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September 11, 2014 12:52 PM

WSS » Jacobsen hoping for another WSS shot in 2015

MrBojangles: At minimum he'll get resigned in WSS...he's definitely got some talent. But is it better to stay in WSS, or move right into Moto2, for the potential setup to MotoGP?
PJ is a fair rider and it would be great to see some genuinely good American riders coming up but he is nowhere near the abilities levels to go to MotoGP. Those who go to MotoGP and succeed are generally championship winners, and those who utterly dominate their classes aka Lorenzo & Marquez. That isn't PJ.


September 11, 2014 12:48 PM

BSB » Hopkins' quest for first rostrum continues

exloko: maybe people blame for that, but seeing it with perspective, i feel a lot of more honor from Hopper, triying to finish the job than from Tommy Hill, who after fail to revalidate his BSB championship, he totally disappear...
Ridiculous comment. Tommy Hill stopped racing because he wanted to go to WSB (& the opportunities were not there) and he was making no money doing BSB despite being the champion and riding with a top team. Conversely he has a successful design business (Imagedzign Concepts) and he decided to put his efforts into that, especially as he had just started a family.


September 12, 2014 4:12 PM
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MotoGP » Aprilia confirms Gresini for MotoGP return

RSMick: The trouble is it doesn't Superbike), it has done nothing for sales which you don't see a single WS bike in the top 10, even in SB mad Britain. GP sells the brand not the bike.
It's brand image that drives sales. In the past WSB really contributed to that when all the factory teams had serious efforts & top riders. WSB generated more brand equity than GP. The problem today is that WSB is a pale shadow of its former self. Only Kawasaki & Aprilia are taking it seriously. Ducati has dramatically scaled back, Honda and Suzuki's 'efforts' are marginal and Yamaha is not there at all. Now Aprilia is scaling back too. With minimal terrestrial TV coverage & most events in the calendar attracting tiny crowds, the series is in terminal decline. Circuits increasingly don't want to host the races. MotoGP has therefore become the focus of activities by default. I wonder if this would have been the case if InFront was still the owner of WSB rather than Dorna?


September 12, 2014 12:05 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: I don’t regret joining Ducati

In 2010 Lorenzo was beating Rossi even though the garage 'wall' was up to prevent data going to Lorenzo's side. Rossi didn't like the fact that he had a fast(er) team-mate. He had always had folk like Edwards who were quite prepared to play second fiddle and play a supporting role. That was not Lorenzo. So Rossi gave Yamaha an ultimatum - it's him or me. And Yamaha chose Lorenzo. Having previously burned his bridges with Honda, what options did Rossi have left? If he wanted to stay on a factory bike, Ducati was the only game in town. What is truly amazing is that Ducati offered him such a huge salary. Considering Rossi's lack of choices they could have got him for far less. Ultimately it isn't a case of regretting joining Ducati as Rossi had backed himself into a corner and left himself with little choice. What he probably does regret (& he indicates this in the interview) is giving Yamaha the ultimatum in 2010.

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