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Joeski

April 21, 2015 6:40 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident


Codger: In Warmup Marc tried out both tyres back to back, He was slightly quicker than Rossi on the Extra Hard and much, much quicker on the Hard. I smell a bovine deposit, Marc took a punt on the Hard and it backfired on him. Simple as that.
Double check your information...MM, Crutchlow and Livio all said that no one had the pace of Rossi on the extra hard...Crutchlow said that Rossi did some 12-15 laps in low 39s (during WUP, I think) and no one had that pace...hence the Formula 1 Honda strategy with LCR....

Joeski

April 21, 2015 6:07 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident


bikenutter: I'm going to get a whole bunch of hate for this but I think Marquez's pace is still miles ahead of Rossi (and the rest of the field). In Qatar he ran wide and in Argentina they chose the wrong tyre. I think the only way Rossi can win this year is if MM keeps having issues/making mistakes.
Really??? have you even seen or read the articles or interviews...They did not chose the wrong tyre!!!....they could not match the pace of Rossi on the extra hard so they had to use strategy with the softer option to get away in the early laps then manage the last half of the race when Rossi would be stronger...if MM used the extra hard he might have been 5th at the end..instead of the possible second he tossed away...PS. MM with a clear track in Qatar had a slower race (5th fastest, I think) lap than Rossi and Rossi was in a battle which tends to slow the lap time..so you are clearly wrong...

Joeski

April 20, 2015 3:25 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez made a mistake


I am a Rossi fan...but to me...Marquez simply try to do what Rossi did at Laguna to Casey in 2008...upset his rhythm....with the pace Rossi was running it was a "foregone" conclusion that he would beat MM especially after seeing his pace in the last laps...However MM learned from Rossi...YES!! I agree his execution of said tactic was poor but not intentional, certainly a bit of panic reaction or miscalculation however you define it.....we all know Rossi and MM like each other and Rossi is not past brushing a little bit of fairing for the win... I am glad they didn't both drop it. I like these two riders and Rossi also agreed that it was a mistake on MM's part.... no whining or complaining. MM showed respect by his words about Rossi afterwards ....so no need to bash the kid...he was a little careless but when racing this close the margins are not like driving on the highway....it happens, this is racing...we all saw what happened to Sete in 2005... and I was ok with that pass so no hyp

Joeski

April 21, 2015 6:25 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident


mobilnas: MM93 should be fined for running into Rossi. And he should be fined exponentially every time he runs into a rider. He is being treated way too much as a golden child. I like his riding style but not him at all. He rides the same way he did for the first two seasons - powersliding and all. But he isnt getting away this season. FACT#: He was on super competitive machinery and now we see that his style not making too much of an impact. It was the bike.
Let's not get hypocritical.....See Jerez 2005 and see what Sete has to say about Rossi....who by the way is my favorite rider...but Argentina was just an overzealous error of a determined rider much like Rossi in his early days...admittedly he needs to be more careful and calculated but this was a race incident...Rossi, MM and race direction have stated....glad they are both unhurt!!

Joeski

April 21, 2015 12:49 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Rossi is still my idol


"Mark should know if he is constantly making slower lap he should not try to follow Valentino, and specially not Valentino ..." Vale was slower than Casey in 2008 Laguna...if Rossi followed your advice he would not have won that race...that is the difference between champions and also rans.... I agreed that he made a mistake but to suggest "basically" that he should have pulled over and allow Vale to pass and then follow IN THE FINAL LAPS!!! is...well...what is the word.....ahmmmm... oh yea...STUPID!!!! It would be better to just say...hey MM stop making rookie mistakes and keep it cleaner next time!!!

Joeski

April 21, 2015 12:42 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Rossi is still my idol


cont'd, simply put...whatever tyre he chose, Rossi had the better pace but with the tyre he did choose he had the opportunity of finishing second not 3rd, 4th or possibly 5th... His other strategy was to upset Rossi's rhythm, a technique employed by Rossi himself in the popular Rossi vs Casey at Laguna 08...MM needed to ensure Rossi did not break away in front which means he needed to repass immediately if overtaken...his mistake was not his strategy but his execution of his tactics...he miscalculated the tight lines used by Rossi and in turn try to pass where the gap was closed...hence the first contact...still a mistake not intentional...his true final mistake was his attempt to make the left switch back but the front wheel had not cleared Rossi's rear tyre, Rossi's rear tyre flicked MM's front up into the air...race incident albeit an error in judgment..happy they are both ok and sorry he crashed...

Joeski

April 21, 2015 6:58 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Fenati apologises for Ajo attack


Ajo obviously did something that he was unaware of....maybe he pulled in front of Romano and he had to hit the brakes hard which almost tossed him....but he was not angry for "absolutely no reason"....with that said...he could have handled it better...but he is how old???? these boys are not all men yet just because they are racing motorbikes...they are just good at motorbikes!!! They will learn....eventually...some more than others but this is human nature!

Joeski

April 21, 2015 6:19 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident


Garcia:
Jack Mordino:
I agree with this but somehow I think Honda's tyre choice was also based on the weather. On Sunday morning it had been raining and cloudy and maybe not as hot as expected. Marc went out with the extra hard and changed to the hard on the grid at the last moment, I am assuming because they thought it wasn't going to be as hot as Saturday.... and it wasn't, it was borderline but just enough for Rossi catch up with Marquez with two laps to go....
If MM ran the extra hards the Yamaha battle he would have had would be with Lorenzo in this race...temperature or not...they did not have the "race pace" in WUP to win on the extra hard period, so they took strategy of management...Cal Crutchlow said that about Rossi's pace...with low 39s for 12 to 15 laps in practice...

Joeski

April 21, 2015 12:32 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Rossi is still my idol


JoeAntonio: Yamaha did the right think all over. They build all the settings on extra hard tyre, which was given for this track from Bridgestone, who is a tyre specialist and they know why extra hard for this track ! Rossi did believe in that strategy and he simply won with his experience. Honda and Mark did two mistakes , first wrong tyre selected, than Mark should know if he is constantly making slower lap he should not try to follow Valentino, and specially not Valentino , or he should try to follow him one, two laps, so if he could than fight back last few corners. Like yesterday when not possible to follow him ,than he should stay second. Hope he will learn one day.
That's one way to look at it...the tyre choice was correct, because MM and Honda could not make the extra hard tyre work and Rossi would have left him in the dust. If he had finished the race...he would be in second..I would not say that was a bad tyre choice...simply put...whatever tyre h

Joeski

April 12, 2015 4:12 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: I wanted to know Marquez's secrets!


Awesome lap by MM...Dovi tried to follow him but his tyres were probably smoked as well by the time MM was on that raggedly fast lap. Dovi would not have risk much since it seems he was already done with his fast ones.. I believe from the footage I saw...Dovi was initially ahead of MM slowing down...then once MM went by he decided to follow him... he did ok in the early part of the lap but the last half is where I saw MM pulling out the distance on him...of course it is not a fair comparison because Dovi would not have been risking anything on that lap just to follow him...he was just circulating to bring it in to the pits when MM came by...and opportunity presented itself to tail MM for a lap, to note any slight disturbances in the force that is MM.


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