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October 7th, 2018, 05:54 PM   #131
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Without a doubt they let Rossi through and then put pressure on him after a while so he would make mistake which he did by lighting up the rear.
Mav commented that when he received a pit message for map 3 half way through the race that he was already in map 2 after lap 4 and laughed. At a guess I’d say it was based of his tyre temp sensor and dropping maps is s way to conserve it. Maybe Rossi didn’t manage the tyre as conservatively and burned it up with his stint at the front. Like some have touched on, new track and tyres... Maybe he thought it would hold up better or maybe the Honda and Ducati’s by design aren’t as agressive on the rear. Doesn’t make him slow or bad, he just didn’t manage it as well as Mav who hung back and pulled the trigger closer to the end.

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As Mav said, he had little to no chance of taking MM and AD, he was more concerned in defending his podium from behind. The fact both Yamahas finished 3 and 4 close behind each other tells me both where at the limits of their bikes and tyres regardless of what order they finished in. The big positive is that they are at the pointy end, whatever Yamaha are working on is in the right direction. Just hope they can maintain it in Japan and that it wasn’t a Thai fluke.

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Both Marc & Dovi knew flopsy was good in sector 4 so they let him by to see his lines. These guys are playing a high speed game of chess.
Twas good to watch. Not only did they sus out lines but it looked like neither of them wanted to blow it so they let rossi lead at a reduced pace. To be honest I think they wanted him in front longer, but he could hack even that pace and blew it.
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Yamaha gave them a bike today that had the best times in the last 5 laps of the race. If his bike crapped out it was rider induced, the other one was flying. If Yamaha builds a championship bike , Vinales will make Rossi his bitch like Lorenzo did. Damn boppers get excited because smarter riders held back and Rossi lead a handful of laps, now he is championship material.
Rossi didn't have the stamina to finish what he started. Great ride for a guy his age - but if I wanted to see guys his age doing what they do best, I could hang around the office of a prostate doctor.
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Well, Vinales had to pull in during qualifying because of a tyre fault.
People's memories are short. B-Stones were less than perfect too.
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Rossi didn't have the stamina to finish what he started. Great ride for a guy his age - but if I wanted to see guys his age doing what they do best, I could hang around the office of a prostate doctor.
Shouldn’t you be commenting on things more within your area of expertise, like say, breaking a hip doing laps on a couch?
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Rossi didn't have the stamina to finish what he started. Great ride for a guy his age - but if I wanted to see guys his age doing what they do best, I could hang around the office of a prostate doctor.
You know this is the in bottom feeder is looking for to mock up this thread.
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You know this is the in bottom feeder is looking for to mock up this thread.
Itd be a shame for folk not to be able to say stuff just to appease the yellow sooks.

I was thinking exactly what Keshav posted. The bike is fine its rossi.
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With 3 bikes in the top 5, in what has been a fairly dismal year, Yamaha should be pretty happy with the result.

I wonder if they have found something? I recall on Saturday a commentator saying that Maverick finally got a setting he has been asking for all year?

Anyway, it is good for the sport to have as many manufacturers as possible firing for wins and podiums.
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With 3 bikes in the top 5, in what has been a fairly dismal year, Yamaha should be pretty happy with the result.

I wonder if they have found something? I recall on Saturday a commentator saying that Maverick finally got a setting he has been asking for all year?

Anyway, it is good for the sport to have as many manufacturers as possible firing for wins and podiums.
They changed up their electronics team, that includes their WSBK guy who is ex Ducati.

Too early to say if that is a permanent step forward, but the fact that the 2018 and 2017 bikes both improved suggests more than mechanical settings. Especially when Maverick has a radically different setup than Rossi and Zarco.
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Itd be a shame for folk not to be able to say stuff just to appease the yellow sooks.

I was thinking exactly what Keshav posted. The bike is fine its rossi.
Personally I don’t see a problem with how Mav or Rossi rode, they finished behind each other a poofteenth apart and closer to the front than Yamaha have in a long time. I just find it odd how when the yellow and anti yellow team banter starts it degenerates into a diatribe session that lowers the quality of any meaningful discussion.

The old fart couldn’t beat mav on the same bike, but there was fuck all in it.... Nothing more to say really.

I did find Mavs comments in English overheard by the cameras in Parc ferme to what looked like a Japanese corporate / engineering type quite interesting. Something about moving the weight further back? Given all the rumours and speculation about under-weighted crank mass and being late to jump on the advanced IMU (with processor and senor inputs) bandwagon. Maybe shifting the weight of the engine back is their strategy of damage control to get around engine and electronic shortcomings for the season remainder.
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