MotoGP » Lorenzo: We'd like to be closer to Marquez


"In the main straight we are at 340kmh/h (211mph) which is an amazing speed" - Jorge Lorenzo.

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DJ From T - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 12:45 AM

Well, it is not surprise that the Hondas are faster than the Yamahas, they have been for a long time already. Only Honda can keep that developement pace all year long, lets' not forget that Pedrosa had a taste of the 2013 bike at Laguna Seca and won most of the races after that using that bike. Another observation I made is that these types of tracks do not suit Vale or Jorge. They like the tracks with more rubber laid on it. On the other hand not only does this track suits the Hondas better, the green nature of the track suits Pedrosa and MM, specially MM. Remember Indy anyone? Both Pedro and MM won by a landslide. We'll get a definite picture after free practice 3 in April. It is good to see Vale and Jorge in such good terms, hopefully it stays that way, I personally don't like all the other drama outside the racing, that's for MTV and their reality shows.

Grendlehop

March 14, 2013 1:14 AM
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Also, I wonder if it's true that Bridgestone is being influenced by Dorna to make a tire suitable for a specific machine for the sake of "The Show". Wouldn't it be grand if both B-stone & Michelin were available for teams to choose from each race? There could still be a control tire, but just that a decision would need to be made following the 1st day of practice which make they'd use. Hmmm, maybe I'm crazy?!

bikenut

March 14, 2013 1:18 AM

we have one young guy showing the fast way round the track, in reality its probably time we got rid of all the old guard.

Bradl is certainly ready for a factory ride.

Instead of knocking Stoner for retiring "young " we should be applauding him for making room for new blood!

Grendlehop

March 14, 2013 1:43 AM

Wish the official site would provide more than just 20-30 seconds of each rider! Anyways, these times being "unofficial", and the fact that there was no mention of the consistency of any of the riders, save for Jorge's 13 lap simulation, very little can be assumed from this test. If B-Stone is influenced in any way from outide sources, I certainly hope they look closely at the M1, being that they've been slightly behind the RC in every test thus far. I'm totally for attempting to keep things "interesting" & fair, but B-Stone have data from all manufacturers & must choose something that's accommodating. They should try to help Ducati a little bit if it helps to ensure they stick around for a few more seasons. Hate to see only 2 factories participating. Although Suzuki may be coming back. Fingers crossed!

Dave - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 9:05 AM

dacron
March 14, 2013 12:30 AM
billace.... good to see there are others looking outside the box.

@dacron, doesnt say much if the original box is the size of a peanut.

@billace, only 3 out front? MM looks like he will be in there too...

Dave - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 9:11 AM

"Also Rossi's return to Yamaha was realized only because of Dorna's intervention."

...have you asked why dorna would intervene? Money would be a good start, so have you asked yourself where the money comes from? Fans would be a good start, so can you put 2 & 2 together?

....THATS WHAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WANT..ROSSI AT THE FRONT END OF THE FIELD

You can bitch and moan all you want, just see things for what they are...

Billace - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 11:23 AM

Dave,

At the pace they are running I doubt that Jorge, Dani, Vale or Mark will all be there at the end every round. Even Jorge and Dani have pushed too far last season and binned it. Throw in Vale having to close a .5 sec gap and Mark getting acclimated and riding fearlessly there could be less than 3 "challenging" at many rounds. Much like years past, its not like there wasn't a time when 4 aliens circulated and there wasnt much more than a few on track moments. Either you have the setup and tires to keep pace or you don't, thats top level racing.

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