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MotoMarc

June 18, 2014 5:31 PM

MotoGP » We're closer to beating Marquez, says Rossi


As others noted this past race was a good one. I also have to agree with other posts that the Honda is slightly better than the Yamaha but at this point Rossi is not that far behind and Lorenzo was fairly close at Mugello as well. The Honda appears to have a little more power in the straights and is more stable or at least forgiving in the turns. The Yamaha requires you to be much more precise to keep everything stable. I think the Honda is also easier on the tires somehow. But as I've said before I'm happy to see Rossi much closer to Marquez which I hope continues to be even closer and eventually translates to wins instead of 2nd or 3rds even though that's still respectable.

MotoMarc

June 16, 2014 8:47 PM

MotoGP » We're closer to beating Marquez, says Rossi


At first I thought no way it will be the usual where the Honda boys would catch him earlier and pass on by but Rossi hung in there much longer than I thought he would. And for a brief time thought maybe he can pull it off. Then unfortunately toward the end he couldn't match the pace but was very close. Rossi and Pedrosa's efforts made it interesting and a good race but not a great race as that would have required a different result.

MotoMarc

June 18, 2014 5:45 PM
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MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles


Vilas disagree if you placed Marquez on Bradl's bike which is close to being full factory he'd do very well but not win each race as he has. If that was the case he would have lost a few races already. However, if you place Bradl on Marquez's bike he'd only do slightly better than what he's doing now. The difference is talent of the rider. But don't get me wrong the bike is very important much moreso than it was 10-15 or more years ago.

MotoMarc

June 18, 2014 6:00 PM

MotoGP » Pol Espargaro inspired by past Marquez battles


Moto89 there hasn't been that many examples of racers in the MotoGP era (that I can think of) that have been on lower satellite or privateer teams going to factory bikes. Edwards went from satellite to factory and did better on the factory but not great. Spies went from satellite to factory and did much worse which I think was due to disrespect by the team to the rider then compounded by mechanical issues and injuries. However, for a very brief time he showed that he could hang with the top guys but then had a mechanical issue or crashed. Stoner did fair on the satellite Honda then went to the Ducati factory and had all the stars align for a season or two. Years ago it was about 60/40 or 50/50 in terms of talent to bike now it's 70/30 in the bike's favor. But that 30% is the difference from being on the podium or being10th place or worse.


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