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Joeski

April 02, 2014 7:46 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


I guess this is never ending....because he now has....and he is showing well on what he got but still being hated on.... Yes he still has to prove in races that he can do it... but he has done great so far... if he was in Colin's position you all would be saying he is worthless but he is representing himself well mixing it up in the top 5 and better in practice and preseason... I thought we all wanted more riders up front??? to stop the procession that was so boring in GP??? Now everyone seems upset because a new face is mixing it up?!! Sorry...just a little puzzled...

Joeski

April 02, 2014 3:06 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


True words Talentfan... Got to say I am with you on this...Aleix becomes competitive and all of a sudden he is given flack for believing in his abilities and the progress he has made in the preseason!! His race simulation also gave the top guys something to worry about and Rossi inicated that AE was still the bench mark for race day!! so he came under a little pressure (happens at this level) most likely self induced and had 2 big errors in qual....his rebuilt bike was unlikely to give him an advantage in this field of haves and have nots.... The dude is doing good and I am glad he believes in himself! Persnally..I think he should be the Tech 3 team or on a factory Honda.... I said that last year.

Joeski

April 01, 2014 12:11 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


HRC: I don't see how when his lap times were consistently 0.5 - 1.0 second slower than the leaders even with a tow from the Ducatis.
To be fair the same situation happens to all riders... when that front group beaks away if you are all running the same pace...you will never catch up then couple that with the infighting among the second or chasing group and the gap just gets bigger....sometimes it does not matter if it is one of the aliens or not...that is why they chase that start so much because if the leader/lead group breaks most times than not you are unable to make up that ground.... The Ducatis were not on the same pace so he was stuck fighting with them...he needs that tow of the lead group to overcome the deficit over race distance...

Joeski

April 01, 2014 8:44 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


cont'd...Also Aleix never suggested he could win the race just podiumed which meant he could have used the tow to hold on to them NOT beat them. So with clean track in front of him that would not have helped him...on the contrary it hindered him going any faster. For him to catch MM and Rossi he would have to be FASTER than they were and he NEVER said that. He said he destroyed his best bikes and he started too far back but thought he could hang on to them for a podium NOT a win!! I believe that was a fair statement from him...his pace suggested it (until qual crashes and borrowin Colins spare frame etc) and every other rider on track also said it and they were there!!!

Joeski

April 01, 2014 8:36 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


Brain: For over the last half the race, he had nothing but clear track in front of him and still lost over 6 seconds to the leaders, about a 1/2 second per lap. You would think he would have at least separated himself from Dovi by more than a half second if he could have run the pace of the leaders
I got what you are saying... and I hate to use this analogy but NASCAR is the best example I can think of. On very fast tracks the lead group slingshot each other and are able carry a faster overall race pace than all the others eventhough they were a tenth or more down on pace in practice. With MM and VR "slingshoting" each other down the straights there pace was simply faster. AE would not have broken the ducatis becaus he was stuck with them and they were faster on the straights...cont'd

Joeski

April 02, 2014 11:26 AM

WSBK » Giugliano switches it up with record pace


Davide was always fast.... but he used to be so on the ragged edge.. last year he really seemed to settle down and looked lot smoother without losing his edge...those combinations make for a fast rider... Anyway I notice Sykes did not run the transponder which I believe they should do more often because the media get so hung up on who was first etc etc but we tend to forget that this is a test....and it is almost as if there is peer pressure to put in a fast lap even when the team testing schedule may not have included "a qualifying lap" Anyway...good stuff by Ducati and team...

Joeski

April 02, 2014 3:14 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


Yes ... I am ridng the Aleix bandwagon because this dude has turned my opinion around... when he first got his Ducati ride with Pramac... I thought the same as many on here...he did not earn it, hasn't done anthing to deserve it and he is a waste of a seat!!!!!! When he came back to MGP with the CRT fiasco...I said the same thing he does not deserve to ride in MGP because his resume does not support a place on the grid!! I also thought Randy DePuniet would mop the floor with this undeserving punk...Well guess what!! I am eating my own hat now because this guy(free chance or not) PROVED ME WRONG!! He has used the CRT opportunity to showcase his growth and developing abilities and on his first competitive turn on a proper motorcycle...he has put thread mark on everyones face!! I for one wish this dude the best...

Joeski

April 01, 2014 9:15 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: I could have stayed with leaders


I also see the argument that Rossi was further back and he ended up in the lead...but come on all...I am a Rossi fan. Aleix never got the start and he did not even have his own spare bike(wholly)...both got destroyed in qual. Which by the way is his own fault... I am not debating that..just saying he has the pace but it was not to be...Every rider said he was the man to beat before the race including Rossi and MM!

Joeski

April 02, 2014 2:06 PM

WSBK » EBR set for pre-Aragon WSBK test


One would think that they would first want to prove competitive in a national series or superstock before lunging to the big leagues without a competitive turn in stock trim and local/national series. Do not get me wrong that is how I would play it BUT guess what?? maybe that is why I am not there and they have to be applauded for taking the step and certainly for anyone who loves racing we should be wishing them well for the future.... My opinion is that they should have taken the Superstock route as Ducati did with the Panigale first! but Sponsors want airtime and World Superstock does not get the same coverage. At least not here in the States.

Joeski

April 01, 2014 4:20 PM

WSBK » Ducati tops Jerez WSBK test


Paul Jones: It's a lovely looking bike, but who's idea was it to put the exhaust there?? It looks like they have designed this work of art & then though oh ****** what about the exhaust, lets cut out a bit of the fairing & put it there! I understand the centre of gravity stuff but my god!
Spot on...I thought the same thing...I am starting to come around, now that I've seen it a few times but really??...lol I think we are getting worked up too early...first day, Testing, etc etc... so bombarded with the #1 spot that we lose sight of the potential of the others! and the true purpose of testing. If they were all fast and can post lap record times at will then there would be no need to test. So I guess I do not put a lot of energy into testing with regards to the #1 spot. In all though, I guess it is good to see Ducati on form...hope they keep it up.


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