Musquin and Webb @ KTM test track

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10/18/2018 1:11 PM

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10/18/2018 2:40 PM

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10/18/2018 3:06 PM

Tough to tell his actual speed from the videos, but #2 sure looks comfortable on the KTM.

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10/18/2018 4:23 PM

Stoked for the new season to start. Got my A1 tickets this week. I really hope webb is able to run up front on the KTM.

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10/18/2018 5:32 PM

sparker245 wrote:

Tough to tell his actual speed from the videos, but #2 sure looks comfortable on the KTM.

Webb does look pretty comfortable on the KTM. Will be interesting to see what a few months of training with Aldon and riding with Marv will do for him. Hoping the best for Coop, he's had a rough couple of years.

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10/18/2018 5:59 PM

He looks every bit as good as Marv does.

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10/18/2018 6:03 PM

Marvin looked a touch, just a touch, faster round the two flat sweepers imo - one of which is @ 3:06.

Regardless, both looking excellent.

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10/18/2018 6:05 PM

I hope you guys aren’t putting a lot of stock in a test track video.

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10/18/2018 6:22 PM

To be taken with a grain of salt, because this critique is coming from a keyboard warrior somewhere on the interweb. It looks like they are laboring entering some of the corners, but they are probably very slick and require precise throttle control. They both looked great to me everywhere else.

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10/18/2018 6:34 PM

I wanted Webb to do well on a 450. Hope this triggers some old speed.

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10/18/2018 6:59 PM

Webb needs to get his starts down. He used to come from the back a lot on the 250 and on the 450 that just doesnt happen. If I were him Id work on starts until I couldnt do it anymore then do 5 more. Its a lot easier to figure it out with the holeshot than a 10th place start. Hes never been a great starter and I think that lead a lot to his loss in confidence on 450s because you just cant pass the same. If he can get starts down hell be ok, until then well see. He doesnt need to holeshot every race, though thatd help, but he gets bad starts, that needs to be fixed.

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10/18/2018 7:11 PM

TDeath21 wrote:

I hope you guys aren’t putting a lot of stock in a test track video.

They are. And that's why we get a lot of very disappointed people come race time.

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10/18/2018 8:20 PM

drt410 wrote:

Webb needs to get his starts down. He used to come from the back a lot on the 250 and on the 450 that just doesnt happen. If I ...more

You nailed it. There ain’t a bigger Cooper fan than me. But in the fall of 16 I said if he didn’t start better it was gonna be a long road. He was so much better than those guys on the 250 he could start anywhere and March up. Can’t do that in the big boy class. I hope the KTM team is the shot in the arm he needs. I’ve seen more propaganda in 2 weeks from him I’ve seen in 2 years. Hope he’s feeling it.

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10/18/2018 8:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2018 8:27 PM

Does anyone have an example of a top pro riding a factory bike looking uncomfortable?

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10/18/2018 8:30 PM

Jeremy Macbeth wrote:

Does anyone have an example of a top pro riding a factory bike looking uncomfortable?

Webb riding supercross on a YZ450

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10/18/2018 10:57 PM

TDeath21 wrote:

I hope you guys aren’t putting a lot of stock in a test track video.

those projecting thru webb are and will, till an actual result.

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10/19/2018 4:20 AM

It's a big gamble for RB KTM with the Coop. But you can't never unestimate the MAN

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Power is nothing without control

10/19/2018 4:37 AM

Is his girlfriend in the video or did he heed the advice of jomamashouldveweenedearlier

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10/19/2018 5:13 AM

drt410 wrote:

Webb needs to get his starts down. He used to come from the back a lot on the 250 and on the 450 that just doesnt happen. If I ...more

This. He can be just as fast as MM25, but that speed won't overcome his sh*tty starts. You can't start outside of the top-10 at this level and expect to be more than a 5th-10th place rider. Unless you're ET3.

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