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November 13, 2014 12:16 AM

MotoGP » Rossi gives thumbs-up to new chassis, swing-arm

therealDave: VR happy...I'm happy!
Looking back at his career is astonishing. Aside from his rookie year where he finished 9th, Rossi was either winning championships or was the 2nd or 3rd tier runner-up......until his dreaded Ducati years. With a decent year after returning to Yamaha, he's now back in 2nd. If this man manages to pull off a 10th title, the two wheeled world will go bananas.


November 13, 2014 5:54 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: New Honda needs change of direction

TrueFan: Gibenau, Stoner just to name two. Stoner was a result of his famous ambition / talent equation problem - basically an attempted pass that was doomed all the way, but Gibenau was a case of determination to make good on his Qatar threat/promise and bordered on intentional impact...but fanbois call it "racecraft". And I could add Gibenau taking out Capirossi, and costing him a WC, or Pedro taking out Hayden in another "overly ambitious" pass up the inside. They've practically all done it. Rossi is just better at repackaging it for the cameras at the press conference.
I wouldn't consider the Stoner collision a "critical point" by any means.


November 13, 2014 12:42 AM
Last Edited 14 days ago

MotoGP » Deficit to top 'unacceptable' says Redding

IvorBueb: This is not a race, it is a test.
Nobody said it was a race. It IS indicative of how others get on relative to Redding. One only needs to look at Crutchlow, Espargaro and Petrucci to see how Redding is under-performing while dealing with the same set of circumstances. That isn't to say that he won't adapt and improve, but initial results do evoke some thought. Hell, even Redding himself calls his results "unacceptable" and he stated explicitly that he didn't expect to be so far behind considering the fact that he now has a much better bike. If his own words don't lend credence to our analyses, then I don't know what more to tell you.


November 13, 2014 5:43 PM
Last Edited 14 days ago

MotoGP » Deficit to top 'unacceptable' says Redding

MattyMKO745: Why does anyone who set Cal, Danilo or even Aleix as an example to Scott seem to forget that they have crew chiefs who have a ton of experience with the bike their rider is riding... and this is something Scott doesn't have at the moment... so that time deficit at the moment is completly acceptable, it's not the end of the world... even his team said they will be better next time in Sepang, so why all of you haters don't wait at least to the end of both Sepang tests and judge then??
WHAT? Aleix's crew chief has "tons of experience" setting up a brand new Suzuki? Are you even thinking before you post?


November 13, 2014 1:09 AM

MotoGP » Deficit to top 'unacceptable' says Redding

papcicles: Yes, these are the realities, and Redding will know this better than anyone. Great racer and a solid-impressive first season, but not showing to be exceptional - which is exactly the job he needed to do. Next season is going to be more competitive, so podiums and even top sixes harder to come by. Expectations that he will be appearing regularly at the front are probably unfair. Alternatively, he could be sandbagging...hoping to enjoy the element of surprise come the season start.
Your final point would be something I could latch onto if it weren't for the fact that we know he has a huge ego, and he thinks that he is better than he actually is (..a'la Crutchlow). If he could have pulled out some fast laps, he would've.

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