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Matthew Birt  says:

Valentino Rossi worried by Honda form

Valentino Rossi admitted a second successive Honda 1-2 was cause for concern after he failed to battle for a podium in a controversial Spanish MotoGP race in Jerez yesterday. The Italian finished in a lonely fourth place after an early tussle with Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez, who went onto make all the headlines with an aggressive last corner pass on...

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Do you take everything in life so literally simple lad?

Seems you do when it suits you? Listening to tape recordings of engines on motomatters and the ramblings of Spalding (yes they have, not they haven't., yes they have, no they haven't got a seamlless gearbox in the M1)

Really conclusive analysis.

How many times across all circuits do they change gear when cranked over in a corner? How much is that stability really worth?

You have two identical factory Yamahas and regardless of what you think about development, one rider is putting a good deal of distance between himself and the other on track. That is down to the rider making the difference. Don't bleat about the bike not suiting Rossi after his performance at Qatar and if you do it will just serve as another reminder that the bloke isn't versatile enough to adapt to anything other than a bike exactly as he likes it.

Until they put one rider on both bikes, a rider with the skill to get the most out of either and who would remain impartial in his judgement, we will never know the difference in lap time between the actual bikes.

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

As said on the other thread.......testing is testing and any number of things are being tried...qualifying finished on Saturday. So Nostro, take it all with a pinch of salt and get you head out of your arse.

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wosihound

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It's worth a lot more than nothing.

Remind us how you make a living Bulto? What's that..working in an office as somebody else's whipping boy?

Thanks mate..but I'll stick to forming an opinion based on information supplied by people who have a little bit more credibility than yourself and make a wage out of bikes and racing.

 

Nostro..He's had a busy weekend and is probably just a bit tired. No shame in that at his advanced age? I'd have thought you of all people could understand that?

How's the golf going..broke 100 yet?

 

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Enlighten me

Rossi worried about Honda form ? All he had to do was stay on board and the hell with Yamaha form or Ducati form for that matter. Hell,he may have surpassed Ago by now easily. Creditable though. Trolling around in 4th on the best bike on the grid. Absolutely suited to his pointy,late brake,stuff it up the inside style. Half a lap with Marquez and 'spunk' abandoned. Looked like the Rossi of old though.... The Ducati edition. Much empty space on the Sunday breakfast run. Doing his own thing whilst waiting for the bunch up front to bin it.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

What - back to an 800...??

Right on Spalders

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Firebird3

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Firebird3 says:

This forum does make me laugh.....armchair critics who haven't a fcking clue about racing. Yes that's right, Rossi the millionaire who could retire tomorrow, with all laurels intack, is actually sandbagging just for a fcking laugh. What a bunch of tossers on here.

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bigbashbonanza

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Honda are on form.....

.... So what? Yamaha have great years, so have Ducati and Suzuki. Things change, one manufacturer gets an advantage over another one, it's called progress folks. I think the honking on isn't about the Honda having the advantage, it's the rider not having it for the third season on the bounce. He will come good, the Yam will catch up and Vale will settle in and wind it on. He'll win this year for sure, but the championship will be one of the HRC riders (and no, Bradl isn't one of them!).

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Firebird

As said on the other thread.......testing is testing and any number of things are being tried..

Today, Yamaha tested the chassis that Crutchlow is using to see if it is any better than their current chassis. As you may have heard, Yamaha boffins and techies visited the Tech3 garage over the weekend for samples of their data. They're a bit bemused how a satellite rider on a customer bike is putting in the performances he is. You might say they're a bit ticked off at the performance of their two highly paid factory boys. In fact, I'm sure I saw Jarvis go into the Tech3 garage after the race and shake Cal's hand - or pass him a note saying slow down

So the object of today's test was to see if they could go any quicker with a Tech3 spec 2012 chassis whilst no doubt still having the benefit of their latest factory only electronis package.

The answer was no. Rossi still nowhere near breaking 1.39 and Lorenzo unable to improve on his time from the weekend. And after one or two on here were glibly suggesting, Rossi's going to ride Cal's bike tomorrow, what a twat he's going to look when Rossi laps faster on it

Oh dear.

Interestingly, most riders set their fastest times early on and Rossi was over a second down on Marquez. Late in the session, one rider improved. Rossi climbed to 5th. Max power, low fuel just to get one banzai lap in to climb the timesheets as a face saver? Rather than be 1 second behind a satellite Yam?

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slit

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slit says:

Nostro

Where was Cal compared to his team mate dovi last year? Behind. Where's Dovi this year? He is proving Rossi was not the washed up everyone was saying. Where's the 2012 WC compared to Cal? Funny you consider Rossi is riding the best bike on the grid, yet JL is nowhere near to enter the logic of your arguing. So you telling us that Cal on the official yam would win easily basically. You are also telling us the Pedrosa has become so unbeliavably good that, never mind the last 6 years of racing, he's all of a sudden become able, together with his rookie team mate, both Yams (BEST bike) behind. Bulto. So Let's not consider Qatar. Ahem, why? Also, cal crutchlow himself said: VR has always been bad at new track (explaining what he thought of VR performance at Austin). Rossi has not done good yesterday. But you guys really have some serious paranoia issues with VR.

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Rossi has not done good yesterday. But you guys really have some serious paranoia issues with VR

Just issues with some of the drivel his fans put into print on here. Such as VR never goes well at a new track - in other words you are saying he can't adapt quickly. The track was new to them all and he was beaten by some who didn't have the benfit of 3 days testing there.

Then they said his season will start at Jerez (I thought they all started at Qatar...) Jerez yields another disappointment and now it is Lorenzo's fault for developing the bike backwards

Need I go on?

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