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Joeski

October 26, 2014 8:32 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming


ctmfirst:
pogo: True realist, and ctm don't forget I it hadn't been for Rossi other 3 awful years he might have several more championships, that really was a daft comment ctm I say awful, 2 on a dog of a bike and 1 trying to work out how to ride the yam that had been developed for his team mate in his absence.
Nobody's fault he went to Ducati.Ambition to win with three different bikes,nothing more.Last year wasn't awful,just normal with Lorenzo on form.
Last year was not so great with Rossi 10+ secs away from the win in almost every race. He is also beating Pedrosa too in case you forgot... by your comments, I presume he is only accomplishing this with luck....WOW...luck for a whole year and at almost every race!???...I disagree with you! but yes, it was his choice to go to Ducati....but "what if..?" as in your original post...

Joeski

October 26, 2014 7:41 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming


TrueFan: Great ride by Rossi. He looked really comfortable for most of the race, and even though Marquez had something extra, it wasn't much. I didn't expect Rossi to make the podium, so whatever he found in the morning warmup, it made a huge difference. Great ride. There's still a slim chance Lorenzo could take second with a win in Valencia, but only if Rossi finshes 4th or worse. My money is on Rossi from here.
Really hate to agree with you on this...Lorenzo, DP and MM are exceptionally strong at Valencia...Rossi has not been throughout his career. Call it a Bogey track or whatever but this is the case. I can see these 3 finishing ahead of him there but in what order? is the question...HOWEVER, with Rossi's form this year that theory is also questionable!! and I cannot wait for the verdict!! on track

Joeski

October 26, 2014 7:34 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming


I was worried after the free practices and then qualifying that Valentino would struggle to even hold on to fourth today... but I always silently held faith in his race day prowess!! but with the competition at the top so tight where starting 5th or 3rd can hugely affect the race result because they are all on the edge from the moment the light goes out..... To be honest as a Vale fan, I have to say that there must have been some gamble on the set up that paid off and with Jorge on the hard tyres, Vale came off the best of the rest today... but strategy is part of racing and we can all agree that luck is as well... So as a Rossi fan...I will take that and continue to cheer for my favorite rider.... I am disappointed with what happened to Pedrosa because I really wanted to see the outcome with DP on form!! Anyway...Good race to all Go Vale, Go MM, Go Jorge and looking for Pedrosa to make a mark at Valencia.....(not on the pavement though)

Joeski

October 21, 2014 8:36 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone defends asymmetric tyre, will offer again


You all forget that Michelin failed as well back in the days of tyre competition...prompting one of their best supported riders to leave and also their other next best rider to leave...DP mid season... Jorge wanted to leave as well but contracts etc.... Anyway you all scream like tyre competition is the do all end all answer when clearly it was not! Every scenario will require compromise. Again my only issue with control tyre is that I believe it makes racing more expensive not cheaper as was initially alluded to since bikes have to now be developed around tyres and not the other way.... But if we go back to open tyre competition...I do not want to hear any bi*****g about special made tyres when that is the nature of open competition. Tyre manufacturers will develop specific tyres that work for their top riders and allot them accordingly...I.e. Special made!!! Michelin stated this will not happen in 2016... But of course!!! It is a control tyre bid that they won and the rules are sel

Joeski

October 21, 2014 8:27 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone defends asymmetric tyre, will offer again


If you ask me..Bridgestone has done a hell of a job with tyres and developing tyres that the top manufactures can win on. I do not believe they build the tyre with one specific person in mind but instead with durability and speed in mind and the bike manufacturers were left to develop a bike around the tyre...so the wins and titles, just reflects which manufacturer did the best job...and when they didn't but still did well then we can assuredly credit the rider for making it work.... Bridgestones strategy makes control tyre financially possible. Their plan for Phillip Island was laid out for all to know.. The tyres are developed not magically whipped up when 2 days before they get a weather forecast. Last year, everyone blamed Bridgestone..when the fact is all the tyre manufacturers were caught out.. i.e. Dunlop as well... Michelin would have done no better as they could not predict what the new surface that no- one ever saw would do!!!! Sorry guys, I do not see the failure you all tal

Joeski

October 21, 2014 8:16 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone defends asymmetric tyre, will offer again


I do agree that motorcycles have gotten better as well but the black stuff in contact with the Tarmac has to be better as well. Here is the deal people...I get a little tired of this fickle mindedness. What do you all want? Tyre competition or control tyre? Because every time we talk about Rossi and his domination pre- 2010 all the arguments come out the wood work about how Michelin special made tyres for him... Well guess what when you have true tyre competition that is what happens, and the tyre manufacturer will use the top rider in its line up to dictate the development hence Rossi's benefit. It's not like Michelin payed all other competitors to lose!!!! So now we have control tyres and Rossi won 2 titles on those as well... My only issue with control tyre is that you have to build the motorbike around the tyre which seems more expensive than building the tyre around the bike..but the question is more expensive for who?... Controls tyre is more expensive for motorcycle builders an

Joeski

October 21, 2014 7:55 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone defends asymmetric tyre, will offer again


I actually think this is a direct consequence of the control tyre rule. When Bridgestone & Michelin were in direct competition you didn't see this kind of thing happening. Both companies were focused on supplying absolutely the best they could & their customer teams expected nothing less. Progression was obvious & rapid. But when you are the only game in town, complacency steps in and standards decline. I disagree..the tyres have gotten much better since the competitive era.. All lap times and current records are on the control tyres... The problem with control tyre is making one tyre that suits every bike and rider...hardly an easy job... In the old days Michelin could make 4 different tyres for 4 different riders...those days are gone...PS. isn't this what people hated about Rossi's early days...special made tyres...well control tyre was your answer, now deal with it!!!!!!


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