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therealDave

July 10, 2014 1:22 AM
Last Edited 20 days ago

MotoGP » Stefan Bradl: Honda, Ducati, Aprilia - or Moto2?


CarmelitoEzpeleta: I think for Alvaro his best move will be to Pramac and try weasel his way onto a factory Ducati, Bradl should commit to Suzuki, and Gresini should either opt for proven experience in Aleix Espargaro, Kallio, Simon, West, or Barros... or try to graft through one of the hotshots from moto2 like Rabat, Vinales, or Torres.. Personally id like to see them take somone experienced like kevin Schwantz or Max Biaggi to give them a shot on the satellite honda
Good point...I would risk a season on Ant West. He impressed me when on Kwaka back in 2007/8 (I think) and the LCR is far more competitive in relation to the factories compared to the kwaka back then. He is doing well in Moto2 given his kit.

therealDave

July 11, 2014 4:49 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


The more I think about it, I wouldn't be surprised if its Yamaha that want the 1 year deal. A "shape up or ship out" call from them to Jlo. No where has it been stated that Jlo is demanding the 1 year deal (correct me please, if I am wrong)? Jlo's glum face and current low profile would suggest he is quite unhappy and you would think he would have let go of the "performance thing" for this year given we are at the half way mark of the season. So, unless Jlo is a realy big sulk, his current unhappiness may just well be due to the negotiations?? Maybe the sticking point is the one year not the money? Maybe its Yamaha wanting the one year? If Jlo cannot adjust to the 2014 tyre, how will he adjust to the 2016 Michies, less sophisticated electronics and same ECU accross all competitors (may be Yamaha's thoughts)??

therealDave

July 11, 2014 1:26 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 2016 ‘year zero’ for MotoGP


Watched Donnington 2000 last night. Battle between Roberts, McWilliams and Rossi. Track was damp and the bikes were squirming at every input of the wrist. Not saying thats what it will be like in 2016 because the bikes, brakes and tyres are 16 years down the development road but it will definatley put an even bigger grin on Rossi's face. Has anyone else noticed the positive correlation between rossi's grin factor and his win factor??

therealDave

July 11, 2014 4:35 AM
Last Edited 20 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


"Rossi might be having a great season but let's face it, he isn't ever going to beat MM in the title race. Jorge can when he's at his best. Rossi is at Yamaha to sell bikes and be the superstar, but Yamaha need Jorge to win a title." @ PorkPie, "Lets face it"?????......Yes, OK, lets face it. If Jlo in 2013 on "his" tyres, with real mongral in him, couldn't beat a 1st year rookie to the title when that rookie was on essentially the same bike Jlo beat to the title in 2012, then I agree, he isnt ever going to beat MM in the title race! Oh, you were talking about Vale weren't you......well, at least Vale can still sell bikes, what can Jlo still do for yamaha if not winning titles?????

therealDave

July 11, 2014 1:39 AM
Last Edited 20 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


BJR: The pressure on the track would be nothing compared to the political BS running in the background. Brain is 100% right that Dorna want a Rossi vs MM show and that's what they're working on. Slow down the Honda's and speed up Rossi's Yamaha. Jlo's not stupid, he got a hand up from Dorna and Bridgestone in 2012 and he knows it. He also knows he's just an extra now that Dorna got Rossi back on to a competitive machine like they promised they would when it was clear the Ducati storyline wasn't paying out. He's probably getting Ben Spies's end of the pineapple now as it's contract time and Yamaha want to sign him up for less. I know I'd knobble his ride this season and make him look bad so nobody else would want him if I were Yamaha so I could sign him cheap for another 2 years..
WOW....with all that script writing and power over results that you claim Dorna has, why didn't the rossi / ducati script work??????

therealDave

July 10, 2014 1:02 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo ‘trying to revert the situation’


To those expecting him to bounce back here in Germany, he said he was "scared" last race due to flashbacks of his crash and now states in this article that he is already thinking about last years crash here. The guy is scared at the moment (not a criticism or jibe but an observation) and cant find his “mojo”. Rossi lost it at Ducati but was able to get it back because he switched from that to a bike he knew was good. What does Jlo do to get it back when he is still on the same kit? While I regularly bag his attitude on these threads, I do feel for the guy because his performance this year is not reflective of his ability (refer 2008-2013).

therealDave

July 11, 2014 4:55 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


Brain: Dorna dont build bikes, but they do make back room deals to get a certain rider back on competitive machinery. Remember the slip of the tongue from Uncle Carmello months before it was even announced. "I am calm. Valentino next year will be riding a competitive bike, but I [can't] tell you what it is. It is still too early to talk about: in 2013 we will see Rossi fight for the win... again.” That sounds a lot like an entity that is supposed to be neutral pulling strings to alter competition
Again, I question Dorna's pull because in 2013 VR didn't fight for wins. By his standards, on a competitive bike, he had a poor year........

therealDave

July 11, 2014 12:55 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


"Yamaha's advancement in braking is 95 % the new stiffer Bridgestone carcass that Rossi prefers. If you go back to last years tires, Lorenzo is 2nd and Rossi is back to 4th. The new tire has been good for Rossi, but a disaster for the team as a whole. Last year at least the bike won races,this year it feels better for Rossi but the team is getting crushed, but hey, at least Rossi is happy." @Brian, Your assessment opens the door for the very legitimate question.....does this mean Jlos performances on the tyre he likes (2013 & prior) are due largley to those tyres? You cannot say the biggest change is the tyre and so that explains his form turn around without implying his good from was due to the tyres he liked. Just my opinion but quite sound logic I would argue!

therealDave

July 11, 2014 5:08 AM
Last Edited 20 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo and Yamaha: One or two years?


KnowNothing:
Brain: We have no idea what instructions Dorna have given Michelin for what kind of tire they want in the series. Bridgestone didnt seem to care what Dorna wanted, they built fast ass tires that lasted and broke records.
When in doubt, change the subject?
Man you guys are quick. I leave to grab a cuppa.....????? Thanks KnowNothing, you have beaten me to the punch twice now. I would also add that if its a script, sureley you can find Dorna's request to Michelen on the net somewhere? Don't scripts get sent out for proof reading or some sort of check? Google it!

therealDave

July 10, 2014 12:44 AM
Last Edited 21 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo ‘trying to revert the situation’


"He is not in any kind of precarious position. He knows where he is going just got to agree on dollars. Yamaha wants him period!! So after 6 years and 2 championships..you think Yamaha is ready to get rid of him...LMAO.... good thing you do not run a business..you would lose your a** off!!" @Joeski, You seem very sure of your logic..."after 6 years and 2 championships..you think Yamaha is ready to get rid of him". Correct me if I'm wrong, but after 7 years and 4 championships and being the defending WC after back to back, they let Rossi go!!!!! The one thing all manufacturers have shown time and time again, is that the factory is in charge not the riders....... I hope you don't run a busines as you must be able to learn from other's mistakes & successes as well as your own.


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