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February 27, 2015 2:20 PM

MotoGP » Smith: We're close to being top satellite bike

Bradders comes in for a bit of stick on here but if you check out his times on the final day you'll find that he is as good as Cal. Cal put in a very quick lap though. As regards the 3 English blokes, sad to say, I don't think any of them will reach the top. Years ago it dawned on me that those riders that reach the top do so fairly quickly, and with steady progression. If I'm right then Dani, Dovi, and the poms have missed the boat. I hope ALL of them prove me wrong (especially Dovi :)). TF2...any thoughts on my rapid climb theory ??


February 26, 2015 6:25 PM

MotoGP » Incidents mar Michelin MotoGP test

RaceRoad & JedPB67 .....It was a throwaway comment on my part. My first thought was Rossi on the Ducati. The bike was difficult to ride due to inherent understeer. Casey found (In 2007) that he could overcome it by picking the bike up and steering with the rear. That capability went, or diminished, in 08 and later, when changes to the software and engine power delivery changes made rear wheel steering more difficult. Soon after Rossi took over the bike Bridgstone brought out a new front tyre which was 'squidgy' in feel. Rossi hated it. It was to Rossi's credit that his race times still kept pace with those that Casey and Nicky had delivered. Unfortunately Honda and Yamaha had upped the stakes.


February 27, 2015 9:40 AM

MotoGP » Incidents mar Michelin MotoGP test

kneedragon1962 .....As I said before, my comment was a throwaway line. The truth is that they'll all adapt, they will have to. You may be right in what you say, however I cannot agree that previous knowledge of Michelin will help. It appears that the teams will have to adapt the bikes to fit the tyre characteristics, and maybe, as you said, Dani will suffer more than most. I feel though that Yamaha, through Rossi, are already looking for more braking and corner entry grip and the Michelin will make that more difficult. Someone on here (sorry I cant remember who) pointed out that all the crashes were on corner exit so in that case it might be Jorge and also the Hondas that should worry. Interesting times ahead.


February 26, 2015 7:47 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: We've done all our homework

Brian.....My point ? I suggested to Liam94 that maybe he was a little hasty in saying that Jorge was the only rider to challenge Marquez. I'm not saying that Liam is wrong, just that it's too soon to tell. I used Rossi's pace simply because the old feller is on a Yam the same as Lorenzo. The 6 lap stints has no bearing on it, he was testing stuff, but he did finish the day setting a good pace (if only for 4 laps, but all 4 were quick) You can't rule out Dani either. Or Dovi. Or Cal. Or Iannone. I am well aware that Marc's race sim was in cooler conditions than Jorge's, hence the difference in pace, but I've no idea what the conditions were in the Italian's last exit.

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