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Realist

June 21, 2014 4:36 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki finding a good direction, says De Puniet


Igor Brezovic: RdP is just the wrong guy on the right spot with right sponsors. Two podiums in MotoGP doesn't make him even average rider in that class. Suzuki should know better... there's a lot Moto2 talents which are much more complete riders then he is. any guy from SBK top 5 is faster...
Moto2 riders and most WSBK have never been on a GP bike and haven't a clue how to develop or ride one.

Realist

June 21, 2014 4:51 PM
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MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles


TrueFan:
jorgebest: Guys the fact is marc marquez always won beacuse of his bikes. ... another fact is stoner knows that the honda is going to give his factory ride to marc next year and thats the biggest reason he quits motogp because he don't want to replace by a rookie. ...
The truth is, hardly anyone expected Marquez to win more than a couple of races in his first year, let alone win the WC - and that almost certainly included Marquez, Honda and Repsol. However, he inherited Stoner's support team, and all Stoner's data - not a bad start. His main rivals got injured.
True, but he also wasn't allowed to bring his own people until this year. I remember an interview where he spoke of negotiating bringing his own people into his contract. Either way, he's one hell of a rider. That much is certain.

Realist

June 18, 2014 6:58 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: MotoGP titles matter more than records


TrueFan:
TalentFan: ...same story, new day...
Welcome back, TF! How was your break from MotoGP? You must have found it refreshing, because I can see that you've returned with renewed vigor. Keep it up! Just don't take too seriously that which you can't change. :)
That's like telling an elephant not to be afraid of mice (..not that TF is literally an elephant, but I digress). It just won't happen.

Realist

June 19, 2014 12:37 AM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles


therealDave: Its quite simple, at this level both bike and rider make the difference..... The top running guys are there all the time because of the bike difference to the sat's and opens. BIKE DIFFERENCE. When you look specifically at those top running guys who are pretty much on equally competitive stuff, its the rider making the difference as seen by MM domination of names such as Jlo, DP & VR. RIDER DIFFERENCE. This is my opinion and while you can always point to examples of contradiction and confirmation, if you look at it in general terms, I don't think I'm far off the mark. Marc is in the position to challenge for the podium every week because of the bike. Marc podiums and wins every week because of Marc.
I can agree with this.

Realist

June 18, 2014 5:47 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles


Moto89: If factory kit is really so superior why is that riders who switch from satellite to factory kit never drastically improve their results? Dovizioso, Bradl, Biaggi, Barros. What do these riders have in common? They all rode satellite and then official factory Hondas, and their results showed no discernable improvement that can be solely attributed to the differences in factory and satellite machinery. In Biaggi's and Barros' cases their results actually slightly worsened once they got their hands on Repsol Hondas. In fact i challenge anybody to name a single rider since the advent of the current motogp format who's results improved dramatically soley due the acquisition of a factory machine, that had previously been nothing but a mid pack rider on a satellite version of the same bike.
I can't wait to see what people come up with to respond to this.

Realist

June 19, 2014 12:25 AM

MotoGP » Crutchlow loathe to run soft tyre 'out of principle'


looey: In december in a crash.net interview cal said "And that's what the team need. They need a rider that'll ride it with square wheels. Try their best on it." Seems a far cry from his approach now.
I'm surprised that it took this long for somebody to post actual quotes (..for both him and Dovi). What they said back then surely isn't what they are saying now. Good find Looey!

Realist

June 18, 2014 5:54 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles


KnowNothing: There will never be absolute parity in GP or any sport for that matter. Claims of what riders could do on other machinery may be an interesting intellectual exercise, but making absolute claims about the success of any rider/bike combo is silly. Honda this, Honda that. Maybe JL would hate the Honda? Maybe MM would hate the Yam? There is so much more to the equation than just bike to bike, rider to rider comparisons. So enjoy the show and hopefully the good racing it brings.
Try telling that to TalentFan and ProfessorX.


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