Originally Posted by VRRR1
Casselli was a Rookie this year - He has impressed many. Is he impressive yes or no ?
HRC is a Rookie this year and have impressed no one really - They are to be frank also rans
How hard is it to work out Fuel consumption ? An individual would be able to do this without a Motor Corporation behind them ? A methodical motor corp gets fuel consumption wrong often - How does that work ?
Call it like you see it ! Is HRC impressive on their first outing ? yes or no ? ( And no is not necessary a bad thing - because one only learns when things go wrong )
Not the best comparison
, Caselli is a rookie with a a champion off road pedigree and Coma's bike
I believe there was only one fuel issue and we really don't know the reason, other than it has happened to Helder in a previous life also
notwithstanding this whatever happened was nothing short of amateur
The HRC 450 - 100% a no, not podium material, but was the KTM and Husky 6 months after conception? - as you say not necessarily a bad thing, but I don't believe the pragmatists believed it was anything other than a 50/50 for 2013
let's revisit this for Dakar 2014, or as the year progresses