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  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar MotoGP Sunday Round Up: New Stars Shine, Old Stars Fade   6 min 49 sec ago

    I predict a backflip later this season.

  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar MotoGP Sunday Round Up: New Stars Shine, Old Stars Fade   1 hour 15 min ago

    I always think back to Colin Edwards in (I think) "Fastest." I'm paraphrasing, but he said something along the lines of, "A MotoGP bike is so finicky. One millimeter here, one millimeter there, you come back in and it's like 'I can't ride the thing.'" It just seems to me that, at this level, you have to think in relative terms. Everything is tiny fractions, stuff that wouldn't matter or even be noticed on streetbikes, because when you're on the absolute limit that's what makes the difference.

    Or, to paraphrase another quote from that documentary, this time Jeremy Burgess: "If we could just make the bike easier to ride, why wouldn't we do that all the time?" 

     

  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar MotoGP Sunday Round Up: New Stars Shine, Old Stars Fade   1 hour 21 min ago

    I would like to put my 2 cents about Zarco. I've had the chance to meet him at Indy a few years back (indeed). He striked me has very articulate, a bit shy but VERY intelligent and very down to heart. Most certainly, not excentric in any way, but I have to concede that, when Zarco was in 125, he certainly had a kind of mental blockage, if you will, that prevented him from acceding to the top step. For excentricity I would point to Laurent Fellon his manager, who from what I heard from various french sources makes some (special) request for his protege, but if it works... who am I to argue. I have great expectation from him and I predict he will do good in MotoGP, maybe not WC. He has a very precise style (a la Lorenzo) so on the Yamaha it should be good. What he did in the winter, namely to get on the bike with worn tires to help him understand the bike was pure genius, then again it might be Fellon's idea who knows! 

  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar MotoGP Sunday Round Up: New Stars Shine, Old Stars Fade   2 hours 47 min ago

    Altthough it was the second race of the year back then, still a good effort from a rookie!

  • Reply to: 2017 Qatar MotoGP Sunday Round Up: New Stars Shine, Old Stars Fade   3 hours 32 min ago

    Hey David, I understand the riders now have a choice of up to three different Michelin fronts and rears to pick from for dry weather, and one wet-weather choice.  Is that correct?