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Grendlehop

March 09, 2013 1:36 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Austin MotoGP test 'very important'


Rossi will always perform better in the race. He's traditionally not been a lightening fast starter/qualifier. Unfortunately, I feel the WC will be Jorge's, with Vale gunning for #2 in the end. Dani will continue his strong showing, but will lose it by mid-season. Marc will have showings of brilliance, but also have a season mirroring Jorge's rookie year with several crashes & hindering injuries. Vale will see the podium consistently, but wins will be few & far between, which is fine by me. As long as the guy enjoys racing again, I will too.

Grendlehop

March 06, 2013 3:07 AM
Last Edited 413 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez: Qatar level clearer at Austin and Jerez


With Repsol having had tested privately once at Sepang before the 2 group tests, I believe that this gave Marc and Dani a slight edge on setup & data. If Yamaha had done the same, both factory teams would be dead level. Marc will most likely lose his head while tussling with the top 3 veterans & have a few offs, while Dani's streak of success will come to an end with another collarbone injury. Jorge will continue his metronome consistency, garnering a 3rd title, being the only rider to do this in the past 15 years other than Vale. Damn, Vale's record will be near impossible to beat! More wins & premiere class podiums than AGO even!! Vale will prove his race craft superiority over Marc and most likely finish 2nd at seasons end, which will be awesome! Yamaha needs that seamless gearbox ASAP! Gonna be a great season!!

Grendlehop

March 01, 2013 1:47 PM
Last Edited 417 days ago

MotoGP » 'Funny' test duel for Marquez, Rossi


Hilarious how so many seem to think Rossi has to win every race/championship of his career to maintain the GOAT status. It's inevitable he will decline in the results, but his record will take a hell of a long time to be surpassed. He's 14 years older than Marquez and 8 years older than Dani & Jorge. Just glad I started watching in 2001 and witnessed what he's accomplished. As far as Marquez being the most deserved of the current runners to be the next GOAT, I'm not so sure. He's only won on machinery substandard to WSS. These bikes are much more capable of endinjg a career. I do however feel Jorge will be the torch bearer for the foreseeable future, having won 2-250cc titles and 2-MotoGP titles, and still being quite young/fresh.

Grendlehop

February 10, 2013 2:34 PM

MotoGP » Hayden: Door not closed on Ducati Austin test


2007 was a new platform which happened to gel perfectly with the Bridgestone tires. Ducati's screamer engine was amazing as well. Casey was out to prove he deserved that factory ride with a fire in his belly. The planets were aligned for him & Ducati that year. Once we had the control tires, which needed to perform for a wider range of platforms, the Japanese manufacturers, with their greater R&D budgets, made their machines more adaptable to the situation. Ducati are a much smaller operation than the other 2 still participating & were left behind. Until we bring back the tire wars, nothing will change. That's unless Ducati kidnap some Japanese engineers. Still, I wish them the best & hope Audi is willing to give it a few years trying before pulling the plug.

Grendlehop

February 10, 2013 2:29 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: We knew it would be difficult


2007 was a new platform which happened to gel perfectly with the Bridgestone tires. Ducati's screamer engine was amazing as well. Casey was out to prove he deserved that factory ride with a fire in his belly. The planets were aligned for him & Ducati. Once we had the control tires, which needed to perform over a wider range of platforms, the Japanese manufacturers, with their greater R&D budgets, made their machines more adapted to the situation. Ducati are a much smaller operation than the other 2 still participating. Until we bring back the tire wars, nothing will change. That's unless Ducati kidnap some Japanese engineers. Still, I wish them the best & hope Audi is willing to give a few years trying before pulling the plug.

Grendlehop

February 08, 2013 12:23 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo signs off with fearsome race pace


+1 Sam, Jorge left any disdain he had for Marco on the track when we tragically lost #58, being sure to attend the service. Riders Like Dani & Jorge have always been very mature & respectful. Val gets a bad rep for playing mind games, and may have received some preferential treatment, but he too has become very humble. Marco would for sure be right up there, making this group of 4, "The Fast 5!"


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