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Joeski

January 18, 2014 2:05 PM

WSBK » Chaz Davies - Q&A


in fact...what Chaz has done to upturn his career is even more impressive to me because I watched him in the AMA and he shone for a little but seemed to be on a downward spiral there after Daytona 200 win. When he moved to Triumph in WSS....man... I thought for sure he has his final lifeline that will not amount to much, not because of talent but because I did not believe the Triumph would be competitive setting him further back. To see him win the title in WSS and the rookie of the year in 2012, I thought "I am glad this dude proved me wrong!" because I love an underdog story. However I always knew that he was never given all he needed to succeed but this is the story for many racers so for sure...in my mind... back in 2008, I thought he was done and I would just hear about him here and there!! To see him now....I am truly happy for him and hope he gets some stability because he is yet to remain on the same bike for more than a year. In contrast Tom Sykes has been on the KAWA for 4

Joeski

January 17, 2014 11:08 PM

WSBK » Chaz Davies - Q&A


@ Monstermash Chaz has not performed?? Are you watching the same series or are you thinking about a different Chaz...mybe Chaz Bono? 2011 World SSP Champ, Rookie of the year 2012 WSBK, Top 5 with multiple victories in 2013 matching his Teammate victory Tally!! Its apparent that Ducati thinks you do not know what you are talking about. I believe Ducati knows a thing or 2 more than you do about racing!! Not trying to be rude but you must have on some blinders or something!! At any rate how do you think he ended up on a factory Ducati?? I really want to hear your version???... Here I was thinking this was not a comedy site...

Joeski

January 17, 2014 5:57 PM

WSBK » FIM issues Bimota homologation statement


I was quite happy with the old rules but ZZr600 has a point. For the same reason the rules were adapted in the face of a challenging markets then likewise the rules should account for smaller manufacturers looking to race on sunday and sell on Monday. The market has changed and grids are decreasing...do we really think that blocking Bimota is the answer? I agree with LLarry that they need to adhered to the rules but the rules need to reflect the current state of affairs and motorcycle manufacturers of all size need to have the opportunity to showcase their design and engineering abilities. Besides if there is stringent controls on the tecnical rules does it really matter what the hell they produce...2 wheels, steel brakes, aluminum frame, restricted size engine, controlled electronics, fuel limits & type, combined weight for rider and bike, spec forks and the list goes on and on!!! What the hell limited proddy racer could any manufacturer come up with??? Probably nothing better than

Joeski

January 17, 2014 4:47 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


I also remember the posts about MM being rash reckless will crash and burn in GP etc etc etc. I said he would do great things and will be a champion (although I did not believe this would happen in rookie year).. All of a sudden everyone knew he would do it!!! but I read the post and his fans (many) are just wagonists because he is hot right now!! If he struggles this year against Lorenzo or Dani everyone will say his title was luck because Dani and JL broke collar bones etc etc!! I have watched and read these forums for years and I am no longer surprised by the lack of insights and the swiftness of people to see someone fail. They did it to Casey, Dani (when he ended 2012 strongly), JL(when Rossi was out for injury) and now Rossi...again and again. I do not live in a dream world but I would love for Rossi to shut these people up one more time!!! and if he retires with these same results as last year, I am ok with that too...a distinguished career thay may not be matched in this ne

Joeski

January 18, 2014 1:16 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


BurroMiapanino: Vilas, Rossi is no better than 99% of everyone else who failed on the Ducati, possibly even worse given the unlimited resources he had at his feet. He will never be the special rider Stoner proved to be and his comparative performance against his team mate last year cements my opinion He only ever beat his team mate when he had advantages negotiated into his contract, just look at how Hayden was hung out to dry and how his results tumbled once the Italians thought they'd hired 'the best development rider' in the sport at the end of 2010.
No one is questioning Stoner's speed but everyone manuevers the statistics to suit themselves (I can do that too). In the 800 era Stoner won more races but Rossi has more championships and beat Stoner in the championship 3 of the 4 years even when he broke his leg in 2010 so the History books and I will hail Rossi as the most successful of that era as well.

Joeski

January 18, 2014 12:54 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


BurroMiapanino Unlimted resources????? You mean the frame they were hoping for in June that ended up in development and could not arrive until end September/October..... meanwhile in Honda camp, they tested at Mugello with Ducati and had entire new frames ready for use in Laguna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unlimited resources is indeed relative because it is not anywhere near Honda (but who is?) not even close to Yamaha, could not even engineer or build their own frames and had to p**** it out to FTR...which is fine.. this is how business is done but to say unlimited resources is a general statement which does not compare to the main protagonist of this championship. Ducati are third best manufacturer that is why their success in 2007 was so spectacular and they have never been able to repeat it with or without Casey!! WHY?? LIMITED RESOURCES!!!! for a sustained attack on this championship!!!! but A for effort!

Joeski

January 17, 2014 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


@ LLarry, You probably also said the same thing in 2006 and 2007 that Rossi was a fading star who has lost his edge blah blah blah... (I have been on crash since and before that so I remember the posts) I wonder how many mouths were shut after that for 2 consecutive years. Still the only rider in 15 years to win back to back titles (multiple times) including against your beloved heroes. MM being the only exception. Yea you are correct Rossi has not looked the same since his accident but the 2 years at Ducati are not a true reflection...if anything those 2 years may have jarred his confidence but certainly did not remove his ability. When Vale says he is done and does not have another championship in him then I will let it go as well!! because I am not a band wagonist who just go for the hot product ...for now!!

Joeski

January 17, 2014 6:34 PM

WSBK » FIM issues Bimota homologation statement


cont'd.... Probably nothing better than an independent builder.... the only separation would be money for research and precious material parts!! which can be controlled as well!! PS LLarry "Mainstream bikes" is a misnomer at any rate.... I thought about buying an EBR the other day (even the cheap one)....when I saw the price....let us say it still is and will remain a thought!!!! for that price it might as well be a prototype!! because Joe Snuffy and Average Guy will never ride, much less own one but here we are racing (US) $10,000 ZX-10Rs against $46,000 EBRs (RS model which is what they race)..... Yes I was able to get a deal on a brand new 2013 ZX-10R for $10,000 out the door!!! Might be less now with the 2014s in stock... So I believe Bimota should meet some standard but that standard need to be realistic for the size and volume capabilities of the manufacturer not a blanket number!!

Joeski

January 18, 2014 1:14 PM

MotoGP » Rossi outlines 2014 targets at Yamaha launch


BurroMiapanino: Vilas, Rossi is no better than 99% of everyone else who failed on the Ducati, possibly even worse given the unlimited resources he had at his feet. He will never be the special rider Stoner proved to be and his comparative performance against his team mate last year cements my opinion He only ever beat his team mate when he had advantages negotiated into his contract, just look at how Hayden was hung out to dry and how his results tumbled once the Italians thought they'd hired 'the best development rider' in the sport at the end of 2010.
If anything, Dovi (who I like) is a bigger waste of time because he had "unlimited resources" at Honda and won only one race in three years on the repsol! but here he is riding the Duc hoping for more success than at Honda!! I actually hated to write that but BURROMIAPNINO is suggesting that Rossi was/is no better than anyone who failed at Ducati but it seems to me that Casey was the only one better there!! I

Joeski

January 09, 2014 4:36 PM

MotoGP » Ducati switching to Open Class for MotoGP 2014?


cont'd... ...could not compete against the best! but there is nothing further to accomplish there because the format is changing and they need to look to the future for cost, results and develop a strategy of moving forward. The unknown quantity is how well will this standard ECU perform on the factory Ducati...given 4 additional liters, extra testing time with factory riders, and a possible tyre advantage. It seems to me a win on most fronts!! The extra testing may offset what ever they saved with the ECU but right now they cannot overcome the additional advantages going to the Open format. If they stick with what they had last year...the dang Open bikes are gonna romp all over them. The Open Bikes are faster than Aleix's CRT and he was on their *ss all year!!!! So win win for them if they go OPEN!!


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