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Joeski

February 18, 2014 3:26 PM

WSBK » Lowes exceeds expectations with test top three


Greavesit: @FT398. So what has the Suzuki actually won so far this year then? It will go backwards quicker than an Italian tank after PI
I would like to know what source you are getting this information from because the Suzuki was a podium challenger last year... their primary rider was just injured all year long. FWD to today and it is doing just as well as it did at the test last year with Camier...in case you all forgot Camier lead this test in 2013 as well on the Suzuki. Not sure why you said it will go backwards when it has improved every year since...2011

Joeski

February 19, 2014 6:46 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Luthi, Suter on top for first time in 2014


I am happy for Luthi...I think he is a dediated rider who for whatever reason (injury last year) just has not performed to match his ability. Hope he does well this year. With that said I am looking for an upset in Sam Lowes and yes I am also keeping an eye on Josh Herrin...part of the reason is I believe a motorcycle is a motorcycle and a good rider will be good period (as long as the bikes have some parity). I really would like them to show that just because they come from production racers does not mean they will not perform at top level!! Kenan was not given the bike to show what he had in Moto2....Valencia race and testing 2010 he showed he could run at the front and then the bike they gave him at start 2011 was not the same and he suffered a horrid season...

Joeski

February 18, 2014 8:20 PM

WSBK » Lowes exceeds expectations with test top three


shamarone: Q: "I would like to know what source you are getting this information from" A: his eyeballs...?
Good reply...I should have partitioned my response! My reply was in direct response to the "Suzuki will just go backwards" jab.. I agree that they have not won anything but I personally do not believe this is because of the bike and definitely not since beginning of 2013!! when Camier outpaced the field in this same test just as Laverty has. Point is that Suzuki has not gone backwards and they did not go backwards last year either...Their rider underperformed albeit bcause of injury or whatever excuse....

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 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.


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