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February 28th, 2018, 02:09 PM   #21
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How the hell does Zarco go from being the next big thing for Yamaha to being buried on a KTM.


God I wish Yamaha would sever ties with rossi and his machinations.

Zarco could have been competitive with Marquez.

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Not to mention it was also Lorenzoís first year on Bridgestones and heís notorious for needing time to acclimatise to new equipment.
Fair play to Rossi though, you can only beat whatís in front of you.
Actually, JL wasn't like that back then. The double collarbone injury in 2013 was what made him a bit more methodical in approaching the limits.

He smashed out of the blocks in 2008 with the Michelins, and was immediately fast with the Bridgestones.
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How the hell does go from being the next big thing for Yamaha to being buried on a KTM.


God I wish Yamaha would sever ties with rossi and his machinations.

Zarco could have been competitive with Marquez.
Looks like Marquez blocked him from joining Honda with the must sign Pedro demand. Shame would of liked to see Zarco on the Honda reckon he would provide MM with some decent competition.

Look at it this way. Doors close at Yamaha and Honda. Reminiscent of a kid I know back in 07 who was reportedly locked out of Yamaha but went on to win on a Ducati. Could history repeat with KTM?
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Looks like Marquez blocked him from joining Honda with the must sign Pedro demand. Shame would of liked to see Zarco on the Honda reckon he would provide MM with some decent competition.

Look at it this way. Doors close at Yamaha and Honda. Reminiscent of a kid I know back in 07 who was reportedly locked out of Yamaha but went on to win on a Ducati. Could history repeat with KTM?
Zarco is good, but I dont see the technical skill of Stoner. I cant see Zarco being another Stoner. I think KTM arent anywhere near as ready as Ducati was back then either.

Point is .... he is so promising on the Yam. It would be so good to see him on the top tier Yamaha bike before the risk of trying the unknown.
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Zarco is good, but I dont see the technical skill of Stoner. I cant see Zarco being another Stoner. I think KTM arent anywhere near as ready as Ducati was back then either.

Point is .... he is so promising on the Yam. It would be so good to see him on the top tier Yamaha bike before the risk of trying the unknown.
Zarco reminds me of Melandri. With the right bike we'd still be talking about Marco in motogp. The wrong move here and we will be talking about Zarco in WSBK in three years.
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Actually, JL wasn't like that back then. The double collarbone injury in 2013 was what made him a bit more methodical in approaching the limits.



He smashed out of the blocks in 2008 with the Michelins, and was immediately fast with the Bridgestones.


Actually he smashed himself to pieces on Michelinís and admitted he had fear of the bike during the end of the season. 2009 was a re-learning and building of confidence year for him, as he stated in his book.
2010 was the first time he started the season with no fears or worries after his 2008 crash fest.
Then he was fast....
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Zarco is good, but I dont see the technical skill of Stoner. I cant see Zarco being another Stoner. I think KTM arent anywhere near as ready as Ducati was back then either.

Point is .... he is so promising on the Yam. It would be so good to see him on the top tier Yamaha bike before the risk of trying the unknown.
Don’t agree. He is so promising on the Yam, why? He said, he doesn’t bother with what Rossi is doing at all. He looks at the data from Lorenzo. He adopted that style, then modified it to his own. He runs soft tires when no other rider can.

It ain’t Yamaha that made Zarco, it’s Zarco. Just like Bridgestone and Ducati was the perfect combination to allow Stoner to shine, so can Michelin and KTM.

See Synn, this is just discussion. I don’t have a problem with BM, it ain’t personal. Just don’t automatically aggree Stoner was better than Zarco. I don’t think Stoner could ride Michelin’s on a satelight Yam any better than Zarco can.
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Donít agree. He is so promising on the Yam, why? He said, he doesnít bother with what Rossi is doing at all. He looks at the data from Lorenzo. He adopted that style, then modified it to his own. He runs soft tires when no other rider can.

It ainít Yamaha that made Zarco, itís Zarco. Just like Bridgestone and Ducati was the perfect combination to allow Stoner to shine, so can Michelin and KTM.

See Synn, this is just discussion. I donít have a problem with BM, it ainít personal. Just donít automatically aggree Stoner was better than Zarco. I donít think Stoner could ride Michelinís on a satelight Yam any better than Zarco can.
Well we are likely going to test whether Zarco can perform on a "non-prime" brand of bike in 2018. You are comparing a KTM to a Yam. Nup.

My comparison of Stoner and Zarco is based on riding technique ..... This none have come near Stoner on, and Zarco is nowhere near on skill. He is a simillar rider to Lorenzo .... a fast rossi .... never a rider who can ride a dud by taking it past traction and balancing that.
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Well we are likely going to test whether Zarco can perform on a "non-prime" brand of bike in 2018. You are comparing a KTM to a Yam. Nup.

My comparison of Stoner and Zarco is based on riding technique ..... This none have come near Stoner on, and Zarco is nowhere near on skill. He is a simillar rider to Lorenzo .... a fast rossi .... never a rider who can ride a dud by taking it past traction and balancing that.
Watching Zarco doesnít remind me of Lorenzo at all. Zarco is loose. Take a look. He simply doesnít stress the tires. I agree heís not like Stoner, who could make the Duc turn. The KTM already turns, Austrians arenít Italians they are analytical and methodical and Zarco will do just fine, much better than Smith or Pol imo.
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