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Joeski

August 22, 2015 7:11 AM

MotoGP » Michelin rear ‘like a qualifying tyre’


We cannot expect Michelin to be the best right off the bat...bridgestones has had 8 years as sole tyre supplier...in which time, every lap record has been broken repeatedly and currently owned by Bridgestone!! (I am on a limb with that claim...too lazy to look it up but confident it is true) Michelin does not have this data and have not competed at this level in that time.. so to believe that they do not have a massive learning curve is ridiculous!!! However, they will come good eventually and I believe that will start from 2017....every rider (almost) will complain in the first year...because the reference post is 8 years ahead of Michelin but they will catch up quickly and all the data from 2016 will result in an excellent 2017 for them...IMO. This is their business and they know what it is to race at this level...they just need the data to develop...

Joeski

August 21, 2015 12:15 AM

WSBK » ten Kate admits Guintoli will look around for 2016


samas: @dustytraks. I agree, those who don't must have forgotten Van de Marks 2 podiums at Assen races Rea won the last few years ON A HONDA.
I agree BUT Rea was also on that bike for 6/7 years. However, I agree that Rea is a talented rider who on any other "better" machine...all the others, would have won the title by now. Anyway to compare Guintoli, in his first year on the Honda, to Rea is obviously unfair to Guintoli. He is not the most winning"est" rider....but he is certainly championship material and the Honda is not flattering him right now...

Joeski

August 22, 2015 11:29 PM

MotoGP » Michelin rear ‘like a qualifying tyre’


SendingOutOfSpace: A qualifying tyre...... sounds like theres even more grip everywhere then the now so called edgegrip tyre....... that last the whole race...... wel i think jl wil say thank you....... keep it up michelin.... gonna be a good year next year
I agree but the problem for Lorenzo will be the front... the Bridgestones are understandably superior right now but JL relies on that for his superior corner speed...also Ducati seems to benefit from the BS fronts too...so a less confident front tyre could affect many...I think MM will have issues as well as he rides that front tyre likes nobody's business... but he might be able to adapt...JL seems less adaptable and this change could upset him. When all is well, JL is the fastest but if not he struggles more than others I think... They seem to all like the Michelin rear...the issue is the front tyre..

Joeski

August 22, 2015 7:00 AM

MotoGP » Michelin rear ‘like a qualifying tyre’


Crazybigjoe: More grip on rear. Does it mean will see more rear end sliding from the riders?
I would think it means less sliding since it has the grip to drive forward instead of break loose and sliding around.... this is what Pol E. is complaining about now with Bridgestones. Apparently, for Pol, the grip on the rear from Michelins allows him to drive forward more and improves his feel and lap times. However, Michelin needs to step up their front end development because if they struggle then the riders will have less confidence and mechanical grip to push into the corner entry which may bring back the more point and shoot technique used in SBKs. If this is the case, Lorenzo could be quite worried for next year... Rossi who relies more on braking may be happy with it...I think MM will struggle if Michelin does not substantially increase the mechanical grip of the front because MM rides that front like no other...while keeping the rear loose..exact opposite of M

Joeski

August 22, 2015 7:02 AM

MotoGP » Michelin rear ‘like a qualifying tyre’


cont'd, I think MM will struggle if Michelin does not substantially increase the mechanical grip of the front because MM rides that front like no other...while keeping the rear loose..exact opposite of Michelin's current character. On the opposite side great riders always find a way to go fast so MM is young enough and talented to adapt...but JL seems to struggle more in this department.

Joeski

August 18, 2015 2:26 AM

MotoGP » Rossi braces for ‘great fight’ with Lorenzo


philholt101:
Realist:
Brain: .
... ...yes he broke his leg but I still believe that season Jlo had his match
3 races in and you believe Rossi was beaten in 2010? not saying JLO would not have challenged more or pushed closer to the title but you cannot say, 3 races in JLO had his match for the title? well you can say it... JLO also had better starts to the season than Rossi, the 2 years prior as well...but he never won the title...anyway....JLo won! that is undisputable but you cannot say Rossi 08/09 titles were tainted without conceding the same for JLo 2010!!!! just an honest observation..

Joeski

August 11, 2015 2:46 AM

MotoGP » ‘Loose rear feeling’ puts Redding outside top ten


What do I know?... I never raced in GPs... but I have been a fan long enough to see that Scott's struggle is a fault of himself and his team!! common factor...all inexperienced!!! We have seen new riders come into a well sorted team and do ok/well, for example - Scott Redding on an OPEN bike in his rookie year with the experienced Gresini Team. Inexperienced Scot and his inexperienced team now have a proper race bike and both (team and Scott) are incapable of extracting even 1 tenth place from it. I suggest a failure on part of the whole team. In a different team, like LCR, Scott would be frequently top 10 IMHO simply due to LCRs experience with said machine.....although I would still bust on him since he ran his mouth about podiums and top 5!! and at times used MM as a reference.

Joeski

August 11, 2015 3:06 AM

MotoGP » Top ‘satellite’ Smith consolidates fifth overall


Bradley got the new exhaust as well....Bradley chose to not use it... said it was too loud and noisy offered no better performance... I think BS is waiting on a Yamaha clause for support. Yamaha got Pol's signature out the way and will now address BS... Yam are probably also busy with Forward racing issues as their input was critical for next year..... BS is a tech3 rider so was just less of a priority... normal business.. Yamaha will take care of BS... Smith is just anxious to get it settle already...job security!!! normal state of mind for any rider....

Joeski

August 05, 2015 3:56 AM

MotoGP » Redding ‘more confident’ after time away from paddock


To be fair though...I agree that MM is a special talent but Andrea Iannone or Pol Esparago were never put on a factory bike right out of Moto2 so we do not know for sure that they would not win MotoGP races. MM is the only Moto2 rookie to ever get a promo right onto a top factory bike!!! so no one has had the opportunity to prove you correct or wrong! Pol beat MM in Moto2 as well as Iannone...so no one can say they wouldn't win in MotoGP without a doubt IF they were to ride a factory Repsol Honda!! What we know as fact is that within the last 9 years only factory Hondas and Factory Yamahas have won every race before and since Marquez. Dovi and Spies added to those tallies on the factory teams so who is to say that Pol or AI could not have done it! I will not put Scott's name in that mix because I am not confident he is good up to that level...maybe top 6 IMO!


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