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Realist

June 25, 2015 1:33 AM
Last Edited 6 days ago

MotoGP » Redding: We need to build on Barcelona


alanw5293: Funny how in the MM thread you agree that the Honda has been on a steady decline since 2013...So Scott and his new team have got the worst Honda for many years.
Yes I do agree that the Honda has been on a steady decline, but that's besides the point. Redding isn't Marquez. Never has been and never will be. He isn't even Crutchlow! ...nor Bradl! ...nor Bautista! Decline acknowledged, they still rode the bike significantly better than Redding. I know, I know. He's tall. He's heavy. He's in a newer team. It's his first year on the factory bike. It's his second learning year. He never has the best equipment. He always gets shafted. etc., etc. etc

Realist

June 24, 2015 6:28 PM

MotoGP » Marquez rolls dice with 2014 chassis


locoweed: Marc's skill...? We now see his true skill. What we see is someone who has no self control, bully and a danger to other riders. A true champion has to learn to lose. Marc, blames everyone else for his mistakes. Dani missed a few races this season and has caught up in points to Marc. Marc needs to learn how to setup and develop a bike. Thanks is what we see now.
So now Marquez has no skill? The guy with 4 WC's in the last 5 years and who came in 2nd the other time (only because he almost lost his eye, missed the last two races because of surgery/vision issues, and who only narrowly lost to Bradl for that reason)? The guy who has pulled off some of the most cunning racecraft and race passes in GP history? The guy who, in his very short career, is already up there with the greats? Uhhh...ok!

Realist

June 24, 2015 10:58 PM

MotoGP » Marquez rolls dice with 2014 chassis


Ruben99:
PAUL TONKIN: How will it be a roll of the dice? It's last years title winning frame.
Because the 2014 frame isn't better than the 2015 one. It's because the Yamaha's got better this year. Look up the tracktimes of '14/15. In short: this is a big gamble, in theory they should be slower.
I'm siding with that theory. It's a mixture of the Yamaha getting better and the GP15 setting the world alight with how potent the package is. Add in the decline of the RCV over the last 2 or 3 seasons, and there you have it. In a lot of ways, this is Stoner/Ducati all over again. Stoner was phenomenal on the Ducati and masked a lot of its issues. Marquez is/was phenomenal on the Honda and masked a lot of its issues.

Realist

June 24, 2015 11:21 PM

MotoGP » Iannone hoping for podium fight at Assen


v46r: Give him Pedrosa's Honda, I like Pedrosa's & I would love to see him win a title but it won't happen, I mean if he had'nt hard luck he would have no luck!!! but Iannone has what it takes!! He proved it in Moto 2. I see a bit of simoncelli in him, a fighter. Pedrosa's needs to move, we need a bit more competition.
You assume that Iannone would do any better on the Honda than Pedrosa. That may or may not be the case.

Realist

June 24, 2015 10:40 PM
Last Edited 6 days ago

MotoGP » Redding: We need to build on Barcelona


HansieMGP: That WC of Alvaro was in 125 cc. You must know that with Redding's weight & length in Moto3 that would be impossible. But you probably would not take into account Redding's weight. VERY few sized riders reach the top, only the VERY talented.
Yes I know his WC occurred in the 125's, but that's besides the point. Rossi won championships in the 125cc and 250cc classes, and Simoncelli won in the 250cc class. Neither of those guys are jockey sized. Whenever those two riders are mentioned, it puts the height issues to rest. They are all 6' tall, and records show that Simoncelli was heavier than Redding (72kg). Weight/height isn't his problem....at least not as significantly as avid fans would like you to believe. Redding is given credit for his size, but fans who have watched a lot of riders come through the ranks tire of hearing that as reasoning for why he isn't up front.

Realist

June 24, 2015 7:36 PM

MotoGP » Redding: We need to build on Barcelona


MattyMKO745:
Realist:
alanw5293: Seem to remember Scott's Moto 2 title hopes were put to an end when Tito the Rabbit wiped him out in Motegi .
I agree that any hope of winning ended there, but Pol beat Redding by 40 points. Even if Redding had won Motegi and Pol finished on the podium, the championship still wouldn't have played out any differently.
Any hope of title was over on Saturday in Phillip Island when he broke his wrist... Motegi was just last part of that story..
That is a fair point.

Realist

June 24, 2015 7:34 PM

MotoGP » Redding: We need to build on Barcelona


HansieMGP: You cannot compare talents on "total results' if a rider is much younger and less experienced than the other. Off course, Bautista has won more etc. but that doesn't automatically mean he is MORE talented (gifted) as he had a longer racing history. I think Redding has more potential than Bautista, based on what I have seen in the last couple of years.
Sigh! At Redding's age Bautista had a World Championship and more wins. That, my friend, is talent. It remains to be seen if Redding has more potential, but I'd gladly take that bet if there was any way for me to actually get you to pony up when I'm proven to be right. :)

Realist

June 24, 2015 6:30 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Lorenzo race potential equal to mine


loosegr1p: Rossi was never a great qualifier. His strategy has always been about the actual race. When everyone else is focusing on what feels good as a proper setup for the short haul & qualifying Rossi is focusing on the long haul entirety of the race! Good qualifying/ hoping setup lasts entire race vs poor risking qualifying position / setup lasting race entirety . It's all a gamble but not working in Rossi ' s favor right now with the aliens that are riding up front so he has realized this must change! I just wished he would have done it before championship points became so close. This causes pressure and creates an unwanted lack of mental focus...which now that I think about it Rossi rides very well under pressure! He comes from that generation of ruffled up dog fighters compared to the cry babies today.
These are excellent points.


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