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May 03, 2014 11:11 PM

MotoGP » Rossi satisfied with 'best qualifying'

The only "real" benchmark of sort for Rossi at his age today is his switch over to Ducati. Stoner finished the final race 2nd with Rossi 3rd (Lorenzo took the win). Stoner then put the Honda (finished 5th with Dovi) to the top of the timesheet the next day and Rossi put the Ducati (which Stoner put on pole) somewhere in the middle of the pack. Granted Rossi had a sore shoulder but that didn't hurt his qualifying or race pace too much on the Yamaha the day before.


May 02, 2014 12:06 AM
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MotoGP » Rossi: Bridgestone exit ‘bad news’ for MotoGP

Michelin supplied the top teams and top riders and thus had exclusive control over who got what depending on whose chequebook or influence was larger. Stoner in his book indicated that the Michelin contract with LCR Honda dictated what tyres he had to run in the race irrespective of what he wanted or had run on in practice. He even indicated he was being used as a test mule during practice, then have the tyres taken away for the race only to see them on Pedro's bike on the grid. Oddly enough he also suggested Rossi got the rough end of the Michelin pineapple at Valencia that year when he struggled and fell off. Michelin were stacking the front of the grid until the Ducati/Stoner/Bridgestone combination upset the status qou and the true performance of the Michelin product was exposed for the shame it was. I wonder why Bridgestone's leaving? No money in supplying GP tyres?


April 28, 2014 11:39 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi: Bradl cost me a podium

Number76: Nothing against Bradl but he came in to hot and out of control in that corner. Bradl went wide and Rossi had to go off track to avoid a crash. Every rider has done it so no big. But it was Bradl's fault. Stoner would have said "Your ambition outweighs your talent.". But Stoner was sour puss.
Yeah, but in that case Rossi actually lost the front and took the other rider out. Bradl may have run wide but there was no contact made.


April 27, 2014 9:47 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: I'd like a more competitive bike...

Vale4eva: I don't think MM would be so arrogant either. Also he would be wrong, because Lorenzo will still win races (not a fact but an assumption on my part). On the other hand, Rossi spoke the truth when he was saying that line to Sete, so was it arrogance? Or just stating a fact?
Ha, Rossi's team got caught (reported) cheating by Sete's team and were penalised for it. Rossi made a tongue-in-cheek promise (threat?) and he got lucky. Lorenzo is talented, but he's not the revenue raiser Rossi is/was and Dorna have swapped the miking machine over to Marquez while one or two cups are still hooked up to Rossi.


April 26, 2014 10:43 AM

MotoGP » Rossi bemoans lack of grip, Honda 'big worry'

Forzavalentino: ..... When he eventually has a real bad accident I pray he's going to continue to be lucky....
Umm, he's already had a couple of big ones. The one in Moto2 that nearly cost him the sight in one eye (I still reckon he's got distance judgement problems) and the huge get-off at Mugello last year just to name two. Rossi's the one that's had a charmed career crash wise, excluding that one awkward crash at Mugello where he broke his leg. The only other ugly crash I remember Rossi having was one back on the 125's or 250's which didn't look good.


April 23, 2014 11:53 PM

F1 » Tyre issues hurting Vettel pace

This is why F1 is a team sport. Without the car the team can't win. Without the driver the team can't win. It's a team effort through and through. Debating which driver can extract more from any given car is an endless debate even if they're beating their teammate on what's suppossed to be "equal kit".


April 17, 2014 4:25 AM

F1 » Red Bull appeal rejected

@107SS2009: I fully agree a single sensor on the suction side of the injection pump should be the least error prone way of measuring the rate of fuel flow and integrate that into total fuel usage, however it would seem that something is interferring with the accuracy of the units, and some are suggesting there are measurable differences between supposedly calibrated units? Red Bull were never going to win the appeal as it was akin to ignoring a pit lane speeding dive through because you "know" you didn't speed and would argue it later. If the FIA knew during the race RBR peak fuel flow was too high (even if the sensor was known to be a bit dodgy) then they should have penalised RBR during the race.


April 16, 2014 6:59 AM

F1 » Red Bull 'disappointed' by appeal failure

Busrider: If you get a speeding ticket from faulty radar or whatever, you will / should be let off. Same deal here i reckon
Yes, but the "crime" was not paying the speeding fine before the due date while waiting for thier day in court. Trouble is, they had to "pay the fine" during the race, argue it later, and there's no process to get the "fine" reimbursed. If they turned down the fuel flow during the race and dropped places, would the FIA be giving them back the places? I think not.

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