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June 28, 2014 5:17 PM

MotoGP » ‘Scared’ Lorenzo haunted by Assen injury

Painless: Scared is a word that you never want to hear a motorcycle racer say.
I humbly disagree. If you've never been scared, it's because you've never been to the ragged edge of the limit. The trick is, when you get there, you have to compartmentalise the fear, and process it emotionally, and logically. This is not necessarily something you control. It works when confidence is above a certain threshold. Below that level, it is impossible to "will youself" to do it. Confidence is everything with riding motorcycles, and with any extreme activity. If you ever get to the point of "flow", the fear becomes separate, and everything is intuitive. Life and death merge with performance. For mere mortals, this is a very rare phenomenom. It is difficult to understand what is going on with Lorenzo, but he hasn't become incompetent, he simpoly hasn't got that performance edge. He is humble enough to admit it. VR suffered a similar experience when he first got on the Duc


June 28, 2014 4:40 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: Marquez was much faster

Great ride. Second to Marquez? Well, sadly, that's a great result - he's on another level at the moment. Dovi rode a really good race - while he felt like he could battle, he gave it everything without going over the limit. Once it was clear that Marquez had more pace, he wisely delivered a podium result for himself and his team. In terms of the Ducati's development, this is a meaningless result. In terms of team morale, it should serve to help to motivate them - I hope so.


June 28, 2014 4:25 PM

MotoGP » Marquez credits 'calm' team for Assen win

Marquez demonstrateed his class and maturity today. Everyone had the same opportunity. Those mixed conditions present risks and opportunities. Marquez demonstrated the capacity to assess the conditions with a clear mind, and make the right tactical decisions. No doubt, having a team with their collective heads in the right places helps enormously, but in the end, he decided his tyre strategy, and he decided his race strategy. He got them both right. He also rode pretty well...Props to Marquez.


June 28, 2014 5:19 PM

MotoGP » ‘Scared’ Lorenzo haunted by Assen injury

cont... Ducati. He lost all sense of control. He wondered how the hell Stoner did it. He eventually became humble. Even when he returned to Yamaha, he didn't have his head in the right place to deliver. This year, he has recovered his self-belief. Today wasn't his best, due to tactics, but his riding (which relies on confidence) was exceptional. Scared is simply another way of saying your confidence is dented.


June 28, 2014 3:27 PM

MotoGP » Marquez masters elements to match Ago at Assen

pogo: Truefan, Rossi actually made the right choice of tire to begin with, ... Admitedly he did then make a mistake with the gamble on slicks, ...
And therein lies the problem. "he then made a mistake". A couple of days ago, I actually believed Rossi could win this race. The reason that he didn't was down to his choices, and his confuusion.The "rule change" didn't force him to make a mistake with his tyre choice... It was a gutsy ride to recover to 5th, but that effort pales in comparison to Marquez today. Marquez's performance - big respect. VR - Meh...mixed...great ride, bad decision making.

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