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June 26, 2014 3:14 PM
Last Edited 32 days ago

MotoGP » ‘Economic’ sticking point for Lorenzo, Yamaha

I'm sure Yamaha is trying to get Jlo to lower his price as they don't feel he's worth what the previously paid him. They're probably saying look Rossi is beating you and a rookie kicked your but-t last year so take this amount for 1 o 2 years or take a hike as we can replace you with one of the Espargaro bros and keep Rossi as he's regaining his form and his input seems to work better than yours. Plus I'm sure Jlo is afraid of going to Honda (even if they wanted him which I'm not sure they do) and get beat by Marquez as that would seriously damage his remaining career.


June 26, 2014 2:33 PM
Last Edited 33 days ago

MotoGP » Record lap puts Aleix Espargaro fastest

Aside from the soft tyre item it looks at this early stage that Marquez is again the favorite. A bit disappointing to see Rossi at 7th but this typical of him during practice and even qualifying. But as it's only practice so things will change. I'm sure Rossi will get the bike sorted for the race and lets hope he'll be challenging for the lead if not the win. With improved pace from Pedrosa and Lorenzo it should make for an interesting race or so I hope.


June 26, 2014 2:54 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Maybe the priest prefers Superbike!

Stop this discussion about Rossi going to WSB. I'm sure he appreciates he close quarter races on bikes that are much closer in ability than motogp bikes. But that said, he's 2nd in the championship (and closing the time gap to the leader in each race) so why in the world would he think of going to WSB other than to watch a race. In terms of this race it again looks like Marquez has the advantage and Rossi isn't in a great position in practice but that's normal. I'm sure he'll close the gap in qualifying and do even better in the race. It will be a tough race as the Yamaha is not as good as the Honda and I'm sure Marquez will want to win at this track as he didn't win there last year plus you have two other hungry Spaniards that would like that top spot as well.


June 24, 2014 3:42 PM
Last Edited 35 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez: It can’t go on forever!

While I'm sure Marquez was being smug in his response that he can't win forever. Even though he was being sarcastic it is impossible to win all the time. As Pedrosa and Rossi were close this race and Lorenzo was close the previous race it shows the competition getting closer and shows Marquez pushing harder maintain his advantage. While he has this championship in the bag unless he gets injured and misses a few races. It's highly likely that Rossi, Pedrosa or even Lorenzo will break through and finally beat Marquez. Hopefully that starts this upcoming race as I'm tired of seeing this guy win. But if you're a Marquez fan then I'm sure you want him to continue winning. Now onto the best bike discussion. Without any doubt that bike would be Marquez's but it's nice to see the competition getting closer. I also agree with the one post that many times there are some riders with advantages. Good example with Agostini era where he was riding the only factory bike or so the story goes.


June 23, 2014 8:33 PM

MotoGP » Colin Edwards: 'Faith and feel'

I thought he already retired -kidding. But I think funny and honest is what you can say about Colin. He's a bit rough around the edges and bit of a Texas bumpkin but he was decent but not great by any means. I agree with others his best races were against Bayliss in WSB. However, he hasn't been competitive for a long time. On to him possibly testing with Michelin. That makes sense as he was previously used to provide input both for the bike and tires. He's known for providing good input. I'd guess Michelin may seek input on their proposed tires from several racers. It will be interesting to see how Michelin does compared out going Bridgestone.


June 19, 2014 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Suzuki finding a good direction, says De Puniet

RDP is a decent and fast while he's not close to the front 3 or 4 but that's to be expected because if he was he'd be racing for one of those factories. But he has enough experience and is a capable rider to give the input for a bike to be in the top ten. In terms of riders to chose beside RDP, as I'm sure he's a candidate for one of the bikes, they shouldn't pick a rider from WSB or old rider unless it's Biaggi or Bayliss which is highly unlikely to pull these guys from retirement. Landing a Pedrosa or Lorenzo is unlikely so I think they should seek out Espagaro (sp?) or a top Moto2 rider ready to graduate to Motogp.


June 18, 2014 6:09 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles

Hayden is a good example of a decent talent (but by no means great) that when he was with Ducati he was between 6 to 10 now with an even more inferior bike he's lower. His skill level is the same but the quality (even though the Ducati is not a great factory example) of the bike makes his results worse than when he was on the factory Ducati. Another hypothetical, if you place Marquez on the factory Ducati where do you think he'd place on a regular basis. My guess would be only slightly better than Dovi and probably crash a lot more due to his aggressive riding style.

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