Cairoli sounds like he wants to retire...

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4/10/2018 9:22 AM

I know he re-signed with KTM for another two years. But now he sounds like a rider who burned out or is he again finding excuses for his losses...

Like you said, in that second moto you proved that you can run his pace for ten or twenty minutes. How do you practice that so you can do it the whole way? Is it practicing at a higher intensity across the whole moto? Is there even a way to fix that?

Yeah. Actually it is very hard for me to keep the motivation, especially after fifteen years to train in the week and go one hundred and ten percent like I did five or six years ago. It is fifteen years that I am training every week. Sometimes it is difficult to find the motivation in the week to keep pushing at that pace for forty minutes two times. Sometimes I skip some training. This is not what we need because I know that he is training very hard. It is also not easy to focus for so long time and be consistent always.

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4/10/2018 9:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/10/2018 9:41 AM

I don't blame him, sucks getting old. It doesn't make Herlings better any more than it made Cairoli better than Everts or RD or RV better than Carmichael. No amount of skill beats mother nature...

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4/10/2018 9:47 AM

Everyone in the MX1 paddock not named Herlings is going to sound like that for a long time.

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4/10/2018 9:51 AM

It sucks for him because his expectations are so high that he can't back down his program a little and still win like before and especially not against a guy like Herlings.

I agree with the post above, lots of guys are going to searching for answers because Herlings is so fast.

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4/10/2018 9:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/10/2018 9:57 AM

Rider talks candidly and it's an excuse? I think a lot of what he said in that interview if you're looking at it objectively (we all know you're not his biggest fan) is plausible and comes across as genuine but don't let that get in the way of your agenda. He's touched on his motivation level a few times over the last year or two, just never so bluntly.

"It is not easy. He is also a big champion and he is pushing very hard and training. All the pieces need to be in the right place to beat him or also to win the GP. It is very difficult, but this is what is challenging me and this is what keeps me going".

That last line doesn't sound like a guy looking to retire?

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4/10/2018 9:54 AM

slipdog wrote:

I don't blame him, sucks getting old. It doesn't make Herlings better any more than it made Cairoli better than Everts or RD ...more

Getting Old Certainly does Suck! I keep having work done on my suspension hoping to help with the old age quotient. cool

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4/10/2018 10:04 AM

I certainly appreciate his honesty. Straight up. No BS.

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4/10/2018 10:11 AM

St Ann More wrote:

Rider talks candidly and it's an excuse? I think a lot of what he said in that interview if you're looking at it objectively ...more

You've got to remember, the levels of reading comprehension are pretty bloody low here, at times.

Especially among the various 'haters' and 'fanboys'.

Read the full interview, you wankers, and 'up' your reading levels, if you can.

I read a bloke saying that the other guy is very, Very good, and he himself has to work better on his training and motivation.

It's a very honest self assessment, if you ask me - not excuse making, but, people have their bitch hats on, it seems.

Grow the fuck up, some of you, and learn to appreciate the Racing and Racers.

I'd love to see AC get his 10th World Championships, but he's up against a highly experienced, incredibly talented Young Champion, that is going to get more Championships, so long as he doesn't 'axe' himself (again) . It's going to be a hell of a thing to overcome Herlings.

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4/10/2018 10:25 AM

Bearuno wrote:

You've got to remember, the levels of reading comprehension are pretty bloody low here, at times.

Especially among the ...more

id love you to come to my door and say that

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4/10/2018 10:28 AM

and this is the reason KTM kept Herlings in MX2 for so long ..

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the funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it

4/10/2018 10:33 AM

Steadman wrote:

I certainly appreciate his honesty. Straight up. No BS.

Yep, members here always want riders to speak honestly about what's on their mind. Well, there you have it.

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4/10/2018 10:36 AM

St Ann More wrote:

Rider talks candidly and it's an excuse? I think a lot of what he said in that interview if you're looking at it objectively ...more

Bearuno wrote:

You've got to remember, the levels of reading comprehension are pretty bloody low here, at times.

Especially among the ...more

smile
RV2 age 26. Burned out.
RD5, age 26. Burned out
TC, age 32, stil there, and fighting for the champiomnship. Mhm
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Power is nothing without control

4/10/2018 10:46 AM

Damn, did the bullet break him? Or did he expect to give the next two years a go just for fun?

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4/10/2018 10:51 AM

Yeah. Actually it is very hard for me to keep the motivation, especially after fifteen years to train in the week and go one hundred and ten percent like I did five or six years ago. It is fifteen years that I am training every week. Sometimes it is difficult to find the motivation in the week to keep pushing at that pace for forty minutes two times. Sometimes I skip some training. This is not what we need because I know that he is training very hard. It is also not easy to focus for so long time and be consistent always.

"It is not easy. He is also a big champion and he is pushing very hard and training. All the pieces need to be in the right place to beat him or also to win the GP. It is very difficult, but this is what is challenging me and this is what keeps me going".

I just notice that first he talks about: the motivation and how he sometimes lacks it, and then suddenly he says that getting his ass kicked is what challenges him and keeps him going. That is contradictory in his story.

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4/10/2018 10:58 AM

MXMattii wrote:

Yeah. Actually it is very hard for me to keep the motivation, especially after fifteen years to train in the week and go one ...more

We know you hate the guy, so why even bother to throw your dribble out there?

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

4/10/2018 11:17 AM

it's possible for a guy to feel defeated and motivated at the same time.

I think we will see some good racing and with so many rounds to go, one crash could change the whole dynamic for anyone in the top 5.

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4/10/2018 11:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/10/2018 11:41 AM

keinz wrote: smile
RV2 age 26. Burned out.
RD5, age 26. Burned out
TC, age 32, stil there, and fighting for the champiomnship. Mhm

That's the unfortunate aspect of having to run a grueling schedule year after year.

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Might order a pizza, take a nap, doesn't really matter.

4/10/2018 12:10 PM

He's one of the best, ever. He has nothing left to prove, and if he wants to retire now, then nobody is going to hold it against him. Herlings is going to be damn hard to beat straight up, but nobody is going to discredit his legendary career because the bullet beats him at the tail end of his career.

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4/10/2018 12:17 PM

A champion for the ages! He's been ballin for 15 years. AC is a made man. He's got nothing left to prove. He's rich and has his whole life ahead of him. Motocross is a young mans sport. This is Herings time to ride that edge for as long as he can and hopefully (baring injuries) he will one day have a seat at the big boys table with the greats like AC, RV, RD, Everts, RC etc.

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4/10/2018 12:38 PM

Dude, 95% of the public this weekend was cheering for him this weekend ! Could you even imagine the pressure .. Home track, Home crown, last year he did an awesome race, cameback from end of pack to win the gp.
Just wait till next weekend and we will re talk about it I think wink

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4/10/2018 2:55 PM

Cairoli is still at the top of his game ,maybe even better as ever before .
Take away Herlings from the results and look how good he still is ... probably would have won all GP's and all moto's ... or are Febvre , Gajser and Desalle a bunch of amateurs ??? Desalle is a 3 time runner up , other 2 are worldchamps too and he still beats em every race , only now there is Herlings who can match him and beat him ...

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the funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it

4/10/2018 3:12 PM

Cairoli and Herlings are both amazing. I'm loving the title battle between these two this year. Much respect to both. I don't know how anyone can hate on either of them.

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4/10/2018 4:11 PM

It's been said before many times but I guess needs saying again....Tony is not American. English is not his language. Sometimes things get misconstrued in the translation. I used to think he was a douchy dickhead til I took off my USA blinders. Why doesn't someone ask RyanV what his opinion of Tony is. I think they hung out a bit during Ryan's ill fated run at the GP's.

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4/10/2018 4:13 PM

early wrote:

Everyone in the MX1 paddock not named Herlings is going to sound like that for a long time.

He could definitely make that series boring really fast!

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4/10/2018 7:04 PM

Everyone has excuses, so its no different for him..and no reason to get worked up either way you see it..

But theres some who cant deal with their gawds being human, funny stuff.

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4/10/2018 9:53 PM

I think Cairoli is still super motivated. The only thing he wakes up for and suffer is to get tied or beat Everts record of 10 world titles.

Cairoli resigned for 2 years, that means he will be racing 3 MXGP championship from now, 2018,19,20

He will for sure take at least one off them

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4/10/2018 10:37 PM

Used to like him. But now he has an excuse for every time he doesn’t go 1-1. You’d think a rider would become more professional as they get older.

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4/11/2018 2:58 AM

TDeath21 wrote:

Used to like him. But now he has an excuse for every time he doesn’t go 1-1. You’d think a rider would become more ...more

He is well noted for his lack of professionalism.....


The guy has been at the top for a long time, unfortunately for him Herlings is a great talent that has come into the class at a time when he could do with slowing the pace of training and preserving energy for the weekends, there is no beating the years.
Compare him to the rest of the field and he is still an absolute machine.

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4/11/2018 3:11 AM

Like DV said on FB a couple weeks ago : "a lot of riders are unlucky right now, because they are up against one of the 2 best GP riders in history looking at the statistics, and the fastest Grand Prix rider ever, and that at the same time..."

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4/11/2018 4:34 AM

I'm happy, he will not beat Stefan's 10x titles.

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