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Jack Mordino

September 27, 2014 3:38 AM

MotoGP » New Ducati 14.2 sweeps Friday at Aragon


Yearby23:
Jack Mordino: It now becomes obvious: Preziosi was the undoing of Ducati (and Rossi) in the previous years. Dall' Igna's obviously better approach to solving the bike's problems promises great things for next year.
Sorry but the Desmosedici is Preziosi's baby...He was responsible for it since 2003 or whenever it was when they came to GP and he was partially responsible for the wins in 2006 through to 2010. You can't just blame it all on him. There was a rumour last year about him coming back to GP with KTM...and now that KTM have announced for 2017 I wonder if he will actually be with them.
Yes actually I can. From the 800cc era and onwards (the last 7 years) The Desmosedici has been notorious for being a bike that noone could ride, except for Stoner whose exceptional dirt-track-brewn talent made it go fast. The list of destroyed or almost destroyed riders is very long actually. This was mostly his fault because he was the

Jack Mordino

September 07, 2014 10:44 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I chose another route


I love how Hamilton almost suggests that the factory is actually trying to sabotage him in his bid to beat his teammate. Given that the factory is german and his teammate also german... and given his (teammate's) surprising strength -so the factory may want to protect his championship chances- this actually might even be true.

Jack Mordino

August 18, 2014 10:02 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...


(cont) Nicky Hayden: 1 Championship, achieved through careful and tactical racing, only with two wins. Friendly/likeable but otherwise unremarkable personality. Gradually faded after that championship, still riding. Casey Stoner: 2 Championships. Really exceptional & adaptable riding talent. Unable to adapt to the GP world, awkward in front of cameras and extremely wary of close passing maneuvers, causing controversy many times with his views on his rivals' moves. Left the sport in an manner that showed his dislike of the GP world. Jorge Lorenzo: 2 Championships. Fast, consistent, insistent and steadfast, Lorenzo is of the types to never give up. Initial winning antics raised some eybrows causing remarks as "arrogant" or "indigestible", he is however a fair competitor. That's a short summary of the posture of those racers. Reading it like this really shows who are the real greats, who have the potential to become such and who aren't/don't.

Jack Mordino

August 19, 2014 4:51 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...


Regarding the earlier discuccion about the meaning of racing and greatness: For me, the racing is the core and the pinnacle of the world of motorcycling. It can't stand on its own though. There's a bigger picture that has to be taken into account here. Motorcycling is a passion either if you race or not, either if you ride a GSXR, a Goldwing or a Harley. And this passion, has to permeate the world of the racing for it to pulsate healthily and lively, and stay away from sterility and from the factories viewpoint whose only interest is to dominate and sell bikes. From a certain viewpoint it's like going to a restaurant with your friends: The food is at the centre but what would be the point if everyone just sat there eating and barely talking? So, on that basis I cannot but take into account a rider's partaking in this motorcycle fest that is GP racing in order to assess his greatness. A rider's contribution to the feeling of passion and community with the crowds (which naturally compr

Jack Mordino

August 19, 2014 10:52 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha


Guna4699: seriously i Don't knOw whats the pRoblem for Yamaha in powering up their engine on par with Honda and Ducati...?? ofcourse you'll lose something to get something else... what is that at stake with engine power up...??
The initial part of acceleration is when the bike is still heavily leaned-over. The traction of the tyre, which is still stressed to provide turning force, is crucial at that point in order to also deliver engine power to the ground. So acceleration isn't just about engine power but the correct co-operation of the tyre, the chassis and the engine. Hence quite complicated and no easy answers around.

Jack Mordino

August 18, 2014 10:35 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...


SkyWilk:
Jack Mordino: (cont) ....
What a load of bull! So just because Doohan has other passions in life than motorcycle racing, and doesn't go around searching for ego strokes forever makes him a less great? It only matters what they did on the saddle, this is not a popularity contest, it's racing!
Doohan is certainly one of the greats. And not only because of his wins/championships. I know very well of his perseverence and super-human resilience to injury. Greatness doesn't come in black or white, if that's what you understood I was implying. Having a way to please or inspire the crowds for me, is an extra factor contributing to greatness but there's not just a single way to do this and of course, results matter the most. Anyway, no need to be frustrated, I'll change the text accordingly since you felt offended.


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