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September 15th, 2019, 06:58 PM   #71
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Hated to think it, but I reckon we all knew that last lap pass was inevitable. Quatarraro's got nothing to be ashamed about. Fastest Yamaha ahead of much more experienced riders on full factory bikes. Starting to think he ain't a flash in the pan. Knew the Ducatis wouldn't fare well but gutted they did so badly.
The satellite Yam is pretty damn forgiving... Fab's season very much mimics Zarco's experiences on the Yam...
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MotoGP.com's announcers are retards. I much prefer BT...

Freakin' twats on MGP.com were literally stumped by Maverick's performance... it was a virtual carbon copy of his current style - 1 or 2 fast laps... 1/2 a race at 3/4 pace... then he gets on it... he said it himself in parc ferme.
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The satellite Yam is pretty damn forgiving... Fab's season very much mimics Zarco's experiences on the Yam...
I'd hazard a guess that the reduced RPM and power flatters the rider and chassis.

Yamaha Factory keep chasing horsepower figures but destroy some aspect of the bike each iteration.

Plus Yamaha management have proven themselves to be inept at best in recent years. Both in terms of rider management and development path.

If I were Fabio I'd stick with Petronas SRT but demand a factory bike. Let the factory boys do all the donkey work and sift through the chaff and get the wheaty upgrades without the added hassle of evaluating all the parts. The cherry on top would be continuing to work in a harmonious garage with Wilco Zeelenberg at the helm instead of that strange little man Lin who looks like a sour puckered prune.
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Great ride there by Fabio!! He really is great on the Yamaha. I wonder how he'd do on a Ducati or Honda? MM, there as always... bloody brilliant yet again.

The press conference was really entertaining as well. I find the riders speak very well about their riding and the races so I do go out of my way to watch the post race press conferences. Fabio comes across as a highly intelligent and thoughtful rider. It's a pleasure listening to him speak. He has won me over as a budding fan.

It was 'scary' listening to MM explain why he's able to make the Honda do things the other riders can't. He said that if he loses the front he knows that he can often save a crash with his elbow!! For this reason he can afford to be more often on the limit than the others. Fabio also described a moment on the final lap where he thought there was no way Marc could have made a corner but somehow, he managed to keep the line.

The factory Yamaha's seem to be struggling with traction, but then so did Morbidelli. Vinales admitted that with a change of riding style, he did manage to have better pace which makes one seriously wonder just how much the Yamaha, in its current state, needs a particular riding technique to make it lap faster and that Fabio does a great job of it.

As I thought, the ding dong of MM challengers continues. Rins was nowhere in quali, the race and finished his inspiring weekend with a crash.....
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I haven't watched the post race interviews but whilst having come closer than ever to grabbing that first win and come up short, I think over the next few days (if not already) Fabio will look back on Sunday's race as an incredible achievement and milestone towards his development as a MotoGp rider. Not many experienced riders (let alone a rookie) can say they've had a toe to toe showdown with arguably the hardest rider to bet against. Fabio is showing a lot of potential and I think Marc knows it. Mr Yamaha might have been wearing a Maverick hat on race day, but I think it will be Fabio that will be on his mind today.
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The satellite Yam is pretty damn forgiving... Fab's season very much mimics Zarco's experiences on the Yam...

That of course, is the elephant in the room. It'd be a bitch if he got on a factory M1 and turned into Vinales.
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I haven't watched the post race interviews but whilst having come closer than ever to grabbing that first win and come up short, I think over the next few days (if not already) Fabio will look back on Sunday's race as an incredible achievement and milestone towards his development as a MotoGp rider. Not many experienced riders (let alone a rookie) can say they've had a toe to toe showdown with arguably the hardest rider to bet against. Fabio is showing a lot of potential and I think Marc knows it. Mr Yamaha might have been wearing a Maverick hat on race day, but I think it will be Fabio that will be on his mind today.
Can’t wait to see what happens next year. Yamaha have to be so careful not to lose him early in the season they did previously with Lorenzo and when they signed Rossi and Vinales so quickly as well.
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That of course, is the elephant in the room. It'd be a bitch if he got on a factory M1 and turned into Vinales.
With Zarco and Fabio using Lorenzo type setting + by their own admission copying Lorenzo’s style as much as they can. I have to wonder what happens when Lorenzo’s data is no longer useable? Both have favoured Lorenzo developed chassis, how different is the one the Vinales and Rossi have ‘developed’?

I believe Fabio is making a better showing than Vinales ever did because Vinales’ short comings were there often during his Suzuki days. I can’t remember if his poor starts were there but his inability to make a pass on a slower rider where as clear as day and I said as much when he switched to Yamaha.

But things can change when you jump onto a factory bike and Fabio wouldn’t be the first nor would he be the last rider to make the expected jump.
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With Zarco and Fabio using Lorenzo type setting + by their own admission copying Lorenzo’s style as much as they can. I have to wonder what happens when Lorenzo’s data is no longer useable? Both have favoured Lorenzo developed chassis, how different is the one the Vinales and Rossi have ‘developed’?

I believe Fabio is making a better showing than Vinales ever did because Vinales’ short comings were there often during his Suzuki days. I can’t remember if his poor starts were there but his inability to make a pass on a slower rider where as clear as day and I said as much when he switched to Yamaha.

But things can change when you jump onto a factory bike and Fabio wouldn’t be the first nor would he be the last rider to make the expected jump.
That ability varies a lot among the riders. I agree that it's one of Vinales' weaknesses. He blames the bike while Rossi is able to overtake if he's quicker than the bike in front. But yes, I'm curious to see how Fabio would perform with a factory spec bike.

Jorge was nowhere again on Sunday. I do wonder at times if he's happy that he has his run of injuries to use as a buffer of an excuse to account for his current difficulties. He did admit though that he was in less pain than at Silverstone and yet, he finished further behind Marquez.
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Jorge was nowhere again on Sunday. I do wonder at times if he's happy that he has his run of injuries to use as a buffer of an excuse to account for his current difficulties. He did admit though that he was in less pain than at Silverstone and yet, he finished further behind Marquez.
Is it an excuse, whats going on with Honda these days? Take Marquez out of the equation, and Honda would be in real shit... the first few races of the season, I really thought JLo was the problem, but based on how the other Hondas are doing I'm starting to think its the bike.
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