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“Our seamless shift [gearbox] is only upshift and not downshift.”

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August 15, 2014 3:56 PM

Ahhh, the mind games continue. Rossi hinting that although Marquez is good, he is being beaten by science, while Nakamoto retorts, no dude you are being thumped mano a mano.


August 15, 2014 4:16 PM
Last Edited 532 days ago

''Marc doesn't want to use the Honda traction control system''

Twisting the knife there a little Nakamoto? Everyones getting battered on track and he's doing it without traction control! Brilliant.


August 15, 2014 4:36 PM
Last Edited 552 days ago

It wouldn't be the first time Rossi was proved wrong. When Stoner was cleaning the floor with everyone on the Ducati, Rossi claimed it was because of the trust Stoner had in the electronics and superior Bridgestones. He was right about the Bridgestones being superior to the Michelins, but he was wrong about everything else. When Stoner started winning less and less Rossi said that Stoner wasn't pushing hard enough. Eventually it was Rossi's go on the Ducati and only then did Rossi come to realise that Stoner could do things on a bike that just Rossi couldn't, and that Stoner used less traction control on the Ducati than Rossi did. It's like history is repeating itself....


August 15, 2014 4:51 PM

@ Moto89
please make sure what say are right...
Not all riders extract equal amount of performance from a bike... difference between Rossi and stoner on Ducati is more down to different traditions of raCing school they came through learning in earlier days of carrier rather than their skill set... to have more insight on this discussion have a glance through Two sailors in motogp in gpone...


August 15, 2014 5:01 PM
Last Edited 23 days ago


Point is Rossi claimed Stoner's speed was because of his trust in the electronics. Then we found out Stoner used less traction control than Rossi himself would end up using once he got on to the Ducati. In other words Rossi was proved wrong about his assumptions. Hence why at the end of his Ducati tenure, Rossi had to admit that he couldn't understand how Stoner made the difference on the Ducati, because all the assumptions Rossi had about Stoner were wrong in the first place.


August 15, 2014 5:05 PM

I do however think Nakamoto is bluffing a bit to suggest Marc is using not one bit of traction control...he'd have to so gently twist the throttle to stop it from spinning and killing him...

I think it will be similar to Stoner in how he used the small amount for safety.

Even though I'm not a massive MM fan, credit to him for lowering the use of it if he is! After all, you don't have to use it, maybe Rossi and the others should try it.


August 15, 2014 5:10 PM

Yearby23: ''Marc doesn't want to use the Honda traction control system''

Twisting the knife there a little Nakamoto? Everyones getting battered on track and he's doing it without traction control! Brilliant.

Everyone uses TC, I believe Marc does too, but to a lesser degree so he can slide the rear more.


August 15, 2014 6:29 PM

found something special means in my eyes is what rossi said frame electronics. not that honda has specials meteorite components found far in space. mm no traction controle? sure he has look what happend to dani if not. and dani is a delecate rider so........

nakamoto trying to make mm just like casey a special rider who can stand above rossi.
with casey: i never seen a rider like casey he's so same!
let mm/cs win 9 titles and they wil become great by achievements and not great to end up fishing

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