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Realist

October 30, 2014 7:32 PM
Last Edited 23 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status


TedG: I think that Rossi understands what racing really is. Nothing more than a circus. Entertainment for the masses. Yes, it is life and death. But if it ended tomorrow the world would hardly change aside from a very small group of people felling the economic backlash. That being said, it is Rossi's flaws that make him such an entertaining racer. Those poor qualifying efforts lead to him driving his way through the field and there are few things more entertaining than a rider attacking and passing. That is racing. Those who have followed him is whole career, have seen him purposely drop out of the lead to follow and attack later, instead of being attacked to control the race.
Totally agree here. In fact, there are times where I see the decision to "fall back" and let someone else lead the race (when you clearly have the pace) as clearly a tactical decision.

Realist

October 29, 2014 11:37 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status


alol: If Rossi happens to luck into the runner up position this year, It is purely down to the fact he has had less issues than Jorge this year. Come next year Jorge will be back on top in that team. And yes has others have alluded to on here Jorge is the bigger and better person. What Rossi did issuing ultimatums to the worlds 2nd biggest motorcycle factory was imho, Heinous. Still pretty disgusted Yamaha took him back, They were desperate for the marketing potential. Would Honda have done likewise? Nelson would have got his eye back first!
LOL @ "luck" into the runner up position. I supposed all of his podiums were luck too. Maybe his set-up was luck. Maybe he has just been lucky for like 18 years. That's a lot of years of luck.

Realist

October 29, 2014 9:40 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status


Yearby23: There was also a veto clause in Jorge's contract meaning he could object to Rossi coming back but he welcomed Rossi.
That's a bit of a misrepresentation I believe. It was rumored by gossiper Pernat that JL had a teammate veto clause, but JL's veto clause was in relation to sponsors - which directly tied into Rossi coming back - and every rider contract offers that option. On the flipside, Marquez did have veto powers to prevent Lorenzo from riding the Repsol if he so chose.

Realist

October 29, 2014 7:15 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Mistake to leave Yamaha over No.1 status


Yearby23: RaceRoad Agree JL was leading the title before VR broke his leg in 2010... wasn't really gifted. Fair enough if JL had't won a race but he'd won 2 of the first 3 before VR had the accident. When VR came back he said himself the leg wasn't the issue, it was the shoulder that he'd injured previously that was the problem, he still won at Sepang and beat JL at Motegi but JL beat VR at Philip Island and won in Valencia.
Yeah, by what....8 points or something? It wasn't like there was some massive disparity (and that Rossi wasn't competitive).

Realist

October 28, 2014 11:06 PM
Last Edited 25 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming


Rabcati: My worry for Vale next year is that he will qualify even worse with guys like Hayden, Crutchlow, Redding etc on more powerful/better bikes than this season. He may find himself in q1 quite a lot! I'd really like him to win at Valencia that would be exactly 300 points in the bag only 6 less than when he won the championship in 2009.
Don't count those chickens (..Hayden, Crutchlow, Redding and the customer Honda) before they've hatched. Crutchlow is taking Bradl's bike, so it's not like he'll add to the damage. Hayden and Redding could just be "Bautista" all over again. Hayden's really the last of my worries. My eyes are on Crutchlow though, and Redding to some degree. I'd like to see Rossi get one more win too. At this point, all that I care about is that Lorenzo finishes behind him. I have my fingers crossed.

Realist

October 27, 2014 9:55 PM
Last Edited 26 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming


Brain:
DB8:
TrueFan: Great ride by Rossi. He looked really comfortable for most of the race, and even though Marquez had something extra, it wasn't much. I didn't expect Rossi to make the podium, so whatever he found in the morning warmup, it made a huge difference. Great ride. There's still a slim chance Lorenzo could take second with a win in Valencia, but only if Rossi finshes 4th or worse. My money is on Rossi from here.
If Lorenzo wins in Valencia, and Rossi finishes fourth, would they not be on level points? What happens then???
Lorenzo would be awarded 2nd place in championship with more wins under that scenario
Yep!


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