MotoGP » Dovizioso best out of the blocks?


Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone and Stefan Bradl show impressive pace on opening race laps in MotoGP 2014.

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Yearby23

July 28, 2014 4:35 PM

Look at COTA though....Marc practically led from the first lap because Lorenzo jumped the start, and his lap times were super consistent.

Dovi is always a very good starter and very good throughout the first 1/3 of a race then the soft tyres drop off.

Hopefully next year they can give him the Ducati he needs and we may see a fast Dovi for the full race because we all know he's capable of it.

RaceRoad

July 28, 2014 6:43 PM

Jorge just dont have his year. normaly he's a real title contender and 1 of the fastest on this planet! Also have a blistering start with super consistent laptimes. i dont know jorge any different, he fought at all classes.
He wil get back to his normal performans, he still wants to fight for runner-up in the standings so we can see some hard races from him. and duc rides the softer tyres not to forget so its meaningless posting this.

Realist

July 28, 2014 8:29 PM

tieyana: Until this year Lorenzo was the best.


There are multiple WC winners throughout the years that would disagree with you. He wasn't the best the years Stoner won. He wasn't the best the years Rossi won. He wasn't the best last year when Marquez won and he's not the best this year either.

tieyana

July 28, 2014 9:55 PM

Realist:
tieyana: Until this year Lorenzo was the best.


There are multiple WC winners throughout the years that would disagree with you. He wasn't the best the years Stoner won. He wasn't the best the years Rossi won. He wasn't the best last year when Marquez won and he's not the best this year either.


Are you tryng to say he's not the best then?

RFS131

July 28, 2014 10:28 PM

Lots of if, ands, and buts with this article.

Put em all on the same bike, same tires, same starting position, and my money's on Marquez winning this comparison as he wins everything else.

...or Rossi

Yearby23

July 28, 2014 10:30 PM

RFS131: Lots of if, ands, and buts with this article.

Put em all on the same bike, same tires, same starting position, and my money's on Marquez winning this comparison as he wins everything else.

...or Rossi



Same starting position? So you wanna see 20+ bikes on the front row?
That'd be interesting.

TrueFan

July 29, 2014 1:18 PM

Unfortunately, these stats are skewed. In some races, the Ducati riders lap times are only competitive for 3 or 4 laps, then the tyres drop off. Other riders still have 20+ laps to set their best lap times, and the gap between their quickest lap and their first lap will be greater - especially after the traffic thins out. The Bridgestones haven't worked well on Ducatis since soon after the first Yamaha switched to Bridgestone, whether by design or coincidence.

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