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Joeski

January 02, 2015 3:19 PM

MotoGP » Six things to look out for in MotoGP 2015


X...chill out bro... Yes Pedrosa and Lorenzo complained about tyres (actually, I think Pedrosa did not so much Lorenzo) but let us be clear about your assumed Repsol control....Lorenzo did have more wins than MM in 2013...yes? MM was not the dominant rider for 2013 (2014 is a different story) We can reasonably "assume" that without the collarbone injuries for JL, MM would not have won the title... however this is part of racing and to finish first, first you must finish and MM did that hence the 2013 title!! but your assumption that Repsol controls the world is therefore flawed....MM did not win 2013 title because of special favors...in truth, he won it at being the fantastic rookie on one of the only 4 bikes that could actually win but most importantly against injured Lorenzo and Pedrosa....of course this is solely in reference to 2013 because he ripped everyone a new one in 2014!!

Joeski

December 31, 2014 5:24 PM

MotoGP » What we learned in 2014


joemagic: I think for VR46 to really take the fight to MM he will need to develop his style even further. He needs that extra 3 or 4 more degrees of lean to carry that bit more speed and turn the bike faster for the acceleration stage of the corner. Basically he needs his elbow down on a consistent basis. If he can do this I think he can challenge for the title. I think it's a long shot but I won't rule it out that's for sure!
Rossi adapted his style to good effect...but what he needs is a stronger package from Yamaha... elbow down does not let the bike go faster or turn better...if you notice on many occasions JL tucks his left hand on the inside of his leg and never touches that elbow but he is known for lean angle and corner speed...I believe it is only cool looking and does not affect the pace at all...IMO

Joeski

January 02, 2015 1:17 PM

MotoGP » Six things to look out for in MotoGP 2015


Sete: There's only one thing to look out for in 2015 and that is Marq Marquez. He's been totally dominant ever since he arrived in Moto GP, don't expect anything to change. The rest will fight for table scraps.
MM dominated in 2014... he won the title in 2013... 8 - 6 wins for Lorenzo in 2013 over MM and that was with a damaged shoulder means MM did well (really record rookie breaking well) to win the title by accruing more points not by dominating the field as he did in 2014!! Ask Andrew Pitt and Nicky Hayden about winning titles in non-dominant seasons...but yes MM is the man and my next favorite once Rossi steps away from MGP!!

Joeski

December 28, 2014 1:02 PM

BSB » Kiyonari ‘honoured’ by Crash.net win


I was so happy to see his upturn in form... you do not lose talent but he was obviously battling an aged Honda (something Lowes did better than him) but gelled really well with BMW...Here is to hoping for a BSB Championship next year for Kiyo... PS. I like Shakey too but this is just the underdog story BSB needs.... I think many need to examine bringing Haga back as well. Remember Kiyo was out of BSB for 1 year as well.. I do not believe Haga is done just never given the consistent home he needed when everything started going south.... Yamaha should have kept him on for one more year because he had to learn most of the BSB tracks...I think 2nd year would have been great but we will never know...lot of young riders coming up as well..

Joeski

December 31, 2014 6:23 PM

MotoGP » What we learned in 2014


PS... Rossi is much taller so when his elbow touches down he could still be 4-5 degrees less than average lean angle carried by MM...Elbow down is cosmetic and happens to be a side effect of the MM riding style... a good style..but happens because of his height and position on the bike at certain corners.. Rossi's sheer height will not allow him to "mimic" the MM style exactly... and he does not have to...what he has to do is find out what particular effect MM's riding position has on the chassis and tyres and even then they are not on the same bike so it may not apply. I would actually love to see how Toni Elias does on the new Honda because he was known to have some serious hang off with elbows down...

Joeski

December 31, 2014 1:06 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP: A season in 16 pictures


MM did not dominate for the last 2 years... MM dominated in 2014!!... He won the WC in 2013 (record breaking for a rookie) but I would not call it dominating..... Jorge was broken for about 4 rounds and still had more wins than MM (8 to 6) and still took the championship down to the final round with a mere 4 points separating the 2 of them... Take nothing from MM as I am a big fan (Rossi is my favorite) but the dominant rider of 2013 was Lorenzo.. collarbone aside.... He was so fast he slowed down in Valencia to ALLOW others to catch up and get between him and MM then decided hell with it...I will just take off. You can only do that if you are the fastest in the field...Great job for MM because you have to capture the points for the title but my definition of dominating may be a little dated!!!

Joeski

December 31, 2014 2:09 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP: A season in 16 pictures


Unless you all consider winning the world title dominating....Nicky Hayden dominated in 2006? or Andrew Pitt in World Supersport in 2001 who won the title without winning a race? I do not think Guintoli dominated in WSBK.. Sorry...just making a point! People act as though MM came in and wipe the floor in 2013...he did dam well in 2013 and definitely exceeded ALL expectations..and managed the points with an injured defending champ who won more races than he did BUT he won the title with an overall GREAT performance period that has not been done by a rookie since 1978... the fall of this record made it seem like he dominated but he did dang good to win the title... I do not call that dominating as Lorenzo was the dominant rider in my opinion albeit injured which cost him the title!! 2014 was DOMINATED by Marc Marquez...

Joeski

December 28, 2014 1:17 PM

MotoGP » 14 new names on Red Bull Rookies entry


I am a little confused about the purpose of this championship???? It seems that more talent is pooled from the Repsol CEV as the main feeder class so where does the Redbull Rookies cup feature?.... I mean you would think that CEV feeds Redbull Rookies cup then onwards to Moto3 but CEV seems to be a direct feeder for Moto3 already so what is the purpose??? The Redbull rookies cup is a support series on the MotoGP calendar, you would think it is a higher class than CEV but it does not strike me that way... TBH I do not follow the Redbull series...maybe I need to but with Fabio Quartararo (however you spell his name..lol) coming thru from CEV...my attention is diverted to that series...

Joeski

December 23, 2014 2:17 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Star of the Year vote: 2nd


Please remember that this pole is based on averages.... It could have gone either way!! I gave both Rossi and Marquez a score of 10... so I was not a factor in the vote because I had them even!! Both accomplished a lot and NO ONE can argue what Marc did are objective results and are in the book but it was "almost" expected....the unknown was Rossi with him questioning his own self, changing crew chiefs and giving himself 6 months...no one expected Lorenzo to have a dismal first half not after how he pretty much challenged in 2013 even after the injury.... Lorenzo lost the 2013 title because of results undoubtedly linked to the broken collar bone!! A loss is a loss nonetheless but his performance was never a question heading into 2014. Rossi on the other hand stepped up and overcame the cries of retirement from many fans persistently battled the podium positions unlike 2013 and simply finished higher than the other aliens! so 2nd or 1st in this poll is justifiable IMO....MM beat everyon


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