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August 15, 2014 10:10 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Honda has found something

In reality, Rossi is most likely stating some things that he believes to be true, highlighting that the Honda has an edge. He wants to destabilise Marquez if he can, because he wants to see this run of victories come to an end, and the easiest way is to "innocently" discredit his victories. Funny that he didn't mention the tyres, maybe because he's the "Bridgestone ambassador", but if I agree with one thing that Prof-X bangs on about, it is how critical a change in the tyres can be. We've seen it every year. I don't necessarily believe that the favouritism-by-design argument, just that when they make a change, there will be winners and losers, and it's much harder to change to bike to the tyres than the tyres to the bike.


August 15, 2014 9:48 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Honda has found something

Brolong22: ...
... And was able to race right up front against experienced proven winners from day 1, with no learning period, adaption nor learning curve in what us allegedly the pinnacle of racing. Those things scream 'package superiority' - thats why.
TF, I've taken the bait...Stoner, Honda satellite, day 1, up front. (Michellin controlled his tyres after that). Ducati, day 1, up front. Honda, day 1, up front. Remember how righteously the throng decried Stoner on the Ducati - "it's the bike! it's the bike!" because he made it look so easy. It didn't matter that Loris struggled, then Melandri became lost on the same bike. It was only when Rossi got on it and didn't know what the front end would do, and discovered real understeer...then finally admitted defeat. It's not just the bike. The Honda is better, but that's part of the deal. It is a competition between teams. This is more Marquez than you think.


August 14, 2014 4:16 PM

MotoGP » Rossi to match Barros MotoGP record

Interesting that Jack Findlay was on that list. he raced back when there were only 7 or 8 GPs in a season. I vaguely knew he was a world champion in a lower category, but didn't realise that he had done more than a couple of seasons of 500 GPs. Looked his record up. - First GP winner on a Suzuki 500cc (71 Ulster GP - a road circuit) - Isle of Man TT GP winner on Suzuki - Came second in the championship to Agostini's MV in 1968 riding a Matchless... and people complain about the Honda Proddy. The MV would lap the Matchless at most circuits... 80 bhp versus 50 bhp. 260 kph top speed versus 220 kph. Back on topic, well done to Rossi for staying intact for long enough to top this list.


August 14, 2014 3:39 PM

MotoGP » Higher hopes for Dovizioso, Crutchlow

I'd like to see one of these guys power slide the Desmosedici around some bends to see how the lap times fare...maybe Crazy Joe will try it... Hopefully Dovi will have another hard crack at the front, and maybe Cal will find some way of riding the bike to get a more competitive lap...he looks slightly lost on it at the moment. Maybe the gremlins got to him. Pity.

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