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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.


December 13, 2013 8:24 PM

BSB » Honda title winners pull out of BSB

Looks to me like excuses rather than anything else. The argument that Honda only races to be competitive and win doesn't hold water. Honda has been uncompetitive in WSB for years now. If they followed a consistent approach they would have pulled out of WSB too. The reality is that they have been too slow and sloppy ... missed the boat on all the good riders and let their main sponsor go without putting in place a replacement in sufficient time. Seems to me that it's the team management that needs to change more than anything else.


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.


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?


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.

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