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Joeski

December 08, 2014 1:47 PM

MotoGP » LAST CHANCE: VOTE for your MotoGP Star of the Year!


It sucks giving the back of field guys a low rating but for star of MotoGP I do not know if they should get a 10.....CERTAINLY the deserve a 10 for effort... Perfect example is Hector Barbera... gets a Ducati and he is a top 10 performer...not sure if he made any points earlier in the year or not but shows he has riding ability certainly beyond the bike he was on...he also made those end results on a TRUE OPEN Ducati (ECU et al)...on a bike he got in the last 5 races or so... no real prior testing etc etc... I know he used to ride a Ducati but the last one he rode (2011 or 2012) and this 2014 model have little in common besides the messed up front end.....

Joeski

December 08, 2014 1:39 PM

MotoGP » LAST CHANCE: VOTE for your MotoGP Star of the Year!


Insidejob: Marc, best of factory riders. Dovi, best Ducati Open factory rider. Pol best satellite. Aleix, best open non-factory. Stefan, best satellite Honda. Andrea, best satellite open Ducati. Scott, best customer Honda open. So 10 points each.
I clicked disagree by accident....anyway fair assessment but how did you rate JL or DP or even some of the back field guys who NEVER had the package to do anymore than they did but rode their butts off!!

Joeski

December 06, 2014 3:03 PM

MotoGP » LAST CHANCE: VOTE for your MotoGP Star of the Year!


Think MM deserves a 10 as I believe he was the difference on the Honda and Dani is more like a 6 this season considering he is on the Honda and all the other customer Hondas were nowhere... Rossi gets a 10 because of his resurgence and hunger. I actually will give Lorenzo an 8 - because that was one hell of a comeback from a horrible start to the year.. probably deserves a 10 but many will compare it to his previous years and this was his worst (in that perspective) Everyone else will be below this because although Dovi (an 8) was a big standout I am not quite sure given the OPEN concessions on a factory bike?

Joeski

December 04, 2014 3:50 PM

MotoGP » Nakamoto wants greater usability from 2015 Honda


I don't suppose that Redding's struggle to make even top 15 in testing is also an indicator that the Honda is difficult.... I mean he was barely doing his old times from the customer/OPEN Honda...who would have predicted that...even his naysayers would have at least thought that top 10 would have been easy but I guess not! Crutchlow did OK but he was doing what Bradl would have done...granted we all cut him some slack because the bike was new to him and he was as fast as he was on the Ducati (in the end) in his first outing on the Honda so that is worth a little something but as Nakamoto said it is now a question of the last tenth or 2 tenths which are very difficult to obtain... so Crutchlow could well hit a roadblock to his progress if this bike does not improve in those areas Nakamoto spoke about.... So I have to say yes...MM is the difference at Honda... only 1 win by another Honda rider that was not Marquez

Joeski

December 06, 2014 3:13 PM

MotoGP » LAST CHANCE: VOTE for your MotoGP Star of the Year!


Overall Dovi was pretty good and with the concessions he was a lot closer to the other factories this year... but in general his results were about the same (a little better) than what Rossi did in his years at Ducati... basically with all those concessions, I would have thought Ducati would be on the podium at least 5-6 times this season... not saying they should have won!! but more podiums.... so it is difficult to give Dovi more than a 7 - 8 (definitely 10 for effort).. Redding would also be an 9 in my book... in the end he was the top OPEN Honda as a rookie... deservedly so... Aleix gets a 10 in my book also!! because although I expected a couple more podiums (or podium fights) from him he was not only top OPEN bike but he was genuinely in contention for overall top 6 in MotoGP with an OPEN bike!!

Joeski

December 04, 2014 3:33 PM

MotoGP » Nakamoto wants greater usability from 2015 Honda


"The only race you can say they flat out matched his speed and beat him was Brno.... I would say Misano as well, Rossi didn't do that all on his own.. he had a better bike, I am sure we remember last year....2013 Also are you comparing Yamaha against Honda or Yamaha against Marquez??!! because all the Honda riders dropped away after mid-season.. Bautista went from podium challenger to barely making top 10... Bradl faded away and Pedrosa struggled although it looks worst for Pedrosa as he was taken out in a couple races... and gave away an otherwise possible good result at Sepang... What we have here is possibly a case of the old Ducati... with only 1 rider able to make the most of the machine and quite possibly why Nakamoto is looking at the BIG picture and not just Marquez!!! Both Yamahas were strong in the latter half...compared to Honda NOT just Marquez!

Joeski

December 08, 2014 2:24 PM

MotoGP » Catalunya 'most entertaining' MotoGP race


Yearby23: Catalunya or Mugello for me. Maybe Mugello by the tiniest bit as it was the closest winning margin all season.Both those races had fights that were the most intense and went on the longest.
Well it depends on where you put the emphasis... the margin of victory or the number of contestants for that victory? Catalunya had all four fighting together for quite a while and in the end there were three capable of victory, if anyone slipped they would lose their spot as proven by Pedrosa...if that move in Catalunya had moved MM off his line or wide...Rossi could have won!! So while it looked certain that MM may win, many saw Pedro winning and some saw a mistake that could have handed Rossi victory as he was so close to the front...so with many possibilities it made Catalunya most exciting IMHO.

Joeski

December 04, 2014 5:13 PM

WSBK » Canepa, Pegram form new EBR line-up


Win win situation.... Sorry for Canepa as I believed he deserved a better ride but he was out of a job!! Most of the competitive seats in all relevant championships were already sewed up! Now he is the leading rider for a manufacturer in WSBK!! He may well hold this job for 3 years easy IF EBR stays that long. He will be the faster rider and only if the bike starts to finish top ten will they attract more talent! EBR got really lucky with snatching up Canepa but as I said this is a win, win situation...bigger win for EBR but advantages for all!! Glad EBR looks to be stronger for 2015 but also glad Canepa is sticking around...Hopefully he will finish in the points each race...

Joeski

December 04, 2014 7:45 PM

WSBK » Salom shifts to Pedercini on 'official' Kawasaki


So many teams come and go and even WAY more successful teams do not make it in this series so to be honest, I am perplexed that Perdercini has stuck around for this long and I am referring to from a sponsorship perspective as well... I mean they really have not done anything in WSBK except make up numbers... I guess their bread and butter is SSTK.. Now before you all get mad...read on... my post is not to bash them but to congratulate them on being so dedicated to Kawasaki in some dark hours...could not have been easy BUT now look at this... a good rider with factory backing...a first for the team... and maybe we might see some consistent top tens or better!! a podium or 2?...fingers crossed...boy I love an underdog story!!!!!

Joeski

December 04, 2014 7:35 PM

MotoGP » Nakamoto wants greater usability from 2015 Honda


Brain... That is understood... but the point is that the Yamahas...all of them including tech 3 and the FWD racing bike were in the better part of the top ten while all the Hondas (most) fell away because they could not find the extra 10th or 2 tenths they need...this is what Nakamoto is saying...You are focusing on just the top 4 and Dani Pedrosa is the example Nakamoto used but overall all the Yamaha's improved (of course the factory improved more) but Yam's are more user friendly and Honda/Nakamoto said he is trying to replicate this example....following the example of Yamaha to make the 2015 bike more user friendly and easy! since the 2014 bike was not and he realized the problems presented to all, including the satellite teams...


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