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therealDave

June 01, 2014 5:25 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: We made a big mistake


Not to sound blindly optimistic or on drugs, and I don't think for a minute he can win, but does anyone else see half a smirk in that photo? He looked more disappointed after qualifying 6th or 7th on the Ducati! Like I said, I have ruled out the possibility of a win but his pace is good, his confidence in himself and the bike are high and he's at Mugello. I would not rule out a podium, especially if the start goes his way and he's up to 6 or 5 by the second or third lap.

therealDave

May 30, 2014 12:36 AM
Last Edited 83 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi ‘in talks’ over new Yamaha contract


ducfer: LiVio, Title contender is one thing,championship contender is another.Sure all of them are championship contenders,title not so many. I also remember Lorenzo was ahead in standings before he broke his leg and Rossi was feeling the pressure.Works both ways.
Yeh, by 9 points with 10 or so rounds remaining.....real pressure (yes, sarcasm). The basic point still stands, VR has been a real contender for the WC in all years except 2011+12. JUST as Jlo has been in all his years in the top flight except for 2014.

therealDave

May 30, 2014 12:30 AM
Last Edited 84 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi ‘in talks’ over new Yamaha contract


crashnetdummies: Valentinokee46 You're "that" kind of people that makes the Rossi fanbase, who's made first and foremost of true moto racing fans, look bad. Ready to quit motogp when his idol (Vale) is not performing and an irrational hatred for his main rival (Lorenzo). So, you're asking hat wrong with that ? Well it's prototypical fanboyism mate. There's no place for immature behavior when all these guys risk their lives for our entertainment. True racing fans know this. Maybe you should try Justin Bieber
Good point! So much so that all posters should reflect on it. There are such posters on both sides of the fan base for each rider out there risking their health for our entertainment. Why is it just VR fanboys that deserve your rebuke? Many Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Hayden and Crutchlow fans are just as bad. Then there are those pure Honda v Yamaha. We wont even mention one fan base who have been really quiet this last 18 months!!!

therealDave

May 21, 2014 4:01 AM

MotoGP » Rossi 'Lorenzo frustrated', Marquez 'fun is faster'


You are such a laugh AussieNSW....when us fan boys would say Stoner had a rocket in 2007 and it was more bike than rider, you would constantly highlight Caparossi's performance as the counter argument. Now, in a different era, you try to say that its the bike resulting in Marc's performances. Well, where is Dani ... 2 points ahead of VR after 5 rounds on the same bike Marc is making all look slow on. I said it many times during 11 & 12 when you would regularly post (not so much posting from you these days I have noticed) that time has a funny way of revealing the truth. And here we are, MM the real deal and Rossi almost second in WC and pissing all over his team mate (on the same bike & tyres).

therealDave

May 21, 2014 11:56 PM
Last Edited 91 days ago

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


How a person reacts to adversity speaks volumes. 2010, VR worked hard to get back on the bike and turned heads. 2011, while the results weren't there, he (and his team) worked harder than ever to do "something". 2012 was the only time I can remember where VR looked "lost". They were still all working very hard but VR looked beaten by the experience. 2013, hard work to pick themselves up, VR and his crew became competitive again with podium's, a win and their best season in 3 years. 2014, with nothing to prove to anyone but himself, he has now set his sights on somehow competing with MM and currently, is the only rider with any chance. Why this critique you think......4 hard years by VR standards (10 to 13 with broken leg, loss of Simo and yes, Ducati) and all he knows is to keep "swinging" and not give-up! 5 rounds of struggles in 7 years for Jlo and he looks dejected and ready to stew in his own self-pitty... How a person reacts to adversity speaks volumes.

therealDave

May 22, 2014 5:54 AM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


just my opinion but at the time that contract was handed out, VR was struggling and it was looking like he would either retire or his level would justify being sacked, so either-way, Yam needed a gun for 2015. Its great to have a plan but as we all know, things change. Now, VR says he wants to race for 2 more years and on current form...should. This puts Yamaha now in an interesting position as VR is the best Yam rider currently, Pol is showing he should be there and its Jlo who's looking lack luster (oh decision decisions). Many posters bang on about VR being the past not the futre and no reasonable person would disagree but nor would they disagree on keeping your current performer, promoting an up-and-comer and letting the current "weak-link" go? If you take all the emotion behind the names away, that formula can be seen at play in almost every team sport around the world (not to mention everybody's workplace).

therealDave

May 22, 2014 6:06 AM

MotoGP » Rookie Espargaro: ‘Hey man, you’re in third!’


just another opinion, with everyone on open rules come 2016, it may be a stroke of genious if Jlo actually opted for an open ride with an M1 next year. A years headstart adapting to the bike and rules and sorting out what works and what doesnt. If Pol is competitive now, what is Jlo capable of? Jlo already asked the question of the factory team. Why not take matters into your own hands? It may seem like a step back now but could actually reap huge rewards come 2016????? This also applies to Pol.....why would he want to forgoe another year on the open M1 to adapt and learn the factory simply to jump back to the open in 2016. I wouldn't mind betting the both Jlo and Pol are leaning more towards open than factory for 2015....

therealDave

May 20, 2014 12:43 AM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


At this level its all about confidence in the bike, tires, electronics which all feed your self-confidence. Rossi didn't UNlearn how to ride fast during 2011-2013 and sudenly learned again in 2014....he lacked confidence in a number of things through those years. This is what Jlo is struggling with now, a lack of confidence in the bike or tires or both which have now fed into a lack of self confidence. Its a vicious cycle because as VR now knows, you need the results to regain your confidence but to get the results you need the confidence....... People bang on about how it took VR 3 years but Ducati didn't listen and last year Yam concentrated on Jlo (as they should have, he was fighting for the title). This year, Yam have given VR a frame he likes and his team have sorted out the breaking. A pre-season and 2-3 rounds was all it took when real, directed effort was concentrated on him! The same will be for JLo, if Yam direct attention to him for 3-4 rounds he will be back.


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