MotoGP » Moto2: Redding snatches Aragon rostrum

“Marquez managed to pull a gap, but Iannone couldn't get away and I eventually managed to pass him for third with a bit of a risky move at the corkscrew” – Scott Redding.

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mmmmmm - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 5:25 PM

Kenny Roberts once said the sponsors in F1 paid enough money for a logo the size of an envelope to fund his team for a year.Which makes you wonder why did Richard Branson waste all those millions on a F1 team when he could have run a 2 bike brit team in Moto 3,Moto 2 and moto gp for half that amount and been competitive giving british talent the chance the Spanish and Italians get.
Makes you wonder.

Olek135i - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 9:10 PM

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If scott does not get a motogp ride (San Carlo Gresini is still looking no?), then all he has to do is win the moto2 crown next year and remove any doubts. It will be an interesting battle with him and esparago. Super nice kid, only guy in the paddock at indy who asked me if I am being taken care of.

M1M - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 4:29 AM

Maybe the reason is that F1 has been guaranteed 3 hours or more of race coverage on BBC1 plus 1hr of highlights on BBC3 later with every practice session on Freeview and qualifying on BBC1. If the race overruns or is delayed, other programmes are shifted at the drop of a hat, whereas the BBC's coverage of Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP combined amounts to much less. MotoGP races are shown on BBC2, and have been cut short or even changed channel mid-race. Moto3 and Moto2 aren't available on Freeview if there's any other competing event, including non-live coverage of tennis, golf and pop concerts repeated on a loop. Fly away coverage is even more sketchy, virtually missing the start of Laguna Seca one year.

M1M - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 4:52 AM

....and on the rare occasion the BBC has deigned to stay an extra few minutes for a delayed MotoGP qualifying session on Freeview, they stopped precisely when the chequered flag came out, ignoring the fact that riders are still on flying laps and the grid order is liable to change dramatically at the last moment. I'm sure they'd never do that with a delayed F1 qualifying on BBC1.

mmmmmm - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 11:57 AM


That's whats mental the sponsors have no idea,as Moto GP is the 3rd most watched Sporting event on the planet behind football and F1.As for the BBC What did they do when crutchlow got his podium,yes that's right they ended the program before the podium pictures.....pure class.
Add in the fact the amount of bikers in this country they are missing a trick.


October 02, 2012 7:56 PM

Agree with all but one of the comments on here in particular the one about Branson and his ill fated sojourn into F1.

The one muppet is skinny.

No point in moaning about or to the BBC about the coverage, so long as they get your license fee they couldn't care less.

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