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October 6th, 2019, 03:10 PM   #31
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Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is his bike was limited by 500 rpm in order to increase reliability because the team was only able to allocate 5 engines (as compared to 7 for other teams) for the season. And he's on #4 or #5, not sure which.
It was confirmed this weekend that Quartararo had the extra 500rpm available, which personally I find extremely surprising in terms of the factory team
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It was confirmed this weekend that Quartararo had the extra 500rpm available, which personally I find extremely surprising in terms of the factory team
What are the other differences on Quartararo’s bike apart from his motor? I though I heard his chassis was a different compares to the 19 bikes, closer to the 16 chassis of which I think the 19 bikes where developed from anyway. I could be wrong?
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Why leave when set up is currently working? They have a filthy rich sponsor/owner, factory support, rider harmony and Wilco Zeelenberg running things.

I'd rather stay than join that toxic factory squad, with Lin Jarvis, a sourpuss team mate and a crew that can't set up a bike as well as a debut team despite being the ones who led development.
I agree that being in a team with Lin Jarvis and having Rossi as a team mate would be no advantage to his performance, probably a hinderance. But wouldn’t he have more influence on the development of the bike with the factory squad, having the bike and the new parts made more to his criteria than others? Hopefully Yamaha make this happen anyway regardless of what team he rides for.
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What are the other differences on Quartararo’s bike apart from his motor? I though I heard his chassis was a different compares to the 19 bikes, closer to the 16 chassis of which I think the 19 bikes where developed from anyway. I could be wrong?
As I recall - he's on the '17 chassis. Doubt other than the RPMs - there is a significant difference in engines.
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Quartararo is incredibly impressive particularly riding for a satellite team against the great MM. MM seems to have decided to refrain from losing any more last corner battles, but looked as though he needed to give everything he had to beat FQ.
The 8 time champion winning a last corner battle with a rookie on a satellite bike aint really nothin to write home about...

With little more race-craft (a-la Dovi or Rins) a seasoned rider, not gunning for their first GP win, may have let MM by with 7-8 laps to go to probe his weaknesses and let him bear the brunt of leading and conserve energy/tire/bike for the last lap battle to come...
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I don't know. He was stalking El Diablo and made a statement by devastating the kid on the last corner.


MM's bold statement: "An 8 time world champ can beat a rookie on a stalite bike who has never won a race"... whoo-hoo!!
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Don't know that Yamaha need half so much a better bike as they need better riders. After all this time Rossi is past his best-sold-by-date and Vinales still hasn't figured out how to make a good start and gets swamped by less experienced riders.

As to Miller going to Honda; I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Look at how beat up and dejected all the other Honda riders are. Marquez makes the bike look good. Of course it might just be that Fabs is doing the same with the Yamaha. Personally I'm psyched that a first year rookie on a customer bike is dicing it out regularly with MM. Want to make a Stoner comparison but wouldn't want to jinx the frog.
Regularly? Really?

Common folks. FQ has been a revelation but he has NOT been "regularly" dicing it out. He has had mechanical issues, he has had inconsistencies, he has shown great POTENTIAL, he has ridden the stalite bike as well as Zarco... oh how soon we forget when we have something new and shiny to swoon over.

He has had unbelievable one lap speed.

Keep it real fan-boyz...
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I agree that being in a team with Lin Jarvis and having Rossi as a team mate would be no advantage to his performance, probably a hinderance. But wouldn’t he have more influence on the development of the bike with the factory squad, having the bike and the new parts made more to his criteria than others? Hopefully Yamaha make this happen anyway regardless of what team he rides for.
I was working on the assumption that he would replace Rossi. Vinales can't get his head right with an aging has been as a team mate, let alone a rapid championship challenging kid.

I'm pretty sure if he continues to contest wins and potentially championships whilst the factory team battle just to get the odd podium, there is nothing to stop him driving development in his direction regardless of factory or satellite status. As has been proven historically (Gibernau for eg) being the number one rider need not require one to have a seat in the factory squad. Whatever keeps the rider happiest and motivated is what the rider should receive in my opinion. If that means the Petronas liveried team gets the best equipment and a few top engineers from the factory garage then so be it. Why upset the apple cart when the rider is clearly very happy, settled, and has made no mumurs about wanting a Monster seat?
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2019 PTT Thailand Chang Int'l - Race Discuss & Chat

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Edit to add: the interview was in Italian so something might have gotten lost in translation. Maybe Rossi didn’t really mean to sound like sour grapes in English. Italian speaking folks on here can clarify that.
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I don't know. He was stalking El Diablo and made a statement by devastating the kid on the last corner.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to take away from Marcs win, it was pretty awesome how he put it all on the line to win when he didn't really have to and would have taken the flag anyway (that's kind of what I like about him).

IMO Marc wasn't exactly in a position to pull the trigger with 4 laps to go and make a run for it? Fabio had the pace to match him or better, Mare won that race having superior racecraft more so than superior pace.
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