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BillAce

April 21, 2016 12:50 PM

MotoGP » Jerez podium a must for Rossi


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BillAce: With the reduced electronics and new tires to learn it should be his year. With the bikes closer in performance than ever the best racecraft and setup skills should make all the difference
And where has Rossi proved this supposedly superior setup skills and better adaptation to new brand of tyres? So far MM has proved to be the best adapted as he is leading the champ. The bikes also seem further away from each other in performance in a straight line ...
I said should be..which is according to what his fans believe. I think MM, CS and JL have proven to be more talented riders

BillAce

April 22, 2016 12:49 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Jerez - Free Practice (1) Results


The winglets are mostly a result of the new electronics package. Wheelies were well controlled with electronics by all the top teams to maxmize lap times. Now that they have less electronic ability to do this they are resorting to mechanical methods. Ducati was mocked when they introduced them but as soon as the other manufacturers started using the same electronics they developed them too.

BillAce

April 19, 2016 10:08 PM
Last Edited 12 days ago

MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


VR's demand for 2003 that he get all updates first set the stage for his Honda exit. Honda thought it was 80% bike and VR saw it the other way around. Rossi himself said it almost wasn't fair, having all that power and a traction control system to use it. That has very little to do with the point that I was making, which was to rebut his statement that purported that Rossi had a 990 while his competition were on 500cc's......which is largely false. His competition was on 990's too (..i.e..Checa, Ukawa, Biaggi, etc.)...then Tech 3 got their bikes later in the year. The key point is that none of his competitors were on "The 4 stroke" except him. It forced Yamaha to really push development and hire Honda's top people (including VR) 2002-3 were walks in the park as per Rossi himself. Honda embarrassed the industry with the RC211V.

BillAce

April 20, 2016 11:47 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


Luvnit: And, when Valentino first went to Yamaha it was not a winning bike but Valentino and Jeremy Burgess changed all that and it became, and still is, one of the best bikes on the grid, which it was when Lorenzo first went to Yamaha.
Ross's time at Ducati shattered this myth. They had more parts and 2 years and couldn't improve the bike Yamaha was working for 2 years before Rossi rode it and had 4 completely new bikes ready for him to test his first time out on an M1. Rossi picked the bike Yamaha and the test riders expected him to. Add in hiring the team that dominated the wc, steal the top electronics engineers and be the bike Michelin develops with and you can see Yamaha bought themselves into contention.

BillAce

April 20, 2016 12:01 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


Absolutely pogo. It was a different time and the 211 he was on was the state of the art and probably would have been for a longer period if Yamaha hadn't poached their talent By 2008 the M1 was really dialed in. They no longer need to let Rossi overrev the bike to make up for the power deficit which is what really cost VR the title in 2006, his crash at Valencia aside. Rossi never rode the Duc and it was assumed Stoner had this magic TC system making him go fast but in fact the system was really Casey's wrist. Even Hayden said he was more aggressive and WOT longer each lap...just slower

BillAce

April 20, 2016 12:11 AM

MotoGP » Official: Jorge Lorenzo joins Ducati


Biaggi was on the four stroke in 2002. Checa was on the two and the four stroke. Ukawa was on the four stroke too. Sure, the 2002 season was a mix two and four strokes (while 2003 was the first season of all 4 strokes), but there were others aside from Rossi on 4 strokes as I said the 211 was the cream of the crop by a ridiculous amount. Honda had 2 Japanese riders handling development duties while VR dominated. Once the title was in his hands another rider was given one and he bested Rossi That led to Honda thinking anyone could win on the bike and VR demanding no one got updates but him. Add Yamaha being embarrassed and going full out to develop a new bike and you had the perfect storm for what was 2004


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