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 6:18 PM

I can imagine Jorge getting it all wrong by saying the brakes are to strong Yamaha you must weaken them for me. Honda's stability on the brakes is a benefit of the seamless gearbox and it will still be a benefit even when Yamaha has theirs. Brakes are a 3rd party component and Honda simply has a 3rd party transmission that makes them that much better.

What Jorge and Vale should be asking for is stronger engines that can last. They will be left for dead when all 5 engines are tired while Honda riders haven't even cracked #5 open.


September 04, 2013 6:19 PM
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Go wach what Foruzawa speack about Rossi.. Foruzawa himself says he is a fan of Rossi, he talcks about is atitute inside the team and the way he motivated him to worck better and harder.. But this fools even with videos on youtube even with articles on good inglis.. they can t undertand and como to here speack about tyres, dorna and sponsers ETC The only rider that put everythingh on paper is a losser.. the others that speack so much are the poor riders, that have an hard life unlike Rossi.. Fools only Fools


September 04, 2013 6:19 PM

Yamaha held the edge over honda for seven years with Rossi as lead rider, now in two years with Lorenzo as the lead rider they handed the dominance back to Honda... the main reason is not riding skills or ability to give feedbacks and assist development but tactics the lead rider chooses to compete against the rivals,, because lead rider's choice has more impact in bike development than the other.

Lorenzo tried to compensate for lack of power and acceleration by carrying high corner speed, with this he tired to rum faster than honda to beat them,, go fast and run away looks like the tactics of lorenzo and he wanted to develop in that way...

But Rossi in his days didn't try to run faster than them but tried to fight it out where yamaha excelled, that is agility which yamaha naturally has in it with its sweet handling. when hondas pull away in faster sections Rossi wanted yamaha to pull it back in flowing sections and in regions where handling is more important than power.

So final


September 04, 2013 6:23 PM


Great point about engines,, but yamaha have managed to beat or stay close with honda all these years without a strong engine like what honda has,, what if they sort out that aswell? Exciting


September 04, 2013 7:53 PM

Kevin Cameron, the veteran American journalist, writes for Cycle World and always puts out an interesting technical article.

Google - cycle world track side conversation Jeremy burgess - for a great piece relevant to this thread.

If you go the Cycle World homepage and click 'blogs' then 'racewatch''ll find more of his insight.

I'd strongly urge some of the usual suspects to bone up before they start ranting..unless they're happy with the fanboy & hating labels.


September 04, 2013 8:09 PM

I think it's amusing that when we dont abide to the ridiculous notion that Rossi developed the Yamaha, we are called "haters". Talk about tolerance.

Furusawa can say all he wants about Rossi, after all, he was the man winning with his machine, but Preziosi would know better, since he worked with Rossi and Stoner, and who ended up sacked in the end? So no mate, i think Furusawa was the real expert there.


September 04, 2013 8:24 PM

Yamaha did fine competing with Honda all those years when there were no engine limits or when Honda riders took themselves out of contention early and they could coast through the second half of the season.

This year the quota was dropped to 5, no problem at all for Honda but Yamaha will never have full performance at the end of the season.

In 2006 Rossi had an over rev button on his clip on to use when he needed the extra power or time to make a pass. Even with the no engine limitations he had a few mechanical DNF's that likely cost him the title that year.

Yamaha power and reliability will never be as good as Honda's. The new transmission to save them will still be inferior and they won't get the same level of mass centralization in their package (unless they get Dorna to throw more weight on the bike again).

On the other hand Yamaha always had a better handling, more stable, higher corner speed bike but Honda has closed up those advantages too.

Its either less power so

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