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October 26, 2014 11:48 AM

MotoGP » Lack of fitness cost me in race, says Lorenzo

I really don't think it is fair to criticise Lorenzo for blaming his fitness here. He is actually saying that it is basically his own fault that he couldn't keep up with Rossi and Marquez, and is suggesting what he can do to improve. Doesn't sound like making excuses to me. And fitness is something he has said he has been struggling with all season - his disastrous start was suppposedly a consequence of him trying to over-compensate for his lack of fitness.


October 26, 2014 10:58 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Sepang podium long time coming

From the practise sessions I did not expect Vale to do well at all today. To see him at the front fighting for the lead and out-pacing Lorenzo was really impressive. I'm actually starting to seriously think he could be a real challenge for the title next year - he seems to be back to just as competitive as his 2009 form to me. And importantly, he can now do his Sunday morning set-up magic tricks again and somehow recover from a slow weekend and challenge for the win. I think he can.smell a title now, he will certainly try his hardest.


October 24, 2014 7:08 PM

MotoGP » Rossi 'quite worried' by wet pace at Sepang

As I mentioned in another topic: Darryl Beattie (ex GP500 racer and TV commentator in Australia) said Honda has to watch out in 2015 with VR and JL seemed to be working together plus their total years of experience in development input will be a hard to beat combo. They've moved past the pre VR Ducati era. I think only the fans haven't moved on.
Good shout - JL and VR have been quite openly doing that during practise sessions all season. Another potential advantage (but more at the beginning of the season) is the tech3 team - Smith has said that VR and JL have access to all their data too, so Yamaha essentially have 4 riders to evaluate set-ups with. Honda in comparison can't use their satellite teams in the same way (split into two teams, essentially working blind and not together) and will have 2 new riders on their satellite bikes anyway. But honda have more money to throw at development, so I'm sure they won't struggle.


September 03, 2014 8:51 AM

MotoGP » Rossi picks favourite MotoGP bikes

Given that Marquez has this season in the bag, could we get them all to ride NSRs for the rest of the year? Please? I would love to see Rossi on that yellow 2001 bike again, but now with his modern elbow-down style, lighting up the rear out of the corners I can't decide what Pedrosa or Lorenzo would think of riding a 2-stroke, but Marqeuz vs Rossi on NSRs would certainly be interesting....


August 14, 2014 8:03 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Honda has found something

Marquez is obviously better than Rossi and Lorenzo right now, but the Yamaha guys are right. The Honda is much more stable on the brakes - up until this year Yamaha demanded its' riders adopt a braking style with wheels in line on.entry to.corners, but this year they have allowed Pol to try the Marquez style. Just look how well that works - Pol's crash at Mugello in practise among many show how unsuited the Yamaha is to a sideways on one wheel corner entry. In terms of fuel saving Honda is also on top - the RCV cuts off cylinders to burn fuel more efficiently when not flat-out. The Yamaha doesn't do that.

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