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Matthew Birt  says:

Yamaha deny Jorge Lorenzo Open test request

Jorge Lorenzo believes he would have a better chance of winning back the premier class crown on Aleix Espargaro’s Open-spec Yamaha YZR-M1. Lorenzo is adamant that the Forward Racing YZR-M1, which can utilise four more litres of fuel and extra soft Bridgestone tyres, would be more of a title threat than his factory prototype machine. Forward Racing rider Espargaro has been the...

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Jun 09

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 Ah but Rossi didn't say it did he. Rossi is working well with his new crew chief, keeping his head down and posting some very impressive laptimes. 

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Jun 10

Posts: 49

tamounga says:


Well... JL has won 8 races last year, and is entitled to say or demand certain stuff. Until Rossi starts winning consistently, some will always tend to believe he is making excuses. After all, he did try to lead us in to believing the lack of pace during his first year on the Ducati was mostly due to a weak shoulder.

Then again, some will believe JL has started to complain even before the first race.

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Sep 10

Posts: 647

Druids says:

Who cares whether Lorenzo won 8 races last year

Didn't you know it's nothing compared to the winter tests ? 


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Aug 10

Posts: 288

vtwinmark says:

 Think I'd rather have won 8 races last year than be 'quick' in winter testing..........

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Sep 10

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Druids says:

I was being sarcastic

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Jun 12

Posts: 149

willc955 says:

Yamaha should have said yes and we'll let Espargaro test your bike Jorge.

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Bob Buttamasangy


Jul 08

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Fireturd, in a way you are correct however, Flo had a go at different bikes and had great success on great bikes, unfortunately the greatest and most anticipated move of his career turned to sh1t in a big way when we were left with the ducati legacy that will ultimately define his career. He might have gotten away with it had the duc not had such great success immediately prior with such an enigmatic personality.

George has a few years yet but his ultimate test will also be to achieve success elsewhere without an embarrassing Flo/Duc type episode . Unfortunately the clusterf*** the series is in due to the senility and ignorant self indulgence of Ezpeleta, threatens to jeopardise the significance of ANY future results. It's for bragging rights only from now on in, the only significance comes from comparing team mate to team mate because there are simply too many variables otherwise and that's a real shame.

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Jul 12

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wosihound says:

Espargaro who..??

Jorge reckons he'd be over a second quicker on last years mackled up satellite bike run by poverty stricken Forward.

A few paltry litres of fuel and a soft tyre blows the electronics scam out the water.

Aleix is no alien in waiting..10 years in the paddock & 140 races without a single pole, fast lap or win. Without his Dad's money he'd be flipping burgers.

Great work by Carmelo reigning in the dice loading Nips, hopefully we'll get some proper racing come 2016..preferably minus the MSMA's corrupt influence stinking up the place. 

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Oct 13

Posts: 362

What i can't understand... if every bike has got to be a "open" entry by 2016, why the hell aren't Yamaha and Honda starting to test and develop? If you knew this was the future of the sport it seems pretty ridiculous to not start developing for that. But i suppose the factories still think they control the sport and will get their own way in the end!

And Bob Rossi will be defined by his years at Ducati? You are telling me the man with the most premier class wins EVER will be remembered for a two year stint at Ducati? I somehow doubt that, Rossi hasn't been what he used to be, maybe he will get it back maybe he won't. Whatever the outcome however he will be remember as the greatest of all time.


Before anyway says it i know Agostini has more race wins overall, but this was achieved in a time when you could ride in every class every weekend.


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Nov 13

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l8apex says:

"Before anyway says it i know Agostini has more race wins overall, but this was achieved in a time when you could ride in every class every weekend."............................... Rossi has had 294 race starts to date, compared to Agostini's 186. Not to mention they were running 7-9 rounds per year compared to today. You decide.

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