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Matthew Birt  says:

Jorge Lorenzo confident he can defend MotoGP title

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo is confident he can retain his MotoGP world title in 2013 with the resumption of the winter testing campaign drawing ever closer. Lorenzo, who captured his second MotoGP crown with six wins last year, gave his thoughts on his prospects for mounting a successful defence during a special Yamaha promotional tour with new teammate Valentino Rossi in Indonesia. Lorenzo...

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Bert

Jorge's dice with James was with the title in the bag.

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So why do it? As for sneering, far from it bud. It appears that some get derided for going for the win regardless of the consequences, and this ultimately livens up the 'show' that many seem to want but others are respected for 'bringing it' home regardless of 'the show'?

Go figure.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Hold on a second VFR..

For a bloke who couldn't ride the Ducati, did you know that on his DEBUT at Qatar Rossi was faster than Stoner?

2010, Casey started his campaign off with a crash, one of five that was to see him voted Monitor In Charge Of Gravel Inspection that year, but if we look at the year before we can see just how fast Rossi was in 2011 on virtually the same Carbon Fibre Desmosedici.

2009, Casey won the race by 7.771 secs in a time of 42'53.984 with a fastest lap of 1'55.844.

2011, Rossi came 7th with a total race time of 42'55.000 with a fast lap of 1'56.053.

Don't forget, this is Val's debut and Casey was into his third year on the bike by 2009.

So..Stoner was 1.016 sec faster over race distance and his best lap - there was only one in the 55's - was 0.209 quicker.

Not bad for a washed up old fker on his debut next to an experienced Ducati legend eh?

 

Thing is, this only tells half the story..

Stoner qualified on pole, had a great start and was never headed. His first lap was completely unhindered off the start and he did a 2''01.825.

Rossi however qualified 9th and was caught up in the first lap melee posting a 2'05.437, which means he lost 3.612sec in the traffic compared to Stoner.

From the start of lap 2 until the end of the race, Rossi was faster than Stoner by 2.596 seconds and he still had to overtake one or two before the end. Stoner had a straight run to the line.
On average, Val was over a tenth of a second a lap faster than Stoner leaving out the first lap.

Pretty exceptional for a doddering old mid-packer, don't you think?

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

wosi

For a bloke who couldn't ride the Ducati, did you know that on his DEBUT at Qatar Rossi was faster than Stoner?

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So Vale has gone from being 'the GOAT' ..........................to a bloke! Fuck me you're desperate lmfao. Three cheers for 'the GOAT/a bloke' beating a youngster.................Hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray, hip hip..........bored.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Funny how you get bored and wosi is desperate when it shoots down all your theories isn't it?

Then again, maybe not..you're name is Casey and you are the top #27er here at MCN.

Bad loser?..Nah.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

wosi

Yep, I hate friggin' losing in anything bud. Pisses me right off tbh.

As for shooting down my theories.................................you couldn't shoot fish in a barrel mate ;)

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DogBert

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DogBert says:

So why do it?

'Cause the big prize was in the bag, and he could go all out for the win. He screwed up granted, but better screwing up with the title sorted than not, wouldn't you say.

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moany100

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moany100 says:

hmm

Jorge may find it a bit more tricky this season if Yamaha have not made huge steps with the bike.

the Honda from Indianapolis onwards was by far superior and as valentini knows all to well it doesn't matter how good the rider if the pakage underneath you can't compete nor can you

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Don't forget..Yamaha will have a seamless shift transmission this year, good for about 0.8 sec a lap.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Bert

But the title wasn't in the bag.

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carloslavado

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carloslavado says:

Dani will take this title. It's his last chance. Marquez is learning now, but not next season.

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