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  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   10 hours 20 min ago

    >>....that because you didn't read it somewhere you deduce it did not happen.
    By your logic someone made up VR quotes on respect and then played a prank on MM...

    You obviously didn't get the point of my post which was the media not widely reporting Rossi having to ask his fans to cool it because it does not play to the Rossi is a victim story.

    >>I cannot "show you" because I'm technologically challenged and it would take me ages to copy paste links from the Internet into this post with my smartphone.

    Weak.

    >>My guess as to why you did not see it on many media is simply because it was in Italian (and reported then on many italian newspapers) but probably nobody bothered to translate it.

    Again, Rossi's initial statments were in italian yet everybody bothered to translate and report them worldwide.  And again you are missing the point of my posts, the coverage bias that amplifies anything Rossi says that portrays him positively and muffles anything else.

    >>When I said people just see what they want to see was a general comment not aimed at you. Relax!

    Whatever.

    >>'feed this image of VR the vilain'?

    Now I question your grasp on reality.

     

    Chris

  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   13 hours 23 min ago

    One thing not mentioned, is the status of the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS team. They can´t continue like this, with Rabat struggling and Miller not scoring better. Not with the crippling Honda fees, and an almost non-existing ROI of their MotoGP investment. I wonder what will happen, at the end of the day its up to HRC, I guess. 

  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   14 hours 18 min ago

    As many others have stated, I was gutted to see Rossi have to retire with the blown engine.  That was hard to watch for a guy that is becoming the comeback kid.  However, there were some great developments here:

    - Rossi is achieving results this year not just through being wily and prepared, but through being outright fast.  There's 12 races to go and lots could happen.  He's shown he can win with outright speed.  We have a lot to look forward to in terms of a hard-fought championship.

    - I have no love for JL or MM, but come on, you have to take your hat off to them for this last lap battle!  Classic, classic racing.  Brave, daring, on the knife edge, hard but fair passes, it was honestly brilliant.  Credit where credit was due, they turned a race that had become pretty dull into something really exciting.  How can you not love that?  What a scrap!

    - No crap with the tires.  Michelin has been working hard and it really shows.  

    - Ianonne salvaged an awful start to claim third.  Very impressive stuff and must have been nice for the Italian fans to have him on the rostrum.

  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   15 hours 1 min ago

    The engine will not rotate faster than the set limit, wheels off the ground or not.

  • Reply to: 2016 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Engines, Disappointment, and Blistering Battles   16 hours 2 min ago

    On a different note, why did Aleix not opt for his #2 bike for the race after the warm up crash?