BSB » Agostini and Walker get Snetterton tribute


Giacomo Agostini is among the famous individuals to be immortalised in having a bend at the revised Snetterton circuit named after them.

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Sillius Soddus - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 1:40 PM

I'm pleased Murray Walker's been recognised. Top bloke.
But implying he's bent seems gratuitous and unkind.

Perhaps they should reserve naming the nasty twisted bits for deserving 'celbreties' and make it more rhyming and memorable too. Surely someplace is crying out to be imortalised as 'Biaggi's bottom' or 'the Puig pits'?

BikeRaceGuru

March 17, 2011 2:10 PM

Can't help being cynical I really can't.. Why are there more parts of the circuit named after people from MSV than people from the world of motorcycling?? A little too self-indulgent for my liking.. Walker is a must and a well deserved tribute..

Richard Mushet

March 17, 2011 4:49 PM

Talk about a circle jerk! MSV really are stuck up their own rears most of the time. Always quick to praise themselves, but never the people that make it possible for them to be successful - the riders and drivers, marshals and medics that put themselves at risk for the sheer love of the sport.

Nice touch naming a corner after Murray though, what a top bloke!

Gambalunga - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 4:51 PM

A poor, poor effort. Too self-serving and car orientated. Palmer (vainglorious), Agostini (inadequate connection), Hamilton (too recent, too tedious, too tenuous), Oggies (Who? Unbelievable!)Williams (well, maybe I suppose), Bentley (half reasonable) Brundle (more cronyism) Nelson (daft, unless he lived right there), Murrays (Nice gesture. A big supporter of bikes when we had next to no TV representation).

Mark g - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 8:37 PM

Sears, Revett Straight, the Esses, Russell, all original bends and a straight. They may have changed profiles but the old names should live on.
Don't care what they name the new corners althoughthey could have been a bit more relevant to the history of the track and the racers.
Still a nice layout for the new track though.

What - Unregistered

March 18, 2011 7:35 AM

Montreal, "because it's similar to the hairpin at Gilles Villenueve Circuit". No it isn't, the approach is straight in and exit's straight out. The only thing they have in common is they're both hairpins.

At the end of the day it's a circuit and names don't matter, but if you're plan is to give them relevance to the characters I don't get this at all.

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