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TrueFan

April 20, 2015 5:44 PM

MotoGP » Sixth 'better than Smith had hoped for'


I am so enjoying that Bradders is doing a fine job this year. He copped so much vitriole for simply saying what he was trying to do, and they heaped more on him because he hadn't won 17 junior class world championships...and, according to these "experts", didn't deserve the ride... Rub their noses in it Bradders! I don't know if you can beat Crutchlow this year, but as long as you beat your team-mate, you've earned your ride. I hope you get on the podium again soon...

TrueFan

April 30, 2015 5:07 PM

MotoGP » Dani Pedrosa delays MotoGP return


46Renovation: ... such a dismal record at the Motogp level ...
Yes, if you say so... but how do you explain the fact that BEHIND him on the ALL-TIME 500cc/MotoGP winners list sits Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Geoff Duke, Kenny Roberts, John Surtees, Freddie Spencer, Barry Sheene, Wayne Gardner and Marc Marquez? and the list goes on... I can think of lots of ways to describe Dani's GP record, but "dismal" really doesn't come into play... maybe for your GP career though? I know, you respect him, an' all, it's just that he's never been premier class champion, an' all...right mate?

TrueFan

April 21, 2015 8:21 PM

MotoGP » Bridgestone recommended the extra-hard


With Termas having outlier grip characteristics, and abrasive dirt, it's guesswork for the riders, who have to wait several sessions for the track to improve before setup really begins, and tyre choice etc. Maybe they should clean this track before practice starts. Beyond that, tyre choice is a skill, just as tyre management is. By the time the riders find out if their strategy worked in the race, it's a done deal. They all get it right sometimes, and look like a genius, or get it wrong and suffer. Rossi did what he could to glean the best chance over the weekend, and it worked for him. He completely deserved to win.

TrueFan

April 21, 2015 8:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi and Marquez: Racing incident


Codger: For those saying that it is unfair that ducati have concessions maybe right in the long term, but in the short term they are handicapped by not having the right tyre for the races. It may well be that both Ducatis would have done even better if they had access to the Extra hard tyre. Bloody tyres, I'm sick of races being dictated by tyre choice.
Well said. Let's not forget that every year, the control tyre works best with only one bike... This year, it seems to be back to Yamaha, but the advantage is small, and depends on getting setup exactly right. Ducati gets an advantage for qualifying, and a penalty for the race, offset with extra fuel etc... Dovi rides more smoothly than Joe, and so his tyres last better. However advantaged or otherwise, the rider still has to be good enough to exploit the package, or overcome its shortcomings.

TrueFan

April 20, 2015 4:01 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marquez made a mistake


It was inevitable that Marquez would come a cropper eventually. I hoped he had learned, but it was optimistic in the extreme to stuff it up the inside on corner entry when Rossi was already past him and taking a slightly more rounded line through the apex. The second contact was at least as much Rossi running across Marquez's line as Marquez doing anything wrong, and it took Marquez out. It wasn't enough of a move for it to be Rossi's fault, but it isn't ever a good end to a race. I don't believe there was anything intentional at all. Rossi had him, and he knew it. For me, I suspected Rossi would win, or at least figure heavily at the finish when they went through the tyre choices. He has more experience, and he stuck to the choice he'd been working all weekend. He deserved to win.


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