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Codger

January 23, 2016 11:43 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


GRANN1EJANE.....It'll run on and on until something is done to calm Marc down. He is brilliant and fast and has achieved what an awful lot of good riders can't, as you pointed out 'back to back' Titles. But he rides dangerously. It's ironic that if he calmed down a bit he would have won the Champioship last year too. Jorge won a string of races when Marc was wrestling with the wayward Honda. Marc should have racked up some podiums instead of falling off all the time.

Codger

January 24, 2016 11:02 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


AusssieNsw.....As one old stager to another, don't take your anger at Rossi out on the Rossi fans.....It is not their fault that Rossi scored 'back to back' Championships against Casey when he was at his peak. Casey couldn't do that when Rossi was out of the picture struggling on the pos. You know full well that Rossi went to Ducati because he felt that Yam shouldn't have given his team mate more money and him less. Not too different to Casey throwing a strop and going to Honda when Ducati offered Lozzer more money than him when he went walkabout. Talking of Ducati....man I hope Dovi sticks it on the top step this year. I owned a Ducati in 1959 and I've loved them ever since.

Codger

January 25, 2016 11:31 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


TrueFan......It occurs to me that if Marc hadn't fallen off Race Direction may have only given a 2 point penalty not 3. Which is what I was thinking when I say we might have got a better ( less controvecial ) end to the season. Personally I don't believe Rossi or any rider should have a Championship chance removed over that particular incident. It is unfortunate for all involved, the riders, the teams, the Factories, Race Direction, even us fans that this furore happened so late in the season. ( or even so near the front of the order in the race, I believe that if 2 riders at the back of the field beggered about like Rossi and Marc did the decision made would probably have been different ) Both times that Marc clattered into Rossi at high speed earlier in the season there was less drama......Rossi's downfall was that he admitted to doing his move on purpose. Against the Rules. Finally if Rossi hadn't run Marc wide to warn him of his banzai riding style, sooner or later some other r

Codger

January 25, 2016 8:55 AM

MotoGP » Honda, FIM won’t release Rossi-Marquez clash data


I shouldn't say this in case it 'fuels the polemic' but I'll risk it anyway. The answer to all this (not the solution) is to pin down why Marc chose to accelerate and firmly lean into Rossi. After all he has a habit of clunking into other riders front end first. Rossi's frustration made him decide to slow Marc down so he could tell him to F off, spoil his drive out of that corner, and to let Marquez know that he knew what Marc was trying to do. Rossi explained all this and was duly punished. Video footage shows that Marc would not have fallen off if he hadn't driven into the side of Rossi. If Marc had not then have fallen off then Rossi would not have got such a big penalty.......we might then have got a better end to the Championship. I think that Jorge would still have got it.

Codger

January 23, 2016 12:03 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang comments changed nothing


Enanemes...I respect your point of view. What I'm after is parity. I don't think one side can demand 'concrete. proof unless they can offer of 'concrete' proof of their viewpoint. You are right, the onus is on the accuser to prove his case but some could say that events on the track ( and Race Directions' comments ) seemed to show that Rossi MIGHT be correct in what he said. There doesn't seem to be much evidence to show that he is lying, mistaken, or indeed playing back firing mind games.


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