Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/15/2018 6:50 PM

I think there are several riders with the talent and salt to mix it up with Marc. Rossi Iannone Zarco Lorenzo is not on that list because he's just not a "racer". He's fast as hell and great at checking out, but any time it becomes a battle, he fades ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/15/2018 6:45 PM

Same racers. All on very different bikes. The Yamaha simply has not improved enough since the Michelin tires were introduced. Zarco is on a chassis that was designed for Bridgestones. Tech3 kept asking for a 3rd factory bike. Yamaha didnt think they ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/15/2018 2:11 PM

Hey, look back far enough and you can find evidence that Suzuki is a winner. I care about the here and now. The last few years Ducati has been one of the best run teams in the paddock and the results show it. They've done it despite not having the most ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/15/2018 11:51 AM

I still cannot get over the fact that Yamaha gets such a free pass from the media. They've given their riders no help. Refused to support a 3rd factory bike. And havent won in over a year despite having arguably the most talented one-two combo of riders. ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/14/2018 6:24 PM

Marc's starts arent exactly the best. And since he will probably be on the hard compound tires, he's gonna be relatively slow until they heat up. I expect Lorenzo to get the holeshot.

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/13/2018 12:52 PM

What a weird situation. Aspar was dead against giving up their spots in the past. Tho there were rumors that their grid spots were LEASED from a unknown entity (probably SIC). The MotoGP broadcast hasnt spoke of this "replacement" situation at all during ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/13/2018 8:49 AM

Link? SIC has already said publicly that they have no interest in partnering with Aspar or anyone else. They want to run their own team.

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/12/2018 2:27 PM

Why do you say that Bautista is already part of the team? The Petronas-SIC-Yamaha team is taking the place of MarcVDS to my knowledge. Unless Aspar are dropping out? From everything I've read it's still quite unclear who will give up their grid spots. ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/12/2018 10:15 AM

Morbidelli is a lock to get the #1 bike. Smith showed good results the last time he was on a satellite Yamaha. I know his ego wont allow it but he'd be better off taking the test role with KTM. He could end up a lifetime employee of the brand. Just look ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/11/2018 3:21 PM

It appears he wasnt going to get a 3rd Factory Yamaha? And to think that there are a ton of fans who constantly rip Ducati, Aprilia, and KTM Meanwhile Yamaha and Suzuki get a pass despite horrible management and being 10x the size of any of the smaller ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/11/2018 3:18 PM

same here.

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/1/2018 9:10 AM

Whatever the case, he made the race very interesting. His return to form is good for the championship.

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 7/1/2018 9:09 AM

What. A. Fooking. Race. Put all 7 up on the podium for a photo. A classic!!!

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/27/2018 11:20 AM

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/18/2018 7:04 PM

Lorenzo’s Ducati is his own. I think the fact that they built 2 very different bikes is what hurt the Ducati program as a whole. Splitting development slowed progress imo. Next year they will be back to their traditional focused approach as it appears ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/17/2018 3:15 PM

Neither were dropped for that reason. McGrath wanted more freedom. He was busy spending all of his time partying and Honda wasn’t blind to it. Despite all the cocaine use, he was still incredibly talented and capable of championships. But I cannot blame ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/17/2018 3:06 PM

He’ll go back to blaming his visor. L...O.....mf.....L

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/17/2018 12:41 PM

Can we talk about how poorly the media is doing with regards to Lorenzo? Dorna must have really put the word out. Thank god Gigi finally did a interview after the race and said it's NOT THE BIKE, JORGE'S MENTALITY HAS CHANGED Ya think???? Everyone trying ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/15/2018 2:47 PM

NOPE. Let's review the timeline.... 2017 - Jorge is getting paid 12.5m euro a year, riding for Ducati which has a known pressure cooker of a garage, and he completely shits the bed all year 2018 races 1 thru 4 - Same as before, pressure mounting, and ... more »

Added reply in a thread MotoGP 2018 6/14/2018 9:07 PM

Dani had his press conference today... “he’s got options” Which means the Yamaha satellite bikes aren’t dead after all. The silly season of all silly seasons wont die.