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November 05, 2010 8:26 AM

lavertys a shrewd we guy ,and will eventually get the r1 working ok,but its his first ride on a 1000cc so it should take a while to get upto speed ? @ mark my words, rea is hardly a failure in wsbk , considering the pile of crap hes riding,hes only had 2 seasons,i bet he would give an awful lot to get a ride on a bike like the r1,(he had offers)but hes been promised stuff in 2012 by honda for gp,so he has to suck it in,and do what he can with the tempermental pile off **** hes got


November 05, 2010 12:35 PM

To the unregistered user that refers to me as an "SOB" and "pregnant" lay off the personal attacks, it's not big or clever, and I'd expect more of that on the football terraces.

Also, to the people who "disagreed", fair enough, but do they really think that Laverty (or Melandri) will beat Biaggi & Camier on the Aprillia, Checa on the Ducati, Rae on the Honda, Haslam on the BMW, Sykes on the Kawasaki or even Fabrizio on the Suzuki? I very much doubt it so Yamaha will more than likely be bottom of the manufacturers standings next year. Not saying the Yamaha is crap, it's just obviously difficult to get to grips with even for some proven riders.

tardozzi - Unregistered

November 05, 2010 1:09 PM

@ davyboy, i dont expect laverty to do that much,i think steady progress would be good enough,and the odd result, but now melandri,thats a another story. a big money signing , motogp golden boy,i can beat rossi etc etc,i expect him to deliver ,(as do yamaha)something equal to his hype,(i just dont think he will)


November 05, 2010 6:57 PM

I think tardozzi is right to say that the pressure will mostly be focused on Melandri.

This year, Crutchlow was brought in as a rookie to learn while JT was brought in as a double World Champ and MotoGP rider, and was expected to deliver the wins. I think Laverty and Melandri will be undertaking similar roles in the team, with Laverty given more leeway to develop and learn. It'll be interesting to see if that plays out any different to this year.


November 08, 2010 8:52 AM

I think Laverty would be beating Malandri on any bike by the end of the season, even Moto GP. Malandri seems to be a bit broken while Laverty is on fire at the moment. This is Malandri's last chance as it was Tosland's.

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