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Joeski

February 26, 2015 6:26 PM

MotoGP » Hayden boosts time by eight tenths on Aspar Honda


Positions seem worst for Hayden but look at his time...2:00:8... this is how much faster this field is...remember when only 1 guy or 2 ever did sub 2:00?? less than 2 - 3 years ago. Rossi broke below 2:00 for the first time in Sepang 1...this year. Hayden is not limited by talent but rather by machine...I say put him back on a factory Honda and let's see... ok now let's argue about "he already had that opportunity?" and then we can argue about Honda giving him development parts to develop a bike in his title year and he still managed to win the title!! I got it he is not a dominant winning rider but he is, has and can consistently be top 6 on proper machinery in my opinion. PS His Honda in 2006 and after was not proper machinery...truthfully he probably won because Yamaha's reliability was worst that year.... but he did win.. something Pedro is still trying to do

Joeski

February 22, 2015 2:15 PM

WSBK » Haslam: Victory brings back great memories


YES! YES! YES!.... I said Haslam on a good ride could do it....still early days to talk about contender but his preseason at Jerez was very good as well....2 different tracks with different characteristics...so I have big hopes for him....Haslam took BMW to their first podium at this very track so I know he likes it here and I hope this is not a one off performance. Even when he was on form in early 2010 before Aprilia stepped it up, he was never that dominant rider that won lots of races...more like Sylvain (and yes, I know Sylvain won the last 3 races of 2014), a win here, a win there but consistently on the podium. Long story short..the dude has the ability.. Too may good riders that I like to single one out but I really do not care who wins this year... I will be very happy for whomever because I like them all.. I believe Sykes will come good but Rea deserves it as well as Haslam.. so good weekend for both...can't wait for next race

Joeski

February 26, 2015 7:47 PM

MotoGP » Smith: We're close to being top satellite bike


hate to be harsh but thats called 'lucking' onto the podium." Explain to me how I can luck into a MOTOGP podium!!!! Always thought you had to first make it into MotoGP and make it unto a good bike then actually be in the position during the race to collect the podium that other riders could not do because they crashed... I think Marquez lucked into the win in Sepang because Pedrosa had the better pace but he crashed...sounds a little silly to me but you are being biased because if Marquez/Lorenzo et al did the same it was racing and they won. Did Rossi luck into the win in Misano because MM crashed?? Why isn't Bradley given the same respect? He is by far not my favorite rider and I still do not know how he was given the Tech3 seat in 2013 but hey he has done enough to keep it says Herve Ponchoral!! and dang it, the boy stepped unto a MOTOGP podium because on that day he was the 3rd best!!!!!!!

Joeski

February 26, 2015 5:25 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez, Honda have held advantage


cont'd... then technically they are nowhere close to a title if they are losing races....even if it is second all season long... if they cannot find that 1/10 then they will lose bottomline... and Honda holds the advantage... That 1/10th may be the rider but it may be the bike hence the push to close the technical/mechanical gap so the riders can win/lose based on their own performance. Rossi and Lorenzo are past champs and have to believe that MM is beatable and we saw at the end of last year that he was...as good as he is...I believe that Rossi and Lorenzo have the ability to beat MM but I believe MM also has the ability (machine aside) to beat them both...I just do not want the bike deciding this... but 1 bike will be better one year and then another the next...like 2008 - 2010..and 2007...this is how it is...the rider will have to find a way with the strength of their bike... like Lorenzo did in 2012...

Joeski

February 26, 2015 5:09 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez, Honda have held advantage


I do not believe Rossi is sandbagging but I believe that as he said he did not really get a clear track for the fast time....the window was small on that last day as the heat soared early and high... Basically it seems the Honda's strengths are the same and Yamaha has not closed that gap...and definitely at this circuit hence his reason for reserving full judgment until the test at a different track where different strengths are needed. Rossi was real close to MM in Qatar 2014 but MM was also injured so that may not be a good guage for Yamaha and Rossi. Rossi was ahead in 2013 but MM was a rookie in his first race so not sure that is relevant to 2015... Yamaha and Rossi/Lorenzo need another track to really make a good analysis of position relative to Honda. The argument of the 2 manufacturers being close is relative...yes they are close but if Yamaha is always behind or behind 75% of the time even by .100s...they are still behind no??? then technically they are nowhere close to a title

Joeski

February 26, 2015 4:43 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez, Honda have held advantage


Codger: Check out his head in the picture......he never seems to be looking 'up' the track. More like he's checking out his front wheel. Unique style in that respect.
Rossi does not look through the corner into the next corner as is typical...Years ago (wish I could point you all to an article) he addressed why. If I remember correctly he said that on a road/street he found this was most important but on a race track he felt it was not necessary as it was more important to him to know where his front wheel was and would be in that corner...not that he is not looking ahead but not quite as far as other riders or as is typical...

Joeski

February 23, 2015 10:28 PM

WSBK » Sykes critical of van der Mark pass in race one


windyman: Typical English responses, when he's the underdog you are all his best ever fans, wins the championship , then doesn't, so you all slag him off . armchair experts.
Nail on the dang head........my thoughts exactly....these sheep on here cannot even see that the title of the story is written to draw your attention and critique....while you are welcomed to your opinion make sure you are forming it on fact and not journalistic sensationalism.....

Joeski

February 23, 2015 9:12 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso delighted by new Ducati GP15


I do not believe they engineered a dang thing in 2 weeks since Sepang 1.. what they did was gather additional data for improved electronic and data solutions regarding engine and base geometry for suspension etc for the debut of the GP15... It is quite possible the GP15 can be set up exactly like the GP14.whatever if needed as a base to at least maintain their relative performance to last year...meaning that theoretically...the GP15 was designed to be no worse than the GP14.whatever....ie the increased adjustability and it can only improve/be better as the bike may be tailored to each rider's need/liking. Well it sounds good in theory ....we will see....

Joeski

February 23, 2015 8:55 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso delighted by new Ducati GP15


Arguments aside...Dovi and Iannone seem to think this GP15 is a big improvement...They still have a lot of set up work to do so 10th fastest with a brand new bike on a slippery track, on DAY 1... is hardly embarrassing. All their references are different if the bike is way more adjustable...they will have to tamper in unchartered territory to explore the limits of the bike...an option not held before with the previous models...It will take some time...might be 2 races or 10 but Dovi already citing resolved under-steer issues which is the biggest hurdle resolved.. the soft tyre wear is what it is, a race handicap There is, however, the argument that if this bike is so different then why were they testing the GP14.3....which goes back to my original statement many moons ago,,,the GP14.3 was the GP15 without its dress or at a minimum all the critical parts that constitutes a GP15...Frame, sub-frame, geometry, engine, electronics etc wrapped in a GP14 outfit!

Joeski

February 23, 2015 11:39 AM

MotoGP » Bradl hoping for 2015 Factory Yamaha power


shakennstirred: don't hold your breath, you will get the 2015 engine in 2016 there not going to give you the latest stuff when tech 3 pay a lot more for it than you
I actually think they will get the engine but still use the 2014 frame... Yamaha works more efficiently...everything they are doing now is centered around the 2015 engine...it is cheaper to give Forward the current engine than apply more manpower to build/rebuild the older 2014 engines. What they will not get compared to Tech 3 is the next updates as they will basically be third in line for those...plus who knows what Forward budget is, for all we know they may have a budget close to what Tech 3 currently has. Plus Yamaha will want as much data for next year when they all go controlled ECU and Forward has the best platform for this, maybe this is why Yamaha continued to supply the frame as well....


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