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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,613
Posted By azkiwi
Agreed. Most likely it is an all-of-the-above...

Agreed. Most likely it is an all-of-the-above scenario. Tires, chassis, skill, electronics and luck - not necessarily in that order. Throttle control paired with an amazing feedback loop is how these...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,613
Posted By azkiwi
Since everyone else is offering an...

Since everyone else is offering an unsubstantiated opinion, I will too. :D

While modern tires and frames are both optimized for grip at extreme angles, it seems to me that it would require great...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,613
Posted By azkiwi
Love it or hate, its here to stay. Its the tech...

Love it or hate, its here to stay. Its the tech most likely to have real world applications.

Apparently when the Duc gets switched off and on it reboots and assumes it is at the starting line....
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,613
Posted By azkiwi
Rossi celebrating like he won the race and not...

Rossi celebrating like he won the race and not just a prolonged scrap with Marquez.



Major psychological breakthrough for the top 3 - to know MM can be beaten.

Great job by Pedrosa.
Forum: Racing 08-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,613
Posted By azkiwi
Bradley Smith - top Yamaha? WTF? The Open...

Bradley Smith - top Yamaha? WTF?

The Open class would finally be playing the role designed for it ... except Marquez is in front. :cry
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Long enough to make absolutely clear how long...

Long enough to make absolutely clear how long Rossi has been racing. :deal
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Thanks, mate! Heckuva story.

Thanks, mate!

Heckuva story.
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,613
Posted By azkiwi
Nakamoto says this year's Factory engine will...

Nakamoto says this year's Factory engine will power next year's Open class.

FP1 - Marquez, Lorenzo, Pedrosa within half a tenth of each other. Closing in ... :evil
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Well, you and I do, but the faceless masses that...

Well, you and I do, but the faceless masses that fill stadiums ... maybe not so much. It's basic marketing - if you can make your audience feel; they'll tune in regularly.
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
I too remember him performing super-human feats...

I too remember him performing super-human feats at Laguna. A joy to watch and a great tragedy to see him reject talents and opportunities that many would kill for. I don't pretend to know the nature...
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Its always been the way downunder to do your OE...

Its always been the way downunder to do your OE and hope for a lucky break. Those who make it to the world stage are only the most dogged or lucky, not necessarily the best.

While it may...
Forum: Racing 08-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Shocker, but I agree with Tinhead. :eek1

Shocker, but I agree with Tinhead. :eek1
Forum: Racing 08-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
The nature of the business is to try and identify...

The nature of the business is to try and identify the "next big thing" further over the horizon than anyone else, but you also have to allow your seed corn to grow and ripen. Look no further than...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,351
Posted By azkiwi
:poser

:poser
Forum: Racing 08-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,351
Posted By azkiwi
Jerry Burgess mingling in the paddock. Looking...

Jerry Burgess mingling in the paddock. Looking for a job? Back to collect that 20 bucks Rossi shorted him at the last piss-up?

Soup. (http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2014/Aug/140809mnwsa.htm)
...
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Hard to believe he gets more than Rossi at this...

Hard to believe he gets more than Rossi at this point. But whatever it is, it has enough commas to keep the pool warm and the beer cold.

:deal
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,351
Posted By azkiwi
If he is still cashing the checks he needs to try...

If he is still cashing the checks he needs to try a little harder than that. Dovi is in 4th ya know ...
Forum: Racing 08-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
The last few years in MGP could be characterized...

The last few years in MGP could be characterized as having more seats than asses, but with all the new entrants (Suzuki, Aprilia, KTM) this is turning around. Lorenzo might not be the leader this...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,351
Posted By azkiwi
The more things change the more they stay the...

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Still dissing the Duc...



More importantly, it will be a big "Farewell, Colin!" weekend ...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,351
Posted By azkiwi
What better place for a coming out party? ...

What better place for a coming out party?

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx268/unamadridista/unamadridista7/2012-04-07sergio06.jpg





:hide
Forum: Racing 08-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Easy to say, but when a check for a million or...

Easy to say, but when a check for a million or two is on the table ... most would sign. I bet his compensation from LCR is waaay less. Career advancement and record books are great things, but few...
Forum: Racing 08-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Seems neither party was getting any joy from the...

Seems neither party was getting any joy from the ride. Apparently a very careful dance by Cal to extract maximum payment from the contract - to the point of staying put rather than taking a big...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
[URL="http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/sport/spor...

[URL="http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/sport/sportresults/motogp/2014/july/hrc-boss-no-thought-to-replace-dani-pedrosa/"]

Seems like an unnecessary jab that doesn't reflect well on Nakamoto-san,...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
+1

+1
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 03:57 PM
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Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Saving face from a pay cut? And an option to...

Saving face from a pay cut? And an option to renegotiate price <s>if</s> when he improves.
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Obviously, I'm not privy to the exact markup in...

Obviously, I'm not privy to the exact markup in each machine, BUT ... 250,000 units of anything is still a lot of product. And if they weren't making money on it, you can be sure they wouldn't...
Forum: Racing 07-21-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
A pittance, I tell ya. A lot more margin in a...

A pittance, I tell ya. A lot more margin in a CTX1300 than a Malaysian 125. :augie
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
I guess they can afford to throw these away...

I guess they can afford to throw these away because they will be keeping their advantages and know its all only good for one year anyway, as 2016 is the next ground zero.
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Wish granted. Brough Superior...

Wish granted. Brough Superior (http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/206813/1/moto2-brough-superior-to-wildcard-at-silverstone.html).
Forum: Racing 07-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Who do you think sells more helmets? :norton

Who do you think sells more helmets? :norton
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,805
Posted By azkiwi
Accepting the inevitable. Not much to do at this...

Accepting the inevitable. Not much to do at this point but try to enjoy the show. Wet, dry, new, old, pole or pit lane .. the result is the same. :1drink
Forum: Racing 07-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
There are a variety of engine leases available...

There are a variety of engine leases available that simplify the chore. Note BMW; plenty of experience with alternate geometry, but abandoned it for their race bikes. :dunno
Forum: Racing 07-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,805
Posted By azkiwi
Qualifying in front of both factory Ducatis -...

Qualifying in front of both factory Ducatis - that must feel warm and fuzzy.
Good effort from Bradl - though hopefully he isn't the roadblock that allows Marquez and Pedrosa to escape the Yamahas...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,805
Posted By azkiwi
Luck never gives; it only lends. We'll see how...

Luck never gives; it only lends. We'll see how Marquez feels tomorrow when he's had time to think about it and wake up with a stiff neck.

Rossi not so bad as it looks - using the extra hard to...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Are you sure you aren't confusing "different"...

Are you sure you aren't confusing "different" with "better"? These concepts were tried and beaten by what we have now. Marlboro spent how many millions on carbon fiber frames? Innovation in twin spar...
Forum: Racing 07-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,805
Posted By azkiwi
Not a Honda track so far ... FP1 ...

Not a Honda track so far ...

FP1

1. Aleix Espargaro (special soft)
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Pol Espargaro
5. Alvaro Bautista
6. Marc Marquez
Forum: Racing 07-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Chicken or egg? There have been various attempts...

Chicken or egg? There have been various attempts at unconventional engine and front end configurations that have inevitably led us to where we are. If any manufacturer had seen real commercial...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Who said anything about Stoner? :evil They...

Who said anything about Stoner? :evil

They all have to adapt if they want to go faster. Marquez is adapting fastest. Riding the curb, steering with the back wheel in the air, swapping bikes in Q,...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 314,463
Posted By azkiwi
Moronic lays out a pretty good case...

Moronic lays out a pretty good case (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24575658&postcount=30).

I guess it comes down to how much you have in the bank and didn't blow on red leather.
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,805
Posted By azkiwi
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