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MotoMarc

March 26, 2014 3:52 PM

MotoGP » Redding: The target has changed…


Good enthusiasm but a bit overconfident me thinks. I'm sure with improvements that Hayden and others will also improve their results. Making such comments will not help his cause as riders will likely take them as insults and want to show the kid it's not that easy. He better watch out that Bautista doesn't knock him down. All that said, good to see a little competition among the Open Class guys.

MotoMarc

March 24, 2014 4:21 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


No doubt Marquez was pushing harder at the end but his bike seemed to deal with it better. I'm sure if Rossi did the same to his bike it would have ended with a crash for him. Marquez was a bit more reckless in his passes and luckily Rossi showed restraint to avoid getting hit by Marquez. Hopefully Rossi will be able to pay Marquez back and be able to close the door to not allow this tight inside passes.

MotoMarc

March 27, 2014 6:45 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


Good points Herewego, I'd like to add as a Rossi fan that while I don't like (not hate) Stoner for the same reasons you noted I have to admit that I appreciated his talent and the difficulty Rossi had (and most others for that matter) at Ducati that I give Stoner credit for being able to understand that bike and being able to push it as much as he did. But as that's the past and Stoner is no longer in Motogp let's get past him no matter what his fans think. Let's hope that every race this season is settled in the last lap or even better last corner of each race. Now wouldn't that be fun.

MotoMarc

March 26, 2014 3:44 PM
Last Edited 27 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


Codger I agree, viewing the race and especially the last few laps you can see that Marquez was all over and pushing above the limit to pass and gain on Rossi. His gamble won, Rossi pushed hard the 2nd and 3rd to last laps but didn't close the door on Marquez who squeezed a bit too tight a few times while barely avoiding a crash. A testament to Honda and it's electronics, additional power, and complaint suspension/chassis to take and accept the abuse. It's a pity that Rossi didn't win the race but if he can be competitive like this at most of the tracks it will be an interesting season. A championship maybe a stretch at this point but it's not out of the realm of possibility if he can get a bit more speed and learn to get the better of Marquez and Lorenzo. One thing is for sure, it won't be easy by any means.

MotoMarc

March 24, 2014 3:22 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


Great job by Rossi even though it was second place and when he did get a chance to take the lead he didn't close the door on Marquez as he should. But it was visible that he didn't have enough power and that the Honda could brake deeper with less fuss. That all said, it was still nice to see the battle. Hope to see many more and hopefully with some (or more than some) where Rossi getting the top spot.

MotoMarc

March 24, 2014 4:39 PM

MotoGP » Rossi revels in old school MotoGP thrills


TedG I think the new Crew Chief is only part of the equation for the improved pace/comfort by Rossi. I think that Yamaha Factory guys have probably listened to Rossi's request for improvements to chassis and braking hence his improved feel and confidence to push a little harder. The other part is Rossi having one year under his belt on the new bike after the fiasco he had on the Duc which I'm sure didn't help with his self-confidence.


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