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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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what's the general consensus here about tamada?

i think he's over rated.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 12:13 PM
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shoulda stayed a test pilot (if he is the guy i am thinking he is)
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 12:16 PM
 
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I think the Bridgestones are the only reason he took his victories last season. Most conditions they are crap, but I believe when its really hot out, or even really cold out they hold up better than the Michelins. I think thats what a lot of the riders have said about the stones, but I'm not positive on that one. I know they are good in the rain. And even his fast times in the off season were said to be mostly set with Michelin qualifying tires.

I think he is in the same boat as Marco, and Nicky. They all are up and comers, who have displayed fantasic form at some of the grand prixs, but they all need to be there week in and week out. Marco has already shown he can be there week in and week out, and I think Nicky will be the next to show up week in week out, but Tamada won't be there week in and week out till next season I think. With the injury and new tires to get the feel for, its going to take some time. He also rides for more than just himself, he rides for Kato as well, making him a man on a mission.

I like Tamada a lot, a hope to see him earn a win on Michelins.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm still undecided if he is over-rated or not... he did quite well last year... this year everything went downhill for him... bad season starts plus injuries... maybe it is the Michelin that he's having problems with... also I think he's having disadvantages in bike development by riding in a team with a single rider... he may not the be the best rider on the field, but definitely has a lot more potential than half of the guys on the field right now...


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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i hate how tamada talks big and mixes excuses on why he performs like shit.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 09:42 AM
 
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i hate how tamada talks big and mixes excuses on why he performs like shit.
and let's not forget the crashes !!!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2005, 12:32 PM
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i hate how tamada talks big and mixes excuses on why he performs like shit.
ALL racers do that. no one wants to admit they're just not as good or fast as the leaders.

I think there's other guys that talk a bigger game than he does, and produce less. He's just another racer.


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