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Old 12-15-2012, 06:50 AM   #646
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CS27 and DP26 don't run around fist pumping like idiots, and both are more likeable IMO.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #647
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Burgess has an interesting view on the failed Ducati venture and the return to Yamaha.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sp..._/R-EPI-138865
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #648
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Burgess has an interesting view on the failed Ducati venture and the return to Yamaha.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sp..._/R-EPI-138865
Interesting that Burgess apparently argued (assuming he was asked) in favor of staying with Ducati. It also highlights how both are concerned with legacy but perhaps approach it differently.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #649
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CS27 and DP26 don't run around fist pumping like idiots, and both are more likeable IMO.
Like it or not, most fans want a little exuberance with their racing. Pedrosa was nicknamed Pedrobot on these very forums and an 'L' word most commonly used to describe Stoner would be laconic. Rossi's antics for the most part "worked" because they were expressions of exuberance - maybe it was in the delivery, maybe it was because it was new, but in Lorenzo's case it just comes off as lacking in sincere joie de vivre.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #650
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Watched the Race of Champions tonight and Jorge was in it. He looked good racing cars, except his first race was comical. In an Audi RS8 he slept coming off the line (ala Marquez) and when he took off was going well, and spun. he couldn't get the car restarted and ended up hitting the onboard fire extinguisher making a mess of the car and track.
Comical, but he did better in his next few races.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:33 AM   #651
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Burgess has an interesting view on the failed Ducati venture and the return to Yamaha.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sp..._/R-EPI-138865
This is what made me wonder about the move up until it was official. Maybe Rossi can shake that off easily, but it still seems strange. I wonder if Burgess ever considered parting ways and remaining with Ducati to try and turn it around, and if so I wonder how Rossi convinced him otherwise.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:52 AM   #652
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David,

Congrats. Nicely done.

Another reason to re-up with MotoMatters.....like I needed another.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #653
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Rossi's age probably had a lot to do with his decision to move. He can't wait around, while they try to fix the turd.

And seriously, they haven't made much progress. Even Stoner was unsatisfied with the bike, when he left, then there was two years of "dream marriage" and no results. But it's somehow all gonna turn around next year? May be. But its been that same story for many years now, and they've fallen short of expectations.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:25 AM   #654
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Rossi's age probably had a lot to do with his decision to move. He can't wait around, while they try to fix the turd.

And seriously, they haven't made much progress. Even Stoner was unsatisfied with the bike, when he left, then there was two years of "dream marriage" and no results. But it's somehow all gonna turn around next year? May be. But its been that same story for many years now, and they've fallen short of expectations.
Absolutely. Still, that nag of "unfinished business".. I would feel just like Burgess expresses in that article. How old is he anyway? Will he remain in the game longer, or will he retire when Rossi does?
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #656
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Absolutely. Still, that nag of "unfinished business".. I would feel just like Burgess expresses in that article. How old is he anyway? Will he remain in the game longer, or will he retire when Rossi does?
Burgess has said he will continue as long as Rossi does, then retire. I believe he is 61, but I'm not sure exactly.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #657
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I have little respect left for Burgess personally after the last couple of years of supercilious condescension. He is still no doubt very good at his job, but to say he feels sorry for the mechanics with mortgages, and takes the job anyway, even after his length of tenure? What a crock.
His actions are part of the reason for "MotoGP the way it is now".
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #658
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as Rossi does, then retire. I believe he is 61, but I'm not sure exactly.
Rossi only looks half that, he must be using wrinkle cream or summit similar
Moonrod, yoo another Rossi hating Stoner fan?
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:04 PM   #659
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Like it or not, most fans want a little exuberance with their racing. .
I completely disagree. I think Lorenzo and Rossi celebrations are stupid and unprofessional. The only reason I am NOT a Rossi fan is because he acts like an idiot when he wins. I preferr a winner to act like he has won before and not be a blubbering idiot or act like a child on Christmas.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:14 PM   #660
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Thank goodness Rossi hasn't won in over 2 years, so you didn't have to stand his stupid celebrations...

Personally I don't care, if they act 'stupid' or 'professional' after they've reached the finish line. It's the 45 minutes before that, that count for me. There's room for some better, tighter racing in MotoGP right now, hopefully putting Rossi back on a competitive bike will help a bit.
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