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Marc Marquez 21 15.22%
Jorge Lorenzo 27 19.57%
Dani Pedrosa 1 0.72%
Valentino Rossi 89 64.49%
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Old 10th September 2015, 10:32   #526
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VALENTINO ROSSI INTERVIEW: "MAY THE BEST MAN WIN!"

Rossi reveals to Sport Rider some interesting insight on racing, his longevity, and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo

http://www.sportrider.com/valentino-...y-best-man-win

Brilliant interview with the GOD himself.
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VALENTINO ROSSI INTERVIEW: "MAY THE BEST MAN WIN!"

Rossi reveals to Sport Rider some interesting insight on racing, his longevity, and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo

http://www.sportrider.com/valentino-...y-best-man-win

Brilliant interview with the GOD himself.
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I refreshed my UserCP to post just this!
SPecifically this:
"“The atmosphere is absolutely different from six or seven years ago”, confirms Valentino. “We both have matured. We both have been world champions. There isn’t the same power struggle between us. Today we are in the position to fight for the championship with mutual respect. We speak to each other, we compare our work and so we have information from two different points of view. And I have to say that it’s surprising how we arrive at the same analysis and the same conclusions through different reasoning. We have different points of view, and this is interesting. Jorge and I have the opportunity to ride a good bike and we both are in good shape, physically and mentally…may the best man win!”"
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VALENTINO ROSSI INTERVIEW: "MAY THE BEST MAN WIN!"

Rossi reveals to Sport Rider some interesting insight on racing, his longevity, and his teammate Jorge Lorenzo

http://www.sportrider.com/valentino-...y-best-man-win

Brilliant interview with the MAN himself.
Rossi's take on fitness is interesting. I always thought motorsport puts a lot of emphasis on the fitness of the racer. Like how Hulkenberg in F1 is considered heavy enough to actually slow down the car. In MotoGP, considering the far lower weights, I expected the emphasis on fitness to be much higher. Moreso after seeing Marquez's six pack abs on Facebook.

Fascinating how much things have changed since Rossi arrived on the MotoGP scene.
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MM93 tops FP1 and then JL99 tops FP2.

Seemingly aided by "winglets" that helped him break the circuit record.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=66&v=A9GCmFTMzu0
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Liked the Vale's new helmet design. The shark look very sharp on the track though. It will be a tough ask for Vale to beat Jorge.
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Old 13th September 2015, 18:01   #531
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What a high tension classic!! Epic Misano GP going on...

EDIT : :Lorenzo crashes out !!! WHOOHO...major moment for the title...


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Lorenzo's crash might have been the biggest moment of the season.

But the way Rossi rode on the drying line on his shredding wet tyres was just mind boggling. Though he came in too late, Lorenzo's crash ensured he wouldn't regret it too much.

Scott Redding, what a twist of fate! To crash out to then end up with a podium. Top ride by Bradley Smith as well.

Full marks to Marquez, timed his change to slicks to perfection. Though I felt a victory was out of the question after he couldn't keep up with the Yamahas on the wet tyres.

So Rossi's streak of podiums comes to an end in his home race.

Will this crash from Lorenzo decide the MotoGP world championship? Time will tell.
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Staying out on that last lap on the wets was a miscalculated move, I feel. He could easily have been on the podium, if not at the top. And why did Lorenzo trip? Was he trying to make up the just under two seconds gap he had before changing over? Didn't he know that slicks were over 8 seconds faster? He would have been ahead in any case. If that is the reason he fell, that is.

Very exciting race. Very very ulcer inducing!
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Staying out on that last lap on the wets was a miscalculated move
I agree! Perhaps a lap earlier would've been much better.

OK, so the podium streak ended but what an amazing ride! The top 3 fighting it out was amazing to watch, and it was awesome to see Rossi once again whittle down the lead slowly in the rain and take the race lead for a while, superb ride by the master.

Further proof, if any was required, of GODLY skills.

What a roller-coaster race. Dry/Wet/Dry and totally unpredictable!

Lucky how it turned for Marquez ultimately.

These type of races have a tendency to be really topsy turvy and a superb result for Rossi to extend the lead by a crucial margin.

Will this be the deciding moment? We'll have to wait just a little longer.



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You can say that again, LOL.

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Who knows who might crash in the next race? The championship is still wide open. Stupid of Lorenzo to push on a wet track with cold tires, paid dearly for it.

MM is fully pumped up, every time. Everyone including his Dad ask him to take it slow, hope he doesn't hurt himself to be bad.

And what was Rossi and his pit crew thinking? IMO, because of delayed pitting in, he had to let go any chance of winning.
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Who knows who might crash in the next race? The championship is still wide open. Stupid of Lorenzo to push on a wet track with cold tires, paid dearly for it.

MM is fully pumped up, every time. Everyone including his Dad ask him to take it slow, hope he doesn't hurt himself to be bad.
Be that as it may, but I'd still put my money on the GOD with two decades of experience and superior race craft.

MM - He got lucky with Lorenzo going down and Rossi pitting later to swap bikes. When there was a clear 3-way fight in the wet, he was quite a way behind the Yamahas even though he tried to pull it back.

Lorenzo? Well, despite all his recent years' wet-race heroics per wikipedia, the wet races this season have given him the most trouble. Co-incidence? I think not.

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And what was Rossi and his pit crew thinking?
The fault was Rossi's alone.

They asked him to come into the pits for three laps odd before he finally came in.
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Be that as it may, but I'd still put my money on the GOD with two decades of experience and superior race craft.
That has to be seen, but yes, this 2015 championship is for Rossi to loose.

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MM - Well I think he got lucky with Lorenzo going down and Rossi pitting later to swap bikes. When there was a clear 3-way fight in the wet, he was quite a way behind the Yamahas even though he tried to pull it back.
That was the case for the past 2 year championship as well. Marquez got lucky. It would be interesting to know that if Lorenzo came ahead of Rossi, what excuse would you guys come up with? Whatever it maybe, it sure would be interesting.

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The fault was Rossi's alone.

They asked him to come into the pits for three laps odd before he finally came in.
Maybe, he read this thread & concluded, I am GOD & may my tires heal or swap themselves.
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The fault was Rossi's alone.

They asked him to come into the pits for three laps odd before he finally came in.
I agree to the point. But I also wonder if he was trying to play mind games with JL.....

@Sheel - LOL, Tyres healing themselves, more like praying to God to let it rain again.....

Anyway, Rossi gets a major boost in the title race

Go Rossi!!!!!!!
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That was the case for the past 2 year championship as well. Marquez got lucky. It would be interesting to know that if Lorenzo came ahead of Rossi, what excuse would you guys come up with? Whatever it maybe, it sure would be interesting.
Excuse? Unless I caught a totally different race today, I couldn't see MM leading the race for even a single moment, let alone a lap.

Lorenzo led the first few laps, then the leading trio swapped bikes and it was Lorenzo and Rossi exchanging top 2 positions with MM a distant third.

Rossi led for quite some time after that till the time he swapped bikes again.

It was only after JLO crashed, and Rossi went late into the pits to change bikes, did Marquez inherit the lead and went on to win.

Of course, unless my eyes deceived me completely.

And let's not go down the rabbit hole of past years and accomplishments, as 2 < √9

Lastly, Rossi didn't even have to summon his godly powers, as others kept crashing around him themselves! No intervention was even needed.

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