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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 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.

Joeski

May 11, 2014 5:48 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (1)


Bradenws: I'm slowly becoming convinced that Leon Haslam is overrated. If it's the lack of a competitive bike that's holding him back, why isn't he at least somewhat close to Rea on a regular basis?
Haslam is struggling a bit now but he has done 1000% better than any other Honda rider (besides Rea) in the last 5 years on the Ten Kate team. Leon is consistent top 8-10. That is nothing to jump about but Rea has been on this beast his whole adult life...both LH and JR were wounded racers last year so Haslam is on the back foot as he did not get a proper season on the Honda. He did beat JR in Phillip Island last year and matched him up to the point when he was injured...

Joeski

May 11, 2014 4:01 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (1)


Bradenws: I'm slowly becoming convinced that Leon Haslam is overrated. If it's the lack of a competitive bike that's holding him back, why isn't he at least somewhat close to Rea on a regular basis?
Haslam was a title contender on the under developed Suzuki!! Johnny has not even come close to that yet so be careful how you under rate him! I also believe Haslam matched or outperformed Rea when they were both on Hondas in 2009...Rea had more wins but Haslam beat him most times in other races and that is how he got the Alstare Suzuki ride and competed for the title in 2010!!!

Joeski

May 11, 2014 3:29 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola: Latest Championship standings


Rea will not move to MotoGP next year! 2016 maybe... when the rules are levelled out. At that point he may not want to switch because it would depend on the machinery he could/would get. I think Maverick Vinales is in for a top honda ride over Rea so he may decide to sit where he is at and rack up multiple WSBK titles if he can! Rea will/cannot replace Pedrosa.. bag on Pedrobot all u want, DP is in a different league to Rea!! Either that or take step back/forward (depending on your view) to Moto2 and work his way into a top MGP ride. I really cannot see him getting a better ride than the top moto2 contingents. Not that I do not rate him, in fact I like Rea but I am not confident he would be the cream in MotoGP. Probably because that dogged CBR has suppressed him for so long!!

Joeski

May 11, 2014 3:54 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola - Race results (1)


bigphilsp12: Bradenws Johnny is simply the best out there. None of his previous team mates have come anywhere near him. Johnny makes the honda look good just by his talent. Haslam is a very good rider which he has proved but Rea's is in a league of his own.
I rate Rea but "league of his own" should be reserved for comparisons with other Honda riders. I believe he is good but after 100 years(sarcastically) on the Honda could he even do well on anything else?? Not arguing but just food for thought... Rea is good but certainly on paper nothing suggest that he is anything better than top 5 material in the entire field at this time!! Get off the Honda and go win a title please!! Anyway I hope this is the start of something for him.... because he has worked his are off for these wins and deserved them!!

Joeski

May 11, 2014 3:43 PM

WSBK » WSBK Imola: Latest Championship standings


His run on the factory Honda 2 years ago was ok and he represented himself well...certainly considering he came into a race weekend and improved for the following race without much testing but on the other hand he needed a stellar performance to draw attention to his potential. I do not think he achieved that which did not put him head and shoulder above his peers so he is competing against younger guys with more knowledge of the GP tracks and Moto2 has a better track record of producing top riders!! So IMO he is a long way off getting a top factory ride! BUT I like Rea and hope that I eat my own words as I would be over the moon for him if he were to land the LCR or Gresini deal!! (Gresini..not so much because he would be on the Proddy with Redding on the Factory bike if he went nxt year)


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