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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.


August 11, 2014 8:46 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: Like Ron Haslam at the start!

niconc: The only problem is that he can't push to that crazy pace 'till the end of the race, 'cause he is older than the others. nicon
Not really - if you look at the lap-times he was slower than Lorenzo and Marquez right from the start. He maintained his position at the front for so long because he still has what it takes to fight. Maybe he was slower because he is older - which I doubt as he has been faster than Jorge quite a lot this season - but he can certainly act young and take risks still.


August 11, 2014 8:15 PM

MotoGP » ‘Intruder’ Dovizioso accepts hard passes

Seems unfair to me that open rules give teams softer tyres and takes the hard tyres away - qualifying well is no advantage if you aren't allowed to use tyres that will last the race! I think Dovi could have finished not far off the Yamahas if he had a hard rear . He has impressed me this year a lot more than he ever did on the Honda - such a shame you don't get two chances (ignoring melandris possible return) in MotoGP - I think he could challenge all but MM if he got that bike again.


August 10, 2014 9:31 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Like Ron Haslam at the start!

Decent performance and deserved podium, just a shame that Jorge had those hundredths over him in every sector. He clearly knew this and tried to compensate by getting straight to the front and fighting whenever anyone went past him, so you can't ask for much more. Was quite surprised that when Jorge passed Marquez they both managed yo get past Rossi too - they could both take a much tighter line than Rossi could.


August 11, 2014 3:14 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Like Ron Haslam at the start!

"Rossi is first and foremost a capitalist these days." I think 1st in his mind he is a racer, but yes he is certainly a smart guy. From the VR46 website, Rossi does the merch for RIDERS Marc Marquez Daniel Pedrosa Cal Crutchlow Andrea Iannone Alvaro Bautista Pol Espargaro Bradley Smith Kevin Schwantz Tony Cairoli Nicco Antonelli Romano Fenati TEAMS Yamaha Repsol Bridgestone Oakley Monster Energy Ogio Dainese AGV Opel Honda Gresini


August 10, 2014 9:46 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: So many riders waiting for a tow

Moto89: @ gutbcuket: I'd love to know your definition of competitive. Please tell me where are all the other Honda's on the starting grid. Funny how people still claim the Honda to be so superior when only Marquez is fast on it and the rest are nowhere
Well it's no secret that HRC are really disappointed with Bradl and Bautista! Pedrosa is pretty damn quick usually though. Marquez is the only one in his league though, but there is no denying the superiority of the Honda - I saw a really good article on this last week written by Matt Oxley (I think) documenting its' superiority in both handling and fuel consumption. Anyway, I reckon Yamaha must be pretty humiliated that they haven't won a single race so far - I expect they must be throwing money at their 2015 bike right now!

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