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April 20, 2015 2:56 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Rossi is still my idol

BGK: I think he was very sportsmanlike in his comments, while leaving space to say that he won't follow so close as to get caught out by a park it-and-flick it move again! Clean, and Marc's mistake. But that quick look behind him just before the contact tells you that Rossi knew exactly where he was!
IMHO, this is what happened: Mark saw that Rossi took a tight defensive line in the previous turn (hence the first bump), and Mark knew that it would force Rossi to take a wider line in the next turn (Mark was correct, Rossi did take a wide line in the next turn). Mark tried to capitalize it and take the inside line (a normal move in take-overtake battle) to retake his position. The mistake that Mark made is, he miscalculated Rossi's speed and his own (not exactly easy, considering different braking & accelerating points between riders), and Mark took the tighter line when his front wheel was still overlapping Rossi's rear wheel, so their line crossed and their


May 05, 2013 12:51 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Rossi best qualifying despite fast fall

@ Alex Crash is a global site and many of its visitors don't use English as their first language. As long as they can get their messages across, I don't see any problem with not-so-perfect english. It's the content of the messages that really bothering me sometimes And yes, I too expect to see a close 5 way battle. Will make my weekend perfect. Cheers


May 04, 2013 11:48 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Rossi best qualifying despite fast fall

I don't get it when people say that Rossi's exposed when he couldn't ride the Ducati as good as Stoner. Nobody else does! Marco Melandri, Hayden, Rossi and now Dovi (Dovi used to be really good on a Honda, beating Pedrosa several times) are the proof that Ducati is a dog. Anybody here willing to bet that Lorenzo or Pedrosa will do any better on Ducati? Stoner is naturally talented rider who can hop on any bike and ride very fast, while Rossi (and the rest of the riders) needs to make the bike to suit him. Which he and Burgess failed to do with Ducati, period. That is why Stoner retirement is the biggest loss for MotoGP (not to belittle Simonceli's death, of course). But as Schwantz said, “If you’ve decided that you’re tired of doing it or not in love with doing it any more, you ought to quit. It’s a dangerous sport, and it’s easy to hurt yourself. Get out while you can, and go make the most of life."


May 04, 2013 6:18 AM
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MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez: Rossi targets top five start, tyre doubt

You can compare riders in your own made up classes (most win on Ducati, most win on 1000 etc.), but in the end, only the World Championship wins that will be remembered. As somebody in this forum pointed this out to me few years ago. Doohan is a very good example. Even if I think Rainey and Schwantz are better riders (Doohan started winning WCs only after these riders retired), but people will only see Doohan's 5 WCs, period.


April 21, 2013 3:03 AM

MotoGP » Austin MotoGP: Braking woes leave Rossi eighth

Braking is Rossi's main advantage over his competitors. I watched him for countless time overtaking his opponents simply by outbraking them. Remember, he's the one who introduced TITO (tight-in-tight-out) racing line, which was unheard of before. It requires a very good braking skill. Too early, the competitors wil run past you, too late and you'll run wide. You need to be "just right". Therefore, problem in braking can pose a big problem for Rossi. Hope it will be fixed by the race time.


November 14, 2011 7:40 AM

MotoGP » Will aluminium frame be Ducati's silver bullet?

Agree with monster. Though it's their SECOND year with Ducati, it's their FIRST year with aluminum framed Ducati. I don't have to remind you that aluminum twin spar frame is new to Ducati, and there's still tons of works to catch up with their japanese counterparts who have years of experience on aluminum frames. JB's expertise in frame setting will come in handy of course, but I still doubt they can do years of works in just 1 or 2 years. But of course, miracle does happen sometimes. In Ducati's case, it could be that they found the perfect frame geometry at the first few tries, and JB will only need to find tune it for each circuit. Miracle of course.

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