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Tetley

May 22, 2014 11:20 AM
Last Edited 63 days ago

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


V4Poweeeer: "Vale didn't get a Factory ride straight away, he won the last 500cc WC on a sattelite NSR500". Rossi was given Jeremy Burgess as his crew chief why on earth would Honda give such a valuable resource to a non-factory rider.Burgess was one of the main reasons Rossi signed for Honda that year Burgess was looking to retire aswell Honda gave Rossi the works.
Rossi was already 125 and 250 World Champion. Honda saw his potential and wanted him. Honda recognised VR's habit of a learning year, then a championship year so they sensibly put him in a satellite team. JB is on record as wanting to bring on a young rider and VR wanted JB. The pair of them probably insisted on a factory bike as part of the deal. The jigsaw fitted perfectly for everyone. The one aspect which did not go to plan was that VR and his satellite team won the World Championship. Honda then had no options but to put the VR on a full works factory Repsol Honda. Of such are legends made.

Tetley

May 21, 2014 10:38 PM

WSBK » Melandri: I need to redeem myself


Marco is just spouting PR speak. He hasn't gelled with the Aprilia. Marco is a barge and bully rider, but the Aprilia isn't a barge and bully bike, it is a machine which responds to finesse. Whatever he says to the media, Marco doesn't have a magic button which he can press to save him. He has lost his mojo. And has he also lost Manu ? And are the two situations connected ?

Tetley

May 20, 2014 5:56 PM
Last Edited 64 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi 'Lorenzo frustrated', Marquez 'fun is faster'


JLo was dissatisfied before the season started when he couldn't match VR46's testing times. JLo's unhappiness came to the fore early when he asked to test Yamaha's "Open" bike and they said a firm "No". He was used to being top dog at Yamaha and suddenly Rossi (with Galbusera's help) was leaving him behind. So JLo stared the season in a bit of a sulk. His mind wasn't sharp and he even stalled the bike when the lights changed. He is now saying all the right things (mostly in the right order) but his eyes tell a different story. He is clearly unhappy, disillusioned and unsettled. but his depressing situation appears mostly of his own making and I don't see him getting his mojo back anytime soon. And that's a pity, because he is blisteringly fast racer, when circumstances are to his liking.

Tetley

May 20, 2014 11:44 AM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


Yearby23: Obviously you didn't follow Marco Simoncelli in 250cc and Marc Marquez in Moto2.
Like yourself, I have been thinking of SuperSic58 over this weekend. I would have enjoyed seeing him develop his undoubted talent and mature to his full potential. Who knows ? Marco might have been the one to take the fight to MM93?

Tetley

May 18, 2014 12:09 PM

MotoGP » 'Big disaster' averted, Rossi ready to fight


ducfer: Tetley,Sponsors pay for his team and Italian Federation.Ranch built for pleasure.Took a cut to ride Yamaha,what else could have he done after Ducati failure having his pockets full.Money,yeah has plenty,i just hope nowdays he pays taxes...
You have a cynical and jaundiced view. Maybe you'd view him more kindly if he had just pocketed the money and gone fishing?

Tetley

May 18, 2014 9:51 AM

MotoGP » 'Big disaster' averted, Rossi ready to fight


michael wall: That's one of the things that really amazes me about Rossi, being the champion he is and races he's won, now that wins are almost non existent, how he keeps racing? Is it love of bikes, competittion, or the money?
Yes, it is a feat that few other riders can match. It is defintely NOT the money. ONE, he already has plenty. TWO, he took a pay cut to get back on his beloved M1. THREE, he is giving money back to the sport by forming and running his own Moto3 team, giving young Fenati the backing to help his MotoGP dreams. FOUR, like his pal Colin Edwards he has built his own "Off Road Ranch" where he not only goes to play but also makes available to bring on younger hopefuls. VR46 defines the phrase "Love of the Sport". Hats off to him.

Tetley

May 16, 2014 12:14 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: My dream is to stay with Yamaha


RaceRoad: Hope Dovi go's to Suzuki, now i can't cheer for him, its just like with Stoner, rossi, i hope he packs hi's backs and go
I agree there will be several teams interested in Dovi. But riders have to compromise their styles and techniques to ride the Ducati and it could take time to get out of the bad habits. Rossi had a tough year after he left Ducati and admitted it took a long time to adapt his style back to the Yamaha. It will be a huge surprise if the Suzuki beats Gigi's new Ducati regularly in 2015. There will be many rule changes for 2016, and a new tyre supplier, and every team will have to find their place in the new order, so riders may go for one-year contracts for 2015.

Tetley

May 14, 2014 9:15 PM
Last Edited 70 days ago

MotoGP » Marc Marquez extends Honda MotoGP contract


JLo knows he would play second fiddle to MM at Honda. JLo knows the Ducati has given grief to so many top riders. JLo is probably talking to Honda just to make Yamaha give him more. By "more" I mean pay, and status, and preferential treatment, and first dibs at new parts, and so on Dani knows Honda currently have the best package. Dani knows he is better than Honda's other "satellite" riders. Dani by now will have resigned himself to being MM's wingman. Honda are probably just keeping him waiting and worrying to drive down his contract terms. Suzuki won't pay top dollar for a winning rider in their first year when they have little chance of giving him a bike which can win straight out of the box. They need riders who can develop the bike in its first year.


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