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August 23, 2014 6:36 PM
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WSBK » PTR scraps WSBK plans, looks to BSB

Wasn't it only a couple of weeks ago that Scott Smart was being widely applauded for coming up with a set of WSB technical rules that were regarded as being a good balance between managing costs whilst allowing sensible levels of electronics and technical advance? As much as I enjoy BSB, it has become an event where there is managed parity i.e. the rules are manipulated to try and level the field artificially and the bikes are technically less advanced that the road bikes on which they are based. The result is that speeds and performance have declined. Not convinced? Look at the BSB website and check out the lap records per circuit. You may be surprised to see how many records date back to 2005 and 2006. That says something. As for a second bike, most of the top teams effectively have one already - it is just broken up into parts and sub-assemblies waiting to be built up. Racing is an expensive business, always has been, always will be. If you don't have the readies to play, tough.


August 25, 2014 3:23 PM

F1 » Wolff: ‘No knee-jerk reaction’ at Mercedes

Frankly, it's really hard to see practically what Mercedes can do. If they nominate a Number 1 driver, the other one will simply ignore it. Neither are going to ask for or give any quarter on the track. Any semblance of being a 'team' has now gone out of the window. The 'winner' will now be either the most aggressive, or the luckiest, or both. Either way, I can't see both remaining with Mercedes for 2015 - it just wouldn't work.


August 25, 2014 1:08 PM

RR » McGuinness' chances ruined by '10p bolt'

Firstly I have to declare that I am a fan of classic bikes and love to see (& hear) then trundling around a circuit. But am I alone in thinking that racing these replicas is fundamentally wrong? These Patons (aka Mondial) are not classic bikes. They achieved little success in the late 50's and 60's and the ones being raced in the IOM are simply brand new replicas. I know some of the Suzuki's are new replicas too. To my mind, Classic racing should be about genuine original bikes and not some modern replica.


August 24, 2014 6:13 PM

F1 » Rosberg refuses to take blame

The first person you want to beat is your team-mate. BUT The first rule of racing is don't narf off your team-mate. All this talk about it being a 'racing incident' are false. You have to drive more carefully when you are adjacent to your team-mate than when it is a competitor from another team. As for the team being critical of Nico, well frankly what do you expect? For all he might not want to take the blame, HE ran into the back of Hamilton whether you regard it as a racing incident or not. Whatever your view on it though, Hamilton is now going to be gunning for Nico. I can see this getting very ugly.

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