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TrueFan

October 17, 2014 5:55 AM

MotoGP » Casey Stoner to test 2015 Honda, Michelins


TalentFan, you can say what you like about having the data analysts, but with a guy like Stoner producing the test data, compared to a "normal" test rider, there's bigger potential advantage right there, and no need to distract your factory riders - not that it would matter much for Marquez now, playtime has already started for him. Of course last time he "tested" most of the days were washed out, so it's only an advantage if he's on the pace, and the weather's good...

TrueFan

October 16, 2014 10:00 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: Mistakes caused by too much confidence


Well, Jorge is certainly capable of winning a championship. However, I think it's a stretch to conclude that Rossi and Lorenzo have Marquez's measure on the basis of the last few races, when Marquez was so far in front in the championship that it was silly, and practically inevitable that he win. He got there by dominating the season, in a wide variety of conditions and race situations. According to Marquez himself, the pressure you saw was all self-induced. That's completely believeable under the circumstances - given his age and other factors (such as the stature of the guys he's beating, and the relative ease he's had doing it this year). I hope the others step up the pace next year, and rise to the new benchmark.

TrueFan

October 17, 2014 10:11 AM

MotoGP » Fastest Lorenzo unhurt in 'violent' fall


Garcia: It's not very often that you see Lorenzo lose the front. Weather reports saying Sat and Sunday will be a bit warmer over there, so maybe the things will work better. It's good that they have the option to run the extra soft instead if they're are not happy with the assimetric.
You beat me to it on the weather...Should improve by Sunday, and they'll have a warm race.

TrueFan

October 17, 2014 8:14 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP Australia - Free Practice (2) Results


Motojunky:
TrueFan: Pretty much working on race pace and set up at this point. Lorenzo and Marquez both cranking out laps in the 1:29s and low 1:30s seemingly at will. Hopefully Rossi will dial it up too - he's not far off.
FP2 and you are still HOPEFULL of Rossi dialing it up. MM is a freak, and JL fell off. Have faith.
Well, in fairness, none of them are running at a pace that ought to qualify on the front three rows, and last year's race pace was in the 28s and low 29s...so they're really just getting their setup dialed. No doubt it will get busy towards the end of FP3. Rossi is quite close (consistently) on the timesheets so far, and yes, I'm hopeful!

TrueFan

October 17, 2014 7:58 AM

MotoGP » Leitner leaves as Dani Pedrosa’s crew chief


rdc:
Motojunky: He will have to finish 2nd this year (or upcoming years) to equal a great rider who was runner up 4 times. Only us old fella's know who that was, because true fans don't just remember the winners. lol.
Im guessing Mamola, and I was born in 88.
In which case, you missed out on seeing him duck into the pit lane entrance to do a stoppie in front of the grandstand - during the race, and while he was in second - and rejoining the race!!! Kenny Roberts (his team manager) was not amused...haha. He was riding a Yamaha at the time, so it was '86 or '87 - I kept a framed copy of the photo in my office for a few years. It always made me smile, and reminded me not to take anything too seriously.

TrueFan

October 16, 2014 3:58 PM

MotoGP » Iannone keeps crew chief, Romagnoli stays at Ducati


cossiegaz: Which other rider did Gabbarini help to win a chamionship? I don't really know anything about what he did before the Stoner years.
I just checked. I thought he was Marquez's crew chief last year, but he was in a separate role of "technical Supervisor". He certainly helped Marquez, but Marquez brought his Moto2 crew chief in from the start, so my comment above was wrong - I thought he switched roles this year. Sorry. I'd never heard of him before Stoner arrived at Ducati.


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