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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

March 31, 2014 6:22 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow, Dovizioso join Ducati test


Well the 2013 tyres would help Lorenzo for sure and they have data on setings but they would still have a new challenge with the electronics and fuel control for 20L at Austin! Rossi was good on the 2013 tyres in preseason...better than he was on the 2014 tyre so I am hopeful Yamaha will mix it up...I believe MM will have the measure of the whole field but I also remember 2008 Laguna when another rider thought he had the measure of the whole field but the outcome was not so certain! No disrespect to Stoner and certainly I am only hopeful that Rossi can stop MM just as he did in 2008...with Stoner...because I just love to see the battle of an underdog...in this case an unexpected win from VR would be great... in al though I just hope for a great race Rossi or not!!

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.

Joeski

March 31, 2014 11:56 AM

WSBK » Camier called up to replace injured Barrier


Greavesit: So if he had a "handshake agreement" why is he not riding the Suzuki then? Simple really, better riders available. Also, top class riders don't seek rides, they are sought.
He is not riding the Suzuki because it was a unethical although not illegal way of conducting business. To agree with you to an extent they (Denning..the same guy who finger pointed Guintoli) saw what they believe to be a better opportunity...but that is mere speculation because Aprilia saw otherwise and release the same guy!! in favor of Melandri??? PS hard to compare Camier and Eugene on Aprilia because Aprilia was not the MAx Biaggi GP bike of prior years and I also did not rate Eugene as anything special in his 1st year on Aprilia either...so it is all relative if you ask me (although you didn't)


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