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Codger

January 04, 2016 2:43 PM

MotoGP » What to look out for in MotoGP 2016


Joan....Did you miss the fact that the investigation revealed that Marc did do something wrong, but they couldn't punish him because the thing that he did wrong wasn't covered by their rule book. You ask why people are quick to blame Marc....it could be because of the relative performances at Philip Island :- Marc put in 7 laps faster than Jorge's fastest lap including the last 2 laps of the race. Iannone put in 5 laps faster than Jorge's best lap, and he was able to pass the other bikes on the straights. Rossi put in 7 laps faster than Jorge's fastest lap, and, like Jorge, he lost out to the Honda and Ducati on the straights. Which ever way you look at it Rossi should have finished in front of Jorge, which would have made the Championship position a bit different. Something skewed the result at PI, because the slowest of the 4 riders did not finish 4th. I wonder what it was ?

Codger

January 02, 2016 4:04 PM

MotoGP » What to look out for in MotoGP 2016


"VR failure to adapt, develop and improve the Duke plus winning a WC on it" In the interest of fairness neither did Casey. OK his 2007 pairing was a blend made in heaven but then VR got back to back Titles against the later versions. Even though the bike lapped faster in Jerry and Rossi's hands, it still went backwards compared to the Japanese bikes. Both riders suffered the same problem, Ducati wouldn't listen to either of them, so the bike fell further and further behind Honda and Yamaha.

Codger

January 04, 2016 9:18 AM

MotoGP » What to look out for in MotoGP 2016


Mintox.....if you are referring to me then you've got the wrong person, I said nothing of the sort. However it is yourself who is "peddling Bull". You are correct in raising yet again the fact that JB received parts and Stoner didn't but you are forgetting that they were not, repeat, not the parts that Jerry had asked for. That means that they were parts that were already in the pipeline. So you have a choice...either Casey had asked for them....or as I believe, Ducati were still insisting on going their own way. If you are in such a hurry to defend Stoner, at least wait till he is attacked. Read properly my post defended him. But of course you just wanted to use me to attack Rossi. :)

Codger

January 05, 2016 6:05 PM

MotoGP » Stoner: Marquez felt threatened


As someone has already said, this is an old article. So the old saying of 'old news is no news' rings true here. Crash dot has written it as though Casey developed the Honda and that enabled Marc to win 2 Titles :-. "............Stoner took up the role of test rider for Honda and witnessed Marquez emerge to claim back-to-back MotoGP crowns in 2013 and 2014." Probably stirring the pot a bit. The bit I'm waiting for is an article on why Casey has experienced such a huge turnaround. He retired to get away from the very things that he has now signed up for. Also he didn't like the media attention....he seems to enjoy it now.

Codger

January 04, 2016 9:36 AM

MotoGP » What to look out for in MotoGP 2016


AussiNsw.....See my response to Mintox. Accusing me of being a Rossi fan doesn't wash. You are old and wise enough to know better. I've stated my position on Stoner's skills on the Ducati, I agree nobody could ride the Ducati like he did and have said that on here many times. Casey had nothing to do with the decline of the Ducati, it was the other way round. Mintox and others love the point that Rossi couldn't match Stoner's times after 4 years on the bike, on his first ride on it. Correct, but only Casey's last few rides are considered, and it chucked him off as many times as he finished. In the early part of the season it was 9 races before he gained enough points to overtake his team mate. The bike had become a dog, and none of realised just how much of a dog it had become until Rossi and JB got their hands on it.. It occurs to me that if Casey had thought about it he would have got Ducatis' attention if he hadn't kept winning on the thing.


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