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by hdot
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148511

Re: Silly Season

MiniNinjaMk5 wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:01 am
Yes but if you had the opportunity to take a rider of Maverick's calibre wouldn't you take it?
It's not just caliber- there are more race winners on the grid than ever. It's a rider's temperament, adaptability and leadership qualities. Mav is near the bottom in those aspects
by hdot
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148511

Re: Silly Season

If that's how he feels then he's justified to move.......... but a lot of people feel "underappreciated" at their jobs because they're not good at them. All Mav has really done for Yamaha is give one race win a year.... at the expense of constantly being trashed in the press, demoralized in the box ...
by hdot
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148511

Re: Silly Season

Mav to VR46 makes sense to me, on many levels, all coming back to Mav's psyche. - Duc is much more consistent in how it responds to different grip levels and tracks- won't do Mav's head in as much race to race - Not being on a factory squad means smaller paychecks and less potential, but he is alrea...
by hdot
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148511

Re: Silly Season

Vinales to Aprilia. An explanation here https://motomatters.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=103869#p103869 I think you posted the wrong link I would really love an explanation. "Results" are meaningless when they come randomly and do absolutely nothing to develop your bike, raise your project's profile, ...
by hdot
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)
Replies: 20
Views: 625

Re: Round 9 Dutch TT (Assen)

Marc is (justifiably IMO) pissed about that highside

When is HRC gonna get their stuff together
by hdot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season
Replies: 1926
Views: 148511

Re: Silly Season

Silly season, what saddles are unoccupied when the music stops? According to https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2021/06/11/motogp-s-2022-silly-season-how-is-the-grid-shaping-up/378666 We have a few, but, Maverick has a contract for 2022 as does Rins. I agree both under performing. Particularly when com...
by hdot
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

When I saw that this thread got bumped I thought of that article

Wish they had waited until after the race weekend to interview him. Would love to have heard his take on Marc's win

I still don't think they're out of the dog house.
by hdot
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

Again maybe I'm being too pessimistic- Marc's 2019 chip was probably his most dominant- but I am still not sure that Honda's strategy of blasting a fire hose of money at top talent to wrestle its flawed bikes is a viable one going forward. The field keeps getting more and more competitive, and every...
by hdot
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

The human element makes all the difference The mindset of the rider. The ingenuity of the engineers and mechanics. The guidance and commitment of leadership. The harmony of the team To me this makes Miguel Olivera very dangerous. KTM is the best run factory effort on the grid IMO; I have never heard...
by hdot
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

It's weird to me that so many people are mad about the penalty

Seems people are angry the officials made the change after the race.............. but I'd wager those same people were angry about rushed bad penalties as well

He had to be penalized. HE endangered himself and everyone else on the track
by hdot
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

So, can Oliveira catch up with Quartararo and make it interesting? The gap is 64 points. 5.3 pts/race.... Olivera would either have to win for the rest of the year or finish 2 places ahead of Fabio if Fabio finishes every race. Mathematically possible but extremely unlikely I feel like Bagnaia has ...
by hdot
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Round 7 - Barcelona
Replies: 32
Views: 1025

Re: Round 7 - Barcelona

I'm waiting for FP3/FP4 to really see what's going on but I would not write Ducati off

Main thing for them is controlling tire wear. Especially Jack. If they can do that I can see them being a threat. Otherwise it's Fabio's race to lose
by hdot
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

What Honda wants to do and what it actually can do are not necessarily the same thing. That goes for everybody, but some manufacturers more than others. And reputations change. Think about where Ducati was 10 years ago vs today. Or hell, Yamaha a few years ago when its engineers were committing sepp...
by hdot
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

They haven't just not won on the Honda- Pol hasn't won in MotoGP period. Again I mean no disrespect to him with that. So even if they fix the bike they may not have a non-Marc rider who can get wins on it. And maybe I am naive but I like to think riders value more than a salary. For example I think ...
by hdot
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 576

Re: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

I don't see Honda turning the season around without Marc. Everyone in MotoGP is fast. But none of the other HRC riders have even won 1 MotoGP race. And replacing Marc will be a tall order. Again it's not 2013. Riders have 4 other race winning and 2 other championship winning bikes to choose from. Re...
by hdot
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?
Replies: 21
Views: 576

So what happens with Honda if Marc never recovers?

Realistically I think this year is a writeoff and if Marc is smart he will take it easy for the rest of the year.... still race to get back up to speed but not go crazy However he has had tons of shoulder surgeries and is having shoulder problems again. Honda doesn't seem interested in making its bi...
by hdot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?
Replies: 8
Views: 9287

Re: Should Suzuki get Morbidelli and drop Rins?

I feel like taming Rins' raw speed is less off a gamble than dumping him for Morbidelli

Suzuki is pretty set though. Only one of two factory teams with a WC from the last decade.
by hdot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3
Replies: 23
Views: 13208

Re: Grande Prémio 888 de Portugal - Rd 3

I feel for Rins. I know what it's like to let the excitement of a possible win get the best of you. Was watching Marc intensely after the race. He looked drained. Arm didn't seem to be bothering him, but he was doing a lot of things with his left that I'd expect him to do with his right. Hopefully i...
by hdot
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Videopass - "chaseplay"
Replies: 5
Views: 5101

Re: Videopass - "chaseplay"

I had 2 very annoying drop offs during the live race this weekend.... it all kind of is what it is I guess, but yea I don't mind the videopass overall.
by hdot
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 14800

Re: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

What. A. Race.
by hdot
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2
Replies: 33
Views: 14800

Re: TISSOT Grand Prix of Doha - Rd.2

I hope Zarco has been brushing up on his backflips
by hdot
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Will Marquez become the greatest racer of all Time?
Replies: 251
Views: 19887

Re: Will Marquez become the greatest racer of all Time?

The value of determining or even discussing the GOAT is def debatable, but as far as who the GOAT premier class rider is I feel like it has to be Marquez. He won his first championship and won what, 6 out of his first 7? The latter ones being against MotoGP's most competitive field. Plenty of riders...
by hdot
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Marquez will win every race he finishes in 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Marquez will win every race he finishes in 2020

hdot you were 100% correct with this prediction :D My first thought: "well that aged like milk" My second: "actually I was right on the money" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Hoping for a speedy recovery for the little guy. My conspiracy theory about him being an android...
by hdot
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: What is happening Aprilia
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: What is happening Aprilia

I'm honestly at a loss to think which factory is the worst managed. I might need to make a separate thread. Aprilia is up there but a big part of it is a lack of commitment from the mothership, which begs the question "what's the point?"
by hdot
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Marquez 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 18838

Re: Marquez 2021

Osteo doc on Reddit was saying the way they handled this was madness and the integrity of his humerus is in jeopardy I don't like seeing people taking pleasure in saying "I told you so" but yea it's crazy that as outsiders we all saw this coming. Really hoping he can make a full return even though t...