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March 28, 2015 7:20 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback


Here is something to think about. Take Stoner out of the results as if he never happened. 2007 Pedrosa, Rossi, Hopkins, Capirossi(Ducati) = 6th 2008 Rossi, Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Elias(Ducati) = 11th 2009 Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Hayden(Ducati) = 12th 2010 Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi Hayden(Ducati) = 6th 2011 Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Pedrosa Rossi(Ducati) = 6th 2012 Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Dovizioso Rossi(Ducati) = 5th Much as Stoner does not have an endearing personality, we were witness to an amazing rider and all the more richer for it. In this context Rossi's performance on the Ducati was also very good, considering the bike barely improved whilst the competition did. How about Rossi on the Ducati now? Could he beat Dovi? I think so, and I also believe he could get it set up very quickly. Rossi and Stoner are two of the best motorcycle racers we have ever seen. Enough with the hate please.

Painless

April 02, 2015 11:34 AM

MotoGP » Qatar podiums mean Ducati race fuel reduced


@grantrd It is NOT prototype racing it is formula racing. A Ducati Desmosedici, you know that old road bike they made way back when, would not be allowed to enter MotoGP because the bore size is too big. It is too technically advanced for the "Prototype" class. Fuel: limited Weight: Limited No of cylinders: Limited Brake size: Limited Forced Induction: Banned Two Strokes & anything other than 4 strokes: Banned Bore Size: Limited Carbon Wheels: Banned The only thing that seems to have no constraints is the amount of electronic garbage that can be piled on. GPS positioning for corner to corner rider aids. What a joke. Only when one of these stupid electronic controls malfunctions at the wrong time and kills a rider will they be taken away. Consider what happened to Pedrosa when his rear wheel sensor was damaged.It creates an out of control accident.

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March 25, 2015 4:30 AM
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WSBK » Davies ‘forcing entry’ to negate acceleration shortfall


@1MoreRound Agree with most of this line of thinking. It will always be an uphill battle and even if more rule changes allowed the Ducati to be competitive again, most people will think they are cheating. If they made the V4 as the top of the line sports model then they could go back to basics on the twins and make them more reliable, more enjoyable to ride and forget about trying to beat ZX10Rs etc. Then the things that you said in jest, but based in truth, could be negated. The Panigale is too highly tweaked. Pistons the size of dinner plates and bore/stroke ratios that are off the scale. The V4 on the other hand would be far less stressed than its MotoGP brother.

Painless

March 27, 2015 3:15 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback


Same old same old. Here are the stats from 2006 to 2011. You cannot compare prior to 2006 because they weren't racing each other. In 2006 Stoner was riding a satellite blow-bag.I know that there will be no response because there never is. Oh wait I know, Rossi has won 9 titles and he beat Stoner once at Laguna Seca. There I saved you the typing. Starts: Stoner 100 Rossi 101 Podiums: Stoner 59 Rossi 58 Wins Stoner 33 Rossi 26 Win Rate Stoner 33% Rossi 26% Poles: Stoner 34 Rossi 19

Painless

March 28, 2015 1:24 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback


@Rick180268 Yes, that was the end of the excuse book era wasn't it. I don't think many of us knew just how bad the Ducati was until that moment. Rossi is an amazing talent and I respect him greatly for taking on the challenge in the first place, eating the humble pie, and returning to Yamaha and winning ways. If he never took that step we would have never have had that insight. The race at Laguna 2008 is memorable to me because Stoner was riding the pig from hell at that pace. The events of the race were exciting for the general public but it did not define either of them as motorcycle racers, it was a tactical race. I prefer PI 2010. Stoner had beaten Rossi at his home track, Mugello, and Rossi wanted to return the favour. Respect to Rossi he gave it his all.

Painless

March 27, 2015 4:01 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to make motorcycle racing comeback


@Number76 Now just imagine if you will that they swapped bikes over those 6 years. How do you imagine your results would look? We already know the answer to that one. It happened at Sepang the first time Rossi swung a leg over the "Destroyer of Careers" that he had proudly managed to beat in the championship standings over the past few years. That was the turn of events that raised the Stoner hatred to a fever pitch. It is like deep down you know the truth is there but you never want it shoved in your face.


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