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Matthew Birt  says:

Casey Stoner bemused by front tyre switch

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner says he can’t understand why the MotoGP field will switch to a new softer construction front tyre from next weekend’s British Grand Prix onwards. The Australian has so far struggled to get his factory Honda RC213V machine to suit the new tyre, which will be the only front spec available from the Silverstone round. Stoner’s Repsol Honda...

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spdmon

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spdmon says:

Wosideg

is a moron!

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

Maybe you should go ride the factory Honda Mario. Oh that's right, you're just a cartoon character. 

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hello4646

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hello4646 says:

History

Reading through some of the posts, some people make some good points. 1 being the lack of Stoners  ability to develop a bike. In 2007 Stoner jumped onto the well sorted Ducati and won the title. Then after that he won races but not another championship and crashed a lot in loosing the front end. Last year jumps on a well sorted Honda and wins the title again. A long way to go yet but I doubt if Stoner will win this year’s title.


Maybe he can not  retire next year, swap with Jorge, win the title on a well sorted bike again and then f**k that one up the year after

Yours chicken feed lol
 

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TetsuoSama

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TetsuoSama says:

The best part of that theory

(the one about the rider developing the bike), is that it holds Rossi responsible for developing what must be one of the worst MotoGP bikes ever.

I'm inclined to agree with you on that one, 46-er.

Wunderbar!

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Richie462

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Richie462 says:

yawn

 

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

Tetsu

You couldn't even get that right, could you. If it was the worst Motogp bike, it would come last everytime!!!!

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Does a Ducati (factory prototypes) not 'generally' finish last?

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Smackbum

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Smackbum says:

True BennyH

The position of last prototype is fairly evenly contested at the moment - but that is solely due to Ben Spies and his inability (against all the odds) to beat Rossi in even a single race this year.  On the bike that is currently leading the standings by 20 points!

Until Honda gets the tyre issue sorted the Yamaha is clearly the best package out there, regardless of the mixed results of the factory team - just look at what Andrea and Cal are doing on the satellite bikes. Speaking of which ... apart from the wet French GP, the Ducati factory bikes have consistently finished behind the Monster Yamahas.  Hardly a ringing endorsement for the team.

But there is light at the end of this very long tunnel - in Catalunya Valentino could actually see the group contesting for the last podium place in a dry race.  I predict by years' end the Ducatis will be legitimately battling for 5th and 6th place (assuming Ben gets his shit together).

 

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RidgeRacerHRC

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Aprilia

 and you lot moan that Caseys the only one whinging about rules changes. This just in from aprilia:

 

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia says MotoGP's recent rule changes have carried it in the wrong direction and made the championship less appealing to constructors.

Aprilia has not had a prototype presence in MotoGP's premier class since 2004 despite dominating the 250cc category with Jorge Lorenzo in both 2006 and 2007.

While it now has an affiliation as an engine supplier to several CRT teams, Aprilia's main focus remains World Superbikes, to which it returned as a constructor in 2009 and in which it has since won 14 races, taking the constructors' crown in 2010.

Aprilia's technical director Luigi Dall'Igna says several wrong decisions taken by MotoGP have served to make superbikes comparatively more attractive.

"There is no stability with the regulations: they [MotoGP] change everything every year and that's bad," Dall'Igna told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Also, we don't agree with the adoption of a standard ECU. We do our electronics in-house, so it's not a cost and its useful experience to improve our road bikes.

"I speak more as a fan than technician: it is MotoGP's wrong decisions that have made Superbikes more and more engaging." - taken from Autosport June 7th 2012

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Fair play  'Benny'. Now take Spies and his 'totally unexpected season' out of the equation.

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