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June 17, 2015 9:04 PM

RR » TT 2015: Battered Dunlop second fastest in history

Thing is Michael is still only 26, he's got plenty of time to smash records. He did a 130.9 on a stock bike from a standing start, that's impressive. As for track vs road racers, different skills, McGuinness and Jefferies were very good on the circuits back in the day, both were British champions, but both would have told you they require different skill sets to be successful on the roads. Rossi for example has said the TT is too dangerous, which is exactly why he would never win around there, that's not knocking his talent, it's just showing he's beaten before attempting it. I wouldn't blame him, I wouldn't criticise any rider for not wanting to do it, nor would I criticise any rider for wanting to do it.


May 16, 2015 7:40 PM

RR » NW200: Martin: This isn't a proper road race

F0ul: Guy getting his excuses in early this year.
Imagine the if the likes of Casey stoner,Valentino Rossi, or lorenzo decided to go race north west 200, there would be some serious lap records then.
Given that Rossi and Lorenzo have both said road racing is too dangerous, with that mentality they aren't going to do much if they gave it a go despite their immense talents. As another post says, road racing needs different skillsets and different mindsets to circuit racing.


September 12, 2014 2:02 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I don’t regret joining Ducati

Success in racing is a result of combinations, rider, bike, tyres and support crew must all work in sync in order to win on a regular basis. It's not just a result of one bike having the most powerful engine or another having the better handling, if it was that simple then more riders would have won on the Ducati - GP7/8/9/10 or the Yamaha 04/5/6/7. Rossi had the Honda and Yamaha work for him, unfortunately however not the Ducati. It doesn't make him a bad rider it just means that the stars didn't align for him like they did for him all those other years or like they did for Stoner in 2007/2011, Nicky in 2006, KR Jr. in 2000. That's how racing has always worked, forget the 80/20 nonsense that's often spouted, it's about several different things working together combining each others strengths to overcome the shortcomings and just one of those things being out of sync can be the difference between finishing 1st and finishing 10th.

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