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BambangBikeRider

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."

BambangBikeRider

May 04, 2013 6:18 AM
Last Edited 853 days ago

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.

BambangBikeRider

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.

BambangBikeRider

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.

BambangBikeRider

November 14, 2011 6:16 AM
Last Edited 1390 days ago

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


@Percentage What does Shuhei Nakamoto (HRC VP) know about CF? Most probably he/they're talking about the flex on TWIN SPAR frames. I don't think Ducati's problem is with the MATERIAL, but rather the engine-as-stressed-member GEOMETRY. The very short sections of frame can not give enough flex, therefore, whatever material they're using, it will affect the flex very little or not at all.

BambangBikeRider

November 14, 2011 6:04 AM
Last Edited 1390 days ago

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


@ No1StonerFan and FRED1 I couldn't find any news regarding Ducati or Rossi stated that 2011 is the development year. Most probably that 'fact' is just a wishful thinking of blinded Rossi fans (please note that I'm also Rossi fan, but not blinded). Here's what happened: Rossi and Burgess underestimated the CF frame problem because of lack of knowledge about it (as a matter of fact, nobody has mastered CF). Burgess even went on with his 80 seconds fix statement. Clearly, they had no idea. Also because of that, they decided to play along with Ducati, keeping the CF frame for 2011, thinking that fine tuning it would be easier than building twin spar frame from scratch. The rest is history.

BambangBikeRider

November 12, 2011 10:54 PM

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


I don't usually agree with RawDawg. But the best example on that case is HRC. How do you explain Honda's sudden supremacy half way through the season last year (if not for Pedrosa's collar bone injury). I doubt that Pedrosa and Dovi suddenly came up with amazing feedbacks that could transform the bike after all those years, but rather, a long term hard works of the engineers at HRC finally pays off.

BambangBikeRider

November 11, 2011 10:25 PM

MotoGP » de Puniet: I want Suzuki MotoGP ride


Randy is always a very good racer, he could mix it up with the front guys, pre 2011. And don't forget, it took Honda 3,5 years to make their bikes competitive again. All with better financial backing than Suzuki. Let's hope that Suzuki gets a big sponsor, so they can continue to race and be as competitive as their japanese counterparts. Nobody expect them to be competitive overnight anyway.


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