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Tetley

February 05, 2016 12:39 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I think Stoner wants to race


Luvnit- What has changed?
Where do i start ? Here's a condensed list- Reality check in V-8s. Addi money and Audi philosophy in. Suppo out and Preziosi out,. Gigi in. Gigi's bike introduced. Suzuka 6-hour perfomance. Honda not allowing CS to race DP's bike A looooong break from the circumstances CS hated. CS is now a few years older, a matured family man, happier in his skin, and refreshed. And, - well that's a long enough list for now. What hasn't changed ? Just the name on the airbox cover is the same. .

Tetley

February 04, 2016 12:06 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Ducati’s fastest engineer


Stylo: Fact is his wife lets him dabble in motorsport. After the birth of his child, racing had to stop. She won't allow him to compete and if hes injured during testing, she'll stop that too.
I think you overstate her influence. It is not that long ago that Honda's Endurance bike had brake failure, spat him off and broke his leg. His recent work with Ducati shows she obviously hasn't banned him from the track, and with testing and racing times being so close the risks and consequences don't differ much.

Tetley

February 04, 2016 2:15 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I think Stoner wants to race


"No, No, I don't want to race" " We want you to- how's another million dollars sound ?" "No, No, I don't want to race" " Two million dollars ? " "No, No, I don't want to race" "Three million dollars" "No, No, I don't want to race" " 5 million dollars, protection from the media, a sports psychologist constantly by your side, a Ferarri at every circuit and a Toys-R-us charge card for the kiddie- " " Hmm ?" "and and a look-alike doppelganger to sit in the pits and look cheerful while you have a room to yourself for de-brief." "Where do I sign ? " Only joking ! ( running, weaving and ducking )( but CS knows what he wants and everyone has their price ).

Tetley

February 06, 2016 1:08 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I think Stoner wants to race


lek25: Looking at the picture I dont get why SR dont have the same fairings as CS if they both rider the GP 15.
There could be many plausible reasons. I'd guess they are using up old fairings which have previous year's colour schemes and logos. There's no point in risking damage to the latest sparkly new 2016 equipment, while preserrving unused, out-dated kit which is paid for but will never be used on race day.. There's also the possibilty that some sponsors contracts stil have time left and have to be displayed, but won't be continued into the new racing season. We can't discount the possibilty that they simply don't have enough 2016 fairings yet for everyone to have one. We should also remember that Scott is a big lad, and it is possible that his fairings have different dimensions which are not discernable from pics, so he's using up last years fairings until his new ones are made.

Tetley

February 05, 2016 12:07 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I think Stoner wants to race


serigala:
Tetley: Only joking ! ( running, weaving and ducking )( but CS knows what he wants and everyone has their price ).
its not about the money.
How do you know that? What makes you so certain that pay is not an issue? Many other top riders before CS have rather not raced than be paid less than they value themslves. Do you have access to Casey's bank account and intimate knowledge of the investment projects he needs to finance? None of us can be certain whether pay is or is not a factor in Casey's consideration. What we DO know is that feigned reluctance is a common tactic in pay negotiations, and there is no reason to exclude Casey or anyone else from employing that lever. I'm merely raising the possibilty, in a manner intended to be amusing.

Tetley

February 04, 2016 12:36 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Ducati’s fastest engineer


Codger: Tetley.....When you take into account how he started the season last year you have to wonder what happened. Maybe he'll come back to his top 5 form with a couple of podiums thrown in, maybe he wont. I certainly don't think that he'll throw in the towel. There are 8 Ducatis giving feedback this year so maybe he'll benefit, we'll see.
CS being fastest Ducati in these tests can have one of two possible consequences for the others- it either spurs the team riders onwards to greater things, OR disheartens them, breaks their self-belief, and they fade into the mid-field. I’d guess that young-gun Ianone would probably follow my first scenario, while Dovi, who has been around for years but hasn’t broken through to the very top, is the more likely of the pair to be victim of the second option. It's so hard to fathom which and why- we are only allowed to see a small proportion of their lives, and Dovi shuns the limelight when away from the track so his circumstan

Tetley

February 04, 2016 11:56 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner: Ducati’s fastest engineer


Codger: As a Dovi fan I'm shooting myself in the foot...... here is something for Casey's fans :- October Sepang race, fastest Ducati was Dovi in 5th with a fastest lap of 2.01.493. February Sepang test, fastest Ducati was Stoner in 5th with a fastest lap of 2.01.070. You're welcome :)
Oh the pernicious hand of fickle lady fate. I have always liked Cal's gung-ho attitude since the days when 4th place was an excellent result for a satellite team, and I really enjoyed the rivalry he had with Dovi when they were together at Tech3. No-one ever knew which of them would prevail on any given day. Last year was a bit of a hiatus for both of them so I'm pleased to see Honda seeking Cal's opinion and him going so well. However, like yourself to me Dovi seems to be in the doldrums. Maybe he's losing his appetite? Maybe circumstances off-track are weighing upon him? There must be some tangible reason for his progressive slide into the also-rans and is not lack of talent..


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