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Joeski

November 09, 2014 3:47 PM

MotoGP » Lucky 13 for world champion Marquez in Valencia


wei328 You need to do some research on older bikes and what it took to ride them... do any of these racers except maybe Vale even remember what a clutch lever is (I am being facetious) much less a bike without a slipper clutch????? What about a bike with no traction control, launch or anti wheelie control and engine mapping etc?.... The early 2000 generation and prior of riders were the last defining factor of 80% rider and 20% bike!!! Yes!! they rode the best machines of their time but what are those machines compared to today?...how much workload has the new machines taken over from the rider? and then make an assessment of what those old gen riders had to do to get a 500cc 2 stroke around the track...argue that!! and then tell me who had to use or needed more skill to race.... to compensate for the things those machines could not do like today!!!! Not to mention the glue that is now bridgestone compared to the old tyres pre-Gary McCoy...

Joeski

November 09, 2014 3:34 PM

MotoGP » Lucky 13 for world champion Marquez in Valencia


Wei328: Yup, remember these guys: Tadayuki Okada(2nd), Nobuatsu Aoki(3rd), Alex Criville(4th), Carlos Checa(8th), Alex Barros(9th). None of them did squat in MotoGP.
All of these guys came from 500s long before MotoGP and a couple were never in MotoGP and when they were in they were aged riders not 21 yrs old... what is your point? PS Criville was a World Champion!!!...different generations without automated motorcycles like today!! Careful..this argument could go on forever as we dispute skill vs automation of machine..

Joeski

November 09, 2014 3:24 PM

MotoGP » Lucky 13 for world champion Marquez in Valencia


Wei328: Before someone bring up Doohan's 12 wins season in 1997, please go google who Doohan was racing against that year.
Useless argument to compare different generations...Everyone raced against the best of their time...and also I caution disputing Doohan's 12 wins as he accomplish that with 15 races in a season not 18....Marc did 13 wins in a 18 race season...so Doohan would have the better win ratio for a season!! point is they are both great and not competing against each other. Both Champions and deservedly so!!!

Joeski

November 08, 2014 8:09 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo unhappy at Rossi tow


Everyone know that I am a Rossi fan... this story was edited to make headlines among all the things he said. All the top riders have been complaining about people waiting for tow (albeit on the race line). Lorenzo is in a battle on track with Rossi for second in the championship so he is not about to give away any advantages to Rossi, particularly since Rossi is so much stronger this year. With that said (please correct me if I am wrong) but wasn't Rossi on pole then got pushed back to second by Iannone prior to the supposed tow from Lorenzo!...if I am not mistaken he was ahead of Lorenzo in qualifying at the time of the tow meaning that while he improved the lap time (via the tow? possibly) he, Rossi, would have probably been on the front row anyway while Jorge only got 4th... my main point is that he never prevented Jorge from achieving his own time by slowing him up or otherwise... but I think Jorge is just frustrated because Rossi is in front and now he has to fight through the le

Joeski

November 09, 2014 3:12 PM

MotoGP » Final 2014 MotoGP Championship standings


Lorenzo 99 points from Marquez...coincidence?...just thought it weird..since that is his number... but he gambled today and it did not pan out...it happens Remember Stoner and Nicky at Donington 2009?...I think, might be 2010..not sure Great job to MM in 2014.... Broke the records (although we can debate about the 15 races Doohan had to win 12 as opposed to 18 for Marc to win 13) Either way, congrats to Marc and all the top riders that stepped it up in the last half to prevent a complete runaway winner at every race as it seemed that at round 10 Marc would cake walk to the perfect season!! Rossi back on top of his game...hopefully he can press MM next year and I expect a stronger Lorenzo and DP....

Joeski

November 08, 2014 8:24 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo unhappy at Rossi tow


I am not upset at his statement and Vale is not either and Vale explained himself after Jorge said what he said not vice versa...Jorge did not hear Vale's explanation first and then still proceeded to complain...his statement was prior. I ask everyone to calm down a bit please... Vale eased up for a reason, Jorge, on track, saw Vale going slow and then Vale pulled in behind him...in any reasonable assumption or assessment it very well seemed (from his perspective) that Vale was waiting for a tow...the very thing Vale and the others have complained about and this would explained why it erked him at the time!! Couple that with the fact Jorge may not even have known at the time (if I am not mistaken) that Vale was already ahead of him in a potential second place behind Iannone! only to jump to pole after the tow... So it is alright people...they do not hate each other they both just have a lot at stake...this is their job...

Joeski

November 08, 2014 8:15 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo unhappy at Rossi tow


CONT'D ...but I think Jorge is just frustrated because Rossi is in front and now he has to fight through the leaders, a situation he has publicly stated he would rather avoid as it upsets his rhythm. No doubt the tow helped Rossi to pole since he also said it... but it just puts Lorenzo further back in the pack and he is obviously frustrated with 4th in this final challenge. Couple that with the whole complaints of towing these last weeks and I think he is just venting his frustration that Vale, one of the top riders employed this tactic (although legal) to gain a pole advantage. It is possible he should have kept it to himself but in his mind there is a lot at stake for second and at this level you really cannot afford to give anything away to the competition....

Joeski

November 08, 2014 9:34 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Valencia - Full Qualifying Results


I want Vale to win...outright! but with the top four so close...it truly can be anyone's race. Years ago and really in the first half of this season, we could almost predict without a doubt who would win. In this last half of the year, that has not been really clear as all 4 seem to have it although Dani suffered some ill-luck. I am not convinced (even though he is my favorite rider) that Rossi will run away with it! I have faith that he has the ability and race craft to do it but he is up against a tough field and Jorge and MM have shown great race pace...we know Vale and team has a knack to pull it out in a race no doubt but I am sure this is not what he wants to be famous for...he wants weekends like Misano...upfront from the start of FP...not fighting from behind, struggling all weekend only to have a little break through last minute... it makes for a stressful weekend and if the team can shake this off for next year..he can be world champ again!!...we all see what he does from a


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