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TedG

August 28, 2013 5:31 PM

MotoGP » Yamaha seeking Silverstone ‘revenge’


I think Yamaha is resting on their laurels, just hoping that their bike will do better at a track is nothing more than wishful thinking. The Honda's are just too good at the moment, they are doing everything really well with few weaknesses. And all those things that work better than the Yamaha add up by the end of the race. The only reason the last race wasn't more of a runaway is because JL kept the Hondas behind him for quite a few laps with good defensive riding. Then when they finally got around ..... Yamaha needs to do something quick or it is a forgone conclusion.

TedG

August 26, 2013 6:08 PM

MotoGP » Rossi 'won't give up' in pursuit of top three


Using JL as a yardstick on a bike that is as dialed in as it can be for him, he is no match for the Hondas. Rossi on the other hand has yet to get the bike dialed in for his style of riding and even if he did, the Hondas are at the next level. Honda takes racing more seriously than any other manufacturer on this planet. And their innovation shows it. Their power makes the rest look silly, their gearbox is nothing short of fantastic allowing shifting while cornering without upsetting the bike AND hard acceleration. On top of that a chassis that allows different types of riders to be able to dial in the bike to suit them with little effort. Not to mention the millions spent on the Electronics that allow them to take advantage of the fuel limits, launch control, and traction control. Everyone needs to step up.

TedG

August 19, 2013 1:57 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi enjoys 'fun' charge, rues slow start


What this shows is that even though he is older than the other guys he is able to pick up the pace and run down and pass another fast guy from over 5 seconds back. Too bad the tires didn't go off sooner. But then again he has always been good when the tires go off. The setup is killing him, hopefully they will get it dialed in. There is still plenty of excitement left in Rossi.

TedG

August 09, 2013 7:55 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow eyed WSBK during rookie season


I think CC is going to do well. He is a good rider, but more importantly Ducati will change. Next year because they have had time to develop a new engine that will have shorter rods, wrist pins closer to the dome, shorter heads and barrels, transmission shafts closer to the crank, etc. Then they will be able to move the engine closer to the front and also lengthen the swing arm. Then we will see a competitive CC. At least I hope so.

TedG

August 09, 2013 1:07 AM

MotoGP » Marc Marquez: MotoGP’s best ever rookie?


@TalentFan, I'm surprised at your post. JL did not have to do it on his own, "the wall" went up only after Rossi went to Bridgestone tires and Michelin and BS didn't want to give away secrets. Before that they were sharing info, maybe begrudgingly, but sharing . You usually are better informed. So that being said JL didn't get off to the start MM has, albeit MM does have the most sophisticated race motorcycle ever built, that has taken over for the skill that riders used to have to learn to keep from getting pitched off. He has shown a rare talent when put up against the equal motorcycle of DP. The real secret...he is enjoying himself. Makes a huge difference.


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