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Realist

April 19, 2016 10:02 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo to leave Yamaha


PatrickD: Regardless, Yamaha have just kissed off any chance of a rider title for the next two years. 2016 for MM, 2017 between him and JLo. Rossi knew and still knows the significance of last year's defeat. MM won't be out of the running like that again in his career.
If Marquez can keep it upright, Honda will win titles for the foreseeable future. It's funny that you guys continue with the "kiss the WC goodbye" statements when Rossi was the one nipping at Marquez's heels in 2014 and was running the entire show in 2015 until the last race. You guys act like J.LO is the end all, be all to Yamaha winning. If anything, Marquez is the end all, be all to ANYBODY winning.

Realist

April 19, 2016 9:51 PM

MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


BillAce: Realist, Honda had Rossi's RC211V and two japanese riders testing and developing the bike. Barros was given the bike for the last 4 races of the season, only after Rossi clinched the WC. Alex won 2 of the 4 races with Rossi winning 1. VR's demand for 2003 that he get all updates first set the stage for his Honda exit. Honda thought it was 80% bike and VR saw it the other way around. Rossi himself said it almost wasn't fair, having all that power and a traction control system to use it.
That has very little to do with the point that I was making, which was to rebut his statement that purported that Rossi had a 990 while his competition were on 500cc's......which is largely false. His competition was on 990's too (..i.e..Checa, Ukawa, Biaggi, etc.)...then Tech 3 got their bikes later in the year.

Realist

April 19, 2016 9:58 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo to leave Yamaha


JustWatch:
John Spoonemore: Good riddance to bad rubbish. Lo-rent was bad publicity, whereas Rossi is worth a mint. Make no mistake, none of the manufacturers are in this to w in races. They're in it to sell bikes, and the racing is only a marketing ploy. That said, Rossi is by far a better salesmen than the arrogant Spaniard..
don't hear any offer from Honda, Suzuki, Ducati, Aprilia toward VR. Perhaps, they dont't think he is a better salesman anyway
Why would Honda offer when they have Marquez, who is the best rider on the grid (when he keeps it together)? Why would Ducati offer when Rossi wouldn't go back anyway. Aprilia? Suzuki? LOL! So you're saying that Rossi would have even considered an offer from either of them? That's insane on its face.

Realist

April 19, 2016 9:56 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo to leave Yamaha


VKal:
classicmotof1: After last year's race fixing and rival colluding, Yamaha had to let him go.
if Yamaha wants to let him go, then why offer a contract in the first place... silly statement. Yamaha wanted the whole cake, keep their marketing machine and the best rider but sometimes you can't get them all.
Keeping up appearances perhaps?!?!? It's just like when you want to break up with a woman, but instead of just calling it quits, you do stuff to irritate her until she makes the choice to leave. It's just a means to the same end. I'm not saying that's what Yamaha did, but it wouldn't surprise me if that were the case.

Realist

April 20, 2016 12:03 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


BillAce: By 2008 the M1 was really dialed in. They no longer need to let Rossi overrev the bike to make up for the power deficit which is what really cost VR the title in 2006, his crash at Valencia aside. Rossi never rode the Duc and it was assumed Stoner had this magic TC system making him go fast but in fact the system was really Casey's wrist. Even Hayden said he was more aggressive and WOT longer each lap...just slower
I agree with this more or less.

Realist

April 19, 2016 10:36 PM
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MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


BillAce: The key point is that none of his competitors were on "The 4 stroke" except him. It forced Yamaha to really push development and hire Honda's top people (including VR) 2002-3 were walks in the park as per Rossi himself. Honda embarrassed the industry with the RC211V.
Biaggi was on the four stroke in 2002. Checa was on the two and the four stroke. Ukawa was on the four stroke too. Sure, the 2002 season was a mix two and four strokes (while 2003 was the first season of all 4 strokes), but there were others aside from Rossi on 4 strokes. w w w.motogp.com/en/news/2002/02/12/honda-lead-rider-tohru-ukawa-proclaims-it-will-just-be-about-the-4-stroke-riders/132813


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