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September 14, 2014 6:53 PM

MotoGP » Dovizioso: We're getting closer all the time

kma55: I don't think we can read too much into today's result. Dovizioso finished 5.5s off the lead. In 2012 Rossi was only 4.4s behind.
Eh??? Your point being? A year ago, Ducati was averaging being 30 seconds plus behind the winner. Quarter way into the season this had dropped to 15 seconds behind the winner. Last race out it was 10 seconds. Now it is 5 seconds. If that doesn't show very tangible progress, then I don't know what does. Actually therefore we can read quite a lot into today's result.


September 13, 2014 7:28 PM

MotoGP » MotoGP Misano - Full Qualifying Results

Frisky46: Yes, The Doctor owns Misano.
Really??? Perhaps you could explain the logic to that statement considering that Jorge Lorenzo has won there for the past three seasons and is starting from pole tomorrow?
From the past three years Lorenzo has also been performing better than Rossi but I think I see it turnaround this year. :)
Hope (or wishful thinking) reigns eternal.


September 12, 2014 4:46 PM

MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return

RSMick: It always did have tiny crowds and non live poor television coverage everywhere except Britain and Italy, slightly Aus. The crowds were never as high as they stated in Britain, FGS used to quote 3 day estimates, have you seen Brands with 60k in? never mind 120k.
Well I do recall when Yamaha Italy had a serious factory supported effort with riders of the caliber of Spies & Haga. Or Ten Kate Honda when it was getting major HRC input. Or Suzuki through Alstare with Troy Corser. Or Ducati with full factory efforts and riders like Bayliss. I don't know about actual numbers at Brands but I recall going in the early to mid-2000's and the place seemed to be bursting at the seams. It took hours to get out of the circuit even on a bike. The last time I went to a WSB race in the UK (Silverstone) the place was almost deserted.


September 14, 2014 1:01 PM

MotoGP » Phil Read presents Yamaha with first title certificate

Well bully for you Pakundo, you've just read Phil Read's autobiography and so are now an expert. And of course Phil Read's autobiography is totally factually accurate? He wouldn't want to put any sort of spin on events to justify what at times was a controversial career? I suggest you do a bit more reading around the subject. Like for example why Read was described as the 'Team-mate from Hell' when he was with Agostini at MV. Or around the history of the TT and why he is far from popular with the fans there, even though he loves to gravitate around the Classic TT events now. Also read up about Bill Ivy who apart from being very talented was a genuinely nice guy who was universally liked & respected and whom I had the privilege to meet once. Keep reading son.


September 13, 2014 9:42 PM
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MotoGP » Phil Read presents Yamaha with first title certificate

For those too young to understand the first comment in this thread it relates to 1968. Honda had pulled out of racing leaving Yamaha dominant. Phil Read & Bill Ivy were both factory Yamaha riders (& friends at that point) and Yamaha 'decided' that Read should win the 125cc class and Ivy the 250. Whilst Bill Ivy followed team orders and allowed Read to win in 125cc races, Read ignored the orders and took the 250cc title too, much to Ivy's anger. Yamaha was also furious and Read never again rode for the factory team nor got any support from them from that point. It all means that this 'event' smacks of hypocrisy in my view. As for the second comment from Vilas46, well it just shows he is posting on matters about which he has no understanding whatsoever.

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