lebowski wrote:tom wrote: a couple of weeks fairy banging with say Mick D, Wayne G and maybe Darrell B might be just the ticket.
Fixed it for you.
The Pundit wrote:Actions speak louder than words. Plenty of action in the race. Plenty of egg on faces here, but no-one with the guts to admit it.
motogpmd wrote:Also Stoner winning at Jerez is surely a big psychological blow for Lorenzo and Pedrosa.
Sloth27 wrote:Actually I'm wrong turns out Rossi is "quite satisfied" with his performance. So as long as he's happy...
http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detai ... ewsid=6867
dave_m wrote:...... that Stoner got up to speed quickly in the dry and got lucky with a better setup in the race, .........
It was the same crap shoot for everyone. And there's no evidence that Lorenzo, Pedrosa or Crutchlow were too impeded by their equipment and choices. No, they were simply out ridden. Didn't you notice Casey sliding at the entry, the centre and the exit to the corners? Didn't you notice Casey take some weird lines to stay off the wet spot and then steer the bike around with big rear wheel slides? Didn't you notice Lorenzo close up with his long sweeping 'classical' lines only to have Casey turn tighter, get the bike upright and firing the Honda off the corner to gain a four bike lengths advantage in 100 metres? Didn't you notice Casey pull out .5 a second a lap over the last two laps?dave_m wrote:......... but having a single dry session before pretty much means it's a little bit of a crapshoot where no one gets their setup right.
Unless you value skill, talent, commitment, courage, self-belief, experience and uncanny Racecraft .dave_m wrote: Not exactly the kind of conditions where the results necessarily say anything about the upcoming rounds.
Oscar wrote:All that said, both of them may be a bit unsettled by the fact that -it seems - it is pretty much impossible to make any informed judgement of how Stoner will perform from any of the evidence prior to the flag dropping. Yes, I said flag dropping - not lights-out. Prima facie, the previous race lost through arm-pump, never quite being on it in practice, not working the warm-up slot and Stoner's record at Jerez all added up to Stoner being less than optimally competitive. For several years now it has been Stoner's habit to disengage from close-quarters battle in the later FP's and QP, allowing others to make the running and then toddling out for a lap or two and re-setting the bar, never letting it be judged as to how much he had in reserve. He basically made everybody else do the work and wait to see if he couldn't clear the mark they had set.
It would have to be a bit like knowing if a dog is going to bite by the depth of the growl and then having it rip yer bloody arm off after it's licked your hand enthusiastically. If the guy is sitting on pole with a half-second advantage you'd have cause to suspect his chances were good, but dealing with bi-pole-er disorder is too unpredictable.
motogpmd wrote:Tourn46 wrote:Wow @ Fenati - that was just something special. I think people getting over excited about the MotoGP victory should have a watch of the Moto3 race... a 16 year old just shat in the face of everyone else that turned up to Jerez!
Haven't we been hearing incessantly that a rider running away at the front (usually when it's a certain Aussie) is boring...
Cappra wrote:dave_m wrote:...... that Stoner got up to speed quickly in the dry and got lucky with a better setup in the race, .........
Lucky? What, do you think the suspension mechanic, the engine mechanic and the computer gurus put their favourite settings into a hat and have a lucky dip.
Yes, it's best guess in a situation like that.
Cam D wrote:Choosing what tyre you are going to run whilst sitting on the grid is a "best guess" scenario. Worked for some and not for others.
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