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Southerner

September 11, 2012 4:28 PM

MotoGP » Pedrosa: 'Keep reducing the gap'


If's and buts. This should be a George/Yamaha win on paper and Aragon should see the pendulum swing back to Dani. Will their respective tail gunner's upset the applecart at the start ? Given Ben's lack of everything this year,he may have a ding dong with Rea should it persist into Misano. On the other hand if Ben/bike and crew hook it all up,he could have a say up front. Hope he does. Oh dear,that may not fit with the greater scheme of things.:)

Southerner

September 10, 2012 8:18 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner expected at Phillip Island


Trossacks and square one. Disc valve. Cold blooded bitch it was. However,Spencer played to the Honda's strengths much like,would you believe?, Stoner did to Ducati's strengths 2007. Not that it was a great bike on great tires. Hell,Michelin in 2007 swept 2nd and 3rd...not too shabby ? Look! Back to topic. I hope Stoner regains strength in that ankle quick. The season finale needs it. 2013 promises to be sublimely boring,no matter how close the title chase may evolve to be. Lorenzo vs Pedrosa. Did I say that ? Surely did.

Southerner

September 10, 2012 7:16 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner expected at Phillip Island


And the larger pie @Realist is the lion's share of the era. Doohan,the pinnacle of 2 stroke. Rossi,the pinnacle of 990,Stoner the pinnacle of 800. The larger slice of the pie can be debated ad nauseum from humble roots to lofty branches and everywhere in between. For me its easy. If Stoner retires intact at the end of this season I will be a happy fan of the fastest I've had the privelege of witnessing since Freddie Spencer. And believe me,I hoped King Kenny would have whipped him in 1983. Spencer was just too good and too bloody quick. I hope young Marc is of the same ilk,Stoner reckoned he would be a worthy replacement.

Southerner

September 10, 2012 5:21 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner expected at Phillip Island


@ Realist,have a laugh. The Ducati anomally sets Stoner apart. From MM to MCN to Crash,the bike is percieved as trash. Given that general concencus, the 2007 through 2010 era sees Stoner as a 23:1 winner. Oh yeah. The 1 is Capirossi not Rossi. Nevermind. Back to topic. All the best to Stoner with a speedy recovery. I reckon HRC will need him back sooner rather than later against George.Not that Dani needs the help right now.He's doing a great injury free season.

Southerner

September 10, 2012 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner expected at Phillip Island


I hope he can see a way to be physically okay for Aragon. As for all the predictions,what a load of rubbish posted for and against any rider. The game is by its very nature highly unpredictable. Pedrosa breaking his collarbone while on a roll at Motegi 2010,Lorenzo at PI last year.Both incidents affecting their title hunts late season. The predictability of unpredictability. One thing for sure,when Stoner does throw a leg over the RCV again it will be with intent to win rather than wobble around in the comfort zone of seeing out the season. Rea should be in the saddle for Aragon,but he's got one hectic schedule to deal with. I hope he keeps it all together. It won't be easy.

Southerner

September 07, 2012 8:33 PM

MotoGP » Iannone drops clearest Ducati MotoGP hint


@ ondauay can't spell best bike blah or whatever.This is about Iannone and Ducati's potential in terms of rider potential. Carefull. The late Marco Simonceli was on that same best bike that bust Stoner out of 2013,bust Dani up aplenty.The M1 crocked Rossi and Lorenzo. ITS EASY TO WIN ON THE BEST BIKES. You make a point,a stupid one,but nevertheless a point. Naught to do with Stoner.

Southerner

September 07, 2012 7:51 PM

MotoGP » Iannone drops clearest Ducati MotoGP hint


Thanks for the clarity Don-R. I figured it was something along those lines. Back to Iannone. He did previously say he would rather go for the Moto2 title rather than step up to GP in no chance venture. Crazy Joe always impressed me as not crazy at all. He's got a very astute racer head on his shoulders and is not inclined to take opponents out for glory box. Granted,he's taken himself out of many a win,but not at the expense of an opponent. Odd numbers they are #65,#21,#27.Can #29 do a # 65? Is the # 19 available again for Spies ? As ever,the adaptation class of Bridgestone GP rubber is the one he has to get his head around as does Johnny Rea right now. All the best to 'em both. Numerology sucks ! Enjoy :)

Southerner

September 07, 2012 6:18 PM

MotoGP » Iannone drops clearest Ducati MotoGP hint


@ Marc. Of course anyone with a little common sense won't expect Iannone to set the premier stage alight next year but Ducati need new brooms to sweep away useless data gleaned over the past 29 races of misery. @Vilas. I take your point about Italian style riding,but Ducati cannot merely pander to rider whims. The bike is at least 95% a match for HRC and Yam on any given Sunday and has been since 2003.Japanese giants Suzuki and Kawasaki never could stay the pace with them and bailed out of the game. Capirossi in his heyday was a great example of how to race with the L-4. He always exploited the huge corner exit advantage and mid corner speed of the bike with less emphasis on corner entry. Rossi and Burgess tried to turn it into an M1 hybrid and failed.Sure they wanted to win with it,but they demanded such radical changes,the diminutive outfit could never hope to deliver on. Early days and lets see. Ain't Iannone's race number #29 ? Good on 'em all at Corse.

Southerner

September 07, 2012 5:47 PM

MotoGP » Iannone drops clearest Ducati MotoGP hint


I hope this Elbowz/Crazy Joe lineup is confirmed. There exists another facet about this potential that Ducati can benefit from. That is the rivalry amongst riders of the same nationality pushing for the laurels. Beat your team mate first and given equal opportunity and support,beat your countryman. Two very good Andrea's,two very good Americans all scrambling for top Ducati honours can only propel Corse's cause in 2013. The Spanish have employed this tactic for years and its paid off handsomely. I look forward to this lot. I also hope that should it all come to pass,Pramac find a way to run much more red and white in their livery. The A-team in red is a foregone conclusion surely.


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