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Yea, and understandable. Top Yamaha rider last year on old hardware and no upgrades this year either. He feels under appreciated. Hopefully Yamaha can resolve that but it won’t be in the form of a factory spec bike unfortunately.
Yamaha is selling boats... it’s obvious that’s where their focus is
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Yea, and understandable. Top Yamaha rider last year on old hardware and no upgrades this year either. He feels under appreciated. Hopefully Yamaha can resolve that but it won’t be in the form of a factory spec bike unfortunately.
He has upgrades, he just doesn't have the full fat factory bike. He wouldn't have had an issue with his start device if they hadn't given him upgrades, because I don't think he (or any of the M1's) had the rear start device last year.
 

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That’s fair. “No upgrades” isn’t right but I think his hang up is the factory bike, whether it should be or not isn’t really relevant because it probably matters to him. I think everyone would agree that last year the 19 out performed but he probably feels “left out” nonetheless. Not sure going slower will make him feel better but human emotions/hang-ups are a funny thing. Hope shot device being the issue, surely that’s fixable by next racing or capable of shutting of the ride height device. Guess we’ll see.
 

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the ducati's can't use their more powerful engines to win because they consume too much fuel

anyway i've seen MM keep up with them on the straight many times.

notice the wing tips are now built into the fairings - hoping someone manufactures them for older bikes - the $400 stick on's don't appear strong enough to me
 

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Them Ducati boys ain't playing around.
 

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Way to go, Fabiooooooo!
 

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anyway i've seen MM keep up with them on the straight many times.
You’re right but the Ducati’s seem to be a lot faster this year. I don’t remember them being that much more powerful on the straights last year.
 

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Gigi knew like everyone else that the engines are locked for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. So he went to aerodynamics for changes.
 

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Now that we are done with Losail, the real excitement begins although Qatar has brought us some great action. Feels like the mid - to - late 2000s again.
 

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You've got a point, but as a fan and spectator of the sport, these last two races had that competative racing feel from that era - to me anyway.
 

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You’re right but the Ducati’s seem to be a lot faster this year. I don’t remember them being that much more powerful on the straights last year.
did they make the fuel tank bigger ?

anyone know if sam lowes won both races ? never give up (y)
 

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Yes, Lowes 2X. Moto3 Acosta won, from pit lane no less.

I don't reckon fuel tank is any bigger as no mention of increased capacity in the regs.
 
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we could see lowes in motogp next season if he keep winning. just referring to any racer who never gives up and doesn't quit

never seen the grunt of the ducati until that race.
 

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Tell Rossi that, he would have walked away with 2 wins in the mid to late 2000's ;)
You gotta respect the guy. Most marketed racer ever just like Micheal Jordan and Tiger Woods. There will never be another. Best rider right now is still probably MM but best of all time is VR with everything he’s done, how long he’s done it, and how much money he alone brings to the sport. Facts.
 

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Well, I guess we'll have to put up with the Punk now that he's back.

Hopefully he's grown up a bit and learned a few lessons.
 

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Lol. Hater. The punk is the greatest of all time.
I hope he finishes LOL
 

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I agree, WhyzeeF ! He is the Greatest PUNK of all time!!! Skillz or not!! He beats them ALL!!

He has a ways to go to beat the REAL GOAT's records!! Even if he does, he'll still be a PUNK and Still won't have had to ride the type of bikes VR did to achieve what he did.
 

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Marc has never mastered The Unrideables in a season. Rossi has. Marc can make it to the top 5 of all times, maybe even top 2 or 3, but for him to be the GOAT, that'll take a lifetime plus for him to do.
 
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