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Codger

March 03, 2015 3:34 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: New Ducati ‘fast’, tyre rule ‘unfair’


Media Hack......Vale, do you think the extra soft that the open teams use is unfair ? Rossi........In my opinion Ducatis this year are competitive and don't need it. It gives them an unfair advantage in Qually, which gives them a start in the early laps of the race. Crash.net Punters......Rossi is moaning, and forgets his advantages over the years. The difference is that any 'advantage' that Rossi had he earned. The open class have done the opposite. Nobody's fault, except maybe the daft rule makers.

Codger

March 04, 2015 11:41 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: New Ducati ‘fast’, tyre rule ‘unfair’


Yearby23.....Yes I do remember, and at the time most of us on here thought it was boring too. Thanks for the link, and I'll risk saying that he explained himself very well. (I use the word risk because anyone who says anything positive with the name Rossi in the sentence gets jumped on for being a 'Fanboy' or a 'Stoner Hater') I probably agree with the rest of your post but we'll never know whether we are right or not. To be clear my issue with the Ducati tyre allocation is not that it might help them get good results (I'm not convinced that it has) but with the false grid position that is gained. Obviously I'm happy to see Dovi/Iannone/ducati on the front row but not if it's because of their tyres.

Codger

March 03, 2015 6:50 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: New Ducati ‘fast’, tyre rule ‘unfair’


Yearby23....Fair play to you for pulling me up, but allow me to explain. I didn't say I thought that Rossi deserved his advantages, I said he earned them. Surely he would not have been given them if he was a midfield runner. Like you, I yearn for a level playing field. We'll agree to disagree on whether Rossi is moaning or not. I believe I was the first to come on here and complain about the 'open' tyres skewing the grid places and negatively impacting on the race results, even though I am a Dovi and Ducati fan. Any mention I made/make about riders I tend say why feel that way. Gives people a chance to put me right, as you have done. (more productive than hitting 'agree or disagree' is it not ?)

Codger

March 03, 2015 9:53 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: New Ducati ‘fast’, tyre rule ‘unfair’


Brian....."Top speed between the top factory bikes is way down the list on things that have to be good to win a GP race. Rarely does the fastest bike in the speed trap win races." Too true. Remember though that the Ducati had fearsome acceleration in 07. Casey has gone on record as saying that his 07 bike wasn't too bad round corners as well as being fast on the straights. He has also said that he held them up in the corners so he could maintain his advantage down the straights. Add to that his ride to win mentality and you have a Champion. He was braver than and Nicky too. Nicky wouldn't push to get heat into the front tyre.


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