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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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DogBert

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DogBert says:

Quite right mach3

They got got a brand new motor from HRC too. Although why they would bother with that when riders could just "adapt" to the one they had is baffling.

Bit of a coincidence though, Dani getting a new motor and chassis, then beating Jorge quite comfortably in the second half of the season.

3rd best bike Nostro? That's not much of a prediction given there are only three prototype bikes.

Here's another prediction that looks a little eh, poor

That Ducati is only a hair's breadth away from being the best machine on the grid

Why they running around with a patch work quilt development bike now if it was a "hair's breadth" away?

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Farnarkle

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Farnarkle says:

Talking of big breadths

and little girls lithping..

but yes, Dogreathdth, Ducati have a heap of work to do.  Rossi took them from a bike that could win and get multiple podiums in any conditions to a bike that even Hayden couldn't get a podium on.  It cost them $15m for that development.  Of course, that was after Ducati was being ridden by Stoner, the only (ex) motoGp rider to win at every circuit in the calendar when he was riding motoGp, so they had an unfair advantage: the best rider in the last five years.

Who can forget Aragon 2010, when Stoner - the only alien NOT to ride the cicuit before the motoGp race - blew the rest away?  I refer, of course, to those who actually follow the races rather than those who masturbate over the Rossi Twatter feeds.  Rossi is now sitting pretty for a breastaking 5th or so at COTA this year., if the force is with him - unless Elias gets a wildcard on a Vespa.

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DogBert

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DogBert says:

Rossi took them there did he?

No credit for the Yamaha successes, and all the blame for the Ducati failures? That about the size of it is it?

Was there also a flash of yellow on the grassy knoll, and a lanky Legionnaire, spear in one hand, sun and moon shield in the other spotted scampering away from Cavalry Hill?

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DogBert

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DogBert says:

Barnacle?

You been on the sauce, or are all those spelling lisps attempted jokes?

There's an edit function you know.

Masturbate? Good grief son, you're the one getting yourself in a lather over Stoner. Miss him do you?

Yeah Stoner's great, and he had/has an incredible talent for being able to go very fast very soon, but jesus he's got some flaws too.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Fartnuckle

Best rider over the last five years has been Lorenzo, period. Results don't lie.

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doohanfan

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doohanfan says:

best rider of the last 5 years

is lorenzo, no doubt. 2 titles to 1 trumps stoner's 28 race wins to 23, and against rossi 23 race wins to 17 with titles even at 2 each beats rossi.

I am fairly confident he will continue to resist any temptation to ride for ducati.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Read the rest of the thread. Its about the last five years.

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

like a wee bairn

Yes new at all these shennanigans. There is an awful lot of yellow and orange under wear on here isn't there. Apologies for sounding so course in writing, does that work? Its very amusing reading the main protagenists on here though. Have you seen the you tube stuff on Pedrosa from the test at Austin, ooh dear there goes Mr Happy.

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TrumpetTriple

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Yawn .. Nostro's back

I see Nostro is spouting his anti 46 bile again ... one of your points ref Rossi adapting is odd, he adapted from 125's to 250's, he adapted from 250's to 500's he then adapted from 500's to 990's, can you see where this is headed ? so he didn't adapt to the Ducati, Stoner apart who has and remember Stoners results were declining year on year till he jumped on the Honda ?

It is fairly obvious to everyone that the Honda is the best bike, certainly was all last year and appears to be now as Marc and Dani are showing, the seamless transmission is making them gain a lot from corner exit.  Sometime you write your opinion and i really believe you have a good understanding of bike racing, then this anti 46 rubbish pops up and i wonder if you even ride a motorcycle !!

 

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racingfan99

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racingfan99 says:

Good test. Shows just how good the Honda is at the moment. Yamaha need to work hard. Marquez has the speed, hopefully he will be exciting in races too without the 'kamikazee' moments.

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