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Moto89

July 12, 2014 9:04 PM
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MotoGP » Jack Miller casts doubt on 2015 MotoGP move


Big bikes will eventually suit Miller's riding style there is no question of that. The way he rides it's obvious that he has the ability to slide the bike and still be quick that way. However having said that he seems to be a bit in too much of a hurry to get on a motogp bike. If he were to jump straight into Motogp, it would take him longer to adjust than it would if he went to Moto2 first. Going the normal Moto3,Moto2,Motogp route is probably the wisest option.

Moto89

July 13, 2014 2:48 PM
Last Edited 3 hours ago

MotoGP » Pits to victory for Marquez in Germany


@nico1963 You clearly don't know what you are talking about. You call Agostini's era racing ? At the end of 1967 the FIM introduced rule changes that caused a mass exodus of every bike manufacturer on the grid bar MV Augusta. This meant that form 1968 to through to the most part of 1971 Agostini was only rider on the grid with a factory supported bike. It was the equivalent of having only one Respol Honda on the grid with the rest all being CRT's. Next time brush up on your Motogp history before making uneducated statements....

Moto89

July 12, 2014 10:44 PM
Last Edited 1 day ago

MotoGP » German MotoGP - Full Qualifying Results


Vilas46: Funny how Marquez detractors always have the reasons and excuses in hindsight for why Marquez wins. I remember in 2010 on 125's (where the way Marc rides right now doesn't work that well) his dectractors claimed he wouldn't have the strength or the right riding style to handle a Moto2 bike. Then in Moto2 they said he wouldn't get away with riding the Motogp bike the way he rode in Moto2. And now apparently his success is due to a Honda being like a big Moto2 bike. Funny that because as far as i can see there is another Moto2 champ on the factory Honda currently who isn't looking all that special. Your mistake is assuming that Marc can't ride any other way, his time in 125cc proved the exact opposite and shows that if the bike requires it he can be fast using the high cornering speed technique. Like Santi Hernandez has stated, Marc's riding style is very adaptable. And it is certainly a lot more adaptable than anybody elses'...

Moto89

July 12, 2014 6:00 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: There was something wrong


When people say Rossi was never great at qualifying it isn't quite accurate. Qualifying was never his main strength, but he used to be very good to good at qualifying, now he is consistently mediocre to poor at it. After all Rossi managed 49 premier class poles from his first pole in Welkom 2001-Le Mans 2010 his last premier class pole, which is almost an average of 5 poles a season over 10 season's. And now he hasn't scored a pole in over 4 years, so i'm not sure what happened to Valentino's qualifying speed.

Moto89

July 12, 2014 9:56 PM
Last Edited 1 day 7 hours ago

MotoGP » Rossi: There was something wrong


@ Brain : You have to take into account that Rossi is overall closer in race-pace to Marquez than he was last year, so his resurgence can't be just an illusion due to Lorenzo's struggle, since Marquez obviously hasn't gotten worse, and Pedrosa's level is pretty much the same as before, expect that he used to start the race quickly and fade, whereas now he starts slowly and gets stronger towards end due to changing his set-up.

Moto89

July 12, 2014 8:46 PM
Last Edited 1 day 8 hours ago

MotoGP » Rossi: There was something wrong


@Brain: That isn't enough evidence.I already know all that so your not giving me any new insight. I've have been following Motogp long enough to know that Sete, Max, Loris, and Barros were not anywhere near the level that Stoner, Lorenzo and Pedrosa were nevermind Marquez. Their premier class stats prove as much. But something HAS happened to Vale's qualifying speed . He used to be able to outqualify Lorenzo as much as Lorenzo outqualified him the first time they were teammates. Now Lorenzo outqualfies him practically all the time. Rossi can't even get it on front row anymore. His race pace this year is more or less back to the way it used to be, but his qualy is nowhere near the level it was in 2009. In 2009 alone Rossi got 13 front row starts. Now after a year and a half back on the Yamaha he has only mustered 4.

Moto89

July 12, 2014 5:01 PM
Last Edited 1 day 13 hours ago

MotoGP » German MotoGP - Full Qualifying Results


@dickiebird: Going by that logic you can't have been too impressed with Stoner on the Honda in 2011/2012, since he didn't break his own Ducati pole record while he was on the Honda. Qualifying tires make a bigger difference on certain tracks. Lorenzo's pole record at Qatar for example is a 1:53.927 from 2008 on Michelin qualy tires in his rookie year. He hasn't managed to get within half a second of that time since, which goes to show how much a difference qualy tires make. Besides the biggest improvements will ALWAYS come from the tires, since they are the only thing connecting the bike to the tarmac. Another thing you are forgetting is that the 800cc bikes carried higher corner speeds than 1000cc bikes as well as today's bikes being a good 10kg heavier than the 800cc bikes as per the stipulated regulations.

Moto89

July 12, 2014 3:23 PM
Last Edited 1 day 22 hours ago

MotoGP » German MotoGP - Full Qualifying Results


@ Brain: Poncharal's motivation was money. In the last 6-7 years teams have been getting money from Dorna for having riders from underrepresented nations on the grid. Look at the grid 9 years ago. Not a single competitive british rider in sight, then about 6-7 years ago you suddenly see british riders repeatedly getting on the grid, when britiain does next to nothing when it comes to investing into motogp. So when you ask yourself why so many british riders have been coming through lately, now you know why. When Herve signed Smith up for his 2013-2014 Motogp contract (Mugello 2011), Bradley was the most competitive british rider in the whole grandprix paddock at the time. But the thing with Smith is, that he is just averagely good and nothing more. He has never shown himself to be a super star in the macking whilst he has been in the world championship. He was at his most impressive when he was in the Spanish CEV Buckler championship in 2005.


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