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BambangBikeRider

August 25, 2011 2:00 AM
Last Edited 1349 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


A side note: Stoner might be the winningest rider on the 800 era (on the notorious Ducati). But he won big chunk of it on the conventional frame. He won 10 times in 2007 alone. the other wins are spread in the next 3 years. Ever since Ducati switch to CF, Stoner's position in the championship had been spiraling down.

BambangBikeRider

August 25, 2011 1:56 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


@BillAce "To think you can recommend parts and magic will happen so you don't have to push the bike outside of your comfort zone is ridiculous." I think, it is simply is not Rossi's plan to fall as many times as Stoner. "The 3 aliens are pushing the bikes they are on every corner..." To suggest that Rossi is not doing the same would be absurd. Saying the Duke is a winning bike is like showing half a picture. Sure Stoner on the Duke could win more than any rider, but then, it's because he rode it right on the limit (so he often crossed it and binned it too many times). For the fan who likes this kind or rider, of course Stoner would be the perfect idol. But I myself like consistent riders, not the winningest rider, because it wins championship. Remember Hayden? He might won just a couple of races in 2006, but staying up when everybody's falling down is sure count to something. And to me, his championship never mean any less.

BambangBikeRider

August 24, 2011 7:59 PM
Last Edited 1349 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


IMHO the only mistake Rossi and Burgess made is just their decision to play along with Ducati and keep the CF. It might be caused by two things. 1. They didn't have any previous experience with any CF (come to think of it, nobody has ever truly mastered CF so far), and mistakenly thought that it was just a setting problem rather than a more complex problem. And fine tuning the bike will be much easier and faster than building the bike from scratch. 2. Their over convidence or you may say arrogance that they can turn the Duke into a winning bike, regardless the frame it uses. But hey, with a track record like theirs, who can blame them? I just hope that Ducati will come to their senses and ditch the CF. Maybe build a frame with more or less similar geometry with Yamaha. I think Burgess can easily do that, after all, he's the one who set up Yamaha into the WC winning bike.

BambangBikeRider

August 24, 2011 1:39 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: A difficult circuit


At the risk of stating the obvious, here's what happened: 1. Rossi and Burgess didn't have any experience with CF. Evident by JB's statement regarding 80 seconds fix. 2. Turned out that CF is extremely difficult to fix, or even set up. Halfway to the season and only minors (if at all) improvements. 3. Stoner has the exceptional skill of riding the Duke. I bet you can not name a rider who can ride it. 4. Rossi hasn't lost it. In every race, he still maintain his discipline, effort and spirit. The only thing is missing (should be obvious to anybody) is his speed, which, (again obviously) caused by the bike. When the bike is fixed, I have no doubt that Rossi will be up front with the front runners.

BambangBikeRider

June 10, 2011 1:32 AM

MotoGP » Who's already signed for MotoGP 2012?


@the real Ty46. Don't worry, the admin can see ur email address and delete the post from the later Ty46. It happened to me several times before I register. So please register. Regarding Elias, I still believe that it's just his luck. I remember him doing well (even better than Dovi) pre 09. If he's not good enough for MotoGP while he can dominate Moto2, then I'm worrie if the current crop of Moto2 riders will do the same when they're upgraded.

BambangBikeRider

June 09, 2011 12:36 PM

MotoGP » Rossi heads for first Silverstone race


@A1, John made a very good example by bringing up Ago's name. All we know about Ago is that he holds the winning records that has not been broken by anybody yet. Does anybody know what a tw@t he was? Obviously, numbers are more important than anything. That is what these young generation riders should concentrate in breaking before even to be compared to Ago or Rossi. In the future, people will only see: Rossi 7 WCs Lorenzo 3 or 4 WCs Stoner 3 or 4 WCs

BambangBikeRider

June 06, 2011 2:14 AM

MotoGP » 2011 MotoGP World Championship standings


Some might say the race is boring. But in my opinion, it is a quite close racing. While there's almost no overtaking in the race and Stoner apparent outright dominance, but the top 5 finishers are still within an eye sight. Compare this with 2009 or 2010 races, where the first place finisher were twenty something seconds in front of the 5th or 4th place rider.

BambangBikeRider

June 05, 2011 12:31 AM

MotoGP » Stoner 'annoyed' as pole slips away


He can always make it up at the race start or during the race. Riders do that all the time. This won't hurt his race, what it hurts is only his ego. We know that he really wants to be on top at practices and qualifications so bad, that it looks like he spends most efforts in FP and QP compared to other riders. He's on the best bike this season, and when somebody beat him (albeit on the same bike), it will hurt his ego even more.

BambangBikeRider

June 03, 2011 1:21 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Why overtaking got harder in MotoGP


Coming from a rider who does most of the overtakings in the races, I'll say it's valid enough to keep other riders who do less overtakings to say otherwise. Technological improvement is inevitable. But sure there're ways to make the sport more enjoyable by, for example, widden the track. So riders can have more racing lines to do the overtakings. It will also give more room for riders to avoid collision with other rider.


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