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Is Rossi now a viable threat to win the championship?

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Is Rossi now a viable threat to win the championship?
he's 12 points down on JL, but Honda is getting better race by race. The past two tracks where places where Yamaha excels. Next race is Assen, where Rossi has won many times, and a place he likes. MM will be out for revenge from last years Assen race. I think Rossi still needs to close some more points gap on MM and JL to be considered a viable threat. Contender for sure, almost viable. Now imagine if he didn't crash in Austin......at least would have taken some points.





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anyone else feel they jacked with the GP schedule too much? Hardly any back to back races this year. And now we have Assen on a sunday, in 3 weeks when usually the run up before the summer break saw many consecutive race weekends. Now it would appear there is a 3 week gap after assen to Germany, then the month long break.





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I am guessing the longer breaks are to give Michelin some extra time to work on tire design, to not risk the lives of the riders as much.

The July 2016 Cycle World magazine includes an article about the riders being told by Michelin engineers before the race that the soft version of the front tires would only last 16 laps, so Marquez ran 2:04s and 2:05s the first 16 laps at Texas, then slowed to 2:06s for the final laps, after he was ahead.

All riders found that the hard front tire tended to slide at the end of braking, and the medium front tire sometimes slid at tip-in; not the ideal conditions for any of the choices.
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Definitely in my opinion, lap time data, race rythm and high motivation all concur to that
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I am guessing the longer breaks are to give Michelin some extra time to work on tire design, to not risk the lives of the riders as much.

The July 2016 Cycle World magazine includes an article about the riders being told by Michelin engineers before the race that the soft version of the front tires would only last 16 laps, so Marquez ran 2:04s and 2:05s the first 16 laps at Texas, then slowed to 2:06s for the final laps, after he was ahead.

All riders found that the hard front tire tended to slide at the end of braking, and the medium front tire sometimes slid at tip-in; not the ideal conditions for any of the choices.
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Michelin has undoubtetly done a crappy job until now but if what you wrote about wear is true it's just crazy
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Michelin's QC with longevity needs to be revamped. The new rear they brought to the test, Cal said it had so much grip that the bike was vibrating and shaking. But that tyre won't be ready until mid-season maybe, plus no one did a race sim with that tyre compound. Rossi for sure has better experience with Michelin's than JL or MM....even when they have a shitty tyre, Rossi is able to make something good come of it. Bridgestone had a few major misfires (i.e. PI in 2013) but their good races tend to outweigh the bad ones!





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