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Marc Marquez 21 15.22%
Jorge Lorenzo 27 19.57%
Dani Pedrosa 1 0.72%
Valentino Rossi 89 64.49%
Others 0 0%
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Old 13th October 2015, 09:45   #586
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Rossi successfully tricked Lorenzo into prematurely destroying his tires. He qualified right next to Lorenzo, and grabbed the hole shot when the light went off. Lorenzo must paniced, and put on a blistering pace to shake off Rossi. It was kinda odd that Lorenzo can gap Rossi and the rest of the field by so much in the wet; now we know why.
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No sir.
What he did was, when he was following, he did a two lap strategy in every turn. He came to spot of water on the racing line, and he sued it to cool his tyres. at the next corner, while his tyres were cold and hard, he slid his bike through the corner, causing a depression on the track NEXT to the racing line. The water then transferred to the depression, off the racing line. he did this alternatively, so that there was either no water on the track when needed, or it was already hot due to Rossi's tyre.
Now , Lorenzo did not know of this subterfuge, because he was unlucky being in the lead. SO he kept hitting tarmac, and you know what happens to wets in the dry, yeah.
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Lorenzo was very much left with a lot of irritation after qualifying. He complained to the Spanish press that he felt that the policy of data sharing among all Yamaha riders was benefiting his teammate more than him. He made it clear that he fully supported Yamaha's policy, and that he himself always looked at his teammate's data, to see where he could improve. But he always followed his own direction in terms of set up, Lorenzo insisted, something he had done since he was in 125s. Now, though, because he and his team were able to be fast right from the very first practice, the policy was benefiting his teammate more than him, allowing Rossi to catch up.

Rossi, in turn, told reporters that he believed that Lorenzo had learned a lot about how to ride the bike from seeing his data back in 2009 and 2010. He admitted openly that he had tried to prevent Yamaha from sharing data with Lorenzo's side of the garage after the introduction of the spec tire took away his excuse of being on a different brand of rubber. Yamaha had refused his request, telling him that data would be shared equally on both sides of the garage. Data sharing is a two-edged sword, sometimes you gain, sometimes you lose.

Do we stand on the brink of the epic battle between Rossi and Lorenzo we have been hoping for all year? We have so often hoped this might happen, and yet been disappointed. On the face of it, this is the best chance yet, with the two championship contenders starting beside one another on the grid. Lorenzo has slightly better race pace, but the difference is perhaps just one or two tenths, far from insurmountable. Lorenzo's shoulder is strong enough to withstand a fast lap, but he appeared at the press conference with ice on the injured joint. The shoulder had not improved from Friday, Lorenzo said, but he was still optimistic it would be strong enough to last the race. If it rained, especially, it would be no problem at all.
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Rossi's best strategy, as laid out above, is to sit behind Lorenzo and let him push a hole in the air, using the slipstream to cut fuel consumption and save the best for last. So we could have 22 laps of a tense procession, until all hell breaks loose. Depending on how much Lorenzo has asked of his shoulder, you would have to believe that Rossi should be able to come out of that on top. But it does require him to latch on to Lorenzo's wheel, and not make a mistake in the first few laps, with a full tank and fresh rubber. Matching Lorenzo's pace in the first two laps is extremely risky, even for a man with the talent and experience of Rossi.
I am loving this. Time to take out popcorn & coke.
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Did you guys read this?

So essentially what works well is due to Lorenzo's skill/talent whatever and whatever doesn't is the world conspiring against him and luck?

Get real, JLO.

I'm not naive enough to believe for a moment that Rossi has already wrapped up the championship - indeed, Lorenzo might still win this but it seems Rossi is really in his head now.

Blaming unforced errors on bad luck and little else is not a winning attitude, that too from someone who's already won MotoGP titles in the past.

Sounds like he had actually written off Rossi at a high-level and simply can't figure out why the heck is Rossi still at the top of the charts, and thus coming up with these "reasons".
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While the world is focussing on Lorenzo vs Rossi, Alex de Angelis is recovering after suffering from a serious crash during FP4 in Motegi. He suffered intracranial bleeding, lung contusion, several rib fractures. A spinal CT scan revealed fractures to the T7-T8-T9 vertebrae, a body fracture to L4 and trasversal process fractures to T2,4 and 8.
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Alex de Angelis remains in the Dokkyo Hospital ICU receiving treatment and his condition improved over the past 24 hours, the main concern being the lungs contusions he sustained when he crashed in last week's Japanese GP in the FP4 session - his lungs proved well ventilated overall, a follow-up chest x-ray revealed some areas of atelectasis which are under control. The rider is deemed to be in a stable condition, awake and oriented and he was pleased to catch up with his father and brother.
Source: http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2015/1...ilizing/186519

Impossible for him to make a comeback before the season ends. Hope he comes back strongly next year.
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While the world is focussing on Lorenzo vs Rossi, Alex de Angelis is recovering after suffering from a serious crash during FP4 in Motegi. He suffered intracranial bleeding, lung contusion, several rib fractures. A spinal CT scan revealed fractures to the T7-T8-T9 vertebrae, a body fracture to L4 and trasversal process fractures to T2,4 and 8.
Source: http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2015/1...ilizing/186519

Impossible for him to make a comeback before the season ends. Hope he comes back strongly next year.

Hope he recovers completely and in-time! Our prayers are with him.

Here's the FP1 and FP2 times from todays session of the Australian GP.
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Here's the Q2 results from Philip Island:

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Just look at the highlighted times. Lorenzo and Iannone had identical lap times. To the thousandths of a second. While Alex Espargaro and Rossi were split by 0.001s!

Marquez starts on pole, Lorenzo 3rd, Pedrosa 4th and Rossi 7th.

Should be a cracker of a race tomorrow!

That said, the top speed advantage of the Ducatis is just staggering!

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Does the Australian GP start at 2pm too? Because that would translate to roughly 8:30AM here, right?
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Does the Australian GP start at 2pm too? Because that would translate to roughly 8:30AM here, right?
Starts at 4 local time and 1030 AM IST.
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I missed this Sunday's MotoGP as I was out riding, downloaded it and watched yersterday. Damn - what a rollercoaster ! Just when you think you know how it's going to end, it changes. Even the race commentary was mentioning about diminishing the points lead to 5 points if the race ended the same order as that lap.

I watched the post-race question to JLo, he didn't say anything that should offend Rossi, or his fanboys. Don't know what the matter is, everyone seems to dislike JLo and take offence at whatever he says, looks like fanboys need another Stoner to hate on.

So speaking of managing tyres, how is one expected to do that? You can't stop your bike , look at the tyre and guess, oh, it will do 20 laps more. Racing is more about tech and talent, and I dislike this going the Formula 1 way, the race being governed by the pits, where you have to pull back your skill/speed because the tyres can't last the whole race. What's the matter with Bridgestone, they can't make tyres to last one race if it doesn't pour cats and dogs? If they did away with qualifying tyres just to level the field and not give the time-triallists too much lead, why not make tyres at least able to last the race at full pace.

At least it did show one good thing : Lorenzo can ride fast in the wet, and led much of the race, in the wet , with Rossi not even close enough to make an overtake attempt. I think that should put to rest the "Jorge can't ride in the wet" jibes.

Now with 18 points lead to Rossi, it will take winning all 3 remaining races by Lorenzo, and Rossi finishing less then 2nd in at least one race , for JLo to win. The odds are surely against him.

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I watched the post-race question to JLo, he didn't say anything that should offend Rossi, or his fanboys.
The noise is about what he said in separate interviews to the Spanish media, and not in the post-race press con.

Several posts above have provided links as well.

His blaming everything on bad luck is hardly anything to offend Rossi, or even his fanboys. It's about him being a sore loser - nothing less, nothing more.

Also, looks like MM/JLo fanboys also needed an "old man" to snicker at all this while.

Cheers.

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Woooohoooooooo!

That was one of the most incredible races I have ever, ever seen.

What a stellar, amazing ride by Iannone. That move to overtake Rossi and Marquez, exquisite!

The winner didn't really matter, the race was enough excitement to last a lifetime.

Can't wait for the next races!
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Woooohoooooooo!

That was one of the most incredible races I have ever, ever seen.

What a stellar, amazing ride by Iannone. That move to overtake Rossi and Marquez, exquisite!

The winner didn't really matter, the race was enough excitement to last a lifetime.

Can't wait for the next races!

One of the best races ever, indeed! The amount of action on just the last lap was way more than what the last few seasons of Formula1 gave us.
Rossi's lead down to just 11 points now! How I wish he could have finished on the podium.
Marquez-Lorenzo-Iannone-Rossi-Pedrosa-Vinales-Crutchlow-Pol-Aleix-Smith.
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Oooohh My Godddd!

This race puts F1 to shame. Superb ride by all 4 Marq, Lorenzo, Iaionne and Rossi. Commentators were going out of breath as these 4 swapping places. Nerve wrecking race and can not imagine how pumped up riders are while racing.

The most scenic gp and the shots when they go down the hill and you see the sea in horizon are breathtaking.

This race brought back good memories. I visited Philip island and there is go kart track inside the circuits. We had awesome fun there. Beautiful Island.
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Philip Island - Separates men from boys. And makes men out of boys.

So, MM can't ride? Go out & shoot yourself [the one with an internet connection & a keyboard] I wouldn't have said this, had he been in a Ducati with a top-speed advantage.
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