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Joeski

May 23, 2014 8:18 PM

MotoGP » Why Michelin decided on MotoGP return


it is a spec tire series for a reason....if michelin develop different tyres for different teams then what is to prevent the old mantra of "special" tyres for only certain teams.... The idea was to promote closer racing by standardizing the tyres.....which means developing tyres that are standard and available to all teams. So they will do exactly what 'Stones did beause that is the requirement not a choice. They may however opt to give more choices of tyres over a race wekend to ALL teams in the first year...at least initially until they have enough data from all teams, at all tracks to narrow their choices without needing to supply/bring excess....end of...

Joeski

May 23, 2014 6:23 PM

MotoGP » Why Michelin decided on MotoGP return


golfnut04: Happy to see Michelin back in the series, but i hope they come with a different supply philosophy than Bridgestone , i wish a taylor approach for each team need for better competition.
Michelin will not do that. It is not econmically feasible and requires excessive amount of development work not only for each team but also for varying tracks. Michelin could do it back then because it was a matter of 5 or so teams but now it is for the whole grid....they will have to use B'stones philosophy of providing a common tyre that performs well under a wide range of conditions and for differing motorbikes.... they could offer more compound variety over a race weekend but that can be expensive as well...

Joeski

May 24, 2014 12:32 PM

MotoGP » Biggest brakes allowed at all MotoGP circuits


Yearby23: Repsol Honda won't be happy about this. They only need 320mm seen as they have he lightest riders in the entire GP paddock. And they were only mandatory at Motegi (Honda's backyard) where Lorenzo won last year. Ouch. Hope this cuts the advantage down.
"...the use of 340 mm disc brakes will be optional for all circuits with the exception of Motegi where such use remains mandatory.” Repsol will not care because the 340mm is OPTIONAL so they can use it IF they need it they can....i.e. nothing changes except for teams who want to try the 340mm at certain circuits!!

Joeski

May 19, 2014 3:31 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


I am Rossi fan! and a MM fan as well but I want VR to beat MM...with that said, I have massive respect or Lorenzo...the dude is talented!! I said the same thing when Rossi switched to Ducati....3rd today and can barely manage 15th the next day!! You do not lose skill overnight!! Lorenzo won the most races last year and I believe (IMO) he would have won the title without the injuries (but that is a what if...) Now this year he has had the worst beginning to a season..one we all sort of saw coming with his struggle in preseason!! His DNF and jumpstart were just human error that doesn't mean he cannot finish the season in a better shape...yes he has not shown race winning pace yet but he will sort it even if it s too late for a title tilt!! and for those thinking Yamaha will not re-sign him...what are you smoking?!! If that was the case Rossi would have been dumped this year as well!!

Joeski

May 14, 2014 3:07 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We figured out where the problem was


I agree that the soft usually does not last as long but the way JL rides he needs more edge grip to be faster and this is why he wants to work with the softer tyre. If he can adapt the yamaha to these soft tyres he may well get back on the pace with less wear on the soft... so Rossi would never be able to let the soft last and he cannot necesarily get it to be as fast as JL. We have 2 different riders with different styles and its going to be down to Yamaha to possibly develop the bike one way or the other....or do both to appease the 2 top riders... In the past yamaha would only go one direction and right now they seem to be heading down Vale's path which might explain why Lorenzo is suffering along with the new Bridgestone and need to take his own path...

Joeski

May 15, 2014 3:42 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We figured out where the problem was


crashnetdummies I never said it was exactly the same just more comparable than people here seem to believe. On the other hand I completely disagree with you when you say Marc and Rossi's style have something in common. Rossi likes to brake in line, to corners in line and accelerate in line with maybe a slight drift. Marc is sidling all the time, his style is closer to a Stoner, but under steroids.
We agree to disagree. Rossi and MM braking techniques are extremely similar!!! hard, late and heavy on the front....what you are talking about that is different is their TURN IN while on the brakes!! Rossi then keeps it in line smoothly while MM backs in the rear (impressively) and slides through the turn..you are comparing their cornering techniques that happen AFTER heavy breaking!!! IN that respect Rossi is more like JL......best of both worlds...that is why I believe if Rossi had a bike on the level of Honda he would win! more often....

Joeski

May 14, 2014 3:55 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We figured out where the problem was


Rossi is riding the bike much in the same way Marc is riding the Honda and my informaton is based on Marc's interview about his pace in MotoGP and how MM believes a MGP bike needs to be ridden. I think if Yamaha improves power output without disrupting balance and delivery (in other words catch up with Honda) Rossi would be fighting Marc for victory, day in and out!! but MM and Rossi's style are not the only ways to win...JL has already proven that!!! In the end it is a mater of what route will Yamaha follow to catch Honda and which rider will that suit better? Right now it's Rossi and JL is trying to work aound the issue!! So the roles are flipped from last year.... Jorge will overcome..but I am happy Rossi is in the hunt

Joeski

May 15, 2014 11:57 AM

MotoGP » Front row first target for 'pretty fast' Rossi


really? This year he has to fight for the victory. Not like last year where he rode danger free. This year if he want to finsh first he has to battle in a wet race. So i analyse his riding style. I am a marc fan but i have to admit that the chances of crashing in a wet race for marc is bit more than the others. MM won from last place to first in his last race for Moto2 at Valencia!! MM charged fom a lowly 8th (I think) to stand on the podium last year in a drenching wet Le Mans...so I think he has the all around skills for a wet race and he will still be a favorite for the win!!! My wish is for Vale to win but I cannot discount MM because he has proven all he needs to prove!!

Joeski

May 14, 2014 4:35 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We figured out where the problem was


Rossi hard/late brakes while Lorenzo turns in on the brakes..2 different approaches so the chassis provided to improve stability on the brakes did not necessarily provide any benefit to JL and may have been a fraction worst for him. JL was not willing to do preseason testing on a new chassis that was not an immediate benefit in a race weekend. or Rossi he felt the improvement right away so he went with it. IMHO..he is still thinking about the championship and that is why he did not want to experiment to see if the chassis solves his particular feeling on the brakes on a race weekend.

Joeski

May 14, 2014 6:58 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We figured out where the problem was


crashnetdummies: Rossi usually likes to brake later than Lorenzo but if you're not aware Rossi carries also a proper wheel-in-line speed into corners you didn't watch motogp for long. As for riding like Marquez, when was the last time we've seen a M1 entering corner sideways, 2005 ? JL VR riding style is a lot more similar than people think... Lorenzo is struggling to adapt to tires, not the bike.
Similar does not mean exactly alike...if that is your analogy every rider in the world is simlar.. Rossi's approach to corners is more akin to MM than JL so he gets more out of the brakes but he is harder on the tire than JL! hence the dispute that Rossi prefers the harder option and new chassis(more stable under brakes) whereas JL requires the soft to be faster on the edge IAW his style.


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