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October 31, 2014 12:10 AM

MotoGP » Stoner completes two-day Honda test at Motegi

You only have to look at all the lap records that Marquez has taken in the last 2 years to realise he would have a bit much for a returning Stoner. A lot of those held by Casey. On a heavier bike with less fuel and according to most worse tyres too! There is no doubt he could stick the thing on the front row but to win and win consistently? Whole other ball game


October 29, 2014 4:07 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

Spies problem was probably his crew, was there not rumours top brass at Yamaha wanted them replaced. Little things make a big difference at this level and if they were slacking then that probably contributed to his many reliability issues. And thank goodness Jorge has put aside the myth Rossi had all the best equipment - something rossi haters love to trot out as the reason vale won in 2008 and 2009.


September 11, 2014 11:56 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I don’t regret joining Ducati

I make this point any time Rossi and Ducati is brought up - his initial race pace on that thing was actually fairly impressive and not at all far off Stoners from the previous year. As soon as they did the radical revamp things went downhill and never came back up. Preziosi has said that had they stuck with the original GP11 he would have finished a lot higher up in the championship but they had to take the gamble on developing it.


September 12, 2014 2:28 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I don’t regret joining Ducati

Brain I mean the first 4 or 5 races that year. He ran with Spies on the M1 at Qatar for a chunk of the race and battled with Dovi on the HRC for a few races in the dry too. Thats' the Dovi that everyone says was under rated and is such a top rider these days. And dont pretend the Ducati improved between Stoner getting off and Rossi getting on. They made the least progress of any manufacturer, there was nothing they could improve on that bike with the way it was set up. Fact is Stoner was off the podium for most of 2010 and Rossi was finishing 5th in 2011 with an extra Repsol on the grid. So my initial point stands.

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