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July 10, 2014 6:22 PM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith: Nothing yet for 2015


I had high hopes for Bradders this year, but he hasn't been able to deliver the results that he needed. Now he's under ever increasing pressure to perform. Aleix OTOH, has once again put in a very impressive set of performances. A ride on a Tech 3 bike is about as good an opportunity as you can expect if you're a rider on the way up. If you don't get results, there are more riders on the way up than rides available...

TrueFan

July 10, 2014 5:36 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I have a long history with Jorge!


There weren't any mind games in that interview. Rossi actually provided some interesting insights in to the team workings. Obviously, until Lorenzo signs, VR has to consider that there might be someone else as his team mate, but really, the best option for Yamaha is to keep Lorenzo. He knows that, and he's said as much. The only time mind games come into play are when you are trying to unsettle your opponent. Lorenzo has already been unsettled for much of this season, so there is no need for Rossi to do it now. There is no championship at stake here - unless the wheels fall off Marquez's Honda.

TrueFan

July 09, 2014 7:06 PM

MotoGP » Stefan Bradl: Honda, Ducati, Aprilia - or Moto2?


I can't believe the comments here. Bradl's best opportunity is with LCR, and his factory spec Honda. The only difference between his bike and the Repsol bikes is the data support team he has, and other technical advice available. It means a lot, but it isn't enough to justify consistently lesser performance. Ultimately, team sport or not, performance across like equipment is measured for or against the rider. Stefan has the advantage of a first class racer (his Dad) giving him advice whenever he asks, and a team that is entirely focussed on him. I hope he re-signs with LCR, but if he doesn't, and it's his cjoice not to, I'd think he's daft. Suzuki is a much lesser ride than an LCR Honda, no matter what they do next.

TrueFan

July 11, 2014 9:16 AM

MotoGP » Bradley Smith: Nothing yet for 2015


JedPB67:
Brain: You tell us what Bradley accomplished on the racetrack that warranted him being rewarded the 5th best bike in the world.
It was Bradley's approach and understanding of how to extract the most, if not more, from the Mistral610 in Moto2 that earned him that ride. Poncheral was mightily impressed with his perforamnces in Moto2, sadly like quite a few he just can't make that final leap in MotoGP. Too many people take Bradleys performance in Moto2 at face value, they don't appreciate what went on behind the scenes in the garage.
That's exactly why I wanted to see Bradders succeed. There may be numerous reasons why he hasn't. The fact that he can put in a fast lap here or there actually shows that if he got his mind right, he could do it more consistently. However, opportunities on a competitive MotoGP bike are a commodity in short supply, and you need to get results to justify the faith of team principals and sponsors.

TrueFan

July 11, 2014 8:45 AM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 2016 ‘year zero’ for MotoGP


mrfill:
TrueFan: What we don't yet know, is what will be built into the software package for everyone to share, ... Think of Windows, pre-loaded with drivers for all sorts of printers - Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, and Suzuki....not all printers have colour.
Trouble is, Honda probably use Linux so don't have any of that nonsense. :)
Hahaha...I doubt that. It's a "well known fact" that Linux is for hippies...no hippies at clean cut, conservative Honda. Even so, there's always cygwin...

TrueFan

July 10, 2014 4:44 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 2016 ‘year zero’ for MotoGP


“I think that MotoGP will change very much after next year because two of the crucial things, electronics and tyres, will be different. " Yes, it will be a cat amongst the pigeons...or two cats. However. it's the same for everybody. It will be interesting tho see which manufacturers adapt quickest. I'd like to think it will be a leveller, but I doubt that it will. I expect that Honda and Yamaha will still be stronger than the rest. On top of that, the best riders will adapt more easily.

TrueFan

July 10, 2014 5:07 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: 2016 ‘year zero’ for MotoGP


What we don't yet know, is what will be built into the software package for everyone to share, and whether the various manufacturers can simply provide optional modules into the common base that are only useful for their bikes... The bikes are unlikely to be on equal terms. The other manufacturers will have access to the same code, but it might not work for them... Think of Windows, pre-loaded with drivers for all sorts of printers - Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, and Suzuki....not all printers have colour.

TrueFan

July 09, 2014 6:29 PM

MotoGP » ‘Happy’ Rossi heads to Sachsenring


Codger: Rossi is saying that before he calls it a day he wants to achieve his target of 200 podiums. He also says that he is going for a 10th World Title. His chances look slim, at least for this season, though you have to admit that the guy is still enjoying racing. Hands up who said that Ducati finished him.
Well, if he can't get another 12 podiums (he has 188) the way he's riding at the moment, he should retire! :) The 10th title will be a bit more difficult. Marquez is riding better than Stoner. Unless he crashes, I can't see anyone beating him.


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