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Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Jun 25, 2013.
Hopefully he's just trying to leverage his position. But the grass is always greener...
Yay for Rossi, I feel like this has always still been there, I just think his head hasn't been right (feeling his age and mortality against the young guns) and kinda feel (bummed) it took taking jorge out of the equation for him to feel capable and confident enough to win again.
And Jorge, that boy is born again hard. He doesn't need to try to be Rossi with the antics, being a badass like that gets the respect.
I think basically it is the new fork he is so happy about. He said that finally the bike felt good so he stopped aiming for the podium and started aiming for the win.
Also very nice words from him just after the race. An Italian journalist after the race called him "hero of the day, just like the old time pilots" so he answered "Hero, me? No, heroes are those that carry on 'til the end of the month. I get plenty of money to do this, try my best and live a beautiful life."
That truck carrying all the money and superior Audi engineering must have got lost on the way from Germany to Italy. I hope no one is holding his or her breath waiting for it to arrive. I'd think there is no incentive for Audi to dump ten or tweny million into the Ducati MotoGP effort when bike sales are very strong.
Historic effort by Lorenzo today and my favorite of the many stories from this race which include fantastic rides by Rossi, Crutchlow, Marquez and Espargaro.
Didn't see the race, but glad to hear VR is back on top! And JL has gone up several notches on my scale! I've raced and broken my collar bone, but can't imagine doing both, especially at a much, much higher level!?! Respect! And MM is no wimp either, racing with at least two broken bones!
Impressive ride by Lorenzo, nobody thought he would be riding yesterday and he only gave up 2 points to Pedrosa in the race.
Rossi must feel a great weight off his shoulders after that win, it's been hard to watch him struggle to get near the front after getting of the Ducati.
Marquez and Crutchlow are like two rolling train wrecks, I get nervous every time they get near another rider as they are very unpredictable in what's going to happen.
I'm not so sure. I like him for lots of reasons but I think he's missing some important things: smooths and smarts. I think he'll be Occasional Podium Guy and that's it. Not that that's the worst thing! I just don't see him being at the level of capital "A" alien.
It's easy to criticize ... but as a Ducati owner and fan of the marque as well as both Hayden and Dovi, I'm running out of hope. And I think their WSBK position is even worse than MotoGP, in some ways.
BTW, Rossi's Facebook page had almost 100K likes in an hour after the race. Almost ten times as many as Jorge's.
I think he will. He stayed on two wheels all weekend long. Very often he was the fastest man on the track once he got by Lorenzo. I'm starting to like that fellow, mouth and all.
Haha what an intense last few laps. Cal going after MM, and WHOOOOAAAAA CRAP I was just waiting for something to go wrong with Rossi's bike, out of gas, something craps out, just whoa intense right there. For me at least.
Pretty stellar race. What happened with Pedrosa? He just was laters and faded way way back, tires go off?
Great to see Rossi back in good form after all this time. Whatever they found in testing paid off and maybe this can continue. Lorenzo will be back in full force for the next race and probably back on top but today was great
What happened all weekend with DP? QP was weird too. He didn't go back out after his crash, which is not like him.
I like that the race made nearly everyone happy except Puig.
....What the Italian National Anthem sounded like.
Nothing jumped out at me, it looked like the grip and stability weren't there compared to the Yamahas. The ess at the end of the back straight was painful to watch, he was braking so early for it. Marquez just seemed willing to take more chances, which paid off today; other days, not so much.
It'll be interesting to see what Pedrosa does next round at a track that's got his name on it.
The Legend Returns!
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Cal certainly brings some levity to the paddock. That was probably the happiest looking podium I've seen in motogp.
As Cal and Dovi were riding out of pit lane for the warm up Cal was kicking at Dovi's bike. Pretty funny.
Hayden said ~seeing VR win the race today knowing that he was faster than VR at this track last year was demoralizing. I think Ducati hit a new low this weekend.
Credit where it is due. He has been on a pretty steady trajectory and is clearly upping his game. If, as some posit, his bike is a big step down, he may be the second coming.
At the top, it is as much about self-belief as having the magic brake caliper.
Great race from start to finish, something to like for everyone! (unless you're a Dani fan) At this rate, Crutchlow is well on his way to being the next Dovizioso!
And, unless I'm mistaken, zero crashes! Which is pretty awesome, considering how practice went.