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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner unfazed by Yamaha’s early pace

Casey Stoner says he’s not worried by the improved level of competitiveness from Yamaha’s new YZR-M1 1000cc machine, as he bids to capture an elusive first win in Jerez this weekend.The Australian got the opportunity to gauge the level of performance of Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha when the pair were dicing for a historic first 1000cc win at Qatar earlier...

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IcantRIDEaBIKE

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Haha

He had to get a dig in about the Ducati being as good! Sneaky, kicking Hayden and Rossi when they're down.

Looking forward to Jerez. Should be a belter

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boro365

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boro365 says:

ducati same level as honda

it probabley is for stoner with his arse out riding style as he aint smooth thats for sure

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

That Yamaha for sure will stop those Hondas I think this years M1 is better then the RC but time will tell.

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bruce1937

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bruce1937 says:

Yes, that was a nice little dig, but not that far from the truth really. Nicky is performing at the same level as when Casey was winning on the Ducati, so in the right hands it could be a winner.

The Yamaha has looked the goods all year and has the potential to win the championship for sure.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Too true Casey

As was quoted by a MM contributor an average GP lap is about 100 seconds. With second string rider Hayden Ducati are only a solitary second or 1 percent away. Is the D16 bad? Not in my books

Just imagine what it would do with a proper Alien onboard. JL or CS are worth at least 1 percent over the factory Ducati riders. The RCV's are chattering their brains out yet still competitive. Why? The pilots.

Stop blaming the GP12!

In some ways it is Yamaha that should be the most worried. Their bike is doing everything as it should yet the HRC boys are running their pace, and Ducati would if they had an Alien. How good will the RCV's and GP12's be once (if)  there riders overcome their problems?

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carcleanerboy

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hmm not so sure

DIdnt the way the race panned out have alot to do with the unknown tyre perfromance levels?? The tyres are designed to warm up faster and were expected to have dropped off, which never happened

It might take afew races before each manufacturer finds out , how hard and for how long they can push before the tyres going off.

If they are that close it will be brillant though, and make for a good championship.

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buelligan272

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buelligan272 says:

doubtful

Does not sound like a confident Aussie to me.Does he really believe he has the same style as DP and JL.Reckon Dani and Jorge will get the better of him again this weekend.

nostrol and bruce stop talking utter crap for once.

 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

That's the spirit Buelli

You just keep bringing that insightful motorcycle racing perspective of yours to the table.

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fitzy2009

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fitzy2009 says:

Stoner

The ducati is not any closer to the honda and yamaha than last year. As for putting stoner back on the ducati, he wouldn't win the title on it, he might be closer but he wouldn't win it. You have to remember hayden and rossi have both won titles, so have experience in being at the front. What other teams have two ex champions riding for them? The ducati at the moment is not good enough! Stoner is the best rider at the moment i think if you put him on the tech3 he would win the title on it, he's that good. But ducati have to improve the bike for anyone to win the title on it. People have to remember how long it took honda to win the 800 title, i believe ducati are in the same boat just a few changes could make the bike better but they cant put there finger on what to do? I think stoner is not afraid of anyone why should he be? He is simply too good.

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bruce1937

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bruce1937 says:

Buelligan, what exactly is the crap that I have espoused?

The fact is that there is very little between the factory bikes. The riders are what makes the difference, you just have to look at the Lorenzo, Spies situation. Spies had a couple of big offs which rattled his confidence, and look at the result.

Rossi has had his confidence shattered by the realization that Stoner could perform on a bike that he couldn't master. Hayden is the constant in the Ducati garage by which their performances can be compared.

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