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So is Melandri a bust? I know most of you will say it's his first season on the Yamaha, blah, blah, but come on he is coming from MotoGP.

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bust.
 

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Melandri was fast before he got on the ducati.. and he didn't do to bad on the privateer kawasaki... I dunno yet :popcorn:
 

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I think he's gonna have an uphill climb. His teammate I don't know much about, but qualifying 3rd, pretty good I think.
 

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Well he is riding the "hardest to ride bike" on the grid. Give him time.
Hopefully he will get the hang of it.
 

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I followed Melandri through his MotoGP career and basically he's talented, but he's weak mentally. If he goes a stretch without doing well he simply won't recover.
 

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Isn't Melandri also still recovering from an operation?? I would give him a bit more time to adjust and get comfortable with the R1. Going from a MotoGP bike to a WSBK bike is a bit more complicated than going from WSS to WSBK. Plus, I think a lot of people have high expectations of him just like with James, though, in the end James turned into a bust.
 

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Isn't Melandri also still recovering from an operation?? I would give him a bit more time to adjust and get comfortable with the R1. Going from a MotoGP bike to a WSBK bike is a bit more complicated than going from WSS to WSBK. Plus, I think a lot of people have high expectations of him just like with James, though, in the end James turned into a bust.
Rossi was faster than Crutchlow and Toseland a few weeks after his surgery on their R1 :sing
 

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True, but that's Rossi.
 
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