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Jack Mordino

February 26, 2015 12:02 PM

MotoGP » Michelin cite grip balance for Sepang falls

Edwards, an "old school" rider liked the Michelin front. He stated that you have to start releasing the brakes as you lean-in, which he deemed as "normal", in contrast to the Bridgestones which offer so much grip that you could lean-in pretty much with full brakes still applied, something "unnatural" to him. Reading between the lines, the Michelin front tyre still complies to the philosophy it had when they were racing side-by-side with Bridgestone. Of course the accidents happened when already at full lean and on gas application so it's not about turn-in but gassing it out. Just sayin'.

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... :)

Jack Mordino

March 10, 2015 9:43 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Schwantz - Q&A

reinmacre: That last lap at Suzuka was absolutely hairball. What a circuit. Something about the nimble 500cc two strokes, the smell and sound, those bikes screamed, "Grand Prix". When is the last time we saw a MotoGP race with four guys you could cover with a blanket vying for the win, on the last lap? Exactly.
I'd say Sachsenring 2006 (Rossi, Melandri, Hayden, Pedrosa), maybe even Estoril from the same year (Elias, Rossi, Roberts, Edwards).
Mugello 2004 was also really amazing. 4 bikes approaching San Donato (1st) turn in line abreast formation.... priceless.

Jack Mordino

February 27, 2015 11:00 AM

MotoGP » Michelin cite grip balance for Sepang falls

SoSlo: A History Lesson: (...) 2. 2007, when Stoner on a Ducati on Bridgestones did to the GP grid what Ben Spies did to the WSBK grid in 09... embarrassed everybody 3. everybody was scratching their heads? was it the ducati? was it the tires? could it possibly be the rider? 4. of the bike/tires/rider, the only one anybody else (VR, DP, JL) could realistically get their hand on were the tires... i.e., bridgestones... 5. REWIND: in '06, VR has a lot of probs with michelin... his front tire chunked in China, he had no grip at Laguna Seca and his bike overheated, etc. etc... VR admists in interviews that he had lost trust in michelin by the end of '06 (...)
B'stone's breakthrough happened somewhere near the end of '06. Remember Bayliss leading Capirossi to the chequered flag on Bridgestone-shed Ducatis and everybody else playing catch-up in the last race (Valencia)? Start '07 and Bridgestone was already at the tope of their game.

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