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October 29, 2014 5:32 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

Yearby23: The only reason Movistar are sponsoring Yamaha is because they bought rights to televise GP in Spain. It has nothing to do with Rossi bringing Movistar in
OK, so Movistar bought the rights to televise GP in Spain. And then they decided they would like to be title sponsor for a team. And what do you suppose was the major reason they chose Yamaha? It's plain for all to see that the big attraction for them was the highest profile rider MotoGP has ever known- a rider who knows the PR game inside-out- and who would have their livery on the front and back pages of all the bike mags, and most of the Spanish and Italian Daily papers. Nothing to do with Rossi ? Think again, Sherlock.


October 29, 2014 5:41 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

Brain: Its not odd that the number 1 rider get first dibs. Yamaha can say they dont have a number 1 and number 2, but lets put it this way. If they passed a rule starting next year that factories could only field one rider, Yamaha's factory rider would be Lorenzo.
There's no logic to your "If" scenario. VR46 has more WC's, is currently ahead of JLo in the Championship, has far better PR and promotional skills, and doesn't behave like a spoilt kid in the pits when things haven't gone his way. VR would always be the rider of choice if your "If" was to play out.


October 29, 2014 3:36 PM
Last Edited 53 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status

FatAlfie: The wall was put in place at the insistence of the tyre manufacturers, who didn't want sensitive data being passed from one rider's team to the other.
I never could, and never will understand how a "wall" or more accurately a "temporary movable screen" could stop any significant data flow. The two "sides" use the same computer systems which undoubtably are linked in some way. The condition of each "sides" tyres could be seen by everyone when the bikes were on the apron and when they were going in and out of the pitbox. The "screen" could not effectively stop each "side" eavesdropping and listening what the other was saying if they really wanted to . And in the tight confines of a MotoGP pit, the people carrying used tyres to the storage area were bound to cross paths and see how the other side's rubber had worn. I can't help thinking the effectiveness of the "wall" was exaggerated and a PR stunt to big-up VR and JLo's rivalry for media benefit


October 27, 2014 10:30 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming

RossL: From the practise sessions I did not expect Vale to do well at all today. To see him at the front fighting for the lead and out-pacing Lorenzo was really impressive..
[blockquote Rossi 'quite worried' by wet pace at Sepang Tetley (October 24) Rossi 3.5 seconds off the pace ? He's a crafty old dog who can always (usually ?) pull something out of the bag for final qually so i very much doubt that his grid position will reflect this practice session . Might I be allowed a little “I told y'all so” ?


October 25, 2014 11:09 PM

RR » Mar-Train Racing in official Yamaha UK roads deal

bigphilsp12: heard Mickey D might be riding the 600.
Shock ! Horror ! You may be right ! MCN has just revealed that Michael Dunlop is losing his BMW ride for the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix races in 2015 because Buildbase Hawk BMW is to be replaced by the Northern Ireland-based TAS team as BMW’s officially supported team for next year’s BSB and road racing campaigns. Dunlop won two North West 200 races and the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TTs on Stuart Hicken’s Buildbase Hawk prepared BMW S1000RRs in 2014, but is expected to be replaced by the TAS team’s current riders, Guy Martin and Michael’s elder brother, William. This sees TAS ending their relationship with the Suzuki factory, which is expected to focus its racing budget and resources on a return to the MotoGP series.

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