MotoGP » Lorenzo: Braking key in fight with Hondas

“We hope to improve the braking and it will be much easier for me to be a real fighter like before” - Jorge Lorenzo.

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September 04, 2013 3:21 PM
Last Edited 887 days ago

Slowly slowly catches the monkey..

Rossi has had to tread carefully after coming back home, what with Jorge's ego and the 2 years at Ducati, but the fruits of his and Burgess' experience will eventually turn that bike around.

Preziosi kneeling at the feet of Furasawa trying to pick his brains and understand 'the magic triangle', proved Ducati were never up to the job of redesigning the Stoner developed CF POS.

Yamaha signed Rossi for this reason and they will move heaven and earth to deliver.

The 2014 M1 will be Rossi's bike once more.

Start saving your pennies for a title punt..lo-o-ong odds and great value for money I say.


September 04, 2013 4:11 PM
Last Edited 887 days ago

It's funny that Jlo is complaining when the bike was designed for him and he gets the best bits. But it's good that he's admitted what Rossi noted was needed when he returned to the M1. However, it's unlikely that Yamaha will listen to Rossi unless he starts putting pressure on Jlo. But if they improve the brakes that should also help
Rossi. I'd be surprised if the seamless transmission makes it at the next round probably for the test after.


September 04, 2013 4:16 PM

Wosideg I don't think that M1 development was the main reason they had Rossi come back. They knew his talent would bring them consistency and his popularity would bring them sponsorship. If development was key I'd think they would have solved some of the issues Rossi noted particularly the front end and braking which they haven't. JB and crew have made slight improvements to make him a little more comfortable but not as confident on it as he should be.


September 04, 2013 4:17 PM

I can't believe people are still trying to cling on the theory that Rossi is good at developing anything. He can't even keep up with Jorge, or the Hondas, why would Yamaha even want to listen to him? Yamaha lost it when they lost the traction battle. The braking is just a patch that Lorenzo now needs to keep the Hondas behind him, because they can't make a bike fast enough out of the corners anyways.


September 04, 2013 5:09 PM

Ever gone for ride with your grand-dad behind the wheel? he's only 25mph yet he breaks in the middle of the block before turning at the intersection? This is Rossi complaining about the M1 breaks and you driving the same car is Lorenzo on the M1. One thing has nothing to do with something else.. Rossi simply got old please get over with this sht! These bikes can always be improved and if rider (even driver) feedback would make a winning bike or car.. well let's just leave it at that this so absurd it's not even worth while.. My guess is you have never seen data feed from electronics in your life. Here is the truth ok - Honda for a long long time did everything they could to improve the bike and they did in many ways only they could not bring everything together for many reasons but more specifically because of the electronics. When the italian engineers came in they sorted out the electronics and so they found themselves with a much much improved bike everywhere and only gets better an


September 04, 2013 5:13 PM

When was Jorge a 'real fighter' anyway?

Like Stoner said, if the win seemed out of reach, Jorge was quite happy riding around hoovering up points...

Why would a rider help develop a bike that had poor braking and why would a manufacturer let it happen???

Mantequilla my behind. LOL


September 04, 2013 5:18 PM

The 2014 M1 will be Rossi's bike once more.

Not being funny mate,but thats what people were predicting about the 2013 M1!
Not happening though is it and we are 12 races into the season.

Did anyone tell you the points make prizes?


September 04, 2013 5:19 PM

The reason why Rossi got a ride back at Yamaha was because Dorna put IMMENSE pressure on Yamaha to have him back.
Dorna wanted Rossi back on a bike capable of winning races and championships, to improve 'The Show'.
Shame Rossi isn't that man anymore.
All this bunkum about Rossi developing the bike is pure garbage. He never developed the M1 in the first place, that was the Yamaha engineers who came up with it whilst Rossi was still on the Honda.
Ducati listened to VR/JB and where did that get them? A winning bike going progressively backwards.
Dream on Rossi fans - he is going to fall further & further behind MM & JL. At best he is going to be fighting it out with Bautista and Bradl.
There are no more championships left in him.

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