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January 18, 2012 2:37 PM

WOW!! I forgot how Rossi's M1 was 15 km/hr down on the Ducati & 8 km/hr behind Pedrosa's RC! Just shows how much of an advantage Casey had through 2/3's of the season. Mentioning Capirex in the same breath as Stoner has no relevance, as Loris was fast only occasionally on the 990 Duc and was clearly entering his twilight years. Some will claim Ducati was behind Loris as the team leader, but everybody knows that young upcoming talent is a safer long-term investment. Last year, the RC was CLEARLY the best bike, allowing Casey to pull it off once again. Though not quite by such a distance. What is clear is that he'd have never repeated '07 staying on the Italian bike.Can't wait until the MotoGP riders get on track!!

aaa - Unregistered

January 18, 2012 2:41 PM

Interesting to see the Honda was quicker in a straight line than the Ducati by seasons end, shows its not all down to top speed as they won 0 titles for 4 years!!!

aaa - Unregistered

January 18, 2012 2:56 PM


Jeez, here we go, best bike to win etc... The RC211 was the fastest in a straight line in the first couple of years of the 990's... Does that make Rossi's title's worthless? No it doesn't.

Its not always about top speed, its how quick you get there and how quick you can get round the corners and out of them... The Ducati that year was dreadful in the corners...

Another thread of Rossi V Stoner... Bored already.


January 18, 2012 2:59 PM

"Mentioning Capirex in the same breath as Stoner has no relevance, as Loris was fast only occasionally on the 990 Duc and was clearly entering his twilight years."


Loris was just fighting for the championship in 2006 which was the previous year so you're completely wrong you muppett.


January 18, 2012 3:02 PM
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It seems you don't know the difference between top speed and the best bike. The best bike doesn't necessarily have the hightest top speed, but the best combination of top speed, acceleration, and handling. And on the flip side, the fastest top speed surely doesn't equal the best bike.

If I'm not mistaken, the 800cc Yamaha M1 was never the fastest in a straight line but it won 3 titles with Rossi and Jorge and but up a damn good fight last year.


January 18, 2012 3:06 PM

So what is being implied exactly ?,Grendlehop.
1000cc and Ducati will steal a march on HRC/Yamaha. 10km/h Shanghai surprise 2007 and so on. Someone had to get it braked and turned aswell. Loris clearly couldn't as #1 Ducati pilot.
What do you suggest ? String Casey up for doing the best he could with the kit availed to him 2006 through 2011. Get a grip !!! Rossi did the same remember. Even in 2007,Michelin riders pulled in 2nd and 3rd at seasons end.

Mick - Unregistered

January 18, 2012 3:08 PM

3 comments and its already a Stoner slagging and Rossi worshipping page.
There used to be a tyre advert Hancook I think, "power is nothing without control" and that is so true, whilst the Ducati has always been fast in a straight line it has not handled. On the other hand for 30 odd years Yamaha has always concentrated on getting the sweetest handling bike, which will get you to the end of the race quicker.
How come on the occasions this season when Rossi or another Ducati (Abraham had a few quick ones) was faster in a straight line Rossi didn't whip Casey's backside?
The Yamaha's are still usually slow the traps, how come the Honda's having such an advantage were not 1,2,3,4,5 every race?

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