MotoGP » ‘Great emotion’ as Rossi returns to Mugello podium


“I'm now second in the championship so now I hope they disqualify Marc for three or four races! That would be more fun for everybody!” – Valentino Rossi.

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Ausrossi

June 02, 2014 3:58 AM

Look he stuffed quali and that set him back and yes you can eff your tyres in three laps if you have to try and get past others, by hard breaking more extreme cornering and acceleration (part if against Duc with great straightline acc). Or certainly enough to make it just that little bit harder. Also did anyone notice the comments from Jorge about "Yamaha" developing a better breaking bike allowing him to compete a little more with MM. Hmm this better breaking seems to have coincided with changes that Rossi has been making, even if Jorge will say "Yamaha". Also VR noted that he changed the map that killed his lap time, whether this is correct who knows, but he did drop a second for no apparent reason. I think if he had been on the front row and with a good start he could have kept with MM and VR but he can't make up the gap, and the race pace generally confirms that.

theeagle

June 02, 2014 2:15 PM

So he 'hopes Marquez will be disqualified for 3 or 4 races' !!!. He should know better than he cannot have 'hope' in this business. Once he starts clinging on to the hope factor, he gets carted out. Also there is a better chance of a meteorite wiping us out tomorrow than Marc being 'disqualified for 3 or 4 races'.

SkyWilk

June 06, 2014 10:16 AM

martin.mm.108: again, do you think having power mappings which were pretty much mechanical in nature is comparable to the degree of traction control we see on todays Hondas??and that is just one lousy example

you know what's funny? when certain riders who never rode in the 500cc class say they'd like to go back to that era.... of today's riders there is only one who not only competed on the 500cc beasts but actually was a champion.



A power mapping is not "mechanical" in nature. It's the thing F1 teams use today since they are forbidden to use traction control, so it's far from being something crude, and is indeed a big aid, and an electronic one even, because electronics govern those engines. I don't remember the NSR500 using carbs...

And what is really funny is people claiming Rossi would "destroy" the other riders without aids, when we never saw the other riders riding those bikes.

annan46

June 01, 2014 6:07 PM

WELL DONE MARC , for fightin victory in tough track
WELL DONE JORGE, for cming bk to form ,a gud try
WELL DONE VALE , for impressive 3rd frm 10th n just+2sec separation

mugello was superv overall

Realist

June 01, 2014 4:51 PM
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Rossi....congratulations on an overall illustrious career. Great ride, especially being on your alternate bike. Qualifying was the achilles heel here. Either way, you're 2nd now. Stay on that podium the rest of the season.

P.S. Loved the crowd support for VR and MM.

MotoMarc

June 03, 2014 4:17 PM

Tetley I'd add to your dream showdown scenario that the three need to be on the same bike with similar tires. My guess is they'd be much closer than any race we've seen and possibly a photo finish. If they shut the electronic aids off Rossi would destroy them both.

Tetley

June 02, 2014 8:51 PM

Huskymick:
MotoMarc: Garcia, good analysis but I think the difference besides the starting position and how Marquez could close the gap to JLo and Rossi couldn't is due to the bike. .


If the Honda is so fast how come JL passed MM on the start finish straight ? when you come back with answer, why could it not be the same for MM.


Two bikes running closely in tandem are more aerodynamic and therefore faster than one bike running alone. Racing cyclists know and exploit that phenomena. So JLo and MM93 together wheel-to-wheel were faster than VR46 in a lonely 3rd. You can't alter the laws of physics.

JLo passed MM93 early on the straight because he exited the previous corner with more corner speed. MM93 passed JLo at the end of the straight because he had a power advantage and was better on the brakes.

Simples.

martin.mm.108

June 05, 2014 11:17 PM

again, do you think having power mappings which were pretty much mechanical in nature is comparable to the degree of traction control we see on todays Hondas??and that is just one lousy example

you know what's funny? when certain riders who never rode in the 500cc class say they'd like to go back to that era.... of today's riders there is only one who not only competed on the 500cc beasts but actually was a champion.

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