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July 19, 2015 5:08 AM
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MotoGP » Rossi ‘recovery’: Final 10% was the hardest

He has 92 Fastest Laps (3 of them from this year at Qatar, Argentina and France)....only behind the 117 of Agostini. Pedrosa is the next closest rider with 61, and Marquez with 41. Stoner and Lorenzo aren't even in the top 10. Fans who have been around for quite some time had grown use to Rossi dominating everybody, so when he isn't dominating (and is merely at parity or slightly above) or when he isn't the fastest by a long shot, the criticism starts. He either needs to dominate or he's useless (paraphrasing some of the critics). To do what he's doing at his age, and with so many years in the game, is quite remarkable. I highly doubt that we'll see another who is quite like him.


July 20, 2015 6:33 PM
Last Edited 1 day 18 hours ago

MotoGP » Rossi ‘recovery’: Final 10% was the hardest

AyrtonSenna: @ Realist The point is, that is only where he could go and get a top ride. And he had to lick ar$e to get it. Lets be honest, he thought he was bigger than the sport when he went to Ducati, and only since he has come back to Yamaha, has he actually matured a bit.
That's a fallacy. He could have gone back to Honda too, albeit in a fully factory supported satellite (..because Marquez and Pedrosa were already in the factory seats), and you better believe he would have been just as competitive. You see it as you want to see it. I see it as Rossi wanted to get back onto a competitive bike because he didn't have time to wait for Ducati to fix their issues in the twilight of his career. Did he underestimate the task and feel that he could get better results than Stoner? Yes! ...but that doesn't mean that he felt that he was "bigger than the sport". Rossi has given more to the sport than any other rider on the grid.


July 21, 2015 12:57 AM

WSBK » Rea: I am sure I was quicker than Sykes…

ianisme: Another thing. It says at the top of this page "Jonathan Rea feels he could have pulled away from Tom Sykes had he been able to get past his Kawasaki team-mate and title rival." . JR got past in both races and couldn't pull away, then was subsequently re-passed. Does that tell you anything?
Have you looked at the lap analysis (I haven't!)?? Having a faster pace doesn't mean that you can necessarily get past the person in front of you. We see it in GP all of the time............riders with faster lap pace getting held up by slower riders that they just can't get around.


July 21, 2015 1:03 AM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK

1MoreRound: He was a beast when he was racing production motorcycles, no reason it can't happen again.
As people love to cite when we speak about Rossi............the field is stronger now. I definitely think Hayden would have a better chance of being competitive in WSBK. I'd wager that top 10 wouldn't be a problem for him. Whether he can run up front with Davis, Sykes and Rea is another story. I suppose it'll depend on what kind of kit he can get his hands on (..which I'd wager would be pretty good).


July 20, 2015 4:16 PM
Last Edited 10 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi ‘recovery’: Final 10% was the hardest

AyrtonSenna: Realist, you forget to mention that Honda told him that he would never ride a honda again. He petulantly left that team on bad terms and actually had to find a new team.
From a reading comprehension perspective, what does that have to do with anything that me and onablade were discussing??? We weren't talking about his early years at Honda (..a ride that I still think he could manage to get again under the right circumstances, just like he did with Yamaha). In fact, we specifically were talking about his transition from Ducati to Yamaha.

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