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Old 10-18-2004, 07:34 AM   #51
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Default Re: Rossi should grow up...

I agree. However, like any rule, it becomes meaningless and invalid if it's only enforced selectively. I always bag on the AMA for enforcing rules when they feel like it, but the FIM in MotoGP this year has been just as bad. The total lack of a penalty for Capirossi was unacceptable after what they did to Hopper last year for the exact same "infraction."



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Old 10-18-2004, 07:57 AM   #52
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Oh I'm with you 100%. That's actually what I was (poorly) trying to say. I was going back to the insurance comment, which stated that the supersport bikes of today on the street are hard to control. That isn't precisely true. What's true is that they are very finely tuned, and respond instantly. To bad control inputs, to the street rider, this is bad.



For good / experienced riders, however, this is good. In other words, what I stated rather poorly, was the observation that it's not the bikes that are the problem (again, tying back to the nonsense from the Manitoba report) - it's almost always rider error.



A skilled racer would liekly not be caught out by today's bikes - but would likely begin denigrating today's riders, because the bikes are so easy to ride compared to the older ones, I would imagine. Note that I haven't ridden a late-80s Honda MotoGP bike, nor any of the current crop, so I'm probably talking out of my ass.



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Old 10-18-2004, 09:15 AM   #53
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:28 AM   #54
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How correct - Jordan himself mentioned Rossi's name on Two Wheel Tue's wonderful interview- he and Hayden were the first ones he mentioned.
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:48 AM   #56
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:03 AM   #57
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:40 AM   #59
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If he starts complaining that he doesn't get the same "experimental" parts as Rossi, then he'll be definitely pegged as a moaner.
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Old 10-18-2004, 12:02 PM   #60
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Yeah, Rossi and Sete both seem to have pretty good senses of humor.



From the outside it's sorta silly that they're ticked off at each other.



Max and Valentino? Sure, their personalities are like oil and water. It follows that they wouldn't get along.
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