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September 03, 2013 3:41 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Better than Brno, but still fourth

I think Joeski has been mostly correct in his posts. But I would like to add that maybe the bike after being developed for JL doesn't have enough adjustments to get it right for Rossi's style. Or JB just isn't with the program anymore. The Yamaha is a finicky beast, once dialed it is great. But that bike is now designed for high corner speed, NOT late braking and changing lines mid corner like it used to be. Lets fact it if Rossi was too old he would be struggling in the second half of the race, not the first.


August 29, 2013 1:30 AM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: We'll try to do our best

@Realist, Usually I agree with you but this time I have to beg to differ. Ducati's problems are well known even to the layman. Their former engineering leadership was too proud to change the engine design radically. Audi knows good and well what needs to be done, and you can bet they will do it. But is will take a totally new engine with very short rods, wrist pins moved closer to the dome, valve train shortened, gearbox and clutch closer to the crank, yada, yada. They probably didn't want to go in half baked and look foolish. My bet is next year is a totally new design with mass moved much further forward, longer swing arm, and more adjustability.


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.


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.


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.

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