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October 18th, 2018, 04:05 PM   #31
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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.
It could be as simple as lengthening the swingarm to give JLo some more stability.

I think Lorenzo is going to make the Honda work, and will have a much better chance now after his Ducati excursion I think.

If he jumped straight from Yamaha to HRC, it would likely be much tha same as the previous two years.
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It could be as simple as lengthening the swingarm to give JLo some more stability.

I think Lorenzo is going to make the Honda work, and will have a much better chance now after his Ducati excursion I think.

If he jumped straight from Yamaha to HRC, it would likely be much tha same as the previous two years.
Can't connect the dots re: how his time on the much more stabile Ducati will be beneficial to his adapting to the bucking bronco HRC.
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It could be as simple as lengthening the swingarm to give JLo some more stability.

I think Lorenzo is going to make the Honda work, and will have a much better chance now after his Ducati excursion I think.

If he jumped straight from Yamaha to HRC, it would likely be much tha same as the previous two years.
I donít think there is any doubt the Duc is closer to Honda n itís characteristics than the Yamaha but itís going to take another leap of faith to ride a bike in a controlled crash in corner entry when you are used to bikes that for the last 10 years where very stable on corner entry. If lenghthening the swingarm to get stability without affecting its performance was the answer, Iím sure that would have happened a long time ago.
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Can't connect the dots re: how his time on the much more stabile Ducati will be beneficial to his adapting to the bucking bronco HRC.
Did you read where Jorge said you have to steer the Ducati like a boat? He left a bike that steer to one that does not and learn. He is now going to a bike that steers but a bit unstable. As mention already, a long swing arm may help adjust quicker on the RCV.
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I donít think there is any doubt the Duc is closer to Honda n itís characteristics than the Yamaha but itís going to take another leap of faith to ride a bike in a controlled crash in corner entry when you are used to bikes that for the last 10 years where very stable on corner entry. If lenghthening the swingarm to get stability without affecting its performance was the answer, Iím sure that would have happened a long time ago.
If Dani was able to do. I cant see Jorge not being able to
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Can't connect the dots re: how his time on the much more stabile Ducati will be beneficial to his adapting to the bucking bronco HRC.
My point is that his experience with Ducati has furthered his skills as a rider. He has been challenged with his style and technique and made to really think about all aspects of his riding and adapted to the nuances of the red steed.

The Ducati forced Lorenzo to evolve.

This is to his benefit.
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Did you read where Jorge said you have to steer the Ducati like a boat? He left a bike that steer to one that does not and learn. He is now going to a bike that steers but a bit unstable. As mention already, a long swing arm may help adjust quicker on the RCV.
"A bit unstabile"? That seems a huge understatement. Fixing instability with a longer swingarm, is AMA Superbike territory. These are MotoGp bikes and issues this important are never fixed that easily, or that cheaply. Remember how many different swingarms Ducati tried on Stoner?
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My point is that his experience with Ducati has furthered his skills as a rider. He has been challenged with his style and technique and made to really think about all aspects of his riding and adapted to the nuances of the red steed.

The Ducati forced Lorenzo to evolve.

This is to his benefit.
I get that, but three such diversely different bikes in such a short period is a big ask. That Lorenzo could do as well as he did over the course of the last two seasons was impressive. I'd love to see him do well, but this is gong to be one hell of a learning curve.
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What may do Lorenzo in is how unstable the RCV is. MM makes it look like a great bike, but that's down to his talent in that he can make an unstable bike look good. Imagine what he would do if Honda had a stable bike?
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If Dani was able to do. I cant see Jorge not being able to
Dani was able to do what? It could be argued that Dani never did come to grips with the RCV. Certainly never enough to even be an annoyance to Marquez, much less a threat.
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