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ltrain13

August 19, 2013 3:45 PM

MotoGP » PICTURES: Hayden, Dovizioso final turn clash


happen to help, like the Duc wreck, or Rossi's numerous engine failures- sure- things always do, maybe not always to that extent. At the end of the day Rossi just had to beat him at Valencia but he lowsided at a track he doesn't like. Does that one day make Hayden better than Rossi- of course not- but he was on that particular day when it mattered most. Nicky works hard, takes blame when it’s deserved, and airs his grievances against his team in private- when his peers frequently do the opposite and seem to be rewarded for it more often than not. Just let it go Kenlucky, you'll sleep a lot better.

ltrain13

August 19, 2013 3:45 PM

MotoGP » PICTURES: Hayden, Dovizioso final turn clash


blame them, it’s good business- but it was an all Spanish podium again this past weekend- were it not for Rossi and Stoner over the last few years (both of which came up through the Dorna junior program), that would be an even more common occurrence than it is now. If you want to be an alien, you’ve got to come up through that system. For whatever reason, right now it seems like the only way. I’m hopeful the spec ecu can mitigate some of that, I wish there was a minimum weight restriction too- I want these guys to be able to eat something that has some taste every once in a while instead of trying to catch Pedro at 103lbs. As for 2006 and the World Title- yes he won two races, up until last year Pedrosa had never won more than two a year- and he’s an Alien. Do I think Nicky is better than Pedro- probably not- not on these bikes at least, maybe on a superbike? What it means is that in that year Nicky AND the Repsol Honda team performed better than Rossi AND the Yamaha squad. Did things

ltrain13

August 19, 2013 3:44 PM

MotoGP » PICTURES: Hayden, Dovizioso final turn clash


and has always worked hard to improve. I think it’s arguable he’s a better rider now than he ever has been, despite his age. He was added to the GP rostrum for sales, but keep in mind he has never been the number one rider on any of those factory teams. There could be an argument to be made for the year with Biaggi, maybe. I understand that his performance was not up to snuff for factory machinery- but back when he was on a Repsol there wasn’t as much difference between the factories and the satellites as there is now- especially the Honda’s. Remember how good Melandri and Elias were for Gresini? I mean ask present day Rossi how important being number one on a factory is. Like it or not, this championship has been shaped by manufacturers who desire large barriers of entry (electronics packages) to offset their immense cost, and a Spanish rights holder who wishes to promote their junior classes (CEV, 125, 250, moto3, moto2) over the others as the proper way through the ranks. Can’t bl

ltrain13

August 19, 2013 3:43 PM

MotoGP » PICTURES: Hayden, Dovizioso final turn clash


It's the exact same thing as Assen earlier this year- Final chicane, last lap, and smith passing them both on the way to the line. He owed Dovi one, and I can't blame him for returning the favor at his home race. He has nothing to lose now. And folks, Kenlucky has devoted the last 7 years or so to making sure all the Americans know their guy isn't any good. Don't feed the troll- I've never been able to discern who he is a fan of- but I know he was here before Marquez hit the scene, so whomever he actually does like is racing for second or worse right now and for the foreseeable future. Kenlucky - I'll let you in on a little secret- we all know Nicky isn't an alien, but he isn't boring like Ben, and he has had more success, through circumstance or timing or whatever you want to call it, than Colin. So that's why the Americans cheer for him. I've maintained that I think Hayden is in the argument for being a "best of the rest" guy- he never talks badly about another rider or his team-



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