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Old May 7th 2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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factory Yamaha worried?

Yamaha has be seriously worried at this point if they are serious about winning championships. They couldn't get a top 3 even with all the crashes.

I think signing flopsi to another two years was insane. Then they wont give zarco a current bike, let him get away and take no input from Maverick. i guess the yellow glasses really are blinders.
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Old May 7th 2018, 10:17 AM   #2
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i like Rossi but i think a 1 year rolling extension would have been a better outcome for Yamaha. He is still a top talent but he is not getting faster.
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you cant make this up. flopsi gives his input yamaha do as he asks now he says its yamaha fault.

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/89...have-do-effort

kind of makes this story seem all the more obvious.

https://imotorbike.my/news/2018/04/m...t-his-settings

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For sure--they are in crisis.

As for Rossi.... "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."



Totally foolish to let Zarco fall through their fingers. Zarco won't forget it....you know he is just loving dominating the factory bikes on his Tech 3. I hope he finds real success at KTM.

I just feel bad for Vinales.
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For sure--they are in crisis.

As for Rossi.... "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."



Totally foolish to let Zarco fall through their fingers. Zarco won't forget it....you know he is just loving dominating the factory bikes on his Tech 3. I hope he finds real success at KTM.

I just feel bad for Vinales.
agree on all counts. especially maverick. cant have the rookie show you up first year. i believe it was marco melandri that said about flopsi hes your friend until you beat him.
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agree on all counts. especially maverick. cant have the rookie show you up first year. i believe it was marco melandri that said about flopsi hes your friend until you beat him.
Maybe you should try posting without your ridiculous bias and nicknames. It makes you look like an upset toddler.

Marketing is what racing is primarily about and if you cannot win you may as well have the biggest PR machine the sport has ever seen sitting on your bike.
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Old May 7th 2018, 02:26 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by NW1299 View Post
For sure--they are in crisis.

As for Rossi.... "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."



Totally foolish to let Zarco fall through their fingers. Zarco won't forget it....you know he is just loving dominating the factory bikes on his Tech 3. I hope he finds real success at KTM.

I just feel bad for Vinales.
I think Zarco made the right choice. Unless Yamaha makes a radical direction change they are going nowhere.
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He is still a top talent but he is not getting faster.
Punting Jeremy Burgess has not helped his situation either. The relationship between crew chief and rider is crucial to success.
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Why say that Yamaha is that worried? If Marquez didnt cause Rossi's crash in Argentina Rossi would have had between 46-51 points. I dont think Rossi would have finished above 5th place in Argentina but having Marquez take him out and causing his crash led to him having his 40 points to this day. If he thinks he can keep racing let him keep racing. Maybe he wont win a championship but he is still better than most of the younger riders . If not for the crash in Argentina who knows he may have had 51 points and been 3rd in points ahead of Vinales. Or maybe lower at 4th or 5th. But for sure he would have been higher than 6th place. Say what you want that he is slow and old. But if a 39 year old can finish 2nd in 2015 and 2016 ahead of the younger riders and finish 5th in 2017 behind Marquez, Dovi, Vinales and Pedrosa then he is still a competitive racer. Look who he finished behind in 2017. All veteran riders with the exception of Vinales who has the least riding experience in Motogp. Im not sure why all this hate for Rossi when he is more competitive than majority of the younger riders in motogp. Ive been watching Rossi race since he moved to the premier class in 2000. I will bet all my bikes that none of the younger riders know what its like to ride these old school bucking bronco bikes like the 500cc bikes. Comparing these younger riders to all the electronic help they have these days to bikes of yesteryear is like comparing apples to oranges. Not to say that the younger riders have any less talent but when you have a rider like Rossi go through all the stages of electronic help on bikes you begin to appreciate the level of riding the older riders had with the help of electronics today on the newer bikes with younger riders. Technology is always evolving I get that. But riding a motogp bike back in the day took a lot more skill than riding one today. Argue with me all you want but we see as everyday riders how technology advances each year on the bikes we ride. After riding my 2015 S1000R, 2016 S1000RR and 1299 Panigale I sure dont want to ride a bike with technology on my first Honda CBR 600R2 back in 1996
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I think Rossi's best chance of a championship came and gone in 2015, and that was due to a few mishaps from the competition. Each year after, he's been more remote to that 10th championship. Right now, he might not even crack top 5.

Out right speed if given the best bike of choice
1. MM
2. Dovi
3. Zaro
4. Iannone
5. Crutchlow

honorable mentions: Vinales, JLo, Aleixa, Rins, Miller, Pedrosa, Petrucci all could give Rossi a run given level equipment.
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