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Who impressed you most at Misano?

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sam Jones - Unregistered

September 06, 2011 11:03 AM

I'd have to give it to Lorenzo.

Lesser rides would not have given over 100% considering how dominate Stoner was through the practice sessions (and all year). Jorge didn't give up on himself when many others already had. It would have been easy to be "safe" and blame the bike or the weather, etc, but Jorge gave over 100%...and got the result.

You can't do better than 1st place.

Enrico B - Unregistered

September 06, 2011 11:07 AM

I my humble opinion Lorenzo was the star
He graunded down Stoner who has has a superior bike with grit and determination lap after lap on very hot day on a very demanding circuit.

As Rossi recently quoted that Stoner is a better rider but Lorenzo has more the mind of a champion.


Ps. what do you think? but please go easy with abuses if you dont agree with me, after all it s only a sport.


September 06, 2011 11:43 AM

@Enrico B
I agree with you . Partially only, hovever. Bike no way superior. IMO it's going like this: Hondas and Yamahas are pretty equal by all means.You have to be biased to state otherwise. Ofcourse both have strongs and weaks as is the case with almost any contest whatever subject involved.
I hate to agree that, but I must admit Rossi has made a snappy picture. However my view is, depending on the 2011 result, that this thing might change the other way.And not regarding riding skills !


September 06, 2011 12:57 PM
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Yes Stoner, the grit the determination the time off everything, pity Steve McQueen's dead he could get him to do a remake of Le Mans but this time bikes and Mugello. Actually, that wouldn't work Casey's character would have to be a tough no compromises racer. Hmmm. Seriously it must be Lorenzo, I saw an interview with him the previous day and he was asked by Steve Parish what the Yam needed to compete with the Honda as many in the paddock (most ex racers) believe the Honda has a performance advantage. Lorenzo said not simply more power, but it cannot compete with the Hondas out of turns...

Fred - Unregistered

September 06, 2011 1:21 PM


This is true, but the Honda can't compete with the Yamaha in the corners, so theoretically it should even out over the lap.
On a track like Misano, the Yamahas characteristics shone through, the complete opposite happened at Indianapolis.

Chris - Unregistered

September 06, 2011 2:44 PM

Surely engine allocation also comes into play at this stage of the championship? Some teams will have a Friday/Saturday FP engine, others 'might' have 2-1? in reserve, other teams might not have any fresh engines left at all.

Be interesting if some could post what the top 5 have used up to now. Be a shame if anyone get so close, then has to take a pit-lane start for going over their allocation.

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