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October 19, 2015 9:05 AM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo: ‘May your god be with you!’


Blazin: The problem is that Vale's Yamaha was so slow on the straight at Phillip Island, much slower than even Lorenzo's Yamaha. This was not the case at Losail, which has a much longer straight and Rossi went on to win there. So Vale's Yamaha is clearly down on power. The team need to break the seals on all the remaining engines and check 'em out on the dyno and give Rossi the best engine that's still available to him. We can't have Rossi fighting with a sub standard engine. Sort it out Yamaha!
Many more factors than that. Final corner exit speed, gearing, height and weight (which Rossi himself mentioned). I highly doubt that Yamaha gave him a dud engine.

Oli

October 23, 2015 9:20 AM

MotoGP » Smith frustrated when 'support doesn't go both ways'


Don't agree with the comments that Bradley is 'lucky' to have a Tech3 ride, he's more than justified his place in a good MotoGP team this season. And I can understand his frustration if Tech3 provide the factory team with data but don't get any back. Having said that, this is a discussion that Bradley should be having with Yamaha behind closed doors. This is not something he should be discussing in the media.

Oli

October 25, 2015 5:53 AM

MotoGP » Moto3: Title battle lives on as Oliveira wins, Kent 7th


Danny really is making hard work of this, but the damage was again done with a stupid strategy and penalty in qualifying. I can't believe they didn't learn from last week. The race itself, I thought Danny did a good job. Four of them nearly skittled each other in the final corner and Danny didn't need to be a part of that. Now he just needs to be normal for Valencia. Ignore people following you, just do your own laps and you'll be there or thereabouts with no penalties Safe first couple of laps, then it on the back of the leading group and follow them home. Minimal risk. I'd have loved to have seen Danny win it with a few rounds go and then fight for wins in the last couple of races, but that moment has gone.

Oli

October 20, 2015 11:40 AM

MotoGP » Kent ‘frustrated’ at missing title chance


It was always going to be tough for Danny to keep up the form he showed early in the season, and certain races like Motegi, he has quite sensibly ridden the percentage game. And he has been unlucky. The Bagnaia incident was clearly not his fault, the Antonelli crash was a racing incident in my view. But, he has made too many silly mistakes. Aragon was a stupid crash because he knew Basta had gone down. His penalties in Misano and PI, and the tyre fiasco at Indy were also silly points to give away. He's been lucky really that Oliviera also threw points away early in the year and Basta's form has dipped just as much as Danny's (3 crashes in 5 races!). The good news is that his pace is still strong. He's not struggling to wrap up the title because he's slow, he's struggling to wrap up the title because little mistakes have crept it. Hopefully he'll swallow his pride, take a steady top 5 at Sepang and then he can go and win at Valencia with the pressure off.

Oli

October 15, 2015 12:05 PM

MotoGP » Kent explains reasoning behind Moto2 deal


I think he's made the right choice. The guy isn't aiming to be another Brit just happy to be mid pack on the MotoGP grid, he wants to win in Moto3, win in Moto2 and win in MotoGP. The best riders need to have this mentality, and the best in MotoGP have gone this route. He's effectively backing himself to get the results in Moto2 that will give him at least an equal MotoGP ride in 2017 or 2018, or maybe a better MotoGP ride. Will he? Who knows. Plenty of good 125/Moto3 riders have tried and failed - Julian Simon, Cortese, Terol, Salom etc. But a good number have gone into Moto2, done well, and ended up with factory MotoGP contracts - Bradl, Marquez, P Espargaro, Vinales etc. He's got confidence in his own ability, so he should. Whether that confidence is misplaced, only time will tell.

Oli

October 23, 2015 3:41 PM

MotoGP » Smith frustrated when 'support doesn't go both ways'


Doug17: That he has finished races may be all well and good, but the big get off's are costly. And without doubt affect his race pace,
a) Crashes, particularly in practice, are part and parcel of finding the limit and seldom do they impact race pace. It's part of the sport, and most team managers would rather have someone fast, who falls off occasionally, than someone safe and slow. b) Yamaha won't particularly care, they don't have to pay to repair it. Herve does. c) Brad's crash record through 2015 is better than most, including his team-mate and a certain Marc Marquez. I don't think that would put Yamaha off signing Marc, if the chance ever arose.

Oli

October 21, 2015 5:18 PM
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F1 » Six of the Best: Mismatched team-mates


ducfer: Higher center of gravity also means understeer.Most drivers doesn't like that.In my opinion neither Alonso does,but knowing his character he probably asked/encouraged this solution just to have an edge over teammates
Have to love some of the garbage you read on internet forums. Effectively saying Alonso probably asked for or encouraged a more difficult car to drive, so that he can look better against his team mate? I literally don't know what to say to that. Maybe just a slow clap.

Oli

October 22, 2015 3:29 PM

F1 » Six of the Best: Mismatched team-mates


ducfer: Oli, I have to dislike your ideea that my opinion comes from reading forum garbage.Comes from following the sport since the eighties and having enough knowledge of engineering to know how stuff works without making a virtue of this.If i touched your hero,well...his egoistic character is known,others just refuse to acknowledge it.
I wasn't saying your opinion comes from garbage you read on the internet, I was saying your opinion is the kind of garbage one can read on the internet! I have no allegiance to Alonso, or indeed anyone in F1 these days. But the guy is a two time World Champion, and you only get to that level with an extreme amount of drive and desire. To suggest that anyone at that level would rather have a car that's slower, just so they can beat their teammate, is plain idiotic.

Oli

October 20, 2015 5:02 PM

MotoGP » Kent ‘frustrated’ at missing title chance


It's easy to criticise Danny for being *too* focused on winning the title, but when you have a first half of the season that he has, he can afford to do that. At the end of the day, he's still going to win it and he's still the fastest guy on the grid. On another day (without Bagnaia!), he may well have stayed in the mix with the lead group and won it in the final few laps. Get it wrapped up Danny and no one will remember Phillip Island. The only fly in the ointment is that those two long straights are likely to make Sepang another 15 bike freight train, and that always brings risk.


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