MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Anthony West - Q&A

Eleven years after his only previous grand prix victory, at Assen, Anthony West won last Saturday's Dutch Moto2 race from 23rd on the grid!

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July 03, 2014 9:57 AM

Great interview, Crash. Nice work.

This bloke has done it the hard way for years. He has had to suffer from the problem described by S1's silly acronym far too often... Underfunded teams with trailing edge technology.

Interesting to hear Ant explain his race tactics. He also managed to give a "tell it like it is" insight without trashing anybody, or bigging up himself. Interesting to hear about the engine allocations, too. It seems odd that they would use any two year old engines. Presumably, there are no year-on-year design changes.


July 03, 2014 10:34 AM

Fantastic win Ant and an insightful interview. It's a real shame that the media here in Australia didn't get on board but as usual a goon with a football and poor social skills took precedence.
Anyway stuff em those of us that matter are proud of you, so cheers and congrats once again.


July 03, 2014 4:16 PM

Quick! someone make sure he hasn't been guzzling those energy drinks! Gotta take this one away if he' been doping....

J/K. I'm pretty happy for the guy, it's like you know he has it in him but for some reason it rarely translates to the best results, Maybe he can get the curse / monkey off his back now and get down to what he should be doing. Which is, with this many years of experience, fighting for podiums on a regular basis.


July 03, 2014 4:35 PM
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The field in Moto2 is disparate, If West can regularly get top 10's with the team hes on, thats pretty good. He will never be a top shelf item for Dorna, so don't expect anything special unless it rains and the tire formula gets shuffled.

... Maybe he will have some good luck at his home round like last year though, funny how that works out, then again, that might just be the nature of PI and how slower bikes manage a little bit better.


July 04, 2014 9:11 AM

Desh: Did nobody think to ask why he can't qualify for Shiz? Sheesh think on your feet a little Crash!

I think if Westy could answer that question he would not have the problem. Look at Rossi.


July 04, 2014 9:36 AM

Desh: Did nobody think to ask why he can't qualify for Shiz? Sheesh think on your feet a little Crash!

I thought he answered that when he talked about tightening up and over thinking the qualifying session

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