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Jack Mordino

May 21, 2015 12:45 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi: Sorry to Marc for pass


Realist: He's aggressive, and he has 2 more WC's than everybody on the grid other than Rossi and Lorenzo.
Agreed (except for Hayden - this guy has a championship under his belt - would you believe it.). For one thing however this doesn't justify the aggression. After all, the others managed whatever they managed without such aggression. For another, it would be interesting to see if he would still be as competitive as he is if he were to shave-off some of his aggression and start riding as the responsible sportsman he should be. Remember this sport is no joke - it can be lethal.

Jack Mordino

May 20, 2015 9:27 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sorry to Marc for pass


Liam94: You still didn't give any examples, when and how has he hit or pushed anyone? I can think of maybe one since moving to MotoGP (...)
They are too many to list here and obviously I won't go into the trouble of watching again every race he has participated in just to figure out this statistic. Lorenzo in '13, Pedrosa last year (the famous "sensor" incident) and Rossi this year are to name but a few. Marquez has bumped more people in 2+1/2 years of racing than all the other riders combined.

Jack Mordino

May 21, 2015 10:24 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP finally returning to Indonesia?


It's not just the size of an audience that matters to the manufacturers, it is also the interest that it exhibits. US audiences have tradittionally been mostly indifferent towards motorcycle "road racing" as they call it. Probably this is because Americans have a strong sports culture and familiarise themselves with the sports that saturate their TV channels from an early age and then everything else seems simply alien. Interestingly enough, in the US motorsports in general have never achieved the status and popularity they have in Europe - or other parts of the world for that matter. So, given the limited interest, the manufacturers behind the sport will tend to invest in relatively virgin and emergning markets, exactly like the asian and south american ones.

Jack Mordino

May 23, 2015 11:33 AM

MotoGP » Dovi: Now the podium is not enough


Hey guys don't kid yourselves. Dovizioso is really fast but not of champion quality. This requires something extra. Remember when HRC ran 3 factory bikes on the grid (Stoner - Pedrosa - Dovizioso) and he rode one of them: he was beaten by Pedrosa more often than not, and of course Stoner was in another league entirely. His battles with Crutchlow when both on the satellite Yamahas were nice. Crutchlow usually held an edge on pure speed terms but Dovi was much more consistent, in a direct contrast to Crutchlow's erratic performances and frequent crashes. He may have matured since then - I'm not sure, but my current impression is this.

Jack Mordino

May 19, 2015 2:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sorry to Marc for pass


Liam94: How has he screwed people's races many times? When exactly has this happened?
Have you forgotten how many times he used other riders as a berm, hitting & pushing them wide in the process and making them lose places or their focus? It may not be exactly "screwing" per se but it's a problem nonetheless. I was fond of Marquez's fighting mentality but now I've realised that he just doesn't have any regard of the danger of getting physical and consequently does not respect his competitors. It's such a pity that he didn't race alongside Stoner. Similar talents, diametrically different racing mentalities... it would have been awesome to watch, both the race and the post-race antics and intrigue...

Jack Mordino

May 22, 2015 11:54 AM

MotoGP » Dovi: Now the podium is not enough


I've got to agree with Realist on this discussion. Ducati has mostly an attitude (read: arrogance) problem. They don't admit the need to change something if it will damage someone's ego unless they are absolutely forced to. Rossi has been unequivocal on this matter, more than once and Preziosi's retention of his seat for so many years is another piece of evidence on that. speaking of Preziosi... the guy just wasn't the proper person for the job he had. He even tried to seek help from a former competitor, ex-Yamaha guru engineer Masao Furusawa, on what to do to cure the understeer problems of his bikes. Come Dall' Igna and ta-da! His bike was immediately competitive.

Jack Mordino

May 21, 2015 9:48 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sorry to Marc for pass


(cont) existence of risk alone, regardless of the final results is reason enough for the degree of associated responsibility to be dcreased. Racing is an inherently risky business so risk can not be avoided altogether but it *has* to be managed and some red lines *have* to be drawn at some points. Also, about Simoncelli I do agree that his passing has thrown a veil of mythos over his name, perhaps unjustifyingly. However, although he shared the same "ragged edge" (as you call it) mentality with Marquez, we have witnessed a completely different attidude from the race authorities towards them. The reason behind this obviously unilateral approach is of course that Marquez wins while Simoncelli didn't. And this shows a little bit of hypicrisy on the part of the racing business which for the sake of commerce is more than willing to adopt a "subobjective" approach on rules interpretation.

Jack Mordino

May 21, 2015 9:38 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sorry to Marc for pass


Realist: While he a cleaner rider, Rossi was aggressive when he was younger and will still ride aggressively now (just not on the ragged edge like MM93). Simoncelli was aggressive too, yet, you guys give him a pass now because he's deceased?!?!? (...) I think Marquez makes his mistakes, but he still rides pretty responsibly overall. He has always pushed a bike to the outer limits, even in the lower classes.
Agreed, again, and also about Rossi. Cleaner yet still aggressive is a good definition for him. The thing about Marquez is that he has done moves that from their onset it was obviouslyimpossible to avoid contact and this signifies that in his mentality he has lifted the risk from "will I hit him or not?" to "will I drop him or not". Which for me is a big difference. Responsibility is a subjective matter because oftentimes it is associated with results but my personal view on this issue -and especially about potentially lethal activities- is that the


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