hayden got next to ZERO updates the last couple of years. Ducati's idea of an update in 2009 was to go back and forth between the carbon fiber swing arm and the aluminum one. Last year the "update" that Casey got was the forks from the previous year. They never addressed the front issue what so ever and from the outside looking end thought it to be down to the rider and rider confidence.

But for Rossi? They did an unplanned redesign of the subframe after the end of season test. They have gone through more than 1 change of that. They also got an updated electronics kit either last round or the one before. They announced earlier in the year about updates coming out throughout the year - they NEVER did that with Casey. Not e

BillAce - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 5:59 PM

Maybe you should read a little more thoroughly too, I didn't compliment Rossi, I did the exact opposite. I don't have to blindly follow any rider and claim they have superior skills or get undue praise. Many around here focus on just that. some guys wish they were Adriana and some Uccio, I get it

Napalm - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 6:01 PM

I checked the times from last year at Silverstone.
Rossi's time today would have qualified him 14th in 2010. He is over a second slower than stoner was last year when Stoner qualified 6th.(on a bad day)

Good work Rossi, you have developed a slower bike that you still can't ride.

I think it may be time to apologise for the dig at Stoner last year about him not pushing the bike hard enough?

Southerner

June 11, 2011 6:04 PM

Great job by young Karel. Even as a 'crash test dummy'
he still rides around with the idiotic winglets (fairy wheels).
The old 'pit dog', Colin Edwards..., well, amazing and all the best. It's a sad blow for Cal as he was a real threat for a podium if,if,if..!!
Up at the sharp end,Casey/George battle I expect.
Simmo,no doubt has the pace,but the composure is still questionable.Ben doing the Marquez thing.Going from strength to strength. Nick! Nick as always trying.
Vale,doing what he does best on a level playing field..i.e...NOTHING. Hope he don't level it torpedo style tomorrow.Have to hand it to him though,he has immense faith in that right hand footpeg. Prays to the bl**dy thing obsessively every time he mounts.
Maybe he should just wring its neck and stop analysing data.He's good enough,he's just not trying hard enough. I think he said that about someone some time back :)

doesn't matter - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 6:14 PM

The main reasons that Ducati withdraw from the WSBK is to gather $$$$$ for the motogp10 and rossi/jb cause they were thinking the duo can make the red-troll an absoluut winner,but the results ......brrrrrr
It's good to be back on earth........and accept the duo were no magicians

BillAce - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 6:20 PM

I promise to never insult Stoner again by saying he is fast and was brought into the Honda program to win a championship. The fact that he was unstoppable on a great bike package and not so much every other year when more development was clearly needed and his method of testing involves very short runs with very few laps can't help engineers do much development is so negative. He has proven to push and get the most out of a bike, if the bike is great he is very hard to beat, if the bike isn't there are some good odds it will be in gravel.

I have a far worse opinion of Rossi. He's going backwards, out of excuses, no special treatment to hamper faster riders and him and his dream team are blowing it. All for a ridiculous salary and at the expense of an entire international racing program. Ducati put all of their eggs in one basket and they are starting to rot and smell. I think it was a business decision to be a bigger lifestyle brand like HD and maybe sell an overpriced CF frame

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