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d8oNa675

January 13, 2012 2:35 AM

MotoGP » Preziosi tight-lipped on Ducati GP12 MotoGP details


Feedback from Rossi has been credited as leading the direction of development of the bikes he has ridden. (Honda excepted of course, they are the development Gods!) If you doubt that check with those are in the know! Is Furosawa blowing wind? Is Brivio lying when he said how Rossi can identify problems and assign priority? Burgess has spoken of how good Rossi is! Granted last year was hard but they started behind the 8-ball with Rossi recovering from surgery, and while the Myth Busters proved you can polish a turd, it isn't done quickly!

d8oNa675

January 12, 2012 3:28 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: 2012 MotoGP title an 'unrealistic goal'


I'll probably be alone in this thought, but to my mind what makes a rider a legend is not simply the number of races or titles won, but the number of legendry battles engaged! That is why Shwantz is considered a legend with a single championship win, where unfortunately, nice a guy as he is, Hayden never will! Shwantz was the the most exciting rider of the early 90's. His battles with Rainey were 'legendary' Many of Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa's wins to date have been runaways at the front. The guy with the best setup on the day wins! Legendary? Not to my mind. Stoners win at Valencia was the closest to Legendary in the last 2 years I reckon. Previous best being Rossi and Lorenzo, Catalunya 09. Close, edge of the seat racing! Please let the 1000's bring that back!

d8oNa675

January 12, 2012 12:38 AM

MotoGP » Preziosi tight-lipped on Ducati GP12 MotoGP details


If you accept that Ducati decided early in the year to use the season for testing, then Hayden didn't miss out at all. He had an opportunity to take the new parts in Laguna and opted not to. Why? Obviously because the new parts hadn't showed enough promise for him to feel he would get any benefit! I'd say while Rossi was race testing new parts, results showed he wasn't testing better parts. Just a personal thought here. Maybe Rossi and Burgess had to try every conceivable variation to the stressed member setup to convince Preziosoi that his design, while beautiful, was impractical for racing with a maximum engine allocation rule...

d8oNa675

December 09, 2011 1:17 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: CRT necessary for the future of MotoGP


@bjr rofl I was guilty in 2008 of thinking Stoner was falling due to pressure from Rossi, but from 2009 on it was more than apparent (to me at least) that wasn't the case! Wayne Gardner has a comments section in "Rapid Bikes" magazine here in Oz. In many of those he attributed Casey's misfortune to geometry issues and the stiffness of the cf frame/stressed member configuration.

d8oNa675

December 08, 2011 1:07 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: CRT necessary for the future of MotoGP


Laguna 08 aside, the 2nd half of the season actually were the first signs of the problem with vague feeling that the Duc gave its riders when pushed to the edge IMO. In both Brno and Misano Casey was leading with a couple of seconds lead over a hard chasing Rossi when he lost the front unexpectedly. He said at the time he had taken the corners the same way at the same speed as previous laps.

d8oNa675

December 08, 2011 5:09 AM
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MotoGP » Rossi: CRT necessary for the future of MotoGP


The impression I got was that Rossi thrived on close battles. His switch to Yamaha confirmed that for me as it took a while to develop into the dominant player. There were so many close fights with Max, Sete, and Loris where they were all riding on the edge. The nearly four-way finish at the Sachsenring was amazing! We haven't seen that sort of riding for a while now, and it often seems like Lorenzo an Stoner can get a little uncomfortable when they do happen. Catalunya was an exception for Lorenzo. While flat that he had lost he recognised he had been in a great battle. Motegi the next year he blew it in my opinion. Their precicion and speed is amazing. I just remain unconvinced that they like to fight... My hope is that CRT will bring back that kind of racing. It has been brilliant watching Moto2, but those battles also belong in the main game!

d8oNa675

December 08, 2011 12:50 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: CRT necessary for the future of MotoGP


@Dacron I didn't actually say either of them can't battle (Lorenzo and Stoner), I tried to say that the nature of the 800's have meant that when they have been involved in close, hard battles, they weren't always happy with it... Rossi's best fights with Casey were when he was chasing him down in 2008, when the Bridgestones brought the Yamaha up to the point where Casey made mistakes (or more likely reached the point where he couldn't feel it give away). In 2009 he had his trouble with Lactose intolerance, and in 2010 Rossi had his inuries. I think it was last year during an interview one of the riders put it this way.. Stoner is the fastest rider, Rossi is the best racer! Sorry, I can't remember who said it...


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