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Matthew Birt  says:

'Spectacular' Marc Marquez thrills Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi got a close up view of the future of MotoGP in Sepang today when he chased rookie sensation Marc Marquez for three laps on the final day of testing in Malaysia. Rossi clung onto the back wheel of Marquez’s Repsol Honda RC213V machine this afternoon and he was raving about the Spaniard’s all-action and aggressive riding style. Rossi and Marquez...

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

He was on the Ducati for 2 years, although it may have felt like 3...  and a clever engineer called Furusawa made the Yamaha what it is today, no-one else.

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pannyderosa

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pannyderosa says:

blindboy

Read a lot of your posts recently and got to say you can be quite knieve and biased.
Furusawa is a clever engineer but he alone did not get that Yamaha to become a championship winning bike.
Did he ever ride the bike?Did he ever set the bike up?Did he never ask other opinions as to the best possible outcome?
You know the truth but the truth hurts you.

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AldoApache

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Can't have it both ways

I love how the yellow sheep want to absolve Rossi of any blame for the complete failure to develop the Ducati while he was there and instead slam the engineers, but then give Rossi all the credit when it comes to the M1!

 

And it's 'naive'...

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

knieve ?

No idea what that is

If, Pannyderosa, Rossi had gone to Yamaha and got on a bike that didn't work and then spent the next 12 months working with the engineers to turn it into something more rideable then yes, he could have a share of the credit.

The truth, that doesn't hurt, is that the engineers led by Furusawa, had already turned the 2003 Yamaha into the configuration that is the current M1. Saint Vale got on it, tested it and found, just like the factory test riders, that it was fast straiight out of the box. Rossi may then have spent the next sessions getting a a set up to suit his own style, but the bike was already designed and built before he had finished his last race for Honda.

Going back to the second paragraph, some years later Rossi did have an opportunity to start from scratch with a bike that didn't work so well and work with engineers to develop into something better. The last two years should tell you it's not the rider that is solely responsible for creating a race winning bike.

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supermario

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supermario says:

Source please bluto

"The truth, that doesn't hurt, is that the engineers led by Furusawa, had already turned the 2003 Yamaha into the configuration that is the current M1"

 

If this is a fact as you seem to be suggesting, then I'd like to see the source of that fact.

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pannyderosa

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pannyderosa says:

no idea alright

From your reply it is obvious how naive you really are.
It is also obvious how much you resent Rossi.
Why do you insist on discrediting him at every opportunity yet you constantly tell others they discredit Stoner.
Seems like you are a hypocrite as well.
If you cared to find out the truth about the 2004 bike you would realise how wrong you are.
Where do you get your info from by the way?

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pannyderosa

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pannyderosa says:

ignorant as well

A simple typing error and you act like an ignoramus.

Grow up.

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TrumpetTriple

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Princeofpetrol

Rossi was only 7/10th's down on the Wednesday, the first day 2/10ths and Thursday 7/100ths of a second, he'll be bang on the money in the races, certainly podium regularly for sure.

Rossi has never been a qualifyer, although he has won races from 11th and 12th on the grid ( Assen and Germany on the Yamaha, not sure what year although i think Assen was 2007 ).

Whatever happens this season is going to be good.

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TrumpetTriple

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Princeofpetrol

Rossi was only 7/10th's down on the Wednesday, the first day 2/10ths and Thursday 7/100ths of a second, he'll be bang on the money in the races, certainly podium regularly for sure.

Rossi has never been a qualifyer, although he has won races from 11th and 12th on the grid ( Assen and Germany on the Yamaha, not sure what year although i think Assen was 2007 ).

Whatever happens this season is going to be good.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

SM

Is that a serious question? Given the amount of times it's been debated on this forum alone.

The bike was already built. Barros had been asking for a softer engine, so for 2004 Furusawa designed one along with the rest of the bike. He then presented it, along with a couple of variations, to Rossi at his first test. Rossi like the new bike with the softer engine - the one Furusawa also thought was the best combination, so he was pleased Rossi thought so too.

The info is freely available on the net, you'll have to look it up.

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