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therealDave

September 22, 2014 11:29 PM
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MotoGP » Is Jack Miller ready for MotoGP?


Having been offered the opportunity, he'd be silly not to take it! Is he the next "coming"....no based on results to date! The risks for Jack here are injury and stagnation. The injury risk is obvious (54Hp to 240Hp over night). The stagnation risk is more complicated. MM is not going anywhere soon and even though it seems that Miller is the replacement in training for Pedro, many things still have to happen for that to eventuate. Pedro's results / speed must wain to the point Honda have no need for him, the other up and commers through moto2 don't perform better or show better promise and his fellow moto3 riders (Marquez in particular) don't shine in Moto2 and give Honda the "what if" moments (Honada have broken contracts before - Dovi!!). Miller has a once in a life time opportunity given to him (for reasons not really known by anyone but Honda) but it's now up to miller at 19 and with only 3 years of Moto3 under his belt to make the most of it!

therealDave

September 18, 2014 3:57 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


To put into perspective how I'm thinking.....MM spent 2 years in Moto2 having come second and then winning the WC and many posters back then were "unhappy" Dorna changed the rules to allow him into MotoGP. Now, miller is 2 years in Moto3 with 3 wins to his name and some posters are all "yeh, why not straight into MotoGP with HONDA"? I think Jack has both the talent and ability to run at the point end of MotoGP eventually.....what's the rush (if not his passport)? Australia may be a small market so Honda doesn't need the sales, however all teams and Dorna need a good turn out at the Phillip Island GP for as long as it's on the calander!

therealDave

September 18, 2014 3:49 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


MrBojangles: in any sport you have tangibles vs. intangibles when you deal with the best teams (HRC), they tend to focus on the tangibles like talent and ability...because they can afford to. There already a household brand. All this passport talk is unfocused thinking. Australia is a small market - they don't bring much to the table. Honda really thinks this kid has something, which is exciting to see unfold!
I totally agree Jack has the talent & ability, I am simply questioning the speed (pardon the pun) at which his progression is taking place given his results to date don't warrent (in my opinion) such speed. Why wouldn't Honda sign him to a 3 year deal with the first being in their top moto2 team, the second being a learning year in GP with the third being his "deliver or your out" year? Not questioning his talen or ability, just the speed of his promotion!

therealDave

September 18, 2014 2:48 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jack Miller to MotoGP with Honda


Firstly, I would like to congratulate Jack on his contract. Secondly, it seems like a political move based on Jacks passport as MotoGP needs (wants) an Aussie in the top class. Jack has won 3 races in moto 3 to date and that's it (not meant as a bad thing). He bipasses moto2 all together and its a 3 year contract with HONDA. If you compare Jack's record to Marc Marquez in moto3, you would have thought MM would have jumped moto2 straight to GP? Also, MM as amazing as he is (and as moto2 WC) only got a 2 year contract not 3? I like Jack and do beleive he will be at the pointy end of MotoGP but am realistic enough to know this move is not based on past or current performance but assumptions about future performance. Good luck and I only hope the open class Honda gets some serious updating because even though year 1 is a "learning year", a racer like Jack is only going to suffer if he is always running 18th-15th.

therealDave

September 15, 2014 5:29 AM

MotoGP » Marquez explains Misano mistake


@Yearby, No, VR fans will not hate MM. Speaking for myself, I actually like MM a lot and recognise he is the guy taking over the mantle (not like previous pretenders). I am looking forward to the racing he and VR are going to give us for the next couple of years and the scraps they have already had (not to mention those still to come) have put the last 3 years into perspective...... Apart from a handfull of Jlo & Pedro battles, the last 3 years of racing has been unintersting in terms of action. No Yearby, VR fans will (if not already) become MM fans. The question is if the VR haters now become the MM haters?

therealDave

September 15, 2014 11:26 PM

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia


Yearby23: Scandal. Mistake by Aprilia. If his crash record is anything to go by, Aprilia will be bankrupt mid-season. However, I think he will qualify and perform relatively the same as he has done on the Honda. It can't be any worse. (I'm not forgetting he had a podium in LeMans)
@Yearby, LCR didn't go broke after 2006 and AB hasn't come close to that crash count in one year so I'm sure Gresini will be fine! He has the pace to challenge the top 4 on his day (as does crutchlow, dovi, bradel & espagaro) but not the consistancy or "smarts". Maybe this package will fit him and allow him to concentrate on consistancy rather than always having to find that pace week in and week out.

therealDave

September 15, 2014 9:21 AM

MotoGP » Victorious Valentino Rossi 'at the best of my career'


Motojunky:
Nakasone: @rossi: " I don't feel that I'm slower than when I won ten or eleven races in a season. The bigger problem is that my rivals are stronger.....They are more professional and more focussed.” It came out of the horse's mouth. He admitted that his form hasn't dipped, but he wins less now because his rivals are stronger now. Which means that he won his early titles because he had no true rivals.
Give me a break. Is there no end to the dribble you blokes (anti Rossi) will come up with to discredit a truely great race, won by a truely great rider.
Spot on Moto......and to Naka, if you truly believe what you posted, you are also saying that Jlo & Stoner were no competition as VR won 08 & 09 WC against those 2. Without raising all that crap again, just realize how stupid your post is!

therealDave

September 14, 2014 11:25 PM

MotoGP » Victorious Valentino Rossi 'at the best of my career'


Legend! All fit, good weather, all on front 2 rows, head to head with MM......top stuff! Ticks all the boxes so to the haters....just shut up! MM made a mistake trying to keep up, Jlo couldn't mount a challenge and is in his best form of the year (pole and 4th second in a row) so no excuses guy's, VR beat them all today. So that makes 3 separate winners so far! Can anyone tell me which of the top 4 haven't won a race yet this year? (don't reply, I simply couldn't help myself:))

therealDave

September 14, 2014 11:50 PM

MotoGP » Victorious Valentino Rossi 'at the best of my career'


I'll just remind the haters that VR stated at the start of the weekend that this is his track and his race and guess what....he won it! Even MM doesn't say or imply "i'm going top win this race and that race"! Watching the crowds pour towards the podium and then from the podium, seeing the fans, the sea of fans, they are all the people who feel the reality and no that you haters are simply stupid. Go Vale! Great hands-down outright win against top quality competition in good weather, with all being fit and MM testing you where Jlo couldn't.

therealDave

September 14, 2014 11:42 PM

MotoGP » Victorious Valentino Rossi 'at the best of my career'


Sete: It's just unfortunate he didn't beat MM in a straight up battle like Dani did 2 races ago. These sort of results always leave you feeling it's a little bit of a gifted win. Although I am sure his fans won't see it that way! Please start the stone throwing now! The Honda's clearly were at a disadvantage on this track. The out of the corner acceleration on both of the Yams was incredible in comparison to the Honda's. They were really hooking up. MM had to overide the bike to compensate. It looks like the Yams are at least the equal of the Honda's right now.
But he did...MM made a mistake trying to keep up (much like stoner at Germany in 2012 trying to keep up with pedro). MM past him twice and VR past him back. As for Yam v Honda, now all of a sudden, the Yams have an advantage? You haters are such a piece ow work.....


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