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by AnOldTimer
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

Kropotkin wrote:If the ladies can't behave themselves, I will have to start deleting random posts without warning.
Ladies? Perhaps I need to rethink my participation here.
by AnOldTimer
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

My comment to AnOldTimer has nothing to with anything you are talking about. I asked him to clarify something he said solely about winning championships because I didn't understand his meaning. I was under the impression you could innocently ask people to elaborate here. My original comment that he...
by AnOldTimer
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season 2016....
Replies: 563
Views: 42500

Re: Silly Season 2016....

Tourn46 wrote:What's the national pride business got to do with Redding, a Brit, being in MotoGP on an Italian motorcycle in Italian team???

You guys come out with some utter garbage now and then, you really do.
Perhaps you understand less about business and markets than you think you do.
by AnOldTimer
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season 2016....
Replies: 563
Views: 42500

Re: Silly Season 2016....

Redding led the Moto2 championship for a while, but I haven't seen much to impress me in MotoGP. Like you, I suspect that national pride and/or business interests keep him employed at the top level. On the other hand, I don't really think that any of the riders are "talentless bums". Somebody has to...
by AnOldTimer
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

I remember it being that Marquez didn't want Rossi to win because of Argentina/Assen. Making Lorenzo the innocent benefactor by default and then some journalists and the internet ran with whatever they wanted. I've said it before but any insecurities Lorenzo has are his own making. One persons achi...
by AnOldTimer
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Motul TT Assen
Replies: 82
Views: 10269

Re: 2016 Motul TT Assen

Jorge
Marc
Pedrosa/Vinales/Rossi
by AnOldTimer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

I wonder if Lorenzo's ability to adapt his style to compensate for tyre wear been handicapped by his experience with the long lasting Bridgestones? Lorenzo has ridden the same way since 250's (if not earlier). His style/method is classic 250 rider. The Bridgestones suited his style, and his race mo...
by AnOldTimer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

<SNIP> Iannone's fault, but a weird incident too. Its a good point. AI DID brake at his normal point in the corner, JL was going slower and on a wider line than you would have expected of him. Thats there in the data, its not arguable by anyone who understands what happened. Had it been a different...
by AnOldTimer
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

Yeah, well, Lorenzo was the one hurt the most by it all. His hard fought title against none other than the popular vote GOAT was downgraded to illegitimate and fruit of some sort of collusion. Imagine that, your greatest accomplishment ever, one very few people in history could mimic, being snubbed...
by AnOldTimer
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcelona
Replies: 155
Views: 11759

Re: Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya-Circuit de Barcel

How about a repeat of 2010? Or 2012? Or 2013? Or 2015? In the last 6 years, only 2 currently active riders have won this MotoGP race, and one of those did it 4 times. He did it 4 times whether Rossi was on the same bike, or on a competitor's bike. He did it twice with Marquez in the game. He beat St...
by AnOldTimer
Tue May 31, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's Darth Vader lid
Replies: 14
Views: 3155

Re: Lorenzo's Darth Vader lid

The speed hump on the leathers is a much, much bigger problem. They can cause the head to move around a lot in a crash, and put a lot of force into the top of the spine. Confused. How does the hump affect the head? It's looks far enough away that there would be no contact. :? The hump can hold the ...
by AnOldTimer
Tue May 31, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MOTM/DOTM Mugello 2016
Replies: 130
Views: 8863

Re: MOTM/DOTM Mugello 2016

<BIG SNIP> So on the whole of the race Marq was just as quick and consistent as Lorenzo. Take away the first lap and Marq was quicker. The diffence was a few minor mistakes and the start.[/quote] With a total race difference of .019 seconds, we could take away any one of the laps that Lorenzo was qu...
by AnOldTimer
Fri May 27, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Lorenzo's Darth Vader lid
Replies: 14
Views: 3155

Re: Lorenzo's Darth Vader lid

I thought Rossi's helmet had the same shape, but the back extension was clear.
by AnOldTimer
Thu May 26, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: So the Honda V4 IS a screamer....
Replies: 69
Views: 6542

Re: So the Honda V4 IS a screamer....

The Honda has been a screamer since 2007. They have a lot of effort invested in this. And here I was under the impression that Kawasaki was the only one running a screamer. Well it's not quite that simple. An inline four screamer has the crank pins at 180 degrees, and all four cylinders fire 180 de...
by AnOldTimer
Thu May 26, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2017, thoughts on how the moves might pan out.
Replies: 238
Views: 28646

Re: 2017, thoughts on how the moves might pan out.

I guess it comes down to perspective. From my point of view, Rossi (through skill or luck) has accumulated quite a few points this year from Michelin's wild swings in tire quality. "IF's" don't count, but it looks like Dovi, Crazy Joe, and Maverick will be Rossi's main competition for the rest of th...
by AnOldTimer
Mon May 23, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Mugello Gran Premio d'Italia TIM
Replies: 132
Views: 12009

Re: 2016 Mugello Gran Premio d'Italia TIM

For me, there were a number of great take-aways from this race weekend: First, with their guy out of contention through no fault of his own, Rossi fans were able to appreciate the talent and competitiveness of other riders. Many/most of the comments have been quite positive. This bodes well for the ...
by AnOldTimer
Sun May 22, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Mugello Gran Premio d'Italia TIM
Replies: 132
Views: 12009

Re: 2016 Mugello Gran Premio d'Italia TIM

Yep, Rossi was clearly faster today, and just was unfortunate to lose the engine. After all, he qualified on pole, led every lap, and was gapping the field when the engine let go. Yep, he was the fastest and was going to win. ... Oops, sorry about that. I guess it was Lorenzo who passed everyone by ...
by AnOldTimer
Wed May 18, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season 2016....
Replies: 563
Views: 42500

Re: Silly Season 2016....

Well, now we know what the plan is for the 4 aliens and the 2 potential aliens. If the two potentials can step up their game, it should be a good year next year. I would not be surprised to see that the Jorge/Dovi team works out to be quite synergistic. Others seem to think that Rossi will mentor Vi...
by AnOldTimer
Wed May 18, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Silly Season 2016....
Replies: 563
Views: 42500

Re: Silly Season 2016....

Differences in perspective make the bike races. As I see it, Ducati not only did the right thing, they did the only logical thing. Neither Marc nor Dani were truly available. Rossi had already burned his bridges, both with Ducati and Lorenzo. Neither Crutchlow nor Redding have shown anything more th...
by AnOldTimer
Tue May 17, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Dani
Replies: 14
Views: 1987

Re: Dani

I would have liked to seen Vinales stay at Suzika, with Dani going to Yamaha, but only mildly so. I expect that each of the riders and teams are doing what they feel is in their best interest. As long as the races and the championships are decided by skill rather than random luck and faulty regulati...
by AnOldTimer
Tue May 10, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France
Replies: 107
Views: 10689

Re: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

It took me a while to warm up to Marquez. I considered him to be a loose cannon, and dangerous to life and limb of the other racers. He seems to have matured a lot, both on and off the track. He is almost always affable and good-humored, even under difficult circumstances. I've not heard him be insu...
by AnOldTimer
Mon May 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France
Replies: 107
Views: 10689

Re: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

<snip> I'm not sure if it's this or what happened at the end of last season but i just cant get the same level of enthusiasm as i had last year. I've watched every pratice as usual but I just cant get as up for it as i have been. Anyone else feel the same? <snip> Your comment triggered some memorie...
by AnOldTimer
Mon May 09, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France
Replies: 107
Views: 10689

Re: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

I don't understand some comments (here and elsewhere). History is history, and "what if's" don't count, but is there any evidence that the end result would be different had Rossi started on pole, and Jorge in 7th? Jorge's start would have moved him up the order quickly, while Rossi dropped back. It ...
by AnOldTimer
Mon May 09, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Michelin.
Replies: 219
Views: 29986

Re: Michelin.

Lorenzo was given a lot of grief for his Jerez claim that he could have easily won with a rear tire that wasn't spooling up all the time. Well, Michelin built a rear tire that didn't spend its time spinning down the straights, and Jorge won, apparently easily. Michelin is clearly making progress, bu...
by AnOldTimer
Sat May 07, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France
Replies: 107
Views: 10689

Re: 2016 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

Good thing for Jorge that he had Rossi there to help him with his qualifying setup. What will he ever do next year without Rossi's help and guidance? If Lorenzo wins on the Ducati it will only be because Stoner tested and set it up for him ;) LOL No worries now. Actually, I believe that having Case...