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TrueFan

August 11, 2014 2:14 PM

MotoGP » ‘Intruder’ Dovizioso accepts hard passes


Dovi put in a great ride again, but Ducati is not yet making the steps they need to make. The tyres are still chewing out too quickly. It's fine to draft on the straight and pass, but if you can't hold the position or extend it, they will do the same move back. It's also easier to be philosophical about being used as a berm when you know it made no difference to the ultimate outcome of the race. It looked like Rossi thought he could get through, but mis-calculated their respective lines. There was so much dicing at that point, some contact was inevitable.

TrueFan

August 12, 2014 2:43 PM

MotoGP » Gresini suggests ‘major change’ to turn Bautista fortunes


As much as I'd like to see Redding on the Showa/Nissin factory Honda, I can't understand what has happened to Bautista. He's always been prone to crashing, which is an occupational hazard for some riders more than others, but I don't get how he doesn't look like being competitive. He's a better rider than his results show. Unfortunately, the results are what they are, and good guy or not, his ride is more than on the line now...He's had a good run at it.

TrueFan

August 12, 2014 6:25 PM

MotoGP » Marquez expecting ‘strong’ Yamaha challenge


People seem to forget that the biggest change this year was in the revised Bridgestones. Yamaha refined software to get the fuel to last, which they did. Both Rossi and Lorenzo had issues with the tyres. Honda might have tweaked fuel usage, but they got the bike working with the tyres, or maybe Marquez felt good with the bike as it was. Maybe they were lucky, or maybe the conspiracy theorists are right, and Dorna directed Bridgestone to build tyres for Marquez :) Either way, Dani has struggled a lot more this year. But ifs and buts don't win races. The Honda is probably a better bike package, but the advantage isn't as stark as the results show. Marquez is the X-factor in this show.

TrueFan

August 12, 2014 4:58 PM

MotoGP » Marquez expecting ‘strong’ Yamaha challenge


"Marc Marquez says he expects Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to pose a challenge to his MotoGP superiority as the series heads back to Europe for the Czech Grand Prix at Brno" Well he can hardly say that he thinks it will be a pushover, can he? The fact is, team YFR will be trying everything to upset his game plan, and would be very motivated to ruin his party, no matter what PR spin they present. Dani will be pretty determined to take it up to him too. Yamaha track? Not too long ago it was Michelin track or Bridgestone track. Now they're all Bridgestone. Bring on Brno...

TrueFan

August 11, 2014 5:01 PM

MotoGP » ‘Intruder’ Dovizioso accepts hard passes


Vilas46: they both survive was just a bad decision for both on that time... You can bet that for both would had been better if they had keep or Rossi first or Dovi second or the opposite, that Loss there places to riders like Marquez and lorenzo, there reall problems here=)...
Rossi hit Dovi from behind. VR just miscalculated. The Ducati doesn't have tyres that last race distance, so he was never going to be there at the end. Also, he knows Rossi is fighting for second in the WC. Dovi let it go. VR made a mistake. No big deal. There was no chance for Rossi to complete that move - he came in too hot, and was always going wide.

TrueFan

August 11, 2014 4:08 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: So difficult to win them all...


lux:
TrueFan:
He returned to racing after 12 years, at the IoM TT, on an under-powered, understeering Ducati, and won...
If he had won the championship, that would have been impressive. But he won A single race, kinda of his home race too actually.
Well, obviously, you're free to be as unimpressed as you wish. However, if you haven't raced a motorcycle for a decade, and you choose as your first return race the IoM TT, with all the risks that go with that, at the age of 37 or 38, I'm impressed. IIRC, he lived in New Zealand in those days, and he didn't do any other races to get back up to speed. Just rode and conquered. His bike had a fork rake of 31 deg. Not nimble.... And the IoM TT is not for the faint hearted...


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