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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... :)

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.

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