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September 29, 2014 9:19 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: MotoGP is crazy sometimes!

Raceroad good points about race slicks in the rain but if he would have not crashed and won everyone would have said he's the second coming floating on the water and such. Plus with his sizeable lead he has room to take risks as long as he doesn't get injured. Also as he's young these type of mistakes will happen. I give him a pass on this mistake but as he's fairly smart I'd guess the next time a dry to wet race occurs he'll think twice to press his luck.


September 29, 2014 9:42 PM

MotoGP » Espargaro: We were a little cleverer than the rest

I agree with others that by the way he raced last year I thought he deserved a satellite bike but the Forward Yamaha isn't bad and that team does a good job of making it perform well. Good on Aleix for the wet race strategy as it paid off. I think Suzuki will have a good rider in Aleix. If Suzuki teams him up with a veteran that's fast that will be good to help them improve.


September 29, 2014 8:39 PM
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MotoGP » Valentino Rossi talks Aragon accident

I understand Rossi's eagerness to get ahead of Pedrosa to run down Jlo and Marquez but with the track being wet on the edges he should have known better. It didn't appear that Pedrosa hit the brakes (but I'll check the tap to see if that was case) at the last second causing Rossi to go off or crash into Pedrosa. Glad Rossi is okay and that he's looking forward to the next few races But he should be a bit more careful. Instead of Jlo winning it could have been Rossi. Nevertheless, what is promosing is that Rossi seems not only willing but able to challenge and in the next few races we'll see to what extent.


September 25, 2014 3:59 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms 'GP14.2' debut

Yearby I agree with you that Rossi and even Burgess were given a hard time for the lack of success during the Ducati days. While I'm sure in retrospect Burgess would never have made the 90 second comment or whatever that was but both Rossi and Burgess proved that the design was flawed and couldn't be improved in the 1st year there then by second year convinced they needed a different approach. I think that Rossi gave Ducati valuable ideas and suggestions before departing. As Rossi said if he had enough time in his career he would have stayed to see the Ducati to the top but that not being the case he made the right move to return to Yamaha. On to Gigi I really liked what he did in Aprilia in WSB and wasn't surprised that he'd make a difference at Ducati. Cleaning house was key and changing the mentality was also key. Next is progressively improving the bike. And while many won't admit it I think they can thank Rossi for pointing them in the right direction.


September 25, 2014 3:42 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms 'GP14.2' debut

I doubt that the Michelin will favor one bike over the other. What many fail to realize is that Honda developed it's bike to exploit the Bridgestone tires the best way they could. Maybe at first the Michelin may be comfortable for one type of bike over the other but as teams develop their bikes to deal with the advantages/disadvantages of the new tires that should be less of an issue. I'd be surprised of any collusion by the tire manufacturers to give one bike manufacturer an advantage over another. When there were multiple tire manufacturers they were contracted directly to the motorcycle manufacturer or race team hence it was their job to make their tires work with the qualities of the teams they represent.


September 25, 2014 3:33 PM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms 'GP14.2' debut

While I may not agree with everything that 9X has noted in this thread. He's right about Honda pushing it's weight to get rules changed to help them as Ducati has done in WSB and using the change in rules in Motogp recently to give them more development and testing flexibility. But as others have said this has been discussed a lot on various threads over the years on the Crash forum. While many may not like Honda or Dorna for that matter I can't blame either of them. Honda is pushing to make their bike the best it can be and beat everyone else. The rules are the same for all (in the factory class except Ducati) and they've made the most of it. Dorna while not perfect by any means have slowly tried to change the rules to start making it cheaper and more equal which we'll see if that works in 2016. But don't be surprised if Honda still holds the advantage even then because they put the proper management, team, research, riders and money to make it so.


September 23, 2014 2:52 PM

MotoGP » 18 years means new record for Valentino Rossi

Disagree Tetley, Rossi's only other competition for top honors in GP's is Ago. With the two bad years with Ducati that may have sealed the deal not to surpass Ago's 120 wins (or so wins) or 8 championships in the top class but with two years and improving form you never know what he can accomplish before he finally hangs up the leathers. As I've never seen Ago race other than in old videos on DVD and from what some say that he didn't have any real factory competition during the then in my view he's #1.


September 18, 2014 3:53 PM

WSBK » Haslam urges greater WSBK promotion

Forgot that they also need TV coverage I know in the States WSB use to be on basic cable on stations such as SpeedTV but know you have to buy a special sports package to get the channel that has WSB and they don't even show WSS. If this is occuring in other Countires then the lack of coverage would also reduce # of fans and viewers i.e. out of sight out of mind.

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