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Matthew Birt  says:

Austin test vital to judge potential, admits Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi believes next week’s MotoGP test session at the new Circuit of the Americas in Texas will give him a clearer indication of his and Yamaha’s potential for 2013 now he’s back on the competitive factory YZR-M1 machine. Rossi and factory Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo will join Repsol Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez for a three-day test at...

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Bulto and Wosi

I found this quote  ''Between 1994 and 1998 the bike was said not to have had many changes, with Honda engineers reportedly becoming frustrated at Doohan's reluctance to try new innovations such as electronic shifting (it was only when Rossi came to Honda in 1999 that Honda engineers had their head with Rossi willing to try more innovations).''

Further to this I did see recently and it may have been on MCN that Doohan said he did test new electronic aids but if he felt they gave him no advantage he did not use them in the race......  Same thing as rejecting them I guess.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

hard to criticise

mick's results between 1994 and 1998 though.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Doohanfan

No reflection on Mick .... he obviously felt he could win with minimum aids and he did.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

acanada46

Nostro is a dinosaur ............ 14th century prophet who got it all wrong !!!!!!

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wosihound says:

Sunday papers..

Ta for the link Bullnose..

I think you'll find active suspension was banned from GP in the early/mid nineties..and the theory about rossi's 2001 campaign is absloute codswallop !?

Some reciprocal Sunday reading for you..

 

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/archive/83313/83314/83317/83320/

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/454/7796/Motorcycle-Article/Wayne-Rainey-MotoGP-Interview.aspx

 

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Bootlegger says:

Back to topic Original#93'er

Our potential. We/our and sundry rubbish. The bloke's potential was clearly exposed as zilch outside of best bike,best  team, best connections within GPC etc.

An 80th win is certainly on the cards for him at Austin next month,perhaps as early as Qatar. Who knows? But the wild goose , she ain't saying nothing.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

That was

a grudging compliment there Bootsy!   He gambled and it didn't come off at least he gave it a shot. Most of the others from Doohan onwards have stayed in their comfort zone.

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73mach3 says:

wosi

some great reads thank you

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

Comfort zone

No such thing as a comfort zone riding those 500s back then.

GP bike racing has always been about the best rider getting on the best bike for the best team though.

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mick doohan

Mick was running the screamer engine then honda introduced the big bang engine which made the bikes alot more manageable.....but it allowed riders to close in on doohan...he got pissed off with being followed so went back to the screamer engine, which was far harder to control but faster...criville tried to copy him but could not handle the screamer the way doohan could (which was awesome to watch)

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