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June 16th, 2019, 12:40 AM   #11
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I would expect the Yamahas to do better once the track rubbers and there is more traction. Not the other way around.
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They talked about this during FP4 with one of the guest commentators. The Yamaha's have shown they have the one lap pace in qualifying sessions but they cannot conserve the tyres in a way to do those laptimes throughout the race distance. The Suzuki is similar to the Yamaha but is great at conserving its tyre life, Rins is my pic for the win at this round.

They spoke of what you mentioned in that the winners not necessarily being the fastest bikes ie. JL Yamaha. One thing they mentioned that was interesting was the importance of the corner handling bikes for a better word, getting a good starting position. They get the fast laptimes by having huge corner speeds and that advantage can be eroded away when chasing faster more powerful bikes that almost make them stop in the corner not allowing them to ride the way they need to. Explains why JL was so unstoppable when he would qualify on pole and clear out from lap 1.
Yep . . . it must have been said before, but I reckon Lorenzo could have gone from the Ducati to the Suzuki and and been competitive from day one. Much as I'd like to be proved wrong - I don't see Mr. Smoothy changing his riding style so radically as to be competitive on the Honda. Nicky had a good year (just barely) in 2006 and Stoner could make it work, the common denominator being, vast experience wrestling dirt track bikes around an oval. Championship winners on the Honda in the two stroke era, were essentially on a technically, more even playing field because all teams and riders were at a similar disadvantage in that the electronics, such as they were, were relatively primitive.

2002 and 2003 were good years for Honda because they'd had the jump on everyone, in that they'd been developing the 990s way in advance of other teams, because they'd been the power behind the decision to go to 4 strokes.
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Fucking Lorenzo... just did what he had to do to make sure Marquez got the championship. So now we know for sure what his meeting with HRC was for.
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Best team mate/team player ever Lorenzo!
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Is that what you call "high profile" crash? I do not recall ever seen 4 top riders swept out like this.
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Someone put a bullet into lorenzos head!! He just gifted the 2019 title to marc. What a fucking idiolt.
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Fucking Lorenzo... just did what he had to do to make sure Marquez got the championship. So now we know for sure what his meeting with HRC was for.
Marquez does what he has to do to make sure he wins another championship. He annihilates the field.
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Someone put a bullet into lorenzos head!! He just gifted the 2019 title to marc. What a fucking idiolt.
Surely you mean rossi instead of Lorenzo dont you?
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That is a truly good team mate, did a complete clean up for MM. After that Lorenzo is guaranteed in Honda for 2020.
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