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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Jun 9, 2014.
Thank you sweet jayzus, race week! Really looking forward to this one - again. Will Rossi find that little extra to mix it up with the two in front of him?
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"Banging fairings like Castenets here in Spain" - love it.
Lets see what 5yrs and the bad affair with the lady in red has changed.
Not to mention the advent of Mr. Marquez...
Oh yeah, that little thing.
So, all you wise heads - is this a Yamaha or a Honda track?
I think this is yet another Marquez track.
1. Marquez, This is when we realize he is indeed rewriting the record books.
2. Lorenzo maintains his mojo, but only just
3. Rossi, working hard to get third, able to hound Marc and Jorge for only a handful of laps, but does stay closer. Inch, by inch...
4. Pedrosa, still no go. Rumors of Stoner's return to claim his slowing seat cast Dani into depression. He wakes in the gutter with a bottle and his arm around a stuffed bunny.
The rest? There are no other "Factory teams so nobody else is playing on the same field. The satellite Hondas and Yamahas don't have the riders to ride them to the front. Not for a complete race. Bautista is quick, but not Sharp end quick, early enough or long enough to be there in the end. Hopefully he has ridden beyond his gravel-grooming days. Bradl? More tossing into the weeds. Pol? Slithering himself out of a ride one binned bike at a time. Smith? Slow and steady into the back.
For the future of MotoGP, the bikes need to slow down. To do that Honda has to be beaten at the table into a rev limit. Slippy tires would hurt too many. Only the young and dumb would be willing to risk the highsides.
And racing has to maintain costs. Note that doesn't mean cheap. Not at even the back of the grid levels.
That means builder bikes. Buy a motor, build a chassis. Spec, tires, ECU and limits on suspensions, brakes, fuel and weight.
That's why there is a rule book to lay all this out.
Looks a little more like F1.
2015, Stoner returns to the Repsol Honda team aboard Dani's bike. He has a special deal. H never has to talk to or look at any press, or ever appear in public other than to ride. A more colorful Stig on two wheels, though with less personality.
Marquez ignores him. Goes by him like he's painted on the fence.
Stoner re-retires at the end of 2015 goes shrimpin' with Spies.
And it's only Monday morning.
The rivalry I'm paying special attention to this week is Miller and Fenati.
The rivalry I'm paying special attention to this week is Jack "I'm ready for MotoGP" Miller and "I don't need no stiinkin penalty points" Fenati.
Test. Which one doesn't belong? Answer - Rossi. Who's missing? Answer - Dani. What an insult! Perhaps a harbinger of things to come.
Pol's riding well, but he's not in that league.
It's not that he is or isn't spanish, but he is MotoGP's poster boy(no pun intended) and a fan favorite everywhere. Besides, Danny's current recovery has left his performance lacking a bit compared to his normal standings. There is nothing exciting about that....but Pol.....Pol seems to be pushing more and more...and in that, finding something. Now that's exciting.
On paper, a Yamaha track. Mugello and Barcelona are two tracks Marquez said he had most problems with. We all know how that worked out at Mugello...
It looks like it is a Monster energy sponsored event, Rossi and Pol have big Monster contracts.
FTFY, version 2.