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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi impressed by ‘beautiful’ Circuit of the Americas

Valentino Rossi might have been slowest on the opening day of the private Honda and Yamaha MotoGP test at the new Circuit of the Americas yesterday, but it didn't stop the Italian from falling in love with the long and technical Texas circuit. On a first day dominated by a lack of grip, Rossi ended fifth behind Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa,...

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Moto4, just one thing..

..Wosi would of course like to be as handsome as me and have the fabulous wit I possess, other than that I thought your post was spot on. Well done...

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williewheelbreaker

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Yamaha losing their bottle?

MGP website states Yamaha are going home after today? They say they have all the info they need? So no need to contend free practice race weekend? Just qualify and turn up for the race? +++++ Doesn't make sense.... COTA by all accounts has a very challenging lay out and only seat time and laps will tell how and where to chip away the lap time. Would be different if Rossi and Jorge were a second out front of the Honda's but it is not like that at all. Rossi particularly being quite a bit off the pace of the rest. Surely Vale didn't volunteer for the let's go home option??? If anything he should be throwing his 9 time WC weight around to get some more laps in even if he ends up last tomorrow as well. I find this quite interesting as "green" as this circuit is.......... Ciao Mama's!!!

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Nice post moto4..

And personally, I wouldn't disagree with a word..apart from the CHR bit of course, who I love to bits really in spite of his suspect judgement and betty swollocks in that mangey old ladies sized Orange Thong.

When Rossi came back from his broken leg, he was still in the thick of it. Great battles with Stoner & Lorenzo for 3rd. That ride from 12th to take the win at Sepang..he's always seemed to create some action, which has been lacking and is what I've missed.

If he can light up a few races and do himself justice..I'll be a happy fan. The competition has moved on in terms of both bikes and riders. Can Rossi enjoy himself again?

Burning questions..eager anticipation..not long to go now.. 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Look at all the little Oompa Loompa's

Lined up, eulogising wistfully and blaming Yamaha. What's happened to the up tempo attitude from Sepang nr.1?

The M1 remains a fantastic motorcycle, quite probably the best thing on the grid, although there's fack all in it. The problem for both Lorenzo and his new nr.2 is they retain their 125/250 derived flowing riding styles. Fine for 800's, not so much for the heavier litre bikes with the softer side-walled 'stones.

Pedrosa has adapted from being the 250 corner speed king to being to best out there at picking a bike up quick and driving off the fat part of the tyre - no easy thing to do. Lorenzo is better at this than he was a couple of seasons ago, but still has some way to go. Acceleration is not the problem for Yamaha, getting the riders to adapt better is. A modern GP machine demands more body-english for the very best to be extracted from it.

But adaption has never been a strong suite for Yamaha's nr.2 has it? But he's happy at least. The view is fine at COTA (he wants to be careful, the last time he admired the view in America he fell off daydreaming). The lap time is where he'd except it to be, so he's done testing and is off to Brazil. Is he like Madge, does he have a young latin boy fetish?

There's some little yellow belly down this thread that suggests Marquez is a midget. The poor dear hasn't noticed him grow over the last few seasons. MM is a MotoGP heavy weight at around 70kg. More than the long lanky yellow puke.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

The Honda is a rocketship..fk all to do with Pedrosa, who is getting beat by his rookie team mate, and is the least accomplished of them all.

Don't forget he'd have been out of a job if Stoner hadn't run off..and will get sacked a serial loser at the end of this year, because he'll never win it now with MM on the same bike.

 

Just look at the RCV drive out of that bottom gear corner past the Yamaha at the very start of the video..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9mQMBVArvGk

 

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VonStalhein

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VonStalhein says:

Nostro....

"fantastic motorcycle, quite probably the best thing on the grid, although there's fack all in it. The problem for both Lorenzo and his new nr.2 is they retain their 125/250 derived flowing riding styles. Fine for 800's, not so much for the heavier litre bikes with the softer side-walled 'stones"

What about when nr.2 was riding the 990's ? How many titles ?

Lorenzo is a WC on a 1 litre bike. Pedrosa isn't. Honda used their influence to get the 990's changed to the 800's mainly for their star rider: Pedrosa. He didn't win a WC....either on an 800 or a 990.

 

 

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

vonstalhein

waste of time trying reason with Nostro he's obsessed with oompah loompahs (whatever they are) and as blinkered as a Watney's dray horse.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

That ride from 12th to take the win at Sepang..he's always seemed to create some action, which has been lacking and is what I've missed.

Aren't you always reminding us that wins towards the end of the season count for nothing because no-one is trying

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Bultoboy

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The Honda is a rocketship..fk all to do with Pedrosa, who is getting beat by his rookie team mate, and is the least accomplished of them all.

Pedrosa was fit last season and rode a bloody good second half of the season. Didn't do enough in the first half and if he had he'd have walked the title with Stoner out of the way, maybe would have won it with Stoner still in.

So he was fastest at Sepang and because MM has finished in front of him in Texas so far you have Pedrosa being beaten by his rookie team mate and rating him as the least accomplished, without having any idea of what their respective programs / approaches are. It's testing not qualifying. If you're saying Pedrosa's in trouble, where does that leave Rossi.

Give the bloke some credit, he beat Rossi in 2007 to finish 2nd in his second year and thereafter has had to contend with injuries until finally being injury free last year. He's comfortably beaten all team mates following his rookie year until Stoner arrived. MM has huge talent no doubt and watching who comes out on top of the two this year is one of the more interesting aspects of the season.

As for the video, you don't see the bikes going into the corner, don't know if the Yam was slow in, slow out, made a mistake or whatever, so how can you draw a conclusion from that one shot. Lorenzo is faster than Pedrosa isn't he, so how can that be, based upon your assessment of the Yam / Honda performance?

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pogo_it

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pogo_it says:

I do find it funny that you bring upn that he beat rossi in 2007, a year that a lot of anit-rossi-ites bring up (i take it rossi fans are still being disparaged if we bring up 2008?), apart from rossi's years at ducati has he beaten him since?

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