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Joeski

January 18, 2014 2:05 PM

WSBK » Chaz Davies - Q&A


in fact...what Chaz has done to upturn his career is even more impressive to me because I watched him in the AMA and he shone for a little but seemed to be on a downward spiral there after Daytona 200 win. When he moved to Triumph in WSS....man... I thought for sure he has his final lifeline that will not amount to much, not because of talent but because I did not believe the Triumph would be competitive setting him further back. To see him win the title in WSS and the rookie of the year in 2012, I thought "I am glad this dude proved me wrong!" because I love an underdog story. However I always knew that he was never given all he needed to succeed but this is the story for many racers so for sure...in my mind... back in 2008, I thought he was done and I would just hear about him here and there!! To see him now....I am truly happy for him and hope he gets some stability because he is yet to remain on the same bike for more than a year. In contrast Tom Sykes has been on the KAWA for 4

Joeski

January 20, 2014 10:53 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


A4Apple: Bradders will be beating Rossi regularly by the end of the season. Oh and Joeski, if you are going to manipulate the statistics at least be correct, Rossi and Stoner both won the same number of 800cc era titles (2)
I stand corrected, so 2 championships a piece in the 800 era but Stoner place behind Rossi 3 times out of 5.... my error did not change my opinion or the statistics not to mention Rossi was still the only rider in that era and the last 14 years to defend a title...i.e. back to back championships!! Caught me slipping APPLE... I appreciate the correction. Anyway I do not want this to seem as if I am against Stoner, I was pissed that he retired because he is a great rider....its just that the Rossi bashing does put me on the defensive although Rossi's own stats backs him up and he does not need my help!!

Joeski

January 18, 2014 1:16 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


BurroMiapanino: Vilas, Rossi is no better than 99% of everyone else who failed on the Ducati, possibly even worse given the unlimited resources he had at his feet. He will never be the special rider Stoner proved to be and his comparative performance against his team mate last year cements my opinion He only ever beat his team mate when he had advantages negotiated into his contract, just look at how Hayden was hung out to dry and how his results tumbled once the Italians thought they'd hired 'the best development rider' in the sport at the end of 2010.
No one is questioning Stoner's speed but everyone manuevers the statistics to suit themselves (I can do that too). In the 800 era Stoner won more races but Rossi has more championships and beat Stoner in the championship 3 of the 4 years even when he broke his leg in 2010 so the History books and I will hail Rossi as the most successful of that era as well.

Joeski

January 21, 2014 1:44 PM

WSBK » Rookie Lowes signs off on top at Portimao


Guys the Bike is not as bad as we think. Camier had an injury packed year and rookie Cluzel did himself proud on this machine. I think most of you forgot that Camier dominated the Phillip Island preseason and free practice during the race weekend impressively in 2013 but crashed really bad and either could not make the race or rode around gimpy for a few of the first rounds and got injured again in the middle so he had a bad year but still showed that he was fast that's why many fans on here feel gutted for him. IN 2012 we all know that the machine was the issue... straight up slow as hell but end of 2012 showed massive improvement with a couple podiums. Once they let Yoshimura go..."Fixi" took over engine duties for 2013 and they were no longer lacking the power they suffered from in 2012...

Joeski

January 22, 2014 9:45 PM

WSBK » Laverty: I think we've surprised people


NIck636 (I had a 2004 ZX-636..lol) I agree with you 100%, everything you addressed I was aware of but in response to other people on here... I needed to point out that a champ is not made overnight and Sykes had to put in serious work and years albeit in a more disadvantageous situation than Baz. Yet previous comments on here are saying to move Baz out (off with his head..lol). even thou he is already a multiple winner as basically a rookie.... Baz has done himself good service at only 19 years old. He seems even faster this year and looked quite good just before his injury in 2013. Granted he is on a better package than when Sykes first started and has more support. TBH I thought Sykes did very well in his rookie year and I was upset that he was let go by Yamaha. Anyway...Baz is on the rise right now and I believe he will prove more of a threat to the podium in 2014.

Joeski

January 22, 2014 8:25 PM

WSBK » Elias to ride Red Devils Aprilia after all?


Elias' big issue is a lack of consistency. Spectacular on his best day (which is far and few between) he often comes accross as having end-of-season-itis. Meaning he seems to push extremely hard when the season is closing to secure a ride for the following year. Now do not curse me... it just seems that way!!!! The problem is the fans get tired of this because he does have a spectacular extreme hanging off riding style which is very cool in freeze frame!! You kind of end up loving him or hating him!! However I do not believe he was ever given the consistent support to be on the top!! His Moto2 year was a good example of what he can do with good support... Yes he has been on good teams but the machine (or some variable att) may not have been good enough for a championship run overall.

Joeski

January 21, 2014 7:50 PM

WSBK » Laverty: I think we've surprised people


ProfX Baz wil be better! he already is but before we go demanding his head please remember that this is Sykes 6th year in SBK... he never won in his first season on arguably the top bike (and like Spies he is now the focus and Baz might not be top of the list but for sure I think he is getting fair support). At any rate Sykes only won in his 4th year (I believe) and Baz has won and podiumed in his partial year and his first full year!! So kawasaki sees the potential and most of us do as well. Back on topic... I dont know who was surprised by Suzuki and their riders but I was not. Preseason 2013 Camier had this bike up at the front as well!!!! With a quality rider as Eugene I expected this but anwhere in the top 5 would have still been good...they are only testing right now and not outright after lap times. I am happy for Alex as he seems to be gelling pretty well with bike, team and tracks.

Joeski

January 18, 2014 1:14 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


BurroMiapanino: Vilas, Rossi is no better than 99% of everyone else who failed on the Ducati, possibly even worse given the unlimited resources he had at his feet. He will never be the special rider Stoner proved to be and his comparative performance against his team mate last year cements my opinion He only ever beat his team mate when he had advantages negotiated into his contract, just look at how Hayden was hung out to dry and how his results tumbled once the Italians thought they'd hired 'the best development rider' in the sport at the end of 2010.
If anything, Dovi (who I like) is a bigger waste of time because he had "unlimited resources" at Honda and won only one race in three years on the repsol! but here he is riding the Duc hoping for more success than at Honda!! I actually hated to write that but BURROMIAPNINO is suggesting that Rossi was/is no better than anyone who failed at Ducati but it seems to me that Casey was the only one better there!! I


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