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MotoMarc

October 08, 2014 5:23 PM

WSBK » Melandri: Win in race two is fair compensation


Talentfan the Biaggi thing is totally different situation compared to the thread. Biaggi was blackballed by Honda for his remarks/actions related to the bike and team. Honda applied pressure to the other teams to not let him race for them. Out of respect for the giant Honda corp all the teams complied hence why Biaggi had to look at WSB for work he got when he spent a year off the bike like you noted. In this situation, Melandri works for Aprilia and if they said give a place up for his teammate who has a chance to win the title for the team then he should have complied. He should have been told to do the same in a few past races as well coming down the stretch of the season. He's a punk and should be punted from the team.

MotoMarc

October 10, 2014 3:17 PM

MotoGP » Fifth quickest Rossi 'in a little pain'


Lance I agree it is a big deal as you noted Rossi and most racers use one or two fingers for braking and especially being his index finger that is crucial. I give Rossi credit for doing as well as he did and for not using pain killers. But as he's only doing a few laps in practice then qualifying my guess it won't bother him too much but at race distance/pace it may be an issue. However Rossi like other top athletes have to deal with performing at high levels with some injuries or discomfort at times. No matter what I know Rossi will give it his best shot as he always does.

MotoMarc

October 09, 2014 10:11 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


continuation from my above comment: concession given to big bad Honda) and in 2016 with the standard ECU for all. Will the ECU create a level playing field I doubt it as manufacturers have the resources over private and satellite teams to compensate for the rules. But if these changes help a few more teams become competitive it's a good start. Will any system be perfect I doubt it when money is involved.

MotoMarc

October 09, 2014 10:06 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


Good points all around on the debate of manufacturer, rider, series and fan interests. Local racing series take care of the guy pulling his bike on a trailer to go racing on the weekend and going to his regular job on Monday. WSB provides a similar to production version with very good/near top level riders. And of course Motogp provides what they call "prototype". However, as the seriers administrators (Dorna) have a dual role of providing the fan/sponsors a series that keeps people watching while trying to give the manufacturers a vehicle to develop their technology and to provide brand exposure. Can the series exist without manufacturers sure but it will likely no longer be a "prototype" series but more like a support series. Back to the current system, while a lot of people knock Dorna (myself included) I give them credit (even though they've been slow at it) for evolving the rules by first going to one brand of tires then addressing fuel (which I think was a mistake and concessio

MotoMarc

October 08, 2014 5:31 PM

WSBK » Melandri: Win in race two is fair compensation


Talentfan I totally agree with your comments regarding how it would have been handled by Gigi or should have been handled now and your description regarding team/ownership. If your boss told you to do something and you didn't do it I'm sure you'd get in trouble if not fired depending on how egregious the act. As the goal and prestige of winning a Championship is the main purpose of being in the series then I'd say they should be very angry at Melandri.

MotoMarc

October 08, 2014 5:14 PM

WSBK » Melandri: Win in race two is fair compensation


Melandri is an i d i ot, I think that many of his overtakes are dangerous and showing such disrespect to his team by not allowing his teammate get the points needed to help close the gap is not right. I understand it's competition but he works for the team and if the team/management told him to do something he should do it (unless they asked him to knock someone off in that case he shouldn't do that). I'm not a fan of team orders in the earlier part of a season but as the season is winding down and your teammate has a chance to win the championship and you're out of championship contention then you owe it to the team to do whatever is necessary to help. That's why it's called a team. Melandri is a very selfish and disrespectful rider. If I was team management I'd not let him race the next race or two and really consider not having him on a future team.

MotoMarc

October 08, 2014 5:04 PM
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MotoGP » Rossi: Fight for second ‘getting interesting’


Even with Rossi's crash at the last race I'm seeing a more competitive Rossi which I'm sure is partly due to improvements to the bike and to his increasing confidence. While of course as a fan I'd like to see him win all the remaining races but I'll be happy if he continues on being competitive and fighting for the win at each race even if he comes in 2nd. I'd also like to see him not make mistakes like the last race. That said, I'm glad he's okay. Go Rossi!!!

MotoMarc

October 08, 2014 4:45 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Fight for second ‘getting interesting’


Agree with Insidejob's note of Tsuji's comments that Rossi is motivated and that his performance is better than Yamaha expected. Also agree and give credit for modifying his style to be able to keep up with the Jlos and Marquez's. But disagree with the concept that the talent is greater in Pedorsa, Jlo and Marquez. Rossi has beat all the competition with exception of Marquez yet (in a championship sense). While age does play a minor factor I think two things are not given enough consideration and they are that the Yamaha especially last year and first 3/4 of this year wasn't close enough to the Hondas and secondly is that Rossi has had to rebuild his confidence that took a beating at Ducati and I think he had to get over the mental scars from his accident, injury and his friend's death. I think not enough credit is given to the new and ever increasing technology used in bikes to make riders improve much faster than when the technology was less or didn't exist on Motogp motorbikes.


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