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October 16th, 2018, 05:45 PM   #21
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As Michael M would say, I'm a Spies "tragic". He had massive talent, and while he did suffer some bad luck, I think much of it was self-inflicted as a result of having his mum as his manager, and importantly, hiring his old Superbike crew running his garage. What a waste. At least unlike Mladin, he gave it a shot.
Absolutely. I was a fan as well, and followed his WSBK title win avidly. He had more talent than many who have stayed in the premier class much longer imo.
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It's hard not to wonder what-if, especially after the 2017 tests which displayed results that Rea might have the potential to be competitive against the MotoGp field. (Jonathan Rea faster than MotoGP Riders at Jerez | MCNews.com.au)
How Rea would be able to get his head around a different animal that is Motogp machine is another thing though. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't interested in seeing what he could do on Cal's bike at the Valencia test.
Qualifying tires are a wonderful thing, compare race lap times on tracks where they both race.

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Marquez is the #1 rider at Honda, and thats not going to change anytime soon. I would expect JLo to struggle on the Honda, and unlike Ducati I dont expect Honda to go out of their way to do anything special for JLo.
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Marquez is the #1 rider at Honda, and thats not going to change anytime soon. I would expect JLo to struggle on the Honda, and unlike Ducati I dont expect Honda to go out of their way to do anything special for JLo.
I think you are wrong on that based on this


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Turning to his own machine, the Japanese engineer explained Honda will be happy to make small design differences to help accommodate Lorenzo next season.

"We will not make a completely different bike. We will not make a bike to the 'right' for Marc and to the 'left' for Jorge. But slightly different is no problem for us," he said.

Yokoyama revealed that one of his main concerns in terms of making the Lorenzo-Honda partnership a success is the RCV's lack of stability.

"Maybe one of the things that I'm a little worried he would struggle with is the stability of the bike. I think you can see from TV that the Honda bike is many times shaking, dancing, jumping," he said.

"Probably, he's not the guy who likes to fight with the unstable bike and from our side I guess we need to make the bike a little more stable than we have now. But also from his side, maybe he needs to adapt to a little more unstable bike.

"If we can do this, and if he can do this, I think we will be successful.


But this bit is rather interesting to know.

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Yokoyama also spoke about how exciting it is for HRC engineers to work with the relentless style of Marquez, famous for his extreme saves.

"When he's riding like that, on the limit, what we see on the telemetry - as engineers - we are addicted!" he said. "Some riders don't push to the limit when they don’t feel comfortable, but Marc will always show us the limit of the bike."
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I think you are wrong on that based on this






But this bit is rather interesting to know.



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I can't help feeling HRC are putting their eggs in one basket. If Marquez were to go to Ducati, it could be a long time before they won another championship.
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I can't help feeling HRC are putting their eggs in one basket. If Marquez were to go to Ducati, it could be a long time before they won another championship.
I don't know, but I think that maybe they could be looking at it from the angle of, who are the 3 most successful riders of the last 10 years, Lorenzo qualifies on that score, so they want to find if he's a flop on it, because if he is then it means they have got a major problem in finding another MM when they need one. In all 3 groups there is no other rider comparable to Marc.
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I think the Ducati has been a good prepping ground for him. He should be able to employ his sweeping style in the RCV. I think Lorenzo will be Dani V2.0
A better Dani, who will win the title aswell.
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I don't know, but I think that maybe they could be looking at it from the angle of, who are the 3 most successful riders of the last 10 years, Lorenzo qualifies on that score, so they want to find if he's a flop on it, because if he is then it means they have got a major problem in finding another MM when they need one. In all 3 groups there is no other rider comparable to Marc.
When you look at their results in the years since Rossi left, they had one underwhelming championship with Nicky, and those following ones were won by Stoner and Marquez, both of them freaks of nature, you have to think, they know where there weaknesses are, and it's not the engine.
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I think you are wrong on that based on this






But this bit is rather interesting to know.



Read the rest here> https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/90...engths-lorenzo



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Im seeing that in a totally different light than you. That looks like a warning that says, we have a fast bike but its squirrelly as hell. We will help you where we can , but we wont be building a different bike than the one Marc rides.
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its one thing to make little adjustments... Ducati changed just about everything for Lorenzo including the frame. if he wants to win on the Honda then he will have to learn to ride like Marc, and I just do not see that happening.
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