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August 08, 2014 3:01 AM

MotoGP » ‘Somebody must stop this!’ - rivals talk Marquez domination

Disagree with Hayden and Rossi that it's not boring because seeing only one rider win all the time is boring. And I also think that Marquez always winning does make all the other riders in the class look bad. I do think that Marquez's winning ways is mainly due to the Honda he's riding and he's able to exploit the advantage he has over other riders/bikes. As a Rossi fan I would like to see him be the first to beat Marquez but it won't be easy in his current form.


August 07, 2014 3:17 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Tracks that are difficult for me

For all that suggest or call for Rossi's retirement I'd like to smoke what you're smoking. Did Rossi lose confidence due to his past injury, friends death and two bad years with Ducati absolutely but did he lose his skill, ability and ambition/drive absolutely not. Has a new group of young, talented and hungry riders come into the Motogp yes. Has that top group of younger riders adapt quicker to changing technology that allow them to rider faster based on that technology yes. Has Rossi adapted as fast to the riding aids I think not as quick as the younger guys and is still a little less willing to trust that technology but has done a good job evenso. Nevertheless, Rossi has beat most of them with exception to Marquez. Granted Marquez is talented but I think his Honda is better than the Yamaha's especially this year. If Yamaha and Rossi can reduce that advantage further I think Rossi can compete and even beat Marquez. Put Marquez on lesser or equal bikes to all he wouldn't be as domin


August 06, 2014 9:56 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Tracks that are difficult for me

I think that Rossi is just being honest that he doesn't know where he'll be at the end of this race. Plus with his recent races there it hasn't been great. So while he's more comfortable and confident this year the track is the variable. I'm sure however he'll try his best and would't be surprised if he does well. But it's smart to down play when you don't really have a good idea on how it well end up this weekend. That all said, he really needs to pick-it up a bit and reduce that gap to Marquez.


August 06, 2014 9:51 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Tracks that are difficult for me

While I don't think anyone at this point can beat Marquez this season as he has too much of an advantage points wise unless he gets seriously injured and misses most of second half of the season. However, while as he has the best bike and will likely have two championship wins under his belt next season he'll be the odds on favorite to win. If racers like Rossi, Pedrosa and Lorenzo can reduce the gap and finally challenge Marquez on a regular basis then Marquez will have a real fight on his hands. For Yamaha they need to figure out that extra speed, stability and tire saving to beat or at least get on level ground with the Hondas. Pedrosa needs to become more aggressive which at this point he's proven he's not capable or interested in so maybe okay with being the bridesmaid. So all that said, I think Rossi and/or Lorenzo will likely be Marquez's biggest competition next year.


August 04, 2014 6:20 PM

MotoGP » Crutchlow out, Iannone in at Ducati

Iannone is a better choice on the factory Duc than Cal as he showed he's not the right rider. Cal either got booted or walked away from Duc. Rossi for the misinformed did not walk-away from Ducati but rather finished his contract and decided not to re-sign with them. I agree with others that Cal going to a team with a factory type Honda and he'll have a very limited window. He'll need to do as good as similar equipped Honda riders to justify the ride otherwise he'll have exhausted his Motogp opportunities.


July 24, 2014 2:53 PM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?

Tetley and Jed thanks for the clarification. Thought it was upto Ducati but if Cal had the contract for next year and it was his choice to move to another team then it makes sense why Ducati is considering a 3rd rider for the factory team. In terms of Crazy Joe I think it would be good for him to be considered a factory team rider but I think the spec of his bike is already very close to that of the factory boys. While I'm sure his satellite team provides its data to Ducati having the rider on the factory probably makes that data collection quicker. I think that Gigi will help improve the bike for next season but they have such a big gap I'd expect a little improvement compared to their current race finishes but don't think they'll compete against the factory Yams or Hondas yet. 2016 rules should help teams like Ducati or Suzuki.

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