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November 5th, 2018, 01:18 AM   #71
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It has to be admitted, Rossi would have deserved this one.

Or he would have at least deserved to lose it to Marc in a proper last-few-laps battle.

But shit happens, and the Yamahas really seem to have found their Mojo

Ducati's performance was ignominious, on a track that was always good for them...
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Now I've seen the replay. Not good but really not that bad either.
Yeah 1/2 as bad as some make it to be
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I’m not sure if deserved is the right word. I say that only because I’m sure the pressure Marquez was applying by closing the gap is part of the reason why Rossi crashed.
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Ducati's performance was ignominious, on a track that was always good for them...
Only because it wasn't wet I think.
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Only because it wasn't wet I think.

I think they haven't been able to adapt their set up to the newest Michelin tires that got introduced after Thailand, which are rumored to be a lot more hard than the previous ones (aka more "bridgestone-oriented").

But whatever's the reason, they sucked
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It has to be admitted, Rossi would have deserved this one.
Why? He was .8 seconds slower than Marquez in qualifying and the closest he ever got was .5 seconds slower. If MM hadn't had the questionable penalty, I doubt Rossi would ever see anything but MM disappearing into the sunset. He crashed all by himself. No one made him crash. Rossi deserves it because a bunch of cheese heads say he should win? MM deserves it for sure, like most winners. Especially since he had to pass a half dozen people to do it.

The only guy that deserved it was Noriyuki Haga, since he worked so hard and always finished second in the championship. Well, maybe not...... If one loses because of a mechanical failure or getting punted off the track, then they might deserve a win that they actually didn't get. Other than that, saying a loser deserves a win, is just an excuse for them not winning.
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Why? He was .8 seconds slower than Marquez in qualifying and the closest he ever got was .5 seconds slower. If MM hadn't had the questionable penalty, I doubt Rossi would ever see anything but MM disappearing into the sunset. He crashed all by himself. No one made him crash. Rossi deserves it because a bunch of cheese heads say he should win? MM deserves it for sure, like most winners. Especially since he had to pass a half dozen people to do it.

The only guy that deserved it was Noriyuki Haga, since he worked so hard and always finished second in the championship. Well, maybe not...... If one loses because of a mechanical failure or getting punted off the track, then they might deserve a win that they actually didn't get. Other than that, saying a loser deserves a win, is just an excuse for them not winning.

Chill pony.

As it's usually rather understandable from my posts, I openly am a Marquez enthusiast and Rossi is one of the least things I'm into I have no interest in defending him, just shared a thought.

I will explain myself better. I think he would have deserved it because he put down a solid rythm, he was riding smooth and consistent for the whole race and he definitely was on a better set bike than he has been all year. And he led the race for 18 laps.

Was the crash his own fault? Yes. Was MM faster? F yes, he was. But at the moment of Rossi's crash he was behind him. Would MM have beaten Rossi, had Rossi not crashed? Very likely.

But this time VR rode well, and was as close as he's been in '18 to MM.

Maybe "would have deserved it" is a bit too gentle as a statement, but you got my point.
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I think they haven't been able to adapt their set up to the newest Michelin tires that got introduced after Thailand, which are rumored to be a lot more hard than the previous ones (aka more "bridgestone-oriented").

But whatever's the reason, they sucked
Hmm. That's probably why Yamaha are stronger...
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