BSB » McElnea: We never thought we’d get Hodgson.


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wosideg - Unregistered

November 18, 2009 5:01 PM

Sounds like a decision made with the heart over the head and money, which is refreshing.
They don't seem to have got the R1 working to it's full potential this year, I hope Neils influence can turn it around for them next year.
Top 3..?

Clive Randall

November 18, 2009 9:33 PM

I feel sorry for Neil - he is now on the edge of the slippery road to nowhere. You just have to read some insight from previous top riders in to how McElena runs a team - total shambles. Not susprised Walker could do no better than 9th this year while the other Yamahas were winning. Neil will be lucky if he matches that.

gxerlee - Unregistered

November 18, 2009 9:59 PM

Clive, i think you are so wrong, i agree with the first comment left, i worked with neil in ama 05, the guy can ride, remember who he raced against in ama, it wasnt easy for him over there, those boys are very quick, good luck neil

andy c - Unregistered

November 18, 2009 10:29 PM

i think clive is spot and, yeah niel can ride and so could the last 10 yrs worth of riders with rob mac but the team is a shambles, i would love the team and neil to be as sucessful as the yzf750 boost days but cant see it happening some how

Yamapimp - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 12:10 AM

Rob does know how to run a team as long as its for his gain. He had better sort those bikes or nh will be off to pastures new and prove that rob mac's teams are a pile of...........!

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 6:44 AM

Hodgson has a very different riding style to Walker so I would expect him to get better results on those bikes, however Neil refers to Mackenzies "Boost" period - at that time Rob Mac ran the previous years factory world superbikes. Neil won't have Spies old bike to ride so I can't see him racking up three straight championships. Good luck to him though and I expect he will come in the top three - depending on whether GSE are in the championship or not.

andy c - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 8:30 AM

guys your missing the point, walker led some races last year and finished on the podium and could have prob had a win if josh hadn't taken out half the field at mallory, but the main reason for the team not to progress was basic bike prep,stalker was struggling all year with unreliable machinery, did camier have wheel rims crack, gearlinkages break, electronics fail, and even a handlebar fall off,i think not. rob himself admitted last year that chris is doing a great job but we are not giving him the tools, would love niel to do well, but am sure he would do better if he preped the bike himself with some mates from down the pub .

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