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June 26, 2014 2:33 PM
Last Edited 65 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 24, 2014 3:42 PM
Last Edited 67 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 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.


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.


June 18, 2014 5:45 PM
Last Edited 73 days ago

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.


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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