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November 4th, 2018, 04:31 AM   #41
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Marquez did pretty good today really.
To be honest a few days before the race I thought that he would cruise.
But then that idiotic penalty was given and .... to be honest .... they motivated him to win again. Lolol.
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November 4th, 2018, 04:39 AM   #42
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Yeah it was a pretty low act .... but weve seen worse from him.



Its not sitting well with Malaysian folk too.
Now I've seen the replay. Not good but really not that bad either.
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November 4th, 2018, 04:53 AM   #43
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Wow, what a start by Rossi. It made me think of Lorenzo's amazing launches when he was riding the M1, taking the hole shot and putting it to good use setting a leading pace.
Then there were those metronomic laps Rossi starting knocking out like he was well inside his comfort zone. Have they fixed the M1? With Mavs win still fresh I couldn't help but wonder if some significant progress has been made in the Yamaha garage. Marquez was making his way through the pack but as he got closer to Rossi the gap seemed to exponentially decay making me think that Rossi was in control of this one and the rider who was more outside of their comfort zone might be Marquez. Was the sweetness of putting one over Marc at Sepang giving Rossi some kind of extra motivation? At this stage it wouldn't have surprised me to see Marquez throwing it down the road with nothing to lose. Part of me wanted an epic to and fro showdown between two of the biggest names in the sport but another part of me was glad that there could be no questionable grey areas with regards to the outcome. Its a shame really because if Rossi hung on and managed a victory I would have bet that he may have even shaken Marcs hand from the top step.
It appears that Michele Gadda has indeed managed to fine tune something out of the electronics. You could see that Rossiís acceleration out of the corners were far crisper than we have seen this year. And it has propagated all the way down to even Syahirin.

Dovi said after PI that the chassis potential of the Yamaha is scary. The whole package should become competitive again soon if they keep going down this path.
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November 4th, 2018, 05:33 AM   #44
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If you were any more dense you’d have to change your name to iridium
I genuinely wondered who you were referring to.

"46 cracked under pressure" with nothing else, even exclamation marks, is pretty much a bald statement of fact rather than celebrating a crash.

As I and others have said, we thought Rossi had MM covered and that MM would be the one to crack/throw his bike down the road.
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Seeing the gap shrinking from 1.3 s to 0.6 can get to anybody's mind. At the time of crash the gap was under 0.4 or even less. Mr. Rossi had nothing to lose but the fist loser place in championship. He is second loser now. What's the difference.
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Seeing the gap shrinking from 1.3 s to 0.6 can get to anybody's mind. At the time of crash the gap was under 0.4 or even less. Mr. Rossi had nothing to lose but the fist loser place in championship. He is second loser now. What's the difference.
Dovi has been second for a while.

Synn was so upset, understandably as a Rossi fan because Rossi rode a pretty much perfect race until he put the bike down so late in the race, that I chose not to raise it, but given MM's proven record as a student of the history of the sport and re-creation of several historic incidents, I do wonder as was suggested by someone else here or elsewhere recently whether he has got an undeclared Gibernau curse going on Rossi.
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I was thinking of that curse. Time for Sete to return the favor?
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Great race. Marquez took many risks and got away with them. Awesome riding.

It was impressive to see VR putting four or five successive laps together within two hundredths of a second, and 10 laps together within a tenth or two. Precision!

Both MM and VR were pushing hard, with MM having a few moments, but Rossi had the bigger moment. We were robbed of a fantastic last lap duel - Rossi v Marquez at Sepang, nothing on the line but pride. It would've been something to behold.

Suzuki is getting really strong now. The Yamaha seems to be growing in recent races, but they still have some work to do. Ducati seemed weaker than usual though I think a healthy Jorge would've been good here.

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Yeah, look at "Ducati force".

Lorenzo
Dovizioso
Bautista
Miller
Petrucci

Ducati successfully managed to get rid of strongest rider and also managed to avoid hiring the best successor.
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There's an irony in Rossi crashing out at the spot he kicked MM off the bike.
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