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Joeski

February 17, 2014 9:58 PM

WSBK » Laverty hails Suzuki as he sets test pace


I know most on here do not give Camier the credit he deserves but if you look objectively... 2012 the bike was underpowered and towards the end Camier put it on the podium a few times as the bike improved!! He started 2013 as the man to beat at the Phillip Island test and many tipped him as a Title contender for 2013...but he got injured at the end of that first test, missed a whole day and was still classified as 2nd or 3rd overall in that test. 2013 was just a bad year for Camier because he had serious injuries that put him out for many rounds... The point I am making is that the Suzuki didn't suddenly get better because of Laverty. It was already a podium and possibly a title challenging bike in 2013. However I am not saying Laverty may not be a better rider but he is not working miracles here as many would have us believe. He is on a very good kit that was already very good 1 WHOLE year AGO!!! Cluzel did well on it too!!

Joeski

February 17, 2014 9:30 PM

WSBK » Laverty hails Suzuki as he sets test pace


LanceTheHooliganAlbon: Does this prove that the rider still has 80% to do with winning compared to 20% of the bike? I'm just asking because for the past few years the Suzuki has been rubbish, but here comes Laverty and he puts the bike on top! I supported Melandri last year but after that last race of 2013 where he pulled that aggressive overtake on Laverty, and then Laverty pulled an awesome overtake to beat Melandri ... I have decided to support Laverty for 2014! What a nice guy and talented racer. I'm looking forward to the start of the season :)
Lance...slow your roll..last year this time Camier was also on top with that Suzuki at this test he just had an injury ridden year!!!

Joeski

February 17, 2014 2:22 PM

WSBK » Laverty resists Giugliano to set test pace


bvc43: hey v4 thats right ! i forgot ,the thing that really surprises me was that the level of superiority the gps have over the superbikes yet only ruffly 3 second difference! i thought with all the cut backs in this class it would be alot more ! we lost tv coverage here in Canada which i think is beyond stupidity,but hopefully i will find it on the web somewhere ! cheers and enjoy !
Also remember that WSBK uses a qualifying tyre whereas GP does not. GP has a soft tyre but it is basically a racing soft whereas SBK has a one lap special soft rubber for quals.. so there is an additional 1 - 1.5 secs. per lap. Now 4 - 4.5 secs per lap X 22 - 25 laps that is 88-110 secs give or take a few after a race distance. Seems a massive difference to me.

Joeski

February 16, 2014 12:45 PM

MotoGP » Dall’Igna begins reshaping Ducati


SBPilot: I think it's cool how much Gigi is revealing in this interview. Basically saying the personnel structure at Ducati Corse was a cluster f***. Furthermore he openly tells us what he has done to make it better. I like that transparency and honesty from a factory team. If anything, it's just nice to read, forgetting about what Ducati has done lap time wise or whatever. I've gained lot more respect for Gigi. He seems very down to earth, no games, no bs. He's very clear cut too. After 3 races he said he'll know what to do with the bike if it needs a whole new development. That means it can take up to another 3 or so to put those changes into affect. Lets keep our eyes on Ducati at the 5th or 6th race and see where Gigi has brought that GP14.
I agree with you mostly but I think you are overly optimistic with 6 races. 3 races will give him an idea for direction but the factory bikes will be locked in for the year on engine development so that also means

Joeski

February 16, 2014 12:56 PM

MotoGP » Dall’Igna begins reshaping Ducati


contd they cannot make drastic changes to the frame particularly as it affects the mounting of the engine. The open bike will probably get the brunt of experiments as they have the testing and "change room" with 12 engines. I believe it will be next year before any major change (technically) take effect. If I am not mistaken once Ducati commits to factory status this year they are locked and cannot change their minds mid-season but DORNA may make concessions...anyway if it takes him 3 races to see where they are at, then all he will do this year is work the GP14 as best he can then change it next year. That is why I believe he will toy with the 1 OPEN bike he has and then based on his analysis he will either decide to redesign the factory bike and keep it factory or realize it will take a few year to get the new design to competitive factory spec and needs more in season testing and therefore commit to the OPEN class in 2015!!

Joeski

February 14, 2014 11:40 AM

WSBK » Toseland tips protégé Barrier for EVO success


Sounds like he was just telling the story to me... Toseland is still relatively young so I could see people thinking he is tooting his own horn!! but in reality if he was as old as Kevin Schwantz, Corser, or Fogarty no one would find any fault.... In the end the dude is in the history books as one of the best superbike racers and the fact that he is a mentor to one of the fastest SSTK racers is just a matter of process...after all he is a doublworld champion... why wouldn't a young upcomer approach him for advice?

Joeski

February 14, 2014 12:35 PM

WSBK » Elias thrilled with last minute Aprilia deal


@ gammagamma I agree with talent fan.... I like Toni but he has had such an up and down career, I am surprized he keeps getting decent rides but I am happy for him at the same time. Good for Toni, the only rider in the MotoGP era to give Valentino a kicking (thanks to magic Michelins). One race in Estoril.... I am not sure if that qualifies as the ONLY rider to give Vale a kicking.... I remember Sete handing Vale his a couple times in a couple races!!! (Sachenring comes to mind in 2002 possibly 2003) but in the end Vale stood out above all these guys...none could sustain the pace to consistently beat him.

Joeski

February 06, 2014 10:32 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi leaves Sepang on a high


Big Rossi fan here but I will not go on a fan rant.... action speaks louder than words... lets see what the season holds but right now looks encouraging. I am not so concerned about this next test here... I want to see what he does at Qatar test. Then I might get more excited. If he does well in Texas I will get even more excited because I do not believe that, in general, Rossi does well a new tracks. He sucked last year there so we will see... Go Vale!! I am hoping for another World title but the end of year will tell!!

Joeski

February 06, 2014 10:49 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Fast lap wasn't our priority


Can I get one of your Crystal ball...maybe you all have a spare one kicking around in a closet or somthing!! Lorenzo had issues with this new bike. The engineering solutions did not favor his riding style and level of "comfort" if you can ever be comfortable at 200 mph. He fixed some of these issues but ran out of days to fix them all. He and team decided to leave the fast lap for next test!!and focus on race pace.... I do not see the problem you all have with this. Last year he could focus on both because the bike was dang near the same as 2012...so he could go for fast lap and race sime....did not have the time to do that this test!! So what... he will e on it as usual and I would not read into this too much. I think he told it like it is! and he did not even use a soft tyre....


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