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Jack Mordino

April 21, 2015 1:37 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident


bikenutter: I'm going to get a whole bunch of hate for this but I think Marquez's pace is still miles ahead of Rossi (and the rest of the field). In Qatar he ran wide and in Argentina they chose the wrong tyre. I think the only way Rossi can win this year is if MM keeps having issues/making mistakes.
On the whole you might be right but regarding Argentina, there was this interview (I think it was Marc) where he conceded that they knew they didn't have the pace to match the Yamahas on the same tyres (extra hard) so they opted for the hard in a bid to break away and then try to manage a gap, probably hoping that Rossi's grid position would hamper him in closing-in to Marc. Cal's "team orders" also support this.

Jack Mordino

April 20, 2015 2:03 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow: F1 tactics for first Honda podium


cossiegaz: Don't really understand what that plan was all about. Cal Crutchlow and Honda deciding that Cal would "let" Marquez go and then just catch him up at the end?
Basically what they told him was to help Marquez by taking advantage of his good grid position and try to slow down the Yamahas so that Marquez could build up a sufficient time advantage before his tyre started showing degradation. The "catch up later" part was to not make him feel bad about it :)

Jack Mordino

April 19, 2015 9:06 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Argentina - Race Results


My heart is still pounding. I couldn't watch it sat on my bum. Rossi was beyond words - he reminded me of an old saying there is in my country: "the old chicken is the one with the juice." And Marquez... had it coming. It would only take so long before his ultra-aggressive style would turn against him. Dovizioso impressive again, Crutchlow really good... Lorenzo... (?) and the Suzuki did pretty good. If these first races are accurate indication of what is to follow, this year will be gold, one of those to remember.

Jack Mordino

April 14, 2015 11:30 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso beats Rossi in battle


I really don't want to demean Dovizioso - I really like the guy and his attitude but his years in factory HRC told me he is not of pure "alien" status. And this goes some way to prove that the Ducati is a VERY good bike and maybe Dorna overshot themselves a bit with so many concessions offered. Engines, fuel, ECU, tyres... there is an advantage in almost every part of the package. That said, of course I actually like the meddling and the racing so from a spectacle point of view it's all good.

Jack Mordino

March 29, 2015 9:55 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: One of my best ever wins


I remember that Sepang race with Capirossi he talked about. I was at a racetrack watching a national race and everybody had gone inside to watch the MotoGP race on the giant flat-screen that existed in the cafeteria. The atmosphere that ensued, with the packed cafeteria begging for open room and everybody clinching their teeth at the electrifying race and various comments popping up heartily from all over the place... I can still remember Gibernau's crash and somebody shouting "That bike's so gone! It's scrap!" and everybody laughing. It was like an enchanted place filled with tension and love for motorcycle racing. Unforgettable moments. Anyway, coming to Rossi's comment, I can't but notice that he did not mention any of his Stoner duels when remembering his best races.... :)

Jack Mordino

March 29, 2015 8:36 PM
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MotoGP » Vintage Rossi outwits Ducati for Qatar glory


With this win Rossi's winning career in the Moto Grand Prix world spans now almost 2 decades (1996 -2015) . His active and competitive participation is now counted in the decades instead of in years. Who in the history of this sport can claim something like this? I think that slowly but steadily he is indeed really arriving at "GOAT" status, with very few things retaining any doubt about this claim. Also, despite the continuous heart-stopping action, in the face of this unbeliavably transformed Ducati I was constantly having a name banging in my head again and again, admittedly with some regret and negativity attached to it: Preziosi... Preziosi.... Preziosi.... Preziosi.... Stoner won them a championship but made them think Preziosi was OK as an engineer, with the belief surviving until two years ago. Gigi fulfilled his promises 100%... And yes, I hate to say it but Stoner was THAT good... :)


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