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his own words.

The whole Bayliss thing that happened and now Biaggi racing and the fact that he has always said he never misses a single WSBK race because he thinks sometime they are better than GP races.....

also a very nicely put explanation why Rossi ran the times he did on the R1.

http://motomatters.com/news/2010/07...tm_campaign=Feed:+MotoGPMatters+(MotoMatters)

"Q: You were very fast on the Superbike. There were rumors a few years ago that you wanted to race against Troy Bayliss...

Valentino Rossi: Yes! I want to make a race in Superbikes. After the story with Bayliss appeared I was happy. But for me is interesting, maybe in the future I will do this.

Q: To ride with Biaggi or the guys in Superbike?

VR: I want to make a race in Superbikes, for me it's not important if is with Biaggi, Bayliss, or somebody else.

Q: When you rode the R1, certainly in Brno, your lap times were immediately very fast even though you were not at 100% and you had no experience of Pirelli tires, what do you think your performance showed about the difference between the level of riders in World Superbikes and the level of riders in MotoGP?

VR: For me, our level is clearly higher than Superbikes. No doubt. I don't know the people that continue to say that we have a fight with the two. So, the best riders race in MotoGP, and the Superbike motorcycles are easier to ride, Pirelli are more easy than Bridgestone. But at the same time, I have the sense that it's fun, the bike is big, is fat, slide, move everywhere. The races are fun, have a lot of very good riders over there, so is for that that I enjoy a lot Superbike. But I don't want to make a ranking, because MotoGP, the level is higher, this is clear.

Q: Speaking to Ben Spies, he says doing one Grand Prix is more difficult than doing two Superbike races in one day.

VR: Yes. When I ride the Superbike and Pirelli, it's like I return around 2003, 2004 for us: Big bike, sliding tires, you can make some mistake but recover. So especially the rhythm of the race, so you can win also if you don't make a perfect start or if you make some mistake. With MotoGP, from start to the end, is just one breath, you know. I think this is the bigger difference.


Q: When we switched to MotoGP, you said that 500 was a lot more difficult to ride. Do you think the same now?

Now for me, the bigger difficulty is the Bridgestone tires. You have to ride always thinking about the tires, and you have to make always the right procedure to put the tire in temperature. In fact, this year, a lot of big crashes is for that reason. 500 was more difficult the bike. Because it was more aggressive and no traction control, so, about bike the 500 remain more difficult"
 

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So....

Like we all have heard... if you don't set up the bike perfect, qualify perfect and start the race perfect, it's hard to make up the time. It happens as we've seen, but it's why the MOTOGP races are usually more boring than the WSB.

If you could race hard, make a mistake and then ride hard and make it up; that would make the racing great like it is in WSB. Do this in MotoGP and you are done pretty much unless you really have something great.

I think it's great and I hope we see him there soon stealing more wins from Max. :p
 

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Rossi racing the 1198 next year or 2012 at a few select events for his own entertainment would be great to see.
 

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Yeah burns, it would be neat to see Rossi flogging the piss out of a sbk.
*Knowing that he's bored yet riding it faster than all the others.

He'll do a Bayliss. Ride them at age 40 and be 1 second under the leader whoever it may be.


OBTY. what's the significance of 2421
 

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OBTY. what's the significance of 2421
Many years ago I had to pick an email address and as you can imagine there were a few people with steveburns or sburns. So I needed a number to differentiate. Only problem is remembering the number. I'd love to honestly say 24=length, and 21=girth, but the truth is 2421 is the street number of my house. I just got used to using it for the few forums I am on and for work a lot of vendors require a login name to access 3D files and whatnot. Rather than have 50 different names I have just kept it.
 
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