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TrueFan

June 25, 2014 7:27 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Maybe the priest prefers Superbike!


Rossi won last year, but his main competitors were injured, and Marquez was not dominant. Rossi is much more convincing this year. His mind is in a better place, whether because he has more confidence in the bike, or his life in general is just better, he looks like a hungry contender. He's always had the skill, and his age is not an issue. He has avoided most of the injuries that make riders old before their time. Unfortunately for VR, Marquez has also improved over last year. No stupid moves, or even dodgy moves, just hard racing. I like to see VR make this a great race, and maybe take his 7th win at Assen.

TrueFan

June 25, 2014 7:37 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo pins hopes on Assen solutions


ProfessorX:
TrueFan: I've been studying the photo for this article, and I think I've gained an insight into Jorge's performance issues this year. His cornering style is well known to be based on holding higher speed through the turn than his three main rivals. Well, newsflash. Jorge, you need to ride a tighter line! :)
looks like he ran pretty wide (also known as lack of grip) to me, that much distance comes at a pretty big time penalty.
Sorry, I should have made it more obvious that I was simply being a smart ar$e!

TrueFan

June 25, 2014 5:10 PM

MotoGP » Rossi returns to scene of winning joy


Shrimpling:
TrueFan: Melandri won three races for Gresini Honda in 2006. Since then, there Ben Spies for Tech 3.
Ben Spies was on the factory Yamaha in 2011 when he got his win at Assen. Tech 3 have never won a race in MotoGP.
Fair enough, I should have checked before posting. I stand corrected. I'm pretty sure I'm right with Melandri though. Stoner was fast out of the box on the LCR 990 Honda too. Melandri just got him on the very last bend before the finish in Turkey in '06. Satellite bikes 1-2. He won races on the Ducati that no-one else could ride. The point is, it isn't simply that Marquez's Honda is magically better than everyone else's bike. The biggest difference among the Japanese factory bikes is still rider performance. The technical differences are smaller.


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