MotoGP » Lorenzo to use Stoner 'as a reference'

“It will be very important to make a good start and then try to use Casey as a reference” – Jorge Lorenzo.

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Jock - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 11:26 AM

I agree 'dacron', the comments on here are unbelievable, they have to be the work of one, or possibly two, deviants. Lorenzo doesn't need to beat Stoner to win the championship, so why would he want to risk pushing that hard ? he's done all the pushing, all the incredibly fast qualifying laps, earlier in the season. Put him on a Honda and he'd need binoculars to see Pedrosa and Stoner behind him. I'm a Rossi fan and I can recognise that.


October 27, 2012 12:30 PM

its a crazy world mate , and yes there is a few posting at high rates under different names , 1 is in over drive at the moment.
not really sure about jlo leaving pedro and stoner that far behind if he was on a honda , the yam is a very stable bike that suits his smooth style , the honda bends out of shape at high power especially the way stoner rides it and i don't think it would mix with him well.
but then again it just might , we'll never know unless he rides one.

win - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 2:51 PM

For those who keep saying Dani has an unfair weight advantage that we only have to look at how he always takes the holeshot no matter where he qualifies.. How do you explain Jorge in his first two motogp seasons always lost places at starts, he got fed up so started working on that, since then progressively got better and better starts and now I noticed he has been taking the hole shot at every race, NOT Dani. So is it just a matter of weight or is also to do with set-up and technique? If Dani has such an UNFAIR weight advantage how come Jorge is beating him to the first corner consistently?

True Fan - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 3:35 PM

@win "Dani unfair weight advantage"

They're Rossi fans. Rossi is only happy with unfair advantages if he has them exclusively.

The argument is that the bike will accelerate quicker because (due to basic Newtonian physics) Force = Mass times acceleration. If force is constant, and mass varies, acceleration will be greater for lower mass.

The argument is flawed for the open (MotoGP) racing class however. MotoGP bikes take considerable strength to ride. Being much smaller is an advantage for acceleration, but a disadvantage for changing the bike's direction. There is less mass to hang off the side, so cornering is a disadvantage. Overall, it is probably a disadvantage to be under 55 Kgs, or over 65 Kgs. Pedrosa should add some upp body mass, and Rossi should get off the pizza. That way, it would even out.

It is a valid argument in the smallest class, because the power is much lower, so strength is not required. That's why they have a combined rider / bike weight limit in Moto3.

Combat Intolerant - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 4:43 PM

Stoner can't expect those tyres to last full race distance when he is power-sliding around corners lap after lap? It is a joy to watch but something has to give.

Jorge just needs to keep Dani in his sights and the crown will be his...

The truth hurts. - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 7:21 PM

YOu wonder how hard Pedrosa tries in qualifying considering he could qualify 6th and still be first at turn one.

Not at all mate.Pedro tries just as hard as anyone else.I can guarantee that!
Oh and being 1st to turn one doesnt mean you will win the race now does it?

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