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LLarry

November 20, 2013 9:56 AM

WSS » Jacobsen to WSS, joins three-rider Intermoto team


I think we are all used to the exaggeration and over-hype from Sports writers and commentators but to describe Jacobsen as a BSB 'standout' and 'the young American proved a revelation in his first season' is beyond ridiculous. He had an average rookie season with one of the top teams on the grid and failed to make the shoot-out. If it was meant as a joke, fair enough, but if it was meant to be a serious article?????? Really Crash, which numpty wrote this piece?

LLarry

December 08, 2013 2:26 PM

MotoGP » Herve Poncharal (IRTA) - Q&A


Herve makes a lot of sense but I don't like the way that he sucks up to Dorna. Dorna is basically an organisation that is controlled by venture capitalists (aka parasites) and a Canadian pension fund. Their brief is to milk the sport for all they are worth to benefit their owners not the teams and race fans. It would be far far better if the organising body was a charitable entity with the sole brief of improving the event for the benefit of race fans and nothing else. As long as Dorna is in charge they will keep fiddling with the rules to improve the 'show' (translation, make things worse), and inflate the ticket prices to the point that ordinary mortals can't afford to go. Oh, and give the TV rights to middle-men parasites who want to sting us to pay to watch something that was previously free.

LLarry

December 02, 2013 2:08 PM

WSBK » Silverstone confirms WSBK exit


It's nothing to do with the choice of circuit, rather that WSB has lost its spectator appeal. The days of really top class riders and full works-supported teams have largely gone. Now, you are expected to cough up £40 plus for a ticket to see about four very similar races dragged out over a ridiculous timeframe to attempt to fill up the day. Is it any wonder folk have stopped going? And it's not just the Brit races. I went to Portamao this season and there was virtually nobody there.

LLarry

December 02, 2013 1:27 PM

BSB » Tsingtao Kawasaki confirm Kirkham


I'd agree that of the Japanese manufacturers Kawasaki is the bike of choice as Honda, Yamaha & Suzuki haven't produced a new model in donkey's years and are clearly out-classed. At World Superstock level though, the BMW and the Panigale have dominated this past season. As BSB moves to essentially Superstock rules with slick tyres I would expect the BMW to be that much more competitive so is Kirkham making the right choice to go to a smaller, one-bike team which will have a much lower profile than the more established Kawasaki runners?

LLarry

November 22, 2013 3:07 PM

MotoGP » Cal Crutchlow - Q&A: Part 1


I seem to recall a certain Australian who pushed the bike hard, beyond its design capabilities and consistently won. I'm not saying that Cal is anywhere near the calibre of Stoner but this is a bike that responds best when it is pushed to its limits. Nobody else including Rossi has been willing or able to do that. Perhaps, just perhaps, Cal might be prepared to push it to the point where he can be reasonably competitive. For sure he will crash a lot but he did that on the Tech3 anyway. Good luck to him - at least you know he will try his best.

LLarry

November 20, 2013 10:11 AM

WSBK » Donington Park to be sole British round in 2014


For sure Silverstone is pants when it comes to the spectating standpoint but the real concern is when circuits like Silverstone or Brands simply refuse to bid for a race because it is too expensive. Silverstone would have liked to have got out of their contract last year because they were frankly losing a lot of money on it. MSV pulled out of hosting at Brands because Dorna wanted such a massive amount for the 'rights'. Once again it is the fans that lose out because of Dorna's greed.


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