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Old 02-03-2006, 05:44 PM   #11
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Default Re: Rossi Silences His Critics

Rossi has critics?
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:49 AM   #12
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Maybe. But you didn't hear Rossi whining about his lap times like Biaggi. I still stand by my original post. He'll podium for sure.
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:55 AM   #13
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Looks like I'm ready for F1 too. I can spin out at will, and I can probably run into walls and other solid objects at least once.
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:23 AM   #14
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I agree with what you said, and believe that most of the racers at the top levels have a gift of making just about anything go fast around a race track. Witness Rossi going from the Honda to the Yamaha and still dominating.



However, while we've seen top riders do well as race car drivers, I've never heard of the other scenario, have you? Has a fast car driver ever made the switch to bikes and done well?
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:30 PM   #15
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Mother***** gets to drive F1 cars too?!?!?



Damn. Some guys have all the luck.
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:47 PM   #16
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An italian driver in an italian car... any doubts this will happen?
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:08 AM   #17
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"There is something guys at this level possess that we mere mortals simply don't."





After becoming a club racer myself, I no longer believe this for the top racing fields in general. Maybe guys like Rossi and Doohan personally, but not all of them. What a WSB or motoGP racer possesses is non-stop track time and experience since they were kids. No regular job to interfere. No worry about money. Can't even say that about all AMA superbike riders because there are some genuine privateers in that field with limited resources.



I have found that laptimes that once seemed unattainable simply come with time and experience. I have seen some riders that were timid, mediocre backmarkers at the beginning work their way to the front of the field and turn some very respectable times after a year's experience.



Sure, there's always someone here or there that just doesn't get it, or simply lacks the coordination or intuition to understand how to ride well, but most people can become pretty good given enough practice.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:59 AM   #18
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Default Why car guys don't go to bikes....

Number 1 - The paycheck for the car guys is a lot bigger than the paycheck the Moto GP riders get!



Number 2 - Most of the car guys are too big to be bike racers.



Number 3 - The car guys don't deal in a multiple plane enviorment, that make their body a critical dynamic part of vehicle behavior!



Number 4 - The bike guys only have to new technical interpretive skills, in vehicles that are inherently more stable than what they are coming from!



Number 5 - See number 1 again!
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