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MotoMarc

March 06, 2014 3:38 PM

MotoGP » Rossi signs off with speedy simulation


As a Rossi fan since his days in the lower GP classes the thing I've liked about him is his hard work, determination, confidence and his abiltiy to have some fun and not be shy to show it. Has this latter part led him to say and do some things that aren't right, of course, but he's also been man enough to admit failures and to keep plugging along and not give up. All while maintaining a love for racing. As a polarizing figure in the sport that will bring fans and detractors which he has plenty of to the point that some other racers/detractors are probably jealous of. As a fan I sure hope he can be successful again before he decides to hang-up the leathers.

MotoMarc

March 05, 2014 7:45 PM

MotoGP » Rossi signs off with speedy simulation


Guna I think that it's a combination of a new crew chief as that helps re-energize the team and possibly look at things a different way and hopefully a better way. Plus if Yamaha has made adjustments based on Rossi's input may have translated to changes that make Rossi more comfortable and confident in the bike. JB did a good job but I think he was a little long in the tooth as they say. I think Rossi still has a little left in the tank lets hope he can show that this year.

MotoMarc

March 05, 2014 7:17 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision


Called it, knew that either Honda or Yamaha would complain once Ducati moved to open and showed some improvement. But figured it would be Honda to complain first. That said, Honda's threat to leave if they can't continue to use their proprietary ECU software is a joke. They just want to maintain an advantage because that advanced ECU software doesn't make it into their road bikes for many years. Look at the fireblade it's still almost using carburetors while other factors have all kinds of electronic goodies on them. On a side note: I own a '08 version sans any advanced ECU, TC or ABS specifically for that reason. Point is that Honda isn't trickling down any significant tech from it's Motogp other than the plastics to resemble their factory bikes.

MotoMarc

March 05, 2014 7:39 PM

MotoGP » Rossi signs off with speedy simulation


Joeski I agree with you that Rossi never lost it in terms of talent even when he was with Ducati. He may have lost a little confidence and a little gun shy due to past injuries but even last year you could see he was gaining some confidence back even though I'm sure he was hoping for better results. As he's gained back some confidence and has adjusted and got a little more comfortable with the current M1 you can see he's pushing a little more. Hopefully this will translate to a good season. In terms of Ducati I think it was a good idea to get Gigi and to make changes to the internal management as well to go open as that will help them advance or at least take advantage of the added fuel, engines and tires.

MotoMarc

March 05, 2014 7:24 PM

MotoGP » Honda responds to Ducati’s Open decision


I agree with talenfan in that top level roadracing is different for the fan, operators of the series and that of factories, satellites and privateers that participate in said series. A fan mainly wants to see good competition and their favorite rider or team win, a series owner wants higher TV/internet ratings and more fans in the seats along with more sponsors paying big bucks while manufacturers want to WIN (no matter how) to show their kit is superior to others. I guess the organizers job is difficult in making most if not all parties happy or at least generally satisfied to continue participating.


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