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July 22, 2014 10:03 AM

BSB » Ellison suffers broken femur in Brands crash

Why does something need to be done about the safety fence and why is it rotten luck? Ellison got it wrong coming out of Westfield & was too hot entering Dingle Dell. He went onto the grass and high-sided. The injury occurred when he hit the ground from the highside. It had nothing to do with the safety fence which did the job it was designed to do. As for rotten luck, no. Bad luck is when something nasty happens beyond your control. This was down to rider error plain & simple. I feel sorry for what happened to Ellison but it was not down to either (bad) luck or the fences.


July 21, 2014 9:04 AM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?

It's pretty clear that once Dovi had confirmed he was extending his contract, Ducati was hoping that Cal would not exercise his option and move on. Fat chance - nobody else wants Cal and certainly nobody else would pay him €2m to whinge and moan his way through the season. As Iannone is a Ducati rider with a factory contract and factory bike in the Pramac squad, couldn't Iannone & Crutchlow just swop places?


July 21, 2014 10:23 AM

MotoGP » Three riders for factory Ducati team?

rbr46: Cal's only staying to p*ss off the Ducati staff. It's already a known fact that #29 has newer spec parts on his bike.
It's a known fact? Evidence please. I think Cal would be complaining bitterly and repeatedly if this was the case. After all, he would want to use this as an excuse as to why he is normally the slowest of the three factory riders. I'm sure Ducati is offering the same parts to all three riders. Whether Cal wants to use all those parts is another matter entirely.


July 21, 2014 8:58 AM

F1 » Red Bull surprised by Mercedes brake change

107SS2009: As I said elsewhere, strange decisions were taken by race control/race stewards. Yes, changing the type/make of brake disc/rotor and pads after qualifying amounts to a change of specification. Under the rules of parc ferme changing specification in itself means a penalty starting from the pit-lane.
No it doesn't. Drivers change brake pads / systems from race to race anyway and on the grounds of safety no steward is going to insist that a team / driver persist with a particular part that has failed - imagine the consequences if they did and an accident occurred. This is Horner just being a pr@t because his team are getting their butts kicked.


July 18, 2014 1:38 PM

MotoGP » ‘Thumb brake’ appears on final day of Honda test

grantrd: The nsr 500 made between 190-200 horsepower towards the end... No traction control and 2 stroke power delivery... Mick doohan was genius with that bike.... The previous generation 990's didn't make much less power than today and they didn't have traction control....
Just for comparative purposes, Doohan's NSR500 of 1998 delivered 180 bhp at 12000 rpm with a quoted top speed of 190 mph. In the last year of 990, the Honda RC211V delivered 250 bhp at 16,500 rpm.

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