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October 21, 2015 6:37 PM

MotoGP » Bradl: We can hit ground running at Sepang


Owlockey, He did come ahead of Bautista in a few races, but rather than think of it as a Bradl vs Bautista thing, I went in wanting Bradl to show that the issue was more with Melandri than the bike itself. Sure, the bike is no race winner, but Melandri's heart just wasn't into it. Bradl jumped right on the Aprilia and immediately qualified better and raced better than Melandri. I really like Marco, but his heart just wasn't into it. Roll on Bradl and Bautista on prototype machinery.

Realist

October 21, 2015 11:50 PM

MotoGP » Hayden 'wants to have some fun' in final races


Yossarian: How can you say someone who has won races at the highest level every year since 2002 is a loser. Sure you know what perennial means ?
Agreed! People love to talk crap about Pedrosa as if his time on the HRC bike has been wrought with bad performances and no results. That lil Spaniard does the business CONSISTENTLY...year in and year out. Hayden had a good season and won a WC. More power to him. Pedrosa has had an entire career of good seasons, and just because he hasn't lifted a title in the premier class doesn't detract from his long list of accolades. He's still a 3 time WC in the lower classes and a top rider in terms of wins and podiums. HRC knows what they are doing, and that's why the Spaniard stays employed.

Realist

October 21, 2015 8:48 PM
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MotoGP » Hayden 'wants to have some fun' in final races


aintnothin: Because he's been classy, because he beat Rossi, because even though Miller has better machinery he's only 1 point behind (after the DNF caused by electronics at P.I.) him as top Open Honda, because if he had Redding's bike he'd be placing much higher, etc.
He was already rewarded for beating Rossi in 2006........with a world championship title. He also had a factory bike that year courtesy of HRC. How is a WC from 9 years ago worthy of special treatment today? They are all hard working riders, and Hayden is no more or less hard working. Honda already extended him a GP lifeline after Ducati dropped him, so tell me again why Honda should have rewarded him. My response isn't a dig at Hayden so much as it is a dig at illogical fans who claim Honda owes him something. He was paid handsomely for his services when he was needed. Honda doesn't owe him a thing.

Realist

October 21, 2015 6:54 PM

MotoGP » Evolution not revolution pays off for Yamaha


cont. The developmental genius that is often associated with Rossi wasn't something concocted by fans. It was perpetuated by people who worked with him and employed him. Whether you use the two years at Ducati, the problematic manufacturer (another association that wasn't concocted by fans, but rather, by riders and insiders who worked at/with Ducati), to disparage Rossi is your prerogative, but the statements about him and his ability to aid development and provide feedback didn't appear out of thin air. Now, with that said, that doesn't mean that Lorenzo/Pedrosa/Marquez aren't great development riders. In fact I'd wager that they are equally as good considering they are equally as good on track.

Realist

October 21, 2015 6:49 PM

MotoGP » Evolution not revolution pays off for Yamaha


grantrd: 2011-12 proved all this development rubbish wrong, period..........
Not necessarily. All it proved was that the Ducati had a very limited scope of adjustment, which is why it was such a problematic bike. It is also why the entire bike was eventually revamped to provide a wider range of adjustments similar to the Yamaha's and the Honda's. Even still, it is not up to the same level as we have seen this season. Closer, but not close enough. It still needs more range. Rossi's venture into Panigale only cemented what other riders had said about the bike for years. Rossi is only a man......a man who can provide excellent feedback. He can only assist with development alongside a manufacturer who places emphasis in that area. That's not to say that Ducati didn't develop things, but not at the same rate as HRC/YFR.

Realist

October 21, 2015 4:41 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: No mistakes


primal: Why do you people keep thinking there are only 2 riders on the grid and don't matter whatever the others do have no effect , rossi and lorenzo didn't finished first and second at Philip island and they there will be the same amount of riders, I don't care who win as long as I get to see some great close racing
Like somebody else mentioned, it is because there are only two riders who can win the championship, so logically all eyes will be on them (so to speak). We all acknowledge that there are other riders on the grid, but this IS a Rossi article about his approach to winning the championship against his rival and teammate.

Realist

October 21, 2015 11:36 PM

MotoGP » Evolution not revolution pays off for Yamaha


Yearby23: But I don't think he's an 'engineer' as people brand his development talent. If he was then he would've persisted with 1 plan at Ducati and not requested a different chassis design for each round over 2 years...How was he ever going to 'develop' the Ducati when he changed the frame everytime he changed his underwear?
I don't know that I've ever heard anybody brand it that way. I think people state the obvious (i.e. Rossi isn't an engineer) as if we/people don't already realize and accept that fact. As for Ducati, Rossi's biggest villain was time. He didn't have time to persist with the slow progression that Ducati was subjected to. He only had a few years of racing left. Sticking with Ducati would have seen him sitting where Dovi is at today instead of leading the championship. You also exaggerate the chassis changes, but I understand your point.


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