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TrueFan

November 10, 2015 3:10 PM

MotoGP » Ducati GP16 set for Sepang debut


I can't the life of me understand what Ducati's strategy is with this. They need to develop the bike. To do this, they need the maximum feedback. Instead of taking a baselineacross the teams, with relatively minor upgrades for the factory team, they give each team a different version. They can't do a like for like comparison. There's no baseline. Crazy Joe will do good things hopefully, and maybe Docvi will get his mojo back somewhat. Scott might show some promise. Petruci has done very well. I can't understand why Barbera, Baz, Hernandez and Laverty don't have at least a GP15. The Honda and Yamaha satellite bikes are very close to factory bikes. Pramac should be likewise.

TrueFan

November 10, 2015 2:08 PM

MotoGP » Zeelenberg: Never a moment for Marquez to dive through


Rossi wasn't fast enough. He had to rely on the bottom two thirds of the grid getting out of his way, and then, because he would have been fourth based on his lap times (even if he lapped at his BEST lap time, instead of his average) he needed "help" from both the Hondas. Unfortunately, Lorenzo stayed far enough in front that they couldn't mount an attack. Get over it. Rossi did this to himself. Even if Marquez DID do what Rossi slanderously alleges, so what? Rossi asked for it. No, he BEGGED for it. What a goat. The racing history books will simply state that the 2015 MotoGP wourld championship was duly won by Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi should have just sucked it up. Instead, he sooked it up.

TrueFan

November 10, 2015 2:50 PM

MotoGP » Zeelenberg: Never a moment for Marquez to dive through


theeagle: Whatever anyone thinks or says, justice WAS done on the day. JoL is rightfully 2015 MotoGP WC, why? Cos Rossi admitted deliberately running wide at Sepang (and so taking Marquez out) and his punishment reflected that. Had he not been punished and won this years title (which he almost certainly would have), then it would have been a deeply flawed one just like Michael Schumacher's 'wins' and notoriety in F1.
Even if Rossi wasn't penalised, based on his Sunday performance, he would have come 4th. The "traffic" he had to get though affected his lap times by an average of just over 4 tenths per lap, for 13 laps. That's 5 and a half seconds total. He still would have been 14 seconds back. It is what it is. BTW, I agree with your comment! I think it's sad that Rossi has sullied his legacy by whinging for the last three races. I expect it from his "fans", but I thought he was smarter than that.

TrueFan

November 10, 2015 2:00 PM
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MotoGP » Zeelenberg: Never a moment for Marquez to dive through


Marquez never got close enough to challenge Lorenzo. He tried, but every time, his tyres got ragged. Pedrosa hung back a little, and kept his tyres closer to optimal temperature. Marquez probably intended to have a go at Lorenzo on the last lap, but Pedrosa had managed his tyres for a last lap challenge too, and they ended up fighting each other. At the same time, in managing the gap, Lorenzo had lost the edges of his tyres by the end, so Pedrosa unwittingly save Lorenzo, not Marquez. Rossi was a long way off the pace. He ran low 1 32s vs low to mid 31s. Prior to Smith, no-one else attempted to hold their position. They just let him straight through. Once he was in 4th, he went from 13 seconds behind to 20. No-one slowed him down. Afterwards, he whined again.

TrueFan

November 11, 2015 12:25 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test for Ducati?


For the dimwits claiming "he didn't develop the bike"... Stoner provided all the feedback they needed. The carbon fibre frame was the major design investment delivered for the 2009 season, with work done in 2007 and 2008 (probably). That would have mostly come from the consistency problems Capirossi and Bayliss etc had already reported with the steel trellis frames. There was also some software development - most of which Stoner didn't use. However, Ducati was up for sale for much of the time Stoner was there after he won his first title. The CEO diverted money from racing development to boost the bottom line. No upgrades during the year, and not much at the end of the year. Suffer in silence. Stoner still won races when he was fit and healthy. Rossi found out to his utter humiliation at the Valencia tests in 2010 after he'd already opened his big mouth.

TrueFan

November 11, 2015 12:34 PM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test for Ducati?


classicmotof1: Wow! Now that race fixing is the norm, this has encouraged deserters. Or could it be that he now knows for sure that ramming Valentino Rossi is not an offence but something that is encouraged and applauded by some fans errr haters I mean. Moreso, stoner rams Rossi and Rossi goes to the back of the grid. Who knows, maybe it wouldnt be Rossi next time. Every championship contender that will not bow down to the fixers marc marquez and yorgee lorenzo might be the next victim. And stoner it seems is encouraged by this.
You should seriously consider therapy. You seem to have some strange fixations here... Stoner has given NO indication that he's even interested in doing anything other than what he does now.

TrueFan

November 11, 2015 12:39 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP Test - As it happened


Garcia:
VonS:
Yearby23:
VonS:
Yearby23: As predicted, Miller going pretty well. ...
I'd almost forgotten about Miller. ...
Top Open twice against Barbera on the Ducati is pretty impressive ....
Indeed. It would be very interesting to seem him on a more competitive bike....
As far as I know Miller is in MarcVDS team riding the same bike as Crutchlow and Rabat, which is close to what the Repsol guys are riding. Is this correct?
Miller is on the Scott Redding version from 2015, at this stage, it still has the factory software. There's only one bike. Presumably Tito has the other Redding bike. They'll downgrade to the Dorna software before the season.

TrueFan

November 10, 2015 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Tuesday (Final)


DI43LO:
Thetruthwillsetyoufree: whats VR's excuse for today then
Most people were not pushing, just getting aquainted to the new michelin tires doing average - mid pack times just for some data. Most haven't even transferred to magnetti marelli yet. Other than Redding, Suzuki test riders and maybe Miller, though I can't confirm that as I wasn't watching intently for the whole 7 hours.
They were all using Magnetti Marelli ecu last year, and they will all be running MM/Dorna software now. Anything else is "illegal" under the Dorna racing rules.


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