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March 31, 2015 1:48 PM

MotoGP » Smith: Factory Yamahas made ‘huge step’

Smith did alright in the big picture...the top 6 are the top 6 this year...unless Pedrosa hangs up his leathers to find a fix for his ailment, no one else will be in the top 6 barring race incidents (which do happen). Had Cal been on the front row, I believe he would have contained Pedrosa and finished 6th but he was racing with Smith and won and Smith was .5 of a second behind after a full race. So "ifs and buts" are nothing here. Ideally he should have beat Cal but 8th or 7th is his best placing this year (barring race incidents etc). So an OK weekend for Smith.. nothing spectacular like Phillip Island but an anticipated result...considering most people thought he would be barely in the top 10... he beat both Esparago brothers that many thought would be ahead of him... so he his holding his own...if you all were expecting him or anyone else beside the top 6 to challenge for the title or have not been watching Motogp for more than a


March 31, 2015 2:41 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Outcome is difficult to accept

Race incident with Bautista and he was not hurt (like he did to Rossi in Mugello with no penalty) and obviously the angle of the contact and what was damaged (front brake) meant AB was not plowed into as some suggest but contact made on a pass. I am sorry it ruined AB's race but this is racing motorcycles where contact may happen (mostly unintentional) as was MM's pass on AB. With that said he could have waited but if I am not mistaken you cannot win a race waiting at the back of the field, which is not my consent to take other riders out but it was a tight pass that resulted in side to side contact not nose to side as in "punting or plowing into" contact. Anyway...back on topic..He is visibly upset at his performance, not against Rossi as some suggest. He made a rookie mistake on the first corner and is mad with himself...not the other riders. If you do not like him just admit it and stop making up your version of the truth!!


March 30, 2015 11:09 PM

MotoGP » Helmet issue 'cost Lorenzo chance of victory'

Lorenzo led and challenged for the lead for most of the race and then fell away in last few laps. It was not a tyre issue as I at first supposed....I am pretty sure he did not lose talent and ability in the last 4 laps. Everyone realized that something was wrong as his paced suddenly waned. I believe Rossi would have still won as he battled from 10th to catch an pass Lorenzo. Also he did that after catching Lorenzo and passing Lorenzo before he had his helmet issue. But the drafting here makes the dash to the line and the win uncertain for even the fastest rider on a night when Dovi could have well taken the win with the pony power of the Ducati!! Rossi was the fastest tonight and used the right strategy but all could have been undone by the draft or horse power deficit.... Bottom line is, as a Rossi fan I am happy, but I also believe Lorenzo's reason...he could have "challenged" for first IMHO...but I think Rossi would have still won....


March 30, 2015 10:34 PM

MotoGP » Would Rossi have won without Marquez mistake?

MM would have raced for the win in my opinion but I believe that on this night Rossi had the better pace although not in qualifying etc...he found something in WUP... The time difference at the end meant MM would not have pushed as hard as he would have in a battle...also MM (although he set the top speed record) did not have the benefit of the draft to improve the lap time during the race.... it is difficult to compare MM and VR because VR got into open air earlier than MM and was able to put the hammer down while MM was in traffic. This is why a comparison is difficult. With 15 laps to go Dovi did 354Kph while Rossi did 332 down the same straight but Rossi won anyway so top speed does not mean top lap time!! although it does mean that Rossi probably used the draft effectively on the straight to maintain pace when he was behind!! which we know can improve the lap time as riders have done in Qualifying and FP!! it is difficult to judge but with Rossi also coming through the pack it see


March 29, 2015 5:04 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Qatar - Warm-up Results

As long as I have been a fan of Rossi, I am not sure why he always surprises me....He was never that great in qualifying and always pulls an incredible race, far better from what his qualifying suggests. However, I cannot help but think that he and his team, need to sort the weekend out faster instead of this constant last minute fix that may or may not work (although he seems to bat over 70% that it does work in the race). This new generation of riders do not wait around and are fast...the chances of a title are less now for Rossi with so many competitive while I believe he is always able to pull it out... he and team need to sort issues earlier and be fast from the off as he was in Misano last year!!! if he wishes to take the title this year or the next... GO Rossi!!


March 28, 2015 7:49 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Qatar - Full Qualifying Results

Good job Yonny!...Soft tyre or not he is right there with Iannone on a 2 generation older is only over 1 lap but still a good deal for the Pramac team... I do not recall them being here last year!! with the same concessions...seems the rider is getting better.... Little disappointed to see Rossi in 8th but still holding faith in his race craft. I believe the Repsols are a shoe in for this one... Lorenzo may be in with a shout. Rossi will have to pull something out of the hat tomorrow...which we all know he and team are capable of but he has got to stop this last minute deal as he will struggle every weekend...he needs to be top 4 every weekend to make life easier...but I have faith...GO Rossi but even better! Go MotoGP.....hoping for a cracking race!!!!


March 28, 2015 2:36 PM

MotoGP » Second fastest Crutchlow still unsure

EdOz: It seems has let the intern proof read the text again... and Crutchlow is a World Superbike Champion, not Supersport.
We all make mistakes brother...even's all good... but Cal wished he was a Superbike Champion on the same bike that Spies won on the year before..... he did some amazing fast laps but only managed 2 or 3 wins the whole year...he had a double which was good at Imola..I believe, but that's it. This was the reason people did not understand what he did to deserve a seat at Tech 3....

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