MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Crutchlow 'frustrating' fifth after factory fight


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@ RocketR1 "If Cal was being held up in the Corners by the HRC's he should have passed them? Rossi Did.." Well, going on Cal's pre-race comments (which are substantiated by others) it looks like the Yam likes to be slowed down slightly more progressively into the corner, then carry more corner speed to run its best lap-time. Of course, if the bike in front is a) faster, b) more suited to 'stop-turn-FIRE' & slower mid-corner speed (i.e. HRC's) then you can't close enough to get by before the corner, and can't outbrake them into the corner, nor have the drive to out-drag them on the exit of the corner. So you're frustrated but stuck behind - Cal's issue IMO. Rossi had more shunt than Cal on the approach to the corner - he blew by Cal, and also Dani on the straight. No argument VR rode really great too, but no doubt VR's ability to pass would have been severely compromised if he'd been on Cal's T3. At least, that's what the camera shots of relative pace at key track points suggest



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