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TedG

February 03, 2015 4:50 PM
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MotoGP » Stoner completes ‘very positive’ Sepang test


AusssieNsw: @Codger So mate could you enlighten us all on how many GP's did your man rossi win on the Duc.in the 2 years he rode it.waiting your reply.
I"ll take a stab at it. None! On a bike that was evolved around Stoner's style. And fell behind all the others. Stoner himself said it many times and finally did the smart thing and bailed because he knew that even with all his talent he had ZERO chance of winning a WC on that bike, and the odds of even winning races were getting longer and longer by the day. It no longer was the fastest bike, and it was turning into the slowest bike where the others were getting faster and faster. Ducati was getting left in the dust. Rossi had no chance on that bike unless it rained. That bike changed radically every time he rode it. New frames, geometry, swingarms, etc. No real chance to dial anything in from race to race. All that said, Rossi's race times were comparible and mostly better than Stoners......continued...

TedG

January 28, 2015 11:51 PM

MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz joins World GP line-up


A 500 is a totally different beast than any modern bike. Of all of them Rossi would most likely be the most sensational on a 500 again. Don't believe me? Just find some videos of him backing a 500 into a corner. Schwantz is going to be spectacular as well(if indeed it is a real race). He is in shape for racing and he could ride a 500 like no one else. His only real flaw was the underpowered Suzuki.

TedG

January 16, 2015 12:02 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I


@Realist: I agree, most of us want Ducati up at the front. My statement was about the Reality (pardon the pun) of building a new bike. Not entirely based on this thread, but from many threads in the past. Slighting Ducati for not making a self imposed deadline is really not necessary. If it was easy, all the mfgs. would be on the grid. But at this level, it is a major achievement to just to make the top 10.

TedG

January 15, 2015 5:41 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms no GP15 at Sepang I


Sometime the comments here are unbelievable. Most commenters seem to think that building a winning MotoGP bike is as simple as putting together a team of engineers and Poof! you have a winning bike. Anyone with any racing experience knows good and well that a winning bike is a mixture of good engineering, scads of data, mountains of rider input, a huge dose of black magic, and an equal measure of common sense. And the most important thing, a huge pile of money. Then and only then you may come up with a semi competitive bike. Then add in an additional dose of all the previously mentioned just to shave a tenth here and there. Then having the ability to test makes a huge difference.


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