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TalentFan

April 13, 2014 11:24 PM

MotoGP » 'I wasn't thinking' says 'distracted' Lorenzo


Lorenzo knows he hasnt got the bike to trouble the Hondas at Austin.... maybe not really hardly anywhere. So he looked desperate just like in Qatar to make the jackrabbit start and get in front in the early laps and give himself the best possible chance. I think he gambled on anticipating the lights for a perfect getaway, and just twitched early under the intensity of the moment, trhjng so hard to claw something back out of a nothing situation, with Honda utterly dominant and the Yams struggling. I see a long, very hard, very frusrating season ahead for everyone except Marquez. That should be Dani too... but Dani has the pressure of being behind 2 for 0 against his only serious rival in 2014, and of having to worry about his seat.

TalentFan

April 14, 2014 3:54 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: Quiet race, a little boring for the fans...


MM is that good. What people forget though is that this is Grand Prix... Where they are ALL that good. It's very hard to be able to credit the man... When that man is on a package that is better than 95% of the field. Asking how much is it man, and how much is it machine? is a fair and inescapable question.... Unless you're a mindless vegetable. When it seems that there is only ONE motorcycle (a Repsol Honda) capable of winning consistently enough to win WC,s... and MM is riding it .... And you know it's impossible to win AT ALL on anything except a Yam or HRC Factory bike... Then you HAVE to consider the quality rider competition... And deduce that it's the bike and electronics doing most if the winning margin, and not MM. I'm not running MM down, but rather I'm facing reality.

TalentFan

April 14, 2014 3:35 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We destroyed the front tyre


Ever thought that it's NOT the tyres? I've said it a few times.... ALL the riders have to try to make time is rag the front end hard. The electronics remove the ability to do that with the drive end... A wrong tyre choice may well make you slower but he management system will stop it spinning up too much and getting roasted. It's all relative.... But all the guys who burned their fronts were racing hard while Smith used his head after what Qatar taught him... Which is that once you reach the front end limit there's only a shagged tyre or a face plant in your future if you push even a tiny fraction over. The Repsols have more acceleration and better drive electronics, so they have the luxury of top pace without having to push the front as hard. So they have no F tyre issues while others push the fronts through trying to race and possible setup also. Its a theme I expect to continue. Just like Repsols running away with it.

TalentFan

April 14, 2014 5:47 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: We destroyed the front tyre


BillAce: Marquez just picked the harder tire option and smoked the field with it. So far he just can't be touched at COTA and others have to gamble with soft tires to try to keep up.
Except its the rear hard that MM uses that no one else does, not the front. And its the front end people are having trouble with and crashing with at both rounds... cos the electronics governs the throttle input and manages TC to manage tyre wear on the back. Marquez likes the harder rear and it works for him. But his bike is so fast he doesnt need to override the front, so front tyre issues arent an issue for him on that bike. On something else MM might have the same issues others have on the front end if he pushed it as hard.

TalentFan

April 13, 2014 11:12 PM

MotoGP » Podium is 'something special' for Ducati and Dovi


Gotta love how Lux A. Thinks its a level playing field with H & Y.... B. Thinks Ducati have dome unfair advantage over them. I despair somegimes gor the human race. I really do. The Honda runaway was a cert. Those who thought different.... well I can only hope mummy still helps you dress in the mornings, so you dont go out with your shirt on backwards and on shoes on the wrong feet. Great ride from Dovi. But hes right.... still over 20s behjnd the winner. Mind you... those Hondas are going to clear off a LOT all year. Most worried? Yamaha Movistar. And Dorna, who must be thinking 2016 cant come soon enough.

TalentFan

April 14, 2014 10:55 AM

MotoGP » 'I wasn't thinking' says 'distracted' Lorenzo


Agree with V4Poweeer assessment entirely. Honda will put the squeeze on Yamaha by making a big money offer for Jorge. Unless maybe Jorge keeps coming unravelled, which I can't see happening. Honda either take Jorge or force Yamaha to spend big... They already tried the stunt once. Either way they undermine Yamaha's challenge as HRC can afford to raise the stakes with no worries. Given the existing big advantage HRC have, then they could make 2015 an even more one sided dreary affair. I think they would too.... I think Honda want to demonstrate very much their very expensively bought superiority by blowing everyone away before 2016 when their advantages might get reined in somewhat. Honda don't want to make it look good IMO.... I think they will use their advantages under the current rules till 2016 to make it clearly as much of a one Horse (Mfr) event as they possibly can. And I don't think there is anything that can really stop them from doing it.

TalentFan

April 14, 2014 7:50 AM

MotoGP » 'I wasn't thinking' says 'distracted' Lorenzo


I think JL has (v unusually in such a tech dependent environment) been able to be the difference thats kept Yamaha in the hunt the last couple of seasons. In perhaps a less obvious way, JL has been for Yamaha what Stoner was at Ducati. Check the results.... without JL the MotoGP race wins tally since JL has been lead rider at Yamaha would read Honda, Honda, Honda, Honda.... etc....etc.. So maybe JL is used to, and almost feels it is entirely on his shoulders to make the difference every time, and puts that pressure on himself? Thing is... the technical and electronics advantage that Honda have forced now is even bigger... and JL is asking the impossible of himself. He might break himself psychologically if he keeps trying to do the impossible. I disagree with Swissjudge.. Rossi hasnt the same pressure with huge fanbase & the age card. Marquez came in with every possible tech advantage as well as team & support, and started winning as a rookie... he hasnt felt ANY pressure. None

TalentFan

April 14, 2014 2:23 PM

MotoGP » 'I wasn't thinking' says 'distracted' Lorenzo


PorkPie:
TalentFan: Marquez came in with every possible tech advantage as well as team & support, and started winning as a rookie... he hasnt felt ANY pressure. None
You heard it here first: there is NO pressure in winning a MotoGP title and defending your title starting with a perfect two x poles and 2 x race wins. No pressure at all.
That's right. MM is 21 and winning with the very best toy and resources imaginable. He is revelling in it and enjoying every minute. He's smart enough to know he's young enough and doing plenty well enough to be forgiven the odd mistake, and is just throwing the thing around having fun. MM is not putting any pressure on himself, while no one else except dani has the bike to put any pressure on him.


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